Tips For Hosting a Company Event

Planning an event for your business is a great way to build camaraderie within the workplace. Whether it’s an annual holiday party for your company, a retirement celebration, a conference, or you just want to do something special to show your employees that you appreciate them, getting out of the office to gather with the people you work with can go a long way. However, a lot of planning comes along with this great experience. Follow our guide to hosting a business event for helpful tips on planning this big day.

1. Create Invitations

No, this does not mean send out a mass email or put flyers up around the office. Create a real invitation! This will show your employees and co-workers that you truly value their attendance. Flyers and emails come across as tacky and create the illusion that your event will be just like another day at the office. If you can, go the extra mile by sending your invitations to the recipients’ home addresses, rather than placing them on their desks or in with their business mail. Request an RSVP to better gauge the number of people that will be attending your event.

2. Choose a venue wisely

Choosing a venue is often one of the most difficult tasks when it comes to planning an event. Estimate the size of the crowd that will be attending your event, and begin narrowing your search to venues that accommodate. Also, keep in mind the theme of your event. A venue for a black tie cocktail party should be a lot different than a company picnic or a casual hangout. Take a look at our favorite venues for your event in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area!

3. Arrange for accommodations (Research, research, research!)

Successful events reflect the amount of planning that was put into them in the form of accommodations. If you are planning to have food and beverages at your event, choose something that matches your theme and that everyone will like. Discuss your plans in great detail with your caterer to ensure that they meet your expectations on the big day. Also, be sure to book a valet parking service! Valet parking is an efficient and pleasant way to greet your guests at the event, and it will show them that you had the foresight to consider their comfort upon arrival and departure.

4. Relax and enjoy yourself!

There’s nothing worse than being at an event where the host isn’t having fun. Allow the night to play out, and enjoy the time you are getting to spend with your employees and co-workers. Enter the night knowing that not all things will go exactly as planned, and be prepared to embrace any imperfections to make the very most of your fun event.

Planning a company event is a wonderful way to get to know your employees and co-workers, and to let them know that you truly appreciate their efforts. The Twin Cities offers a variety of beautiful venues and wonderful caterers, and we at Unparalleled Parking would be honored to assist you with your company’s valet needs when the big event rolls around.