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A Comprehensive Guide To Corporate Event Planning

Are you tired of the same old boring corporate events? You know the ones: stuffy conference rooms, stale coffee and awkward small talk. If you’re ready to inject some productive fun into your next event, we’ve got a few creative corporate event planning ideas that will have your team engaged and energized during your stay in Osoyoos.

Plan out the perfect corporate event by:

Start By Defining Your Event Objectives, Goals & Budget

Corporate event planning can be overwhelming, but it all starts with one simple question: what’s the purpose? Define your objectives and goals from the outset to ensure a smooth and successful planning process. Whether you are planning a company-wide meeting or an annual gala, setting specific goals will help guide your decisions and ensure that your event is successful.

Additionally, determining your budget early on is essential. Identifying areas where you can cut costs without sacrificing quality can help you stay within your budget while still delivering an exceptional event experience. By taking a strategic approach to planning, you can create a memorable event that achieves your objectives while staying within your budget constraints.

Looking for some help with your corporate event planning? Our team of experts is just a phone call away – reach out to us at 1.888.755.3480.

Choose The Right Venue For Your Needs

Choosing the right venue is a crucial aspect of corporate event planning, determining your guests’ enjoyment of the event as well as how they spend their evenings after. Not only should it fit your budget, but it should also provide all the necessary amenities and be easily accessible for attendees.

Whether you opt for a traditional conference hall or a unique outdoor setting, the venue you select will set the tone for the entire event. Take your time to research the different options available and ask for recommendations to ensure you find the perfect location.

If you’re looking for a corporate event venue in Osoyoos, consider our newly renovated conference room at Watermark Beach Resort! Our space is modern and flexible, accommodating up to 260 people, and comes with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment to enhance your event. Get in touch today to start your corporate event planning!

View Our Conference Spaces

Venue

Square

Footage

Theatre

Style

Reception

Seated

Rounds

Classroom

U-

Shape

Boardroom

Vineyard

Ballroom

3080

150

264

150

100

60

60

Orchard

Room

915

70

72

56

36

30

30

Vineyard

Room

1695

130

136

80

45

45

34

Desert

Boardroom

261

25

25

24

12

15

15

Penthouse

(including

patio)

1328

N/A

30

12

12

N/A

12

15 Park

Bistro

(inside only)

700

N/A

30

12

12

N/A

12

15 Park

Bistro

(including

patio)

1600

N/A

120

60

Seated

only

no rounds

N/A

N/A

N/A

Beachfront

Courtyard

1000

100

100

50

N/A

N/A

N/A

Create An Agenda & Schedule

Developing a detailed event agenda and schedule is essential to the success of any corporate event. It helps ensure that all attendees know what to expect and when, and helps you stay on track throughout the day. Your agenda should include everything from the start and end times of the event to the specific activities and speakers that will be featured. Consider the following events for your corporate event planning:

Host Creative Brainstorming Sessions

Brainstorming sessions are a fun way to encourage creativity and collaboration within a team. By providing a space for employees to share their ideas, these sessions can lead to the formation of new projects or initiatives that benefit the company or its employees.

To make the most out of a brainstorming session, it’s important to set clear goals, provide ample time for discussion and encourage participation from everyone in the room. By fostering an open and supportive environment, a successful brainstorming session can lead to exciting and innovative ideas that boost engagement and excitement within the company.

Create Professional Development Workshops

If you want to keep your employees sharp, motivated and ahead of the curve, professional development workshops and seminars are the way to go! By offering training on topics such as public speaking, time management or leadership, you can equip your employees with new skills and knowledge that can help them advance in their careers.

Professional development is essential in keeping employees updated on current trends and in providing them with the tools they need to excel in their professions. By hosting workshops at your corporate event, you’re investing in your employees’ professional development, and thereby investing in the success of your company.

Include Guest Speakers In Your Corporate Event Planning

Guest speakers are a great way to provide your employees with fresh insights into your industry and beyond. They can help boost morale, create a sense of community and provide your team with valuable takeaways that they can apply to their work. Plus, it’s a nice break from the daily routine and a chance for your team to hear from someone new and inspiring.

Take Your Event Outside The Conference Room

After a day of work, there’s no better way to help the team unwind than exploring the beauty of Osoyoos and the South Okanagan. Take a stroll along the shores of Osoyoos Lake, the warmest lake in Canada, and marvel at the stunning scenery. Go for a hike, bike ride or even try your hand at kayaking to experience the great outdoors.

You and your group can also visit local attractions such as the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre for a unique and memorable experience. With so much to see and do, Osoyoos is the perfect place to combine work and play.

Wine Tasting Group Tours

Osoyoos, BC boasts a vibrant wine scene (the best in Canada!) making it the perfect location to host a wine tasting event for your corporate team during your event or retreat. Sipping on local wines while learning about the different varieties and flavors is an excellent way to bring your team together, relax and unwind.

Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or just starting to appreciate the art of winemaking, a wine tasting event can be a fun and engaging activity for all of your corporate event guests.

Contact Watermark Beach Resort today to host your corporate event.

At Watermark Beach Resort, we believe that every corporate event should be a unique, productive and unforgettable experience. Let us help you make that happen – contact us at sales@watermarkbeachresort.com or call 1.888.755.3480 to book your event today!

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