Put Your Company on the Map with a Stylish Corporate Event

Nothing energizes your company like a lavish corporate event. Whether you’re looking to wine and dine new clients, reach out to potential business partners, or just bring your team closer together, there are so many ways to throw an elegant corporate event. Finding the right location is the key to success. Your event will essentially become the face of your company, so you need to make the right impression. Use these tips to plan the perfect corporate event and take your business to the next level.

Dress to Impress

Details matter when you’re entertaining clients and potential business partners. If you’re looking to land a few deals during the event, treat your event like a job interview, except you’re the one doing the hosting. In order to make this event a success, you’ll need to find a venue that elevates the experience for you and your guests. It should also say something about your business. Are you a new-age disrupter looking to reinvent your industry? Or, are you a traditional family business looking to build new relationships? Choose a venue that helps you get your point across, while keeping everyone comfortable.

You should also consider what kind of mood you’d like to set for the event. Look for a venue with adjacent rooms if you may need some privacy during the event. Wood interiors and low lighting are perfect for intimate get togethers. If you want to keep things professional, consider turning up the lighting. Choosing a venue is all about helping you achieve your specific goals.

Quality Customer Service

Nothing will ruin your corporate event like poor customer service. Considering the venue will be a reflection of your business, you need to make sure the staff can comfortably attend to you and your guests. If the staff seems incompetent, so will your business. You’ll also want to spend more time discussing business with your guests rather than making sure everyone has what they need.

Ideally, the venue will take care of everything you need, so you can sit back and focus on the task at hand, such as striking deals, getting to know your guests, and solidifying your company’s place in your industry.

If you’re not sure what to expect from the venue in terms of customer service, you can always try having dinner at their restaurant beforehand to get a feel for how they operate. If the venue doesn’t have a restaurant, spend some time talking to a manager on the phone to see if the venue is equipped to meet your needs. If the manager seems eager to please, you’re probably in good hands.

Perk It Up

If you want your guests to have fun and open up, throw in some perks to spread some cheer. Gift bags, special cocktails, and giveaways are sure to disarm your guests as soon as they walk in the door, creating an intimate atmosphere that everyone can enjoy. You can also find a venue with additional perks and amenities, such as an onsite salon or spa, a game room, outdoor activities, or a spectacular view of the area. It’s a great way to make sure everyone has fun at your event without going too far out of your way. Everyone can find something to enjoy, so you don’t have to do all the heavy lifting yourself.


Corporate events are a great way to stand out in today’s competitive economic landscape. You can quickly introduce yourself to potential new business partners and clients and get your name out there at the same time. Oakwood Resort is a great choice for your next corporate event. We are located near Fort Wayne, IN, a major business hub in Northern Indiana. Contact Oakwood Resort to start planning your next industry event today!