Not everyone has a million-dollar budget and can offer million-dollar dreams for their clients. Depending on the meeting or client, you may have to get crafty in finding space and a destination that is functional and budget savvy! In the event industry, we are always searching for that perfect venue for our clients. Making their dreams come into focus while doing everything we can to think outside of the box for a truly original idea. Here are a couple of unique and cost-effective venue ideas to consider when booking your next meeting.
The Incentive for Excellence
To celebrate Creativity at the May SITE SoCal Luncheon, we had brunch instead of lunch, and took all fundamentals of meeting planning and threw them out the door.
/ōt/ (but we say hot!)
- fashionably elegant or high-class
- to test, examine, prove, scrutinize (to see whether a thing is genuine or not), as metals
- to recognize as genuine after examination, to approve, deem worthy
Haute Dokimazo was all the buzz at the last SITE SoCal luncheon. After all of us planners got over our anxiety of not being able to actually plan the event, it went great! To be honest, from a Hotel Sales Manager perspective, we were really a dream client.
“How many people and what type of set up do you need for the break outs?”
“We really have no idea. We will just take a corner of the patio and drag chairs from the general session.”
If only it was always that easy!
Was it successful? YAAAAS! Sometimes the only real contact you get at these networking events is by passing the rolls during the speaker’s presentation, and reapplying lipstick together in the bathroom. This event allowed a very intimate setting where you had conversations on topics that were truly meaningful to you. Were we fashionable, elegant, and high class? Of course; this is Southern California! Do I deem it worthy? Absolutely!
Selecting a destination can be crucial in planning the perfect meeting or conference. The destination can set the tone for a successful conference and create memorable and lasting experiences. There are several ways that a meeting planner can capture the local flair of a destination. However, selecting a site often requires due diligence and can be quite time consuming. To help meeting planners design the ideal meeting or conference, we’ve outlined a few factors to consider when choosing a destination for group meetings and events.
With its year-round Mediterranean climate, extraordinary beaches, celebrated golf courses, active harbor and upscale properties, Newport Beach is an ideal destination for group travel and meetings. It is sophisticated, gorgeous, cultural, active and just plain fun. In fact, Newport Beach has been the backdrop for many movies and TV shows over the years and with good reason – it is stunningly beautiful.
If those aren’t enough reasons to bring you next program to Newport Beach, then perhaps the following list will entice you:
Lighting is unarguably one of the most important aspects to a corporate event or meeting. It can elevate a space, make you presenters’ shine and add to the ambiance of your event theme. Securing a strong lighting partner who understands your meeting or event objectives and truly knows lighting techniques can be crucial to the success of your event. Here are some top lighting tips for meetings and events: