Most businesses traditionally host an annual company-wide Christmas party. However, over the years, corporate summer parties have been growing in popularity and when you consider the benefits, it’s easy to see why.
Here at The Brewery, we host summer parties each year throughout June, July and August. We welcome a variety of businesses and groups, who all come to host clients, reward the hard work of their employees and enjoy some time away from the office for a night.
If you’re considering whether a summer party is right for your business, here are just a few of the benefits:
Office summer parties in 2021
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 creates are very few and far between. Nestled beneath the glass roof of our airy courtyard is the perfect spot to host a summer party to get your staff bonding and mixing between departments.
Encourage staff retention
Employee expectations have changed, and people want to work for a company that offers great benefits. Many businesses are pushing the boat out to provide these unique benefits, and in turn, they get to encourage employee loyalty which is essential in a competitive job market. Providing an all-expenses-paid party is a great way to show your appreciation and recognise the hard work your employees put in every day.
Busy periods in the office are great for business owners as it means more revenue, but for employees, it can lead to stress and pressure that may impact morale. Hosting a summer party provides your employees with something extra to look forward to in the year, while also showing them that you’re grateful for their hard work.
Meet new colleagues
The last year has been challenging to say the least, and for many businesses, new employees haven’t even met their team in person. Recruitment has been carried out virtually for a year now, so a summer party is a perfect opportunity for new employees to meet everyone.
Award your staff
Have a point in the evening where you host an awards ceremony, recognising your top employees for their achievements throughout the year so far. You could get creative with the prizes, offering vouchers for summer events, themed gift baskets, or even an extra day of holiday if you’re feeling particularly generous!
Happy employees are productive employees
The happier your employees are, the more productive they will be. By hosting a summer party, you’re not only boosting staff morale and bonding, but you’re giving your employees the chance to make happy memories with their colleagues. The better the relationships between your staff and the happier they are in their job will increase productivity and employee satisfaction.
While everything mentioned here 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. Here at The Brewery, we also offer an affordable pricing scheme for summer parties, charging a ‘per person’ rate. This means that as soon as you know the numbers, we can provide you with the final price and you won’t be stung with any hidden costs.
From party sizes of 80 up to 800 people, we can cater to a range of occasions and requirements.
You can promote it across Social Media
Showing your business out and about having fun together is great PR, and our summer parties are an Instadream! 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. This will showcase what a great employer you are, as well as the benefits you can offer employees.
Have we persuaded you? Check out our blog post on how to throw the perfect office summer party for more tips. And if you want to find out more about hosting your summer party at the Brewery, please don’t hesitate, get organised and start planning – and get in touch today!