It’s July. The sun is beating down and the beaches are full so it’s a natural time to start thinking about Christmas, right?
If you aren’t, you should be. It’s actually the best time to start planning your company holiday party. Not only will you save yourself a lot of stress in the upcoming months, you’ll get to choose from the best venues available. Don’t let your team get stuck eating meatballs from a crockpot at your desk this year.
Here are a few tips to help you pick the best venue this year.
Find something within reasonable distance of your place of your workplace. If you want to treat the team, book a room block so they can stay the night and really enjoy themselves.
Find a venue that provides ample parking. Not all venues do which can leave attendees in a pinch when they arrive.
Pick an appropriately sized event space. Use this handy event space calculator to figure out how big of a space you will need.
Work with a venue that has an event planner on staff. They will relieve your stress and take care of all of the details. They know the space inside and out and will think of things you wouldn’t have.
Food & Beverage:
Look for a venue that has a great food and beverage offering and will work with you to customize it for your event.
Ask the event planner for a list of recommended DJs, bands, photographers, photo booths and more to bring your event to the next level. Ensure the venue you are working with provides AV equipment.
Our favourite Hilton locations for events in Ottawa-Gatineau are:
Hilton Lac Leamy, DoubleTree by Hilton Gatineau-Ottawa, Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Airport, Hampton Inn Ottawa and Homewood Suites by Hilton Ottawa-Kanata.