When it comes to throwing a successful event, or hosting a bespoke banquet, it’s all in the details. Make your event stand out with bespoke centrepieces, fun themes, tailored menus and more, guaranteed to keep people talking. We’ve listed 6 outstanding ideas to help make your event stand out.
Centre of attention centrepieces
More often than not, most time at an event or banquet is spent at the table. Whether it’s a sit-down dinner or standing receptions, tables are where people gather and socialize. Give your guests something to talk about right from the beginning with unique centrepieces. Play with the concept, consider the venue and its surroundings, and be original. For instance, the wonderful Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork, with its 18th century architecture and lush surroundings makes it an ideal place to play with natural elements. When in Cork, why not have some fun with beautiful cork decorations?
Ideal for green events, these sustainable little gems are as eco-friendly as they are beautiful. Arrange them with flowers, in glass jars or with candles, for a centre- and conversation piece.
Make an entrance
Nothing says elegance and style quite like a red-carpet entrance. Start your event with a real wow factor to properly introduce your guests to an unforgettable event. The experience is truly special and serves to frame the rest of your event.
A red-carpet event requires the right setting, and what setting is more perfect than London? This star-studded city is the perfect host for large banquets and the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London, has a stunning Grand Ballroom fitting up to 550 people. With the city of London as your backdrop, a fun red-carpet entrance and a striking venue to match, your guests are in for a memorable night.
Everybody loves a good selfie session and a few well-themed props makes it even more fun. Photo booths can be rented everywhere and come in all sizes and price ranges these days. They help make memorable moments to look back, are easy to use and can be used for events of all sizes.
Make an Instagram cut-out prop and write your company name with related hashtags, or the names of the bride and groom for personalized shots.
Whether you’re hosting a unique wedding reception or a larger business banquet, Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham has the ideal charming venue to match, which lends itself perfectly to stylish photo booth props.
Ice it up
Sometimes, all you and your event really need, is a good gimmick. If there’s not enough time for elaborate centre pieces for 40+ tables, or a big enough budget for a celebrity host, consider going for one eye catching element. Ice sculptures and luges are quite the statement pieces and work much like the office watercoolers, as conversation pieces. These cold and beautiful sculptures require the right space and Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow’s Megalithic space is just the blank canvas you, your event and ice sculpture needs. What’s cooler than that?
Themes for all occasions
An easy way to add character to an event is to centre it around a theme. Ideally, it should suit the style of your banquet and guests, but also the venue itself. Build your entire theme around Vegas and decorate the room with colourful lights and bespoke table arrangements to fit. Add the extra touch of turning the dining tables into gambling tables after dinner, and enjoy a friendly game of blackjack or poker. Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport is a safe bet for all occasions.
Eat it up
The way to a successful and memorable event, is through the stomach. Whether you’re planning a three-course meal or a few snacks, do something different and help create the menu from scratch.
If you’re not an expert in the kitchen, don’t worry! Our chef at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Limerick will gladly work with you to make a bespoke menu, just for your event. This hands-on approach adds a personal touch to the event, and who doesn’t love a “home cooked” meal?
We know that every event tells a larger story and not only are we here to help you tell yours, we’re also ready with ideas to add that little something extra.