Venues come in all shapes and sizes and this is only one of the many possibilities. When attending a lot of events, the great halls or an auditorium may seem so closed off. Lift the spirits up, bring your guests among the stars.
And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love the view of a city at night time?
Is the outdoors more your cup of tea than concrete buildings? Make sure you keep the thrill of height to keep the experience, but watch the wildlife go on about its day in a huge tree-house. Who didn’t dream of one as a kid?
Or show the waves who’s boss cruising the nearby lake ?
Although I’d like to note the tree house is not immensely big. I’d recommend using this as a more private event location. More than 6 people may become a bit unpleasant (but hey, if you feel like fitting 8, go ahead, people have done crazier things).
Don’t like either of the above? If you’re really looking for the thrill of it, keep your hairs dancing in the wind with your dinner in the sky. If it’s not the food, it’s the adrenaline rush that’ll make your event unforgettable.
It doesn’t have to stay at dining though. You can play a round of poker (although I’d advise not drinking too much alcohol beforehand!), watch a game of football, or even go golfing!
Want to read a bit more about how a dinner usually progresses? I had that too, here’s someone sharing her personal experience.
Feel like the Great Gatsby, or if you are a fan of our beloved Cpt. Jack Sparrow, why not sail the Seven Seas with him?
Now seriously, a yacht is perfect to have a warm, yet fancy atmosphere. It’s not for everyone, but it may be a great way to network with bigger clients. No expense was saved for them, perhaps they’ll return the favor as a customer?
As you may have guessed, it’s no ordinary cave. You can have up to 400 people in the Rum Store (mind you, it’s not really a room stacked with rum). As if partying in an underground cave isn’t enough already, there is a podium to let your favourite band play live.
Of course, it doesn’t have to be an ear-banging concert launching you back to your teenage years. A smooth jazz band will do just as well.
If you’re still not convinced, you finally have an excuse to make that group picture where everyone is wearing a hard hat:
Of course the location is important. But what attendees are able to do at that location is just as important. We tried to gather some of the more unconventional event activities. Let’s surprise them!
Let your guests try their hand at a selection of the classic casino games. Poker faces are required, a red carpet is optional. It’ll help your attendants get together in smaller groups and give them an unforgettable experience. True event entertainment!
Price range: medium (assumes a 20-person sized group)
Don’t feel like watching someone else do the painting for you? No problem! Switch it up and let your creative juices flow. Perfect for smaller groups to work around the subject of your event and find out how people are experiencing the evening or your brand.
We know it may not sound half as crazy as most ideas, but a live quiz can actually be very fun. Add some silly questions like whether your attendees are cat or dog lovers, if they choose pita over pizza, … – it doesn’t always have to be that serious.
Display real-time results and add a host to pick up on them. Perfect for some informative insight or a bit of innocent fun! Now, as you may have guessed, this is the part where we do some shameless self-promotion. Our tool surveyanyplace can show real-time results and collect your answers.
Current gaming consoles like Xbox and Wii have such a wide range of fun, educational and entertaining games to strengthen a group bond. They may not be directly relatable to the subject of your event, but hey, don’t we all just like a bit of fun every now and then?
Luckily, you don’t have to rent an entire golf field, a simulator will work just as well (and as an extra plus, you don’t have to fetch that pesky ball every time!) Because, why not? Impress colleagues with your backswing, score a birdie and aim for a Grand Slam with your upcoming event.
A speed painter is not someone you get to replace your photographer. It’s a performer that can engage your crowd with his own form of entertainment. Make the painting about your brand or let it deliver a message.
A motivational speaker, on whatever topic is suited for your event, can give the day a great twist. Often talking from their own field of expertise, it can inspire your guests and give them another point of view.
Price range: medium (although well-known comedians don’t mind going above $5,000)
Instead of hiring a standard comedian, turn it into an interactive improvisation experience. Engage the audience with challenges that the actors play out. It’ll be a night to remember.
You can choose between a signature 60-minute show, or get an entire custom show. Mind you, the custom show starts at $2,500.
Ahh, who doesn’t love food? If there’s one thing that bonds people, it’s the delicious smell of a perfectly made meal. Get your guests the treatment they deserve and treat them with a meal perfect for the occasion. Whether it be cocktails, Mexican or fish, you’re bound to score some points!
No, you don’t have to be in The Little Mermaid’s film to share a table with fishes… Meet Ithaa, the underwater restaurant. Grant your colleagues or business partners an enchanting evening observing the sea life while enjoying a tasty dish.
Not surprisingly, most of the food served are fish. But if needed, requests can be made.
A good thing to know: feeding time is around 7 pm, so it’s best to book at around 6:30 pm to make sure you get the most value for your buck.
Price range: low (although fancy wines are an option, bien sûr!)
A wine tasting game is great to start off any event or to have a relaxing break. Swirling, sniffing and slurping in unison? I’m getting thirsty already. Now that you’re entirely in the French atmosphere, keep your guests amazed by letting them discover the impeccable french cuisine.
Price range: medium (this rating assumes 150 guests, more will obviously result in higher costs )
Food trucks are becoming immensely popular. And there’s no reason to just stick to a hamburger or hot dog. All types of fancy foods can be brought to your event with a food truck. Foodies will love you for this!
When hiring a caterer, why not incorporate this into the event entertainment and opt for a show cooking package? You find it in all types of foods and for all kinds of budgets. Combining essentials with fun, entertaining extras, bon appetit!
Price range: medium (there are performers who do it for less than $200, but these are often not very experienced)
Alright, not really food I admit, but it still works! If you want to go for a more glamorous evening (or should we say fiery?) the classic forms of true entertainment like dancers, acrobats and fire eaters is a great option.
To keep the evening spicy even after the show, an excellent Mexican Food caterer is always a good idea (and so the ones actually expecting food don’t go home empty-handed).
As you may have guessed, this is for the ideas we didn’t really see fit for the other categories. These ones have a very wide range of applicability and price. As often the case, let’s start with a classic: