Do you want to host a memorable event that will go down in history this year? Check out our tips for creating an awe-inspiring event that will get people excited in 2020!
4 Rules for Unconventional Events
There are four rules of thumb that you should consider as you begin your planning to create an unconventional event to wow your attendees:
- Finding a location that meets your goals for the event
- Defining the space so attendees understand the theme
- Staging the space and providing experiences that relate to your location and theme
- Give attendees unexpected things to do, see, learn, and hear
Brainstorm & Plan
Grab a notebook and jot down the goals you’re trying to accomplish with this event. For example, is it a structured session with presenters, an open networking opportunity, or a social event with food and beverages?
Start off by considering the experience you want your audience to enjoy. Your attendees want to be wowed, so dust the cobwebs off your imagination and dream big about some ideas that might blow them away.
As you’re searching for a location for your event, remember to consider your budget as well as the value your attendees will receive in regards to your production costs.
Look back on past data that can help you determine your event theme and other details in the planning process. Look back on some of the past events you’ve hosted to determine which ones were the most well attended. You can also look back on employee feedback and your past event notes.
Go for the Wow Factor
Choose details and plan entertainment or experiences for your event that will excite and wow your guests. Memorable gatherings with unique elements are the ones that will be remembered for years to come. For a classy touch, you can consider adding metallic accents, candles, and florals that can be used as logo displays, marketing materials, and door prizes.
Remember to evaluate how the event lighting will set the mood for the evening. Consider dimming or eliminating overhead lighting and instead choosing accent lighting or splashes of color with LEDs, string lights, GOBOs, or 3D mapping.
From our catering options to our stunning event rooms, Gulf Coast Event Center will make your holiday party unforgettable. Get in touch with us at (228) 867-6322 or visit us online to see how we can add some magic to your events.