The benefits of corporate hospitality or client entertainment are numerous. From building and developing client relationships to getting that crucial deal over the line or thanking valued customers for their loyalty, entertaining clients certainly has a place.
There are lots of ‘off the shelf’ client entertainment events for you to choose from including major sporting events such as Wimbledon and the RBS Six Nations. However, when it comes to corporate hospitality and client entertainment, finding unique, cost effective events can be a challenge.
In this blog post we look at five superb corporate hospitality events that your clients will remember long after the day itself.
If you have some ‘foodie’ clients they will LOVE this event. After enjoying a glass of Champagne upon arrival, guests will head through to the private cookery school where they will don their chefs hats and aprons before being introduced to their master chef for the evening.
After a short demonstration guests will be challenged to prepare, cook, and serve their very own three course meal before sitting down together at the end to enjoy the fruits of their labour. Naturally there will be lots of hints, tips, and tuition along the way and an expert team of professional chefs will always be on hand to offer help and guidance.
This event lasts for approximately 4 hours and the package includes venue hire, a welcome drink, all the ingredients to create a sumptuous three course meal, expert chefs to guide and help guests along the way, ½ bottle of wine per person with dinner, and a souvenir cookery book for everyone to take home.
Thames RIB Adventure on the Solent
If high adrenaline is what you are after then the Solent RIB Adventure is the perfect choice. This event will certainly create a talking point and will certainly be an event your guests won’t forget in a hurry.
The day will start with tea, coffee, and pastries for you and your guests during which your lead skipper will introduce themselves and run through the obligatory health and safety briefing. Once this is complete, guests will be escorted to the fleet of matching RIB’s (which can be branded with your company logo if required), where they will don their life vests and board the RIB’s.
Once on board your skippers will head out on to the Solent where they are able to demonstrate the power and maneuverability of these incredible boats. During the day you and your guests will see various sights and landmarks and will also stop for a well deserved restaurant lunch in Cowes.
The day finishes once everyone is back on dry land with a glass of Pimms to celebrate a great day on the water.
Package includes tea, coffee, and pastries on arrival, high performance RIB’s and fully qualified skippers, all mooring fees, fuel, wet weather gear if required, three course lunch with ½ bottle of wine per person, a celebratory glass of Pimms at the end of the day, and full event management.
Private dining at Smith & Wollensky
Smith & Wollensky pride themselves on offering the best steaks in London. This combined with a superb atmosphere, impeccable service, and a selection of excellent private dining rooms provides the perfect place to entertain clients.
The package we have put together includes private use of their ‘Liberty’ private dining room, champagne reception with canapes, a stunning three course meal, half a bottle of Smith & Wollensky house wine per person, service charge, and full event management.
Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London
Prior to arriving at the Tower of London to meet your Yeoman Warder you and your guests will enjoy a superb three course meal at the Perkin Reveller. This modern British restaurant is the perfect place to start your event and offers superb food, a warm welcome, and stunning views overlooking the Thames.
After dinner, you and your guests will make their way to the main gates of The tower of London where you will meet your Yeoman Warder. You will enjoy an hour long tour of the fortress with fascinating insights into its incredible history, after which you will experience the ancient ‘Ceremony of the Keys’.
Private Carriage aboard the British Pullman
Board the Belmond British Pullman (sister train to the Orient Express) and be transported back to the time of luxury train travel. You and your guests will while away the afternoon in the comfort of your very own private carriage, where a dedicated team of stewards (all impeccably dressed in traditional uniforms) will royally look after you.
Starting and finishing from London Victoria, this experience will last for approximately 5 hours during which you and your guests will be treated to a superb five course luncheon whilst taking in the incredible English countryside. A Champagne reception and half a bottle of wine per person to accompany your lunch is also included within the package, as well as one or two little surprises along the way.
Private carriages are available for a maximum of 16 guests and the package also includes luxury tickets and event documentation to send to guests prior to the day.