Event Lighting Plays a Very Important Role in Success of Events

Lighting is What Brings Events to Life – Here’s How

Whether it’s a residential structure, commercial property, public place, or a temporary event, the easiest and cheapest way you can enhance the look of everything is through lighting.

With the introduction of new lighting tools and technologies, increased usage of lights, and awareness of the wonders simple lighting techniques can do, the demand for lighting professionals has increased radically. Yes, we said ‘lighting professionals’ because it has become a separate profession today.

While lighting for homes and properties are too common, something that is still not as popular is that lighting can be the sole reason for the success or failure of all types of events.

If it is a formal corporate event and you add fancy, colorful lights that keep glistening, you know where you will end up. Likewise, if it is a dance party and you add subtle, single-colored lights without any effect, it’s going to fail badly.

That said, event lighting is extremely important. Businesses’ that realize the importance and effect of effective lighting even endeavor to use specific colors in their logos and boards to develop brand association.

Nonetheless, if you are clueless how lighting can affect event ambiance and venues, here is your answer.

Below are five ways effective event lighting results in successful events.

1.      Event Lighting Impacts Moods

Colors influence moods and this is especially true when they are displayed intensely, such as through lighting. For example, white and subtle golden lights can feel your guests feel calm and relaxed while red, green, and orange can make them feel energized. Therefore, you must choose event lighting according to the type of occasion.

2.      Lighting Creates Better Experiences

So, you are looking forward to this particular event over the weekend that involves several stage acts. You get ready and reach to the event venue all excited and happy only to find out that the event is completely lit with uniform white lights. Do you think a stage act can deliver good experience and influence your mood without appropriate lighting effects that they should be enhanced with?

Of course, not!

And this is how event lighting creates experiences. The lights that you choose must be selected considering four things:

  • Nature of the event
  • Event theme
  • Event agenda
  • Event venue

3.      Event Lighting Can Effortlessly Emphasize What Needs To Be Emphasized

As mentioned in the start, the easiest and cheapest way you can decorate events and impress your guests is through event lighting. Not only does effective event lighting make venues a lot better but they can be used to highlight things that need to be highlighted.

For example, if it is a corporate event, the brand’s name and logo can be lit up using the official colors of the brand. In case of a private event like a wedding, the names of the couple can be displayed with added lights to create a unique revelation.

As much as it is important to rent appropriate venues, you can’t expect your event to do wonders without arranging for suitable event lighting.

If you are dubious about choosing the venues and how to go about light selection, leave it all to the team at Scottsdale Hangar Parties.

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Corporate Event Celebrations at Scottsdale Private Event Venues

Your Guide to Corporate Event Trends

Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering and Scottsdale Private Event Venues team up for a 1,000 plus person corporate event!

Corporate Event Trends

From large to small, corporate events are becoming more and more intricate. Trends for events and catering are all coming into play for businesses that are throwing anniversary parties. And employee holiday gatherings, conference after parties, and employee team building events. This list of top corporate event trends is your go-to guide to create an amazing event for your guests.

1.Picking a theme for your corporate party

Creating a theme for your corporate event will help you to set the tone. Do you want a classy, up-scale event? Are you wanting your guests to let loose with dancing and music? Will there be a speaker that a focus needs to be created for?  Thinking of what vibe you want your event to have. This will help to create the flow of your event and how you can elevate it for your guests.

“Travel the World”

This Venues of North Scottsdale corporate party was a holiday reception with a “Travel the World” theme. Guests entered the Scottsdale Private Event Venue hangar and were greeted by an airline captain. Serving Prickly Pear Margaritas. Guests “traveled” to each culinary station to enjoy foods from around the world! All of the catering staff were dressed as airline attendants to set the mood for the traveling theme.

2. The Best Event Space For Your Corporate Party

When it comes to picking a venue for your corporate event, we suggest that you consider a few things before making a final decision.

How many guests will be attending your event? You will want to check with the venue that it has capacity for what your high end attendee count will be.

What is included with the venue?

You will want to ask the venue what they include in the venue fee. This will help you to plan what else you need to rent for your event. You will also want to find out if the venue requires you to book certain vendors, if there are power restrictions, how many hours before and after the event time that you can set-up and breakdown. Some venues handle rentals through their event production team. Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering is a full-service catering team and can also help you with all aspects of your event.

Why is location important for a venue?

When hosting a corporate party, sometimes your guests are coming from out of town. You will want to consider airport transportation and hotel accommodations close to the venue you are choosing.

