Holding a corporate event is a great way to bring together employees and employers in a fun and entertaining environment to encourage networking and conversation away from the office. Whether it’s an office party, a networking event with other industry professionals or a conference, there’s no better way to create an engaging atmosphere than including a theme for your event.
Need corporate event theme inspiration? Here are our tips.
If you’re looking for a theme to add a bit of mystery and excitement to your event, choosing something like a masquerade concept could be the way to go. This theme works best as part of a more relaxed event, such as a party or a networking event, since it can encourage conversation and create a true celebratory atmosphere.
To create your masquerade, choosing the right corporate event venue is key. A larger venue space, such as a ballroom or hall, will be the perfect place to accessorise with royal looking drapes, lighting, performers and decadent food – if you so choose. Simply provide your attendees with a mask at the door and let the fun begin.
The festive season is the perfect time for a corporate event, since theming is relatively easy to create in line with traditional Christmas decorations. Whether you choose to embrace the snow and ice of a winter landscape, complete with fake snow and snowflakes, or dress your venue with jewel tones and sparkle for a festive extravaganza, theming for Christmas is bound to create a spectacle.
You can embrace the theme as much or as little as you’d like – for a conference, maybe go for festive touches instead of a full-blown Santa’s grotto, but for a Christmas party, you could go much further with festive décor, traditional food and much more.
The other time of the year that’s easy to embrace through an event is the summer. This season conjures up visions of gingham tablecloths, sunshine, flowers and BBQs – all of which can be included inside or outside at a venue.
If you’re looking for a way to entertain employees or investors in the summer, this is the choice for you. Throwing a summer party will create a relaxed atmosphere and encourage people to network since the kinds of venues that are used for summer parties – such as gardens and pavilions – will make this corporate event seem much less corporate.
Depending on the industry you work in, you may be able to draw inspiration from your business itself. If you work in the wedding industry, the catering industry or the tech industry, for example, you can create a fantastic spectacle using the techniques that your company deals with on a day to day basis.
For a wedding-themed business, you could theme your event around the different services you offer – from flowers to cakes – and allow your attendees to get a hint of what you could do for them. For the tech industry, embrace the advances in modern technology and bring in some AI or interactive aspects that can entertain and inspire your guests. There are many more options available for all industries, so it’s just about finding what you could make event-worthy from your business.
Everybody loves dressing up and embracing the glamour of a Hollywood film star, and this can be used to an advantage when holding a corporate event. If you’re organising an awards ceremony at the end of the year, or looking to impress investors and industry professionals, then bringing out the glitz and glamour is the best way to do it, if it’s done well.
Find a venue that’s both stylish and timeless, fill it with decadent decorations, gorgeous food, and maybe even a red carpet, and you’ve got an event to rival those in Hollywood.
If you’re looking for an event venue in London that can help you accommodate your theme, The Brewery is excellently positioned to both offer a wonderfully historic venue space, tailored for your event, and also offer the services of our Events Design team to help make sure your theme for your corporate event is just how you imagine it.