Arizona The Resort State

Arizona The Resort State, Healthy competition among properties raises the bar

Luxury meeting options in The Grand Canyon State are as vast as, say, the Grand Canyon.

Stellar resorts with Native American-themed spas, name-brand golf courses and breathtaking desert scenery are hardly new in Arizona. The Wigwam, outside Phoenix in Litchfield Park, turns 86 this year, and JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa helped set the tone for the brand’s resorts throughout the world when it opened in 1967.

“Having such a variety of luxury resorts throughout the state puts us in a wonderfully unique position to market Arizona as a resort destination,” says Debbie Johnson, director of Arizona Office of Tourism. “Our resorts offer such a wide range of amenities, including golf, dining, spas, pools and recreational activities, as well as some of the most luxurious rooms and suites available. This is particularly important to the Arizona Office of Tourism because meetings bring in business travelers, which provide us the opportunity to showcase our state to a different type of visitor.”

From Tucson to Sedona, and with an impressive collection in Phoenix and Scottsdale. Arizona features so many luxurious meeting properties that it could easily change its name to The Resort State.

“With so many luxury properties in the great state of Arizona, it forces all resorts to push the boundaries of luxury and innovation each year,” says Stephanie Sanstead, director of public relations and marketing communications for Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa in Chandler. “This certainly elevates the overall guest experience and satisfaction.”

The Phoenician

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Arizona The Resort State

The Phoenician, Scottsdale

The AAA Five Diamond Scottsdale property has expansive indoor and outdoor event space, measuring 160,000 sq. ft. The glamorous Camelback Ballroom Complex features a 15,000-square-foot ballroom. With a veranda for receptions and outdoor breakout sessions. This unique feature of this property is the variety of accommodations. There are 643 total accommodations. The Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond Canyon Suites has 60 guest rooms and suites. Serving as a resort within the resort. Guest rooms in the main building and The Canyon Suites will be remodeled starting this summer. With that said three nine-hole golf courses, 10 restaurants and bars. Eight swimming pools, a spa and an art collection make The Phoenician magical.

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Latest Catering Trends for Business Events

Event Catering Trends: What to Do and What Not

In order for any business activity to be successful, you have to ensure all the latest trends in the particular area are utilized. Likewise, when it comes to event catering, taking on the trends is a MUST. Why? Because people are the most about ‘food’, and most of us can compromise on everything but food.

Indeed, good food equals good mood, and this is one thing your event attendees deserve for taking out the time to attend your event.

In the words of Ken Follett:

“Hard work should be rewarded with good food.”

In simple words, the same-old wantons and so-so appetizers will not deliver a good impression of yours. And this is why you need event planners/caterers to ascertain everything is up-to-the-minute!

Here are some trends you should and shouldn’t follow when it comes to a culinary party.

 

  • Dos

 

  • Locale-Specific Food

 

 

There are high chances of the attendees traveling especially to attend your event. The best you can do to return the favor is give them the chance to gulp down specialties of the region. They are new to the town/city and will love to experience the city/town, its culture, food, etc. This is the reason having a destination-specific menu is a big YES!

Not sure about the specialties yourself? Hire Go for well-reputed corporate caterers, such as Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering, Atlasta Catering & Event Concepts, Creations In Cuisine or Levi Catering (Kosher or Non) to decide the menu, cook, and serve famous foods.

 

  • Local Ale and Wine

 

It is likely your event attendees will go out to have a drink or two as the event ends. How about you fulfill this need too? It is a good idea to present local beer and/or wine to the guests so they can get back home directly after a long day.

You can also add other regional beverages to not make the non-drinkers feel left out!

 

  • Smart Menus

 

Menus are extremely important for a party. The menu you have for the event will make a huge difference to everyone based on their preferences. Keep it balanced. Add equal vegetarian and non-vegetarian food items that are both healthy and fatty but also tasty so that no one has to leave without eating; not even the healthy eaters!

The key to a successful event is successfully engaging the participants, and the menu can actually serve the purpose if smartly planned.