The event was hosted at a North Scottsdale party hangar with enough space for 1,000 plus guests. It was the perfect venue this size group and to create a themed experience for an event to remember. This venue has a spacious indoor and outdoor area that can be transformed into any layout needed to create a fabulous event.

3. How to Make Your Corporate Event Menu Stand Out

When it comes to corporate catering, Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering is always coming up with new, unique menus that work best with the flow of the event. There are several different types of ways to present food at a corporate event. Most people think of the traditional catering buffet or plated dinner, but at Artisan by SBC we like to think outside of the box to create an experience for event guests.

Creating a Menu for a Corporate Event

At this Scottsdale Private Event Venue event in North Scottsdale, guests progressively “traveled” to each activated culinary station. Each station featured a different chef with a different menu item. Having culinary stations throughout the event helped to alleviate lines for the 1,000 attendees. Upon arrival, a Prickly Pear Margarita greet drink was given to each guest. The first two culinary stations activated were the “West Coast American” and “Mediterranean Indulgence”. Crispy Buffalo Chicken Bites Served in Waffle Cones Drizzled with Herbed Aioli were an Instagram worthy menu item.

For vegetarians at this corporate event

A Crispy Cauliflower Bite was an option. Vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters a like were also impressed by the 24-foot crudites display. This station featured Roasted Garlic Humus and Charred Red Pepper Hummus Topped with Kalamata Olives, Pine Nuts, Feta & Diced Tomato. Served with Pita Crisps, Tortilla Chips & Crudités Vegetables.

The next culinary activations included an Italian Bar with Assorted Grilled Breads, Naan, Crostini and Traditional Basil Pesto + Spinach Artichoke Dip for topping. Italian Classics including Caprese Skewers Drizzled with Queen Creek Olive Oil & Chopped Basil and Lemon Parmesan Skewer with Housemade Garlic Dip.

Next the worldly cuisine “traveled” to the guests with this Roaming Culinary Experience. Flight attendants showcased Fire Roasted Elote Street Corn and Crispy Vegetarian Spring Rolls with Sweet & Sour Sauce.

To end the evening, some Southern Comfort was a final destination for this corporate catering event. Mesquite BBQ Beef Sliders Topped with Tangy Slaw, Served on Soft Roll with Pickle Spear.

4. How to Pick the Perfect Event Vendors to Elevate Your Event

After you have booked your venue and catering team, you will want to see what other event upgrades you can add to your event. Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering and Scottsdale Private Event Venues work with so many award-winning event vendors that teaming up with both companies makes planning your event simple. Vendors that you will want to consider are: entertainment, upgraded bar services or props, lighting and sound, lounge rentals, staging, photography and photo booths, videography, valet, branding, and floral.

At this particular 1,000 person corporate event at Scottsdale Private Event Venues there were several vendors that helped to bring the party to life.

Staging, lighting, and sound: Divinity Event Lighting

Photographer: Aribella Photography

Bar Enhancement: Tap Truck

Photobooth: Crazy Shotz Photo Booth

Lounge Furniture and Decor: AZ Retro Rentals

Games: Epic Party Team

5. Create the perfect Corporate Event timeline

After booking the venue, the catering company, all of the vendors, and deciding on the perfect decor, a step that must not be forgotten is the timeline of your event. Not having an event timeline could hinder the guests experience. Event planners must go back to the overall flow of the event. How much “work” time will be at the event, and how much “play” time should be allotted. Without balancing both types, an event may not accomplish the goals that the company had for its guests.

A timeline is also important to keep all of the vendors on schedule, especially for a 1,000 person event. If the caterer does not know when the CEO is going to speak to guests, they may time their hot food to be displayed during the wrong time. Many times your venue point of contact or your caterer can help you decide what the best flow for your event should be so that your guests have the best experience possible.

Planning the perfect Corporate Party

With these simple steps, you will be on your way to throwing the ultimate corporate event. From finding the perfect venue, creating a delicious catering menu, booking fun and interactive entertainment. Having a corporate event theme will help to tie all of your vendors together. Last, but not least taking time to plan your event timeline will help make a smooth event for all.

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Entertainment Activities for Events

Reception Games & Activities: Fun Entertainment Ideas

As soon as we hear the word ‘party’, things like fun, adventure, memories, lights, liveliness, and activities click automatically. Regardless of the type of party that you are organizing, you can expect it to be successful or outshine other usual gatherings if you fail to add the X-factor by adding fun games and activities to keep it going.

