Corporate events present businesses a unique opportunity to not only foster community within their organization but also build brand loyalty amongst their current clients and attract new ones. While you may consider consistent phone calls and email to be a good way to connect your clients, nothing can replace the bond that in-person communication creates.
If you’ve been tasked with planning a company networking event, then there are a few things you’ll want to consider before kicking off your awesome event.
Set a Budget & Stick to It
We cannot emphasize how important it is to set a reasonable budget for your event and stick to it. While it may seem smart to overestimate how much you’ll need to spend, it can actually lead to you spending more than you have to, so don’t do it. Instead, try to keep your spending estimates as realistic as possible and leave a small portion of your budget for emergencies.
Focus on the Purpose of Your Event
You never want your guest to be confused about the intent of your event or feel like there is just too much going on to have a good time. Take time to evaluate your guest list so you can plan your event around a topic, guest, or product that is relevant to your guests.
Secure Relevant Entertainment
Securing entrainment that is fun, engaging and relevant to your event is an easy way to not only get people to show up but keep them from leaving early. If the purpose of your event is networking then consider playing a game the encourages your guests to mingle with one another.
Choose an Appropriate Venue
There is nothing more embarrassing than to have your guests stuck in a venue that is uncomfortable and unattractive. When selecting a corporate event venue in Essex County, you should think upscale and classy. Furthermore, you should try to secure a venue that lets your guests move away from the dinner table and into a more relaxed lounge area that allows for more intimate interactions.
The Clubhouse in Montclair is the ideal venue for corporate events because we offer more than just a luxury event space. Our Clubhouse features modern amenities and entertainment options such as a cozy lounge area with a fireplace, bar area, Spotify-friendly sound system, billiards table, and so much more. From exposed brick to our gorgeous wood ceiling joists your guests will be thoroughly impressed with the beauty of our venue.
Those interested in our networking event venue in Essex County, NJ can contact us today at 973-506-9255.