While most businesses now traditionally host an organisation-wide get-together at Christmas, holding a summer party is not something that every company does. However, it’s growing in popularity and when you consider the benefits it’s easy to see why.
Here at The Brewery, each year we host summer parties throughout June, July and August where we are joined by businesses or groups of individuals for a night where they can host clients, reward the hard work of their employees and enjoy some time away from the office. This year our own summer party is themed around a traditional English country garden, an idyllic summer oasis, ready to whisk you away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
If you’re not sure whether a summer party is right for your business here are just a few of the benefits:
It’s great for staff bonding
Everyone has a great story to tell from a Christmas party, but with these social events only coming around once a year the bonds and camaraderie that getting together outside of work can fuel peter out as the months roll on. And, let’s face it Christmas is still months away! Nestled beneath the glass roof of our airy courtyard, there’s more than enough time to chat with everyone from all the different teams within the company, reducing distance between departments, and the party can even continue on indoors once the sun sets.
It can boost staff retention
Nowadays, particularly for millennials, workers are looking for great company benefits. Many businesses are pushing the boat out to provide something different and encourage employee loyalty.
Providing an all-expenses paid party is a pat on the back for your employees, recognising the hard work they are doing and rewarding them for it. That recognition won’t be forgotten and long after the tropical shirts have been packed away we are sure the party will still be the talk of the business.
It boosts morale
Busy periods at work are great for the owners as it means more revenue coming in, but for employees the stress and pressure of getting everything done can lead to a drop in morale. Holding a summer party for your employees thanks them for the work they are doing, showing them that it is being recognised and acknowledged.
You can even use a summer party to recognise any specific MVPs – hold an awards ceremony and get creative with the prizes. Think vouchers for summer events or activities, themed gift baskets, or even half-day Fridays for a month if you’re feeling particularly generous!
It’s tax deductible!
OK, so while all of the above sounds great – the money to pay for the party has to come from somewhere. The great news is that some of the expenses are tax deductible. In addition, our pricing scheme for summer parties is clear, easy to follow and unambiguous.
We charge a per person rate either for the main event itself or for the event and after-party, and for that fee everything is included. This means that as soon as you know how many people will be attending, we’ll be able to tally up the final cost for you. There will be no surprises and no costly bar bills to pick up at the end.
Party sizes start at 80 people and are available for up to 800 people, meaning no one will get left out and we have a wide-ranging capacity to suit your requirements. Price per person starts at £95 +VAT and includes a cocktail upon arrival, and unlimited access to beers, wine and soft drinks for three hours until 9pm.
You can promote it across social media
Showing your business out and about and having fun together is great PR for your company, and our summer parties are set to be an Instagram dream. As you walk into the venue, you’ll be greeted by a quintessential English summer garden, perfect for team photos which can be shared throughout the night. Having happy, smiling employees beaming out from your social pages speaks volumes about what a great employer you are.
So, if you’ve been persuaded by the benefits of a summer party for your company, get in touch with us today to find out more and book your organisation into our venue.