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Corporate Events in Swansea: The Employee Appreciation Party

Corporate Events in Swansea: The Employee Appreciation Party

Good bosses are always looking for new ways to reward employees for all of their hard work and efforts. Hosting corporate events in Massachusetts doesn’t have to be stressful, especially if you choose to plan your celebrations for social gatherings and special occasions at the world-famous Venus de Milo. In addition to being a well-known restaurant and event center for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and other special celebrations, our venue has also earned a solid reputation as a premier conference center in Southeastern New England. That means, in addition to our beautiful ballrooms, amazing in-house catering menu, and superb staff, that we also have all of the audio-visual and technology amenities that you could ever need to pull off a memorable company party.

Avoiding Common Pitfalls
Unfortunately, when most people think about company parties, they often think about that one holiday bash when so-and-so had too much to drink and said something they shouldn’t have said to a co-worker. When hosting corporate events in Massachusetts, whether you want to plan a party or a professional meeting, it pays to think ahead and find ways to avoid these common pitfalls before they ever occur. There are things that you can do to overcome negative issues and create a party that is memorable for all the right reasons.

Some of the common issues with company parties can include:

  • having too much to drink
  • problems between co-workers
  • complaints from spouses or significant others
  • a party that is so boring people can’t wait to leave

Some of the solutions that can be employed to combat the issues above include:

  • having an alcohol-free event; handing out limited drink tickets; one drink per person
  • create a seating chart to keep friendly co-workers together and unfriendlies apart
  • invite spouses, significant others and children if appropriate, making them feel welcome and honored guests
  • plan a schedule of events to include live entertainment, a special guest speaker or staff awards presentations in addition to the dinner service

Plan Well in Advance
Another great way to host successful corporate events in Swansea is to start planning your employee party in advance. If your goal is to put on an annual employee appreciation event, you can start planning for next year’s party the week after this year’s party occurs. If you have a particular event that everyone enjoyed, such as our conference center in Southeastern New England, you can secure the date far enough in advance to make sure you don’t miss your desired date due to a wedding or another big party.

Create a schedule of what needs to be done and when, including any additional vendors that you want to hire, entertainment providers that you need to interview, deposits that need to be made, and contracts that need to be signed. Check with the venue to make sure you are aware of any insurance requirements for vendors before you sign a contract. Our on-site coordinator for social gatherings and special occasions at Venus de Milo can even give you a list of pre-approved vendors to help kickstart your search.

Select a Meal to Impress
The goal of this party is to thank employees for their efforts throughout the year, so it is important to select a menu that will show them your gratitude. Venus de Milo has an extensive in-house catering menu that can be used for hosting corporate events in Massachusetts at our world-famous venue. Our event coordinator can help you pick the best menu for your party and answer any questions that you might have about service and the selections that are available. Decide if you want the meal to be buffet style, family style or served by a team of wait staff. There are lots of great options to meet your needs and your budget.

Schedule a Tour of the Venue
If you are interested in hosting social gatherings and special occasions here at Venus de Milo, give us a call at 508-678-3901 and speak with one of our experienced event coordinators. Whether you want to host a company dinner, employee party or are interested in hosting corporate events at our conference center in Southeastern New England, our team can help you achieve your goals. Call today to schedule a tour of our facility or to inquire about availability.

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