 

  • Don’ts

 

  • Dreary Buffets

 

 

Gone are the days when the number of dishes on the menu would entice the eaters. Preset buffets have lost fame as people have become more particular. Today, most foodies are more into quality than quantity, and this is a good reason for you to have limited but special items on the menu.

 

  • Sugary Snacks

 

It is a long event and the attendees have been here for 3 hours already. About time they should be served some snacks and recharge themselves to make it through the end of the event.

What should you serve for snacks? If sugary snacks like donuts or cinnamon rolls are what you thought of, then it is a disastrous choice!

Sugary items will leave your people lethargic and sleepy until it is finally dinner time. So, go for protein snacks instead!

 

  • Failing to Consider Dietary Limitations

 

Not everyone in the event will be young or hearty enough to eat anything that is presented. Consider taking into account the needs of seniors and those who are ill, vegan, etc. There is no disappointment bigger than having to leave a gathering without eating because there is nothing you can eat. For questions on our bar packages please call Karen at 602-296-8000 or karen@spevevents.com

Get the party on!

Unique Venues Something different

Unique Venues Something different. The flexibility of our space provides for a blank canvas for your imaginative occasion planning.  You can alter this space to fit nearly any style of event. Call us today to see how Scottsdale Hangar Parties can serve as your next fantabulous event!

Hangars range from urban to flawlessly finished. We have amenities not generally located in this kind of venue.

No other source that can provide such a unique venue which is faultless for several types of events including:

We are your one-stop, full-service event partner. Scottsdale Hangar Parties connects you to our unique event venues while also providing the most comprehensive turnkey event production solutions. We specialize in corporate event locations and production in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the surrounding cities.

SPEV and no other source provides such a unique venue which is faultless for several types of events including:

Hence we are your one-stop, full-service event partner. Venues of North Scottsdale connects you to our unique event venues while also providing the most comprehensive turnkey event production solutions. We specialize in corporate event locations and production in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the surrounding cities.

With that said if you want your event to be a marvelous accomplishment, you need to make sure that it is something special. With all the things tried and tested with regards to event management in Scottsdale, there is little room to improve on standard practices. That is why you need to think out of the box. We’re talking about something really out there when we say out of the box. A victorious event needs a really good theme.

Specialties: Destination Management, Meeting Planning, City Wide Conventions.

Local Host Committee Coordination, Sales Training Meetings, Incentive Programs.

Customer Appreciation Receptions, Board Retreats, Holiday Events, Off-Site Events.

Dinners, Dine Around, Concept Creation, Themed Events, Transportation, Manifest Management

Venue Selection, Tours, Professional Staffing, Hospitality Desks, PR, Speakers, Entertainment, Promotional Events

 

 

 

 

 

Events as Experiences

Mind-blowing, once-in-a-lifetime event experiences do not just materialize. Events as Experiences are arranged months sometimes a year in advance and shaped to the most minute detail so that guests depart already planning to come back. We all want and need experiences that facilitate human interactions, by designing journeys across all touchpoints. Event strategy and brand strategy need to echo one another. Whether you’re investigating a fab location, high-tech gear, unparalleled views, or a contemporary or urban event venue or an inspiring setting, our team has the tools and knowledge to make your event crazy fun!

“No event deserves to be mediocre” events offer brands an opportunity to connect with its customers

Events are meant to captivate, they should enlighten, unite, amaze and thrill. We like to say there is no recipe for accomplishing this.

Create an event within an event

Secret Events do not disclose the location

As a result, people cherish and remember experiences, not things. Therefore only experiences stick to our minds and hearts for good. Finally, to organize an exceptional and memorable event, you need to do just that – create an experience.

Events generate meaning

Attendees require a different level of stimulation and interactivity. Multi-sensory experiences is a relatively new approach to creating memorable events.

We are corporate event engineers, we will help you design a powerful story and awe-inspiring event experience that mesmerizes your audience and provides you with measurable results. Our progression is designed to plan, promote, and produce your event.

With a huge team of experts at our fingertips and years of experience, SPEV event venues are the natural choice for stunning events.

For every characteristic of your event, we have the experience and proficiency to meet your requirements. We have a portfolio of impressive venues.

Top 4 Wedding Reception Venues in Scottsdale

The Best Private Venues for Your Wedding Reception

If there is one occasion that is the most special in one’s life, it is the wedding day. Your loved ones including family, friends, and relatives joins in your happiness and celebrate your big day. To honor their presence on your big day, you hold a wedding reception.

It is an important ceremony for a wedding couple and it needs to be celebrated extravagantly. Choosing the right venue is the first significant step in making your wedding reception a success.

Here we present to you some of the unique wedding reception venues to consider for your happiest occasion.

 

  • Hangar 6

 

If you are planning a big wedding reception, consider Hangar 6 as your best option. Do you know why? The place is an extraordinary private venue which can accommodate a large number of guests, making it ideal for those who have a long list of guest.

Located in the heart of Scottsdale Airpark, the private venue is far away from the city’s buzz. You and your guests can comfortably enjoy the reception in seclusion. The unique part of this venue is that it gives the perfect view of the jets taking off and landing, an ideal site for all the travel lovers!

 

  • Heli Hangar

 

Heli Hangar is a big, bright place which will definitely wow your guests by its unique interior and exterior details.

The private venue is spacious enough to let you design the space the way you wanted. It means that you can easily set an exciting cocktail bar for your guests or you can organize a live music show.

More than that, you can mesmerize your guests with an impressive entrance in a helicopter. You can also avail the thrilling opportunity to create tours of the city with your partner and the guests. This will most definitely be one memorable wedding event for everyone!

 

  • Acoma Hangar

 

The airport hangar is situated in the most iconic landmarks – Scottsdale Airport. This is an unconventional private venue perfect for those who have a penchant for adventure and thrill.

The venue has wondrous runway views and a large space which can easily be transformed according to your liking. You can make the space more beautiful by stunning wall draping or you can also personalize it by choosing a distinct airport-themed wedding.

 

  • Jetset Hangar

 

If the dance is the major part of your wedding reception, consider booking Jetset Hangar. The place offers amazing ballroom space where you and your guests can dance their hearts out.

The large stunning space decorated with beautiful lighting and decoration will definitely make your wedding reception a memorable one. Also, you can tailor the event by calling any type of live entertainment including the city’s popular musicians!

If you are interested to book any of these wedding reception venues (as you surely must be) then immediately contact Venue in North Scottsdale. The company will work with you to create and design a glorious wedding reception!

The Importance of Entertainment at a Corporate Event

Reasons Why Live Entertainment Is Important at Any Corporate Event

If you are planning a corporate event, you definitely would want to get the most out of it. To make the event successful, you make sure that all the major things including the venue, decoration, and food are par excellence.

However, one of the most easily neglected aspects of any corporate event is entertainment. The planners easily over-look this significant feature of any event.

That’s why we share with you some major reasons why hiring live entertainment can determine the success of your corporate event.

 

  • Cheers up the Guests

 

The corporate events can become very boring at times. The constant serious talk related to business can wear out people quite easily. Thus, what is needed to enliven their spirits is good entertainment. It is also important that you hire entertainment that goes along with the likes and interests of your audience.

Live entertainment can help the guests to have fun and be relaxed. It could also be a nice way to engage better with others, getting the opportunity to talk about other light and fun topics.  

The energy of the event elevates the mood of the guests, making them feel more positive. This way they will go back home with a smile on their faces.  

 

  • Reflects Your Values and Vision

 

You might not know but live entertainment at your corporate event can be a way to showcase the visionary ideas that your company upholds. It means that you can use entertainment to help your guests understand the motive of your event.  

The entertainment that is according to the purpose of the event helps to run the event more smoothly and naturally. Your guests will easily understand the message you are trying to convey, and that too through music. Hence, it is vital to choose the right kind of entertainment for your event.