Choosing activities and games for events is difficult in itself owing to the fact you have to consider several things like the type of event, demographics of your guests, location, etc. But it gets even difficult in sacred, idyllic events like a Corporate Event.

If you are looking for fun ideas, games, and activities to make them a part of your big day, we have got your back with the following ideas. Read on!

Table Games for Parties

1.      Write-up Games

The easiest and cheapest way you can make your event fun is by getting colorful cards or papers and some pens. All you have to do is get the stationary distributed among your guests and ask them to write something like:

  • A secret that they know about either of the new spouses
  • Wishes for the couple
  • Comments on things they don’t like or like the most about your party

Once the writing part is done, you can have some volunteers read the notes out loud. Both you and your guests will enjoy this activity thoroughly.

2.      Board Games

Board games are slowly becoming an integral part of activities incorporated in events. You can either choose a single board game and arrange it on every table or get different board games placed on the side of each table and allow your guests to play whichever they want to.

3.      Snap It Game

This game includes distributing a list of objects or people that is distributed to the guests. The guests will then use their mobile phones to snap those objects at our event venue. Arrange gifts for those who get done quickly and distribute them during the event only.

Games for Outdoor Events

On the off chance you have chosen an outdoor venue for your event, there is a wider variety of fun options that you can choose from. But make sure you don’t end up choosing the wrong game. And this can be done by considering things like the budget, location, number of guests, and available space.

The games that you can arrange for include the following:

  • Bean Bag Toss / Corn Hole
  • Ring Toss
  • Tic-Tac-Toe
  • Giant Yahtzee
  • Ladder GolfGiant Connect Four
  • Giant Jenga
  • Lawn Dominoes
  • Yard Pong

Need help making your event fun while evading usual errors? Let the team at Scottsdale Private Event Venues do it all for you!

Event With an Aviation Theme

How You Can Host An Event With An Aviation Theme

It is always nice to host an event with a certain twist to it, isn’t it? Among the timelessly glamorous themes, the golden age of the aviation industry always comes at the forefront. It provides the perfect backdrop for any kind of formal event that is taking place. Aviation fanatics and travelers alike love an aviation-themed gala, corporate event or even a wedding. It provides that perfect photogenic evening for people all around and an unforgettable experience. If you are looking to throw your own aviation themed-party, here are some tips that we think you could really use to make it a big hit.

Find an Airplane Hangar

Of course, if you are planning to host an event in an airplane hangar, you need to find one first, right? As odd as it may seem, the unconventional aspect of an airplane hangar is what makes it the perfect venue. If you are hosting a big event, there is nothing better than to have an airplane hangar. Just think about it. A private airplane hangar in Scottsdale has a lot of square footage at your disposal and the height of the ceiling is pretty high. Ideally, the private airplane hangar will have a few private jets parked on the tarmac nearby. The lights should be plentiful so that the ambiance is set as it is complemented by the private jets. If the kind of occasion calls for it, there are some venues in Scottsdale that even allow you to park a small jet within the hangar while the event takes place. At Venues of North Scottsdale, we know we certainly do. Oh and we also provide you access to some of the best airplane hangars in the region.

Select a Time Period

We’re not talking about the schedule of the event itself, we’re talking about the time period from aviation history. If you’re hosting an aviation-themed party in Scottsdale, you need somewhat of a specific theme, right? You could go for the golden age from 1918 to 1939 or you could go completely modern. The choice is all yours. You can even go for a progressive theme that dates from the golden age to the modern day aviation. Selecting a theme helps a lot while planning the event for the aviation-themed party that you’ll be hosting in a private hangar.

Transform the Space

The ceiling touching soaring heights and wide open space allows you to do a lot with space. Get creative with space and go crazy. Transform it according to your vision of the event so that all your guests are mesmerized by the grand affair that your aviation themed party is.

Hire the Right Band

An aviation-themed party without live music would be a dull affair. There is nothing better to bring a party to life than with the right musical backdrop. If course finding the likes of Sinatra himself is not an option but you’d do well to find someone that can play “Fly Me to the Moon” even half as good as the legend did. That’ll be enough.

If You Need Any Assistance

You know, if you need any assistance with your aviation themed party in Scottsdale, you have the best possible option with Venues of North Scottsdale. We offer you a whole host of unique event venues and exciting experiences. The best food and staff will be able to deliver you the most amazing party you’ve ever had. Feel free to contact us at any time for more details. We’d be happy to oblige.