Welcome back to our series of tips on planning a successful corporate Christmas event with us. In Part One we looked at the run up to your event and gave some tips on arranging access to the venue, using our AV, and organising your entertainment. In Part Two we looked at tips to follow during your event, from appointing someone to manage your guest list to organising someone who will book transport for your guests. In Part Three we’re looking at some things you can do after your event to make sure that everyone involved will remember your party fondly.
After Your Christmas Event
Time to Say Goodbye
The last cork has been popped, the last bells have jingled, the last kisses under the mistletoe have been had and now it’s time to head home. Unless you’re the event organiser, in which case you’ll be left to finish up in the venue and make sure that everything is tidied away, or at the very least organised for you to pick up the next day.
Which brings us to – have you arranged for your props to be picked up? If you’ve been using your own decorations, have you arranged for them to be taken down, packed up and set aside for collection? It’s important to have these details finalised in advance so that you can leave your event knowing that everything has been looked after.
Picking Up Your Props
You may have decided that you’ll take everything with you at the end of the night; if this is the case we recommend that you add on a little extra time to your event to facilitate collecting all of your bits and pieces.
In some cases, we can hold onto your things for you until the next day which may be preferable after a busy Christmas party. Take the time to talk to us in advance and we’ll try to work out a time that you can collect everything the following day. If you choose this option we’ll arrange a time that you can access No. 25 but bear in mind that this is likely to be early in the day.
Are you happy to pick up everything yourself or have you arranged a courier to collect your things? Remember, if you’re using a courier make sure that they know where No. 25 is, what time they can access it, and how much they’ll need to move. If the courier isn’t familiar with us, you can find us on the map here.
We are always delighted to receive feedback and we encourage all of our clients to give feedback on their events. It’s important to us to know how we did, that we’ve met or hopefully exceeded your expectations, and if there is anything that you felt would have added to your event. At No. 25 we’re always eager to improve and really appreciate people taking the time to give us their feedback.
That brings us to the end of our three-part series, we hope that you’ve enjoyed our posts and that we’ve been able to give you some useful advice for planning a corporate Christmas party with us. We’ve given you guidance on how to make the most of the planning stages, key areas to look after during your event, and how to end your event smoothly. If you have any queries regarding the advice in this or the previous blogs in this series, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment with your questions below.
At No.25 Fitzwilliam Place, we understand that event planning can be stressful and our 5-star team aims to make the experience as seamless as possible for our guests.