 

  • Makes the Event Memorable

 

Do not underestimate the power of live entertainment. Good music or funny stage performance can make your event stick out in the minds of guests forever.

People never forget the things that successfully make them happy. Keeping that in mind, if the live entertainment at your corporate event is able to bring joy to people, your event will be totally a hit.

Trust us, people will definitely talk about it afterwards. Surely they will also look forward attending your next corporate event.

 

  • Enhances the Morale of the Co-Workers

 

A popular live entertainment can give your co-workers a chance to boost their energy. All year long they work hard which can drain out their energy. Thus, a lively entertainment can give your co-workers a reason to stay at the company.

When planning entertainment you can also set the space for dancing which can be a light-hearted fun for everyone.

Do you know that Venues of North Scottsdale can book you the industry’s greatest performing artists for your corporate event? So, book them now if you want a flawless entertainment for your next corporate event.

 

Important Tips for Hiring Entertainment

4 Best Tips for Hiring Entertainment for Your Event

Having any form of entertainment at your special event is very important. A good entertainment can make your event more fun and exciting.

Plus, it can cheer up your guests to the point where they are willing to show some groovy dance moves. This way your special occasion can stay in the minds of your guests for a really long time.

To make sure that you hire an awesome entertainment, you need to focus on the following tips before hiring entertainment.

 

  • Know Your Audience

 

The entertainment is majorly for your guests so that they can relax and loosen up a bit. Therefore, it is imperative that you keep the kind of audience in mind before hiring entertainment.

If you are organizing a birthday party for children, you will probably consider a hilarious magic show for the kids to keep them engaged throughout the event. On the other hand, if you are planning a party for your friends, you will probably consider hiring a DJ or a live performance by a popular music band.

Thus, it is important to know what age group your guests mostly belong to and hire entertainment according to that.

 

  • Know What You Want to Accomplish Through Entertainment

 

You don’t know but entertainment can help you achieve the purpose of the entire event. Yes, entertainment is a very powerful tool in conveying your message or goal to the audience.

If you are organizing a corporate event and want your entertainment to help accentuate the overall motive of your event, hire the entertainment accordingly.

If you are organizing an award ceremony and don’t want it to be boring. Hire a lively, fun entertainment which let the night flow smoothly and doesn’t make the audience sleepy. You can also hire a standup comedian to help your audience cheer up. This way your overall event would be fun and totally memorable as well.

 

  • Know the Latest Entertainment Trends

 

Before hiring any sort of entertainment it is good to stay updated on the latest entertainment trends that are in these days.

For example, hiring a popular music band to perform at your party is a fun trend that many opt for. This elevates the overall appeal of the event and makes it memorable for the guests. Hiring Jazz musicians or a violin soloist is a trend that most people follow when the event is more sophisticated like a corporate dinner.

 

  • Book in Advance

 

The most important tip is to book your entertainment weeks or months prior to your event. Once you have set the date of your event, book entertainment next immediately. This will ensure that you get the entertainment you want.

Venues of North Scottsdale is known for booking the best entertainment for your event. Be it a DJ or a popular music band, the company will hire the perfect entertainment of your preference. So, what are you waiting for? Contact them today.

The Top Hangar Venues for a Christmas Party

The Perfect Venues for a Hangar Christmas Party

Are you planning to hold a mega party this Christmas? And, are you confused about which place to go for? There are many places where you can host a Christmas party, such as a fancy restaurant, a hotel or a beautiful hall.

One such ideal place to host a Christmas party would be an airport hangar! The place won’t only be able to accommodate a large number of people but it will be away from all the buzz of the city.

Here, we present to you some of the best Christmas venues you can easily book. So, check them out!

1.     Acoma Hangars

Acoma hangars are situated in Scottsdale’s most iconic landmark – Scottsdale airport. The place has the potential to transform your Christmas party into a full-spirited and lively event. Do you know how? Well, the place is big enough to accommodate 900 to 1200 guests easily. