26/04/2022 | News

An Extraordinary Venue…For Corporate Summer Parties and More…

Corporate Summer party venue in Surrey

Your business needs met, this summer, at Farnham Castle

Have you been tasked with planning the ‘Annual Summer Event’ for your company?

If the answer is yes, you’ll no doubt feel the pressure to produce something amazing, and on the day, you’ll want everything to run smoothly, ensuring your team leave the event with some great memories. To help you along the way, we’ve pulled together our top tips on what to consider when you plan the perfect summer party for your team, starting with the one element that will ensure the rest of your planning falls in to place.

We’re talking about, the Venue!

Your choice of venue can make or break your entire experience, therefore, ensuring you choose the right venue for your event is essential. Start by creating a guest list, and a rough plan for your event, so that when you start your venue search (no. 1 on your to-do list), you’ll be able to select venues to fit your criteria with regard to the type of event you are looking to host, alongside the size, capacity, style, flow and space required. Take into consideration the way your initial enquiry is handled; as you’ll be working with the venue team closely, you’ll want to ensure that your communication and planning expectations are met.

To make the organisation of your event as seamless as possible, consider choosing a venue with a dedicated Planning Team, as well as in-house Chefs who can offer real advice based on experience, and take as much pressure off your job as possible. Consider when organising a full off-site meeting, whether a breakfast, lunch or a Team Dinner could be the perfect way to kick-start your team event, and therefore a venue with accommodation on-site could be an important factor.

We can’t always rely on our ‘British Summer’ being hot, so whether you want to keep everything outside, or move around a venue, ensure there’s plenty of space both inside and out for everything you plan. Then, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the event, from start to finish.

Choosing a theme, of course, may help steer your planning, and if you like the idea of being outdoors, team building games and outdoor experiences, such as scavenger hunts, archery, falconry, or a host of other exhilarating activities, may all be perfect for you.  Stay outside to enjoy a charcoal BBQ, wood-fired Pizzas, a pop-up bar, and just add music to complete the day!

We love an event with live music, a band, or interactive evening entertainment, as this is always one of the highlights, and if your invitee list is long, a marquee could be the perfect solution to summer sun, create the atmosphere for a spectacular evening event, and provide the ultimate backdrop for those all-important team awards!

If you’re planning an annual corporate event, celebrating a business milestone or just looking to throw a memorable event this summer, our hospitality team would love to talk to you.
Please contact Farnham Castle’s Event Team: 01252 720402 | events@farnhamcastle.com
We’re full of ideas to help you plan the perfect Summer Party!