If your company is planning to host a corporate Christmas party at the end of the year, then there’s no doubt you’ve already started making a few tentative plans. At the Esplanade, we host a dynamic line-up of corporate parties and events in our function venues in Fremantle. Over the years, we’ve developed a strong idea of what it takes to make your Christmas party successful.
To that end, here are six key considerations to keep in mind when planning your company’s year-end Christmas party:
- Ease of Access
You’ll have trouble motivating your staff to attend your corporate Christmas party if getting there is going to be an issue. Ideally, the venue should be accessible from multiple directions so that commuters from outlying suburbs have no problem getting there. The Esplanade is one of the top corporate venues in Perth for this very reason. It’s location in Fremantle is highly accessible from across the metropolitan area.
- Proximity to Local Attractions
This is especially important if your attendees are travelling from relatively far away, or if they are likely to come early (or stay after the event) in order to enjoy the local sight and attractions. Your attendees will be spoiled for choice if you organise your corporate Christmas party at the Esplanade, which is easily one of the best-located corporate venues in Fremantle. You may even want to consider incorporating some area attractions into the actual event programme. Likewise, selecting a function venue with accommodation available can also add value.
- Venue Flexibility
Part of planning an unforgettable corporate Christmas party is finding a venue that’s perfectly suited to your event in terms of size, facilities and budget. The Esplanade offers 14 distinct conference venues in Perth – from grand and formal to small and intimate. We can also arrange pub-style drinks, poolside lunches and much more.
- Event Planning Team
Collaborating with an accomplished events team is one of the single most important ways that you can prepare for an event. Properties like ours that have multiple event spaces also employ capable event staff who can help with the planning. With that in mind, look for function rooms in Perth that also feature a dedicated events team, and place your booking as early in the planning process as possible.
- Catering Quality
You simply cannot overemphasise the importance of the catering for an event like a Christmas party. You can secure the most enviable venue in the best possible location – but if the catering doesn’t impress, you’re attendees are likely to end up focusing on that. Be sure that your catering service can accommodate special diets such as vegan, gluten-free and others.
- Entertainment Options
How will you keep your guests entertained during the party? Be aware that, if you overdo it in this department, the activities you have planned may be more of an annoyance than anything. It’s safe to say that you can’t go wrong with live music, and that you’re probably best off avoiding hiring a comic who could potentially offend or alienate some in the group. Above all, choose entertainment that you believe will satisfy your group and resonate with the company culture.
If you’re currently planning a Christmas party in the Perth metropolitan area, be sure to check out our options at Fremantle Esplanade Hotel. Contact us for a customised quote.