5 Questions For Choosing An Indoor Event Venue
In planning an event, one of the first choices needs to be that of the venue. In Denver, our crazy weather can make finding a location difficult unless you have flexibility in pulling an outside event indoors, or visa-versa. Whether a wedding, a friend’s birthday party, or a corporate “get together”, there are 5 questions you need to ask to help you make it a success. To keep it simple, we will go with the “5W’s” approach: Who, What, When, Where, Why.
Who will be attending?
This seems like a no-brainer, but… Continue reading
How to Choose an Event Photographer
If you’ve ever needed an event photographer, you know how tough it can be. Obviously, this is an important task, as the photos will be one of the main things that capture not just the events, but also the emotions of the day. How will you go about it? Do you get referrals from friends or just start researching photographers in your area?
Event Photographer Referral
Referrals are great because they allow your friends who have worked with an event photographer to give you an introduction. It is like reading reviews but… Continue reading
A New Business Networking Venue in Denver
Once informal, a cocktail party, or a round of golf, or a get-together with a group over breakfast at the local diner is now formalized as business networking. Many business relationships have been forged on the 19th hole or over a glass of wine after work, but it’s a given that wherever people gather, business can and is being done.
As author and speaker, Porter Gale puts it; “Your Net Worth is Your Network”. So in the middle of exponential technological growth, people have chosen to leave their desks and meet… Continue reading
Non-traditional wedding venue
The Morning Call recently reported on the growing trend for weddings and event space in cemeteries as more and more millennials are looking for space outside of religious organizations. They are looking for a non-traditional wedding venue because it better fits their ideas for true personalization, closer connection to their values as a ‘None’, or to allow for more inclusion for their unique lifestyles.
Fairmount, with the city’s largest collection of stained glass, largest arboretum, lavish rose garden, and several chapels, has already hosted several small weddings during its 126… Continue reading
When choosing a corporate holiday party venue, a hotel seems to be a go-to place. When it comes to corporate parties and conferences, however, there seems to be some pro’s and con’s to that idea. I wanted to take a moment to tell you two stories about businesses, one who chose a hotel as their corporate holiday party venue and one who didn’t, and why.
The Hotel Corporate Holiday Party Venue
I met a business client who would book a hotel for his staff as their annual corporate holiday party venue. Each staff member and their partner were treated to a dinner in a private dining area and after the evening’s activities, could retire to their rooms.
While his staff was captive at dinner, he would give a “state of the company” address and present awards. When done, he would head to his room early and allow the staff to enjoy the dining area and drinks (on their own dime) as long as they wanted. After the dining area closed, the hotel offered a bar with music, and the staff could dance and enjoy the hotel. He didn’t worry about staff driving home drunk, especially with the winter weather outside.
The employer gave the staff an experience and it was something some of them looked forward to every year, while others were a bit indifferent. (It seems this would be true of any perk an employer were to give.) The problem with the hotel corporate holiday party venue concept was that some staff, given the permission to drink as much as they wanted, shifted the business experience to “less than professional”. Additionally, the next morning, some staff (and their partners), were pretty sick from their night of partying. Continue reading