As furniture hire specialists, we’ve been lucky enough to bring countless celebrations to life – including some spectacular corporate events! Whether you’re planning a product launch, awards night or staff party, there are a few essential elements that will ensure your next event is a success.
So, where should you begin with creating an unforgettable corporate function? From creating a grand entrance to managing your guest list and budget, read on for our top 10 corporate event styling tips below.
Planning an event can be a time-consuming process. With this in mind, it’s essential to start early to avoid any last-minute stress! Be sure to give yourself enough time to research, plan, book your key vendors, collect RSVPs and make adjustments along the way. Depending on the size of your event, you may want to begin the planning process anywhere from 6-12 months in advance.
Choose a Relevant Theme
When it comes to styling and decor, choosing an overall theme for your event will help you set the tone and create a cohesive atmosphere. Your theme should align with your brand’s values and goals, while also being relevant to your guests. Need some inspiration? Check out our guide to choosing a theme for your corporate event here!
Consider Your Guest List
Understanding your guest list is crucial because it will determine the tone, style, and logistics of your event. Consider the ages, interests, and preferences of your guests when planning your styling, theming and decor. This will help you cater to their needs and provide an enjoyable experience for every attendee.
Prioritise Your Budget
When planning a corporate event, it’s important to prioritise your budget. You’ll want to allocate your funds towards the most important aspects of your event, such as your venue, catering and decor. These are the details that will impact the overall experience of your guests, which makes them the best places to invest your budget!
Find The Perfect Venue
When planning a corporate event, you’ll want to choose a venue that aligns with your theme and accommodates the number of guests you’re expecting. You’ll also need to consider the logistical details such as parking, accessibility, nearby accommodation and on-site coordination.
Once you’ve chosen your venue, it’s a good idea to request a copy of their floor plan for your event vendors – this helps us understand exactly how your furniture and decor will fit into the space. Check out 15 epic corporate event venues across the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Byron Bay here.
Keep it Practical
While styling your event, it’s essential to keep practicality in mind. You’ll need to consider the flow of traffic throughout the space and the comfort of your guests. For example: if you’re planning a cocktail event, it’s important to ensure you provide enough seating to keep guests comfortable for an extended period of time. We recommend providing seats for between 50-80% of your guests at any one time.
Create a Grand Entrance
The entrance to your event is your opportunity to create a lasting first impression. Create a statement entrance using an oversized backdrop, custom signage or floral display to greet your guests. We have a fantastic range of backdrops and structures that work perfectly for a show-stopping entrance!
Showcase Your Brand
The decor and styling of your event is an excellent opportunity to showcase your brand and values. Integrate branding elements such as logos, colours, and messaging throughout your event to create a cohesive experience. Several of our furniture items here at Hampton Event Hire can be customised to reflect your brand, such as our 3-panel bar and custom backdrop wall.
Consider The Finer Details
It’s the finer details that will truly set your event apart and create a memorable experience for your guests. Pay attention to details such as lighting, centrepieces, and table settings. For example – a beautiful tablescape complete with linen napkins, gold cutlery, decorative glassware and handcrafted stationery can make your guests feel extra special.
Ask The Experts
Planning a corporate event can be overwhelming, which is where we step in! Our expert team can assist you with creating a mood board and floor plan for your event, and providing recommendations to bring your brand to life. Get in touch with our team here to get the ball rolling with your upcoming corporate event.
Based on the Gold Coast, we supply corporate event furniture hire right across Brisbane, Byron Bay, the Tweed Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond!