As a multi-award-winning creative event decor company, it’s fair to say we know our stuff when it comes to styling corporate events that deliver the wow factor.
From glitzy gala dinners and sparkling award ceremonies to standout summer and Christmas parties, we’ve helped businesses bring events to life all across the North West, including at venues in Manchester, Liverpool and Chester, as well as further afield, such as York, Birmingham and London.
Hiring a professional event stylist and planner like Qube Events, not only eases the organisation and logistics of staging a corporate event, but we help establish and execute your goals, purpose and vision while expanding on your ideas to take your celebrations to next level amazing!
Whether hiring an external venue or using your own workplace to host the event, we offer a variety of styling, planning and decor hire services to totally transform the space with our exceptional creativity, skills and attention to detail for results that will exceed your expectations. Simply get in touch with our super talented and friendly team to find out more.
Keen to help the styling of your celebrations come together without a hitch, we’re sharing our ten top tips on corporate event design made easy. Following this golden expert advice should help ensure that your next event is prepped to perfection, runs smoothly – and above all else – highly impresses your guests!
Our Top Ten Corporate Event Styling Tips
1. Minimise The Number Of Suppliers You Use
There’s no doubt that professional suppliers are worth their weight in gold when staging a corporate event, but sometimes it can be a case of ‘too many cooks’. Differing opinions and approaches can lead to conflicting ideas and a disjointed look rather than a seamless event that looks and feels cohesive throughout. Furthermore, it can take up more of your time, effort, and possibly, your budget communicating with numerous suppliers. As such, we’d advise narrowing your corporate event A-team by looking for professionals who can help with more than one element of the planning and details. For example, as well as acing the styling side of your corporate event, here at Qube Events, we can also assist with the catering, bar service and entertainment.
2. Consider Your Venue & Theme
As well as practical venue considerations such as location, accessibility and guest capacities, it’s also important to think about how your chosen venue will work from a styling point of view. For example, if hosting a glitzy Great Gatsby themed gala dinner, an art deco style venue would lend itself perfectly. Meanwhile, stylish tipis and stretch marquees tend to work effortlessly for corporate summer soirees and festival-inspired events. Alternatively, if planning to stage the event at your office or work premises, it’s worth bearing in mind that extra styling elements will likely be required. Transforming workspaces for corporate events is a particular speciality of ours, using dramatic room draping to hide desks or bland office walls and utilising our epic range of event lighting, decor and props to bring your chosen theme to life – be it winter wonderland, Hollywood, glitz & glamour or full-on fairytale!
3. Allow Professionals To Expand On Your Brief
Creativity is what us professionals do best, so prepare for some added suggestions on how we can bring your corporate event styling vision to life with extra impact. For we’re all about going that extra mile to create unique talking points, incredible atmospheres and one-of-a-kind experiences that your guests will remember for years to come! We can help enhance your vision with cool ideas you might not have even considered whilst remaining in line with your event goals and being representative of your brand style, approach and values.
4. Create A Striking Entrance
Nothing sets the scene for an event quite like a grand entrance. Giving your guests a taste for what’s to come, the doorway to your corporate event should reflect your theme and escalate the excitement. For a glamorous celebration we just love a red carpet entrance, while for outdoor shindigs, festoon, fairylight or lantern-lined entranceways help to spark those ethereal party vibes. Coordinating decor is also key, so, for example, a gold glitter curtain and giant feather towers for a Gatsby themed awards ceremony. Beyond the doorway further themed focal points leading to the main function space could include styled selfie backdrops, light-up letters and imaginative event timetables and table plans featuring themed aspects or company names and colourways.
5. Delight All The Senses
We believe that from the moment your guests receive their invitations, through to when they walk through the door at your event, every aspect should truly excite them. And the best way to do that? By taking guests on a sensory journey, playing to their vision, hearing, taste, smell and touch. So think wow-worthy styling in amazing colours and differing textures, using striking floral and foliage installations to create memorable scents, theming fabulous pop-up food stations and bars, creating the dream ambience with specialist lighting and incorporating mind-blowing entertainment along the way!
6. Play With Height
Creating different levels of interest is an effective way to instantly enhance the styling of your corporate event. Hosting at a venue with high ceilings can provide the opportunity to up the grandeur with the use of luxurious chandeliers, draping and suspended decorative or floral displays. For spaces with lower-lying ceilings, layered decor can still be achieved with alternate height seating areas, centrepieces and food/drink stations, as well as elevated signage and backdrops.
7. Think Practical
We’re all about the pretty, but it’s important to think about the practical elements of your corporate event too. Most notably, the furniture! If hosting at a venue, you may have access to all the tables and chairs you require, but if it’s a blank canvas or workspace you will need to hire such elements. Consider the type of event – is it a sophisticated gala dinner or a relaxed summer party? As such, do you need dining tables and chairs for seated dining, informal poser tables where people can gather, relaxed sofas and low tables for chillout areas…or all three?! At Qube Events, we have a wide range of furniture to suit all event needs and styles, from banqueting tables and Chiavari chairs in various colours to white Chesterfield couches and cool LED cubes and benches.
8. Add Impact
How do you set your corporate event apart from the rest? By upping the impact! From creating that grand entrance to going all out on your centrepieces, some extra special touches will instantly take a celebration from standard to standout. We love working on original event ideas and are happy to help you with bespoke decor requirements too – from on-trend neon lighting to themed backdrops and artistic balloon installations – the only limit is your imagination!
9. Remember The Little Details
That’s not to say that the little details aren’t important. In fact, sometimes, it’s the small, thoughtful touches that really shine through and leave a lasting impression. Think Polaroid photo seating charts, that sprig of foliage on a napkin to create a delightful scent or personalised name place settings that double-up as a take-me-home keepsake of the event.
10. Plan Well In Advance
Above all else, preparation is the key to delivering a corporate event that delivers on style, experience and memories. From establishing your budget early on to booking professionals to help bring your event together ASAP, our biggest piece of advice would be to plan well in advance! Our Qube Events diary is filling up fast for 2022/23 with gala dinners, product launches, award ceremonies, summer and festive parties and Christmas installations, so if you’d like our talented team to work their magic on your corporate event, be sure to get in touch pronto!
Contact us to book a complimentary consultation to discover how we can make your corporate event stand out in serious Qube Events style!
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If you’re planning on styling your own corporate event, we offer an incredible collection of event styling props and decor to hire through Qube Event Hire.
Here, the team reveal their top styling product picks to help inspire your upcoming corporate event celebrations and parties.