When the holiday season approaches, the family functions, the search for gifts, and the endless holiday bombardment from stores and people alike make it all the more taxing when you’re tasked with organizing a holiday event. In the corporate world, holiday events are often as well thought out as the late night email sent from an enigmatic supervisor hastily suggesting a new, innovative way to save a bunch of money: often they only come half way to fruition and the concept is never really fully realized. However, the expectation for the perfect holiday party still runs high in employees. So maybe it’s time to start matching the expectations. With a little more effort and a few of the tips below, we’ll show you how to create the business holiday event experience that everyone will be talking about for years to come; and we’ll show you how to get it done fast, and for less.
This may seem rather obvious, but all too often the corporate event planner is tasked with an idea rather than a budgetary amount. When they come back to the boss with the final cost, many items are cut for cost. So go into the event knowing exactly what you’re looking to spend before you start working on the idea. That way, you can temper some of the finer details and you won’t be surprised with having to think “creatively” at the last minute.
Someone once said, “Making compromises just means everyone is equally disappointed.” This, however, doesn’t have to be the case. This biggest hurdle for compromise is food. Rather than trying to appeal the majority, appeal to everyone. A bunch of small food options will give people plenty of chances to sample a wide variety and will ensure that there’s actually something for everyone. Brandon Qualls, executive chef at Villedge can work with you to create custom options that are sure to delight the masses.
You have enough on your plate, right? Event planners are often available at the event location you’re looking to secure. They can help walk you through the big items, and can help select the details so you don’t get bogged down in the minor things and miss the overall idea. The event planning experts at Hilton Catering have years of planning experience and have taken on entire event or have simply lent a hand.
It's not a shameless plug if we're good at what we do! Brandon Qualls has years of catering experience with on-site and off-site holiday events. Hilton Greenville, which is home to Villedge, has over 10,000 sq. ft. of flexible event space available. But let's not forget Villedge, which has two private rooms to reserve. If that's not enough space, you can even reserve the entire restaurant. Brandon's award-winning menus will create an event that your friends, family, or co-workers will be talking about for years; and the event planners available at the Hilton Greenville will take the stress out of creating a seamless event, and let you get back to enjoying the holidays. Take a look at our Catering and Events page, visit our Hilton Catering site, or just contact us today to learn more and get started with your holiday event today.