Corporate hospitality in San Francisco
San Francisco and the Bay Area is a fabulous location for corporate entertainment offering just about every facet of corporate hospitality, event planning and entertainment there is. The location is obviously a plus with such iconic sights as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz and world famous tourist destinations like Fishermans Warf and Chinatown not to mention the thousands of lesser known but nevertheless amazing attractions the city offers.
San Francisco office workers can enjoy their Christmas office parties on the water thanks to the many event planning companies such as Empress Events that provide luxury yacht charter services along with lunch and dinner cruises.
If you need entertainment to go along with the cruise (or for any venue really) San Francisco's corporate entertainment companies have it all. From the look a like acts and variety shows offered by event management companies such as LiveArts Productions to Innovative Entertainment's comedy acts, music, DJ's, stage shows, team building events, dance bands and interactive games.
Known for its sourdough and Chinese cuisine, San Francisco boasts some of the most diverse and well reviewed food in the US. Event catering companies in the area make the most of the area's reputation for fine dining and gourmet food by not only offering gastronomical delights but also attending to the event and party planning, design and catering services including such details as valet parking, audiovisual services, photography, music and entertainment and a bar service.
Themed catering companies such as Paella Party Catering can add a dash of color to your corporate event. Depending on your budget or type of event you may want anything from hors d'oeuvres for a party reception or full sit down dinner service for a major event. And don't forget catering for company meetings, as they say an army marches on its stomach.
Corporate hospitality is a valuable marketing tool and there are a few things that should be kept in mind when organizing your corporate event including:
Be sure to check out the venue before you make the booking. Does it have enough capacity for the amount of attendees? Does it have adequate seating? Do you require a stage for either speeches of live performances?
Go through the menu choices carefully and ask for a sample of the food from the catering company. A reputable caterer should be able to offer you this service. Make sure any dietary requirements will be catered for.
The decoration of a venue can make or break and event. Suitable lighting is very important, along with flowers and table arrangements. If you want company branding on any of the decorations ensure that it is suitable, you want it to be recognizable yet subtle at the same time.
Choose your entertainment carefully, think about who will be there and the type of performers they would appreciate. Live bands, an orchestra, DJ booth, floor shows or magicians are just some of the types of entertainment available in San Francisco.
Another facet of corporate hospitality is team building, which is an excellent motivational tool. Keeping your workforce inspired and enthused has been shown to increase business productivity and in the current economic climate, that can only be a good thing. Team building activities help with communication, encourage staff to learn to work together on challenges and gain valuable problem solving skills. Sports days, activity afternoons, group sailing trips and even cooking classes are all examples of team building activities available in the San Francisco Bay area.