When it comes to your corporate party entertainment, your choice can either make or break the event! You want your guests to leave and forever remember the excitement, laughter and good times shared all around – not the disaster of poor performers.
To help you in making the right choice, our team at Blue Avenue have compiled 7 tips for hiring corporate function entertainment.
1. Decide On a Vibe
A corporate event can come in many different forms. From award presentations, to end-of-year celebrations, to family picnics, you will need to decide on an appropriate ‘vibe’ to ensure it meets the expectations of your employees, partners, and guests. This decision will impact your menu, the time the event is held, your venue, and of course, the corporate party entertainment.
Fortunately, whether you want your event to be high-energy and exciting or more laid-back and relaxed, there’s an entertainer out there that can fit the bill. Just have a clear vision for the event before you start booking performers.
2. Know Your Audience
With the purpose of your function in mind, as well as the vibe you’re looking to achieve, it’s important to recognise that the type of corporate event entertainment should also be reflective of whom you intended to invite.
Is this simply for employees? Their partners? The whole family? With this in mind, you know whether to book a band, a singer, face painters, balloon modellers and so on. You need to know your target audience and ensure you meet each of their needs.
3. Understand What Entertainment Format Would Benefit the Event
Building on the points above, you can use the information you’ve cultivated to decide upon the right format for your event. For example, are you looking for some interactive corporate event entertainment in Melbourne? What about a hard-hitting performance to get everyone up and dancing? Maybe some light acts to keep things lively between speeches or presentations?
Consider the flow of the event and what kind of entertainment would be most appropriate.
4. What Time of Day Will the Performance Be?
The time of day you plan to hold your corporate event will also influence your choice of entertainment. If it is a lunchtime affair, for example, you may be limited to a range of performances who perform exclusively at night, such as certain musicians, DJs and MCs. By the same token, certain children’s entertainers, like a seasonal Santa and face painters, may not be as available at night.
5. Ensure the Venue Accommodates the Performer/Performance
You may be limited on where you are holding your next corporate party, and as such, encounter limitations with the ability to host certain performers. If you plan on having a larger ensemble band, for example, you will need a stage and facilities to accommodate them. Having multiple performers or attractions will also mean you need multiple stations with ample space, so they are not interrupted. There will also need to be room for seated dining, buffet tables, and perhaps a bar, too.
Don’t forget to also check with the venue ahead of time to see if there are any restrictions on amplifiers, sound levels, or other factors that could impact the performance.
6. Do Your Research on the Quality of Your Entertainment
Don’t just book the first performer you come across! Make sure to read reviews, watch videos, and get recommendations from others who have used the entertainer before. There’s nothing worse than having a poorly prepared act bringing down the vibe of your party.
7. Lock-In a Contract/Agreement
There’s an old saying: ‘Get everything in writing.’ Once you have found your ideal performer, be sure to review to have a comprehensive contract/agreement covering all details and obligations of both parties prior to, during and after your corporate event entertainment has been delivered. This will protect both you and the entertainer in case there are any problems on the day of the event.
Find the Right Corporate Function Entertainment in Melbourne with Blue Avenue
At Blue Avenue, we have a range of perfect corporate party entertainment options available in Melbourne. From a live band to DJs and more, we can help to ensure you have a night to remember. For more information, contact us today.