Lead up to June 30th can be a high pressure and stressful time, so an event to mark the END OF THE FINANCIAL YEAR is a perfect opportunity to recognise individual’s hard work and celebrate the company milestones of the past year.
Whether it’s a small team event or large corporate dinner, here are a few things you should consider when organising your EOFY event:
MONEY MONEY MONEY MOOOOOOONEY……
Knowing your BUDGET is a great place to start when organising your event. Make sure you know how much money you have to spend and where is the money coming from?
When booking a venue, understand what the minimum spend requirement is so you know what you are committing to (financially).
Check out 5 TOP WAYS TO SET A BUDGET FOR YOUR EVENT AND STICK TO IT HERE
Being the middle of winter you’re best to rule out the vast range of uncovered terraces, beer gardens and rooftop venues Melbourne and Sydney have to offer and take shelter from the by finding an indoor space. If you have your heart set on an outside space – Ask if it is undercover and if outdoor heating is provided.
Make sure the venue location is easily accessible to public transport or nearby parking – people don’t want to be outside battling the winter elements for too long.
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FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD
It goes without saying that food and drink is one of the most important elements for any event.
It’s important to ensure the food offering reflects the culture of your workplace If your team culture is casual and vibrant you might consider a range of food stations or handheld food items or if the culture in your office is more professional then you might consider a selection of premium canapes or a more formal sit down dinner. Make sure the food offering is memorable, and there is plenty of it!
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Or if you would like more guidance on selecting the perfect menu to compliment your event, give one of the expert consultants at My Venue Finder a call where we will guide you through the menu selection process, creating a balances and thoughtfully prepared menu selection.
BALANCE WORK and PLAY
An EOFY event will always feature a brief speech highlighting the company achievements of the year and a discussion on the direction and goals for the year ahead, but make sure you KEEP IT BRIEF.
Allow the team plenty of free time to eat, drink and talk / socialise among their colleagues. If they don’t have time to relax, it will just feel like a company-focused seminar, rather than a celebration.
By having the perfect balance of WORK and PLAY at your event, the team will feel valued and motivated to head in to the new financial year, ready to embrace the new direction and smash targets ahead of them.
MAKE IT MEMORABLE
Take your event out of the office and go somewhere different – A few drinks at your local would be nice, but if you really want to make a good impression, go somewhere out of the ordinary.
Including a THEME or ACTIVITY can be great for team bonding, it encourages team engagement and creates long lasting memories. Send out themed invites and make it fun with a riddle or element of mystery
HOME OR AWAY?
Nothing refreshes and brings a team together better than a corporate retreat.
Start the day off with a team meeting/presentation to go over the years achievements and discuss the company direction for the year ahead while you are tucked away, un-distracted. Then follow on from this with the ULTIMATE EOFY CELEBRATION! Whether it’s a winery dinner or a themed cocktail party a corporate retreat is a great way to mix business and leisure and bring the team together
No matter what your EOFY event plans are, remember, it’s a popular time so make sure you BOOK YOUR VENUE EARLY so you don’t miss out!
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