How to Choose the Perfect Venue for Your Corporate Event

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When it comes to choosing the perfect venue for your corporate event, there are many factors to consider. How much space will you need? Is there parking nearby? Will you have access to electricity and water? Will food be included? All of these elements are important, but here are some extra things to keep in mind that can help turn your average meeting into an extraordinary event!

The Purpose of the Event

The purpose of your event determines what type of space you need. Considerations include guest list, indoor or outdoor, noise restrictions, time limits, and vendor restrictions. You can even rent out a venue exclusively if you want!

The Guest List

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You need to select the perfect venue for your corporate event.

The first thing you need to do is figure out who you’re inviting. For a corporate event, this will be your company’s employees and guests of your company. You’ll want to make sure that the venue can accommodate everyone who will be attending. Consider how many people can fit in the space at one time, as well as if there’s a chance that people might need special accommodations or parking spots due to disabilities or age.

The Outdoor vs. Indoor Space

Do you want guests to be able to mingle outside? Do you need an area indoors where people can take a break or hold a workshop? Is there a time restriction on your event, such as an evening cocktail party that needs to end by 8pm? All of these factors will help you determine whether it’s better for you and your guests if the event is outdoors or indoors.

What is Important for Me in a Venue

A professional event planner can help you find the perfect venue for your next corporate event. If it is permitted by the venue to bring in outside vendors then we will do so on your behalf. Sometimes they charge an hourly fee, but most times, they don’t. It is also possible to rent a tent, tables, and chairs if you need them. We offer a variety of packages depending on the needs of your event; contact us today to speak with one of our professional planners!

Do I Have Any Restrictions On My Venue Choice?

There are many restrictions you should know about before choosing your venue. For example, if your event is during a certain time period (i.e., 8am-5pm), you may need to consider that some venues can only accommodate events during particular hours of the day or week. If your event includes alcohol, you will also need to find out if there is a limit on how many drinks can be served per person and if alcohol can be served at all.

Noise Policy at Different Types of Venues

The noise policy at different types of venues typically follows outdoor events having music playing between the hours of 6pm until 10pm. If you’re looking for a more lively atmosphere, we recommend adding DJs and karaoke. At indoor events, the volume of music will depend on how many people are in attendance. We recommend not exceeding 50 people per speaker and 60 dB sound level.

From Office Catering to Company Dinners: How to Show Your Employees You Care

In today’s fast-paced work environment, companies are more likely than ever to keep their employees working remotely, even when the team members are in the same city and could feasibly get together in person. When this happens, it’s easy to lose sight of how important your employees actually are to you. If you don’t take time to show your employees you care about them, it can be easy for them to feel like they are merely replaceable cogs in the machine of your business, rather than individuals whose contributions matter.

Social Distanced Dinner

Create a memorable and fun table setting and menu for your employees.

A socially distanced dinner party with employees is a great way to show appreciation. At Inspired Occasions, we can help create a memorable and fun table setting and menu for your employees. Our team will work closely with you to determine the perfect menu, layout, and décor of the event. The goal of the event is not just one of celebration, but also one of connection that leads back to the office. Consider this a homecoming where they come back from their work away from home experience and reconnect as part of a team. The after-dinner conversations are sure to be rich in stories that highlight everyone’s individual journeys during their time away from home base.


When it comes to showing your employees you care, there are a million different ways to do so. Have Inspired Occasions come and decorate your party in a theme of your choice, set the table, and create a delicious menu. Company dinners are always fun occasions that show everyone they matter.

Dietary Restrictions

Be considerate of employee dietary restrictions when creating the menu. For example, if you have employees with dietary restrictions like vegetarianism or gluten-free, be sure to provide options for them. Vegetarians will appreciate not being served a ham sandwich and a hamburger. Gluten-free people will be grateful for an option other than bread and pasta that does not contain gluten. There are plenty of creative things you can do for your company dinner to show your employees how much they mean to you!

Full Catering or Drop Off Options

Decide if you want the full experience, or if you are still under occupancy restrictions, we can drop the meal off. If you are looking for a catered experience, please contact us, and we will be happy to create a menu tailored to your event. We can also help you plan the perfect table setting and provide all of the necessary utensils and tablecloths. If you would like us to drop off a meal, there may be restrictions on what can be served in order for it to remain safe until served at the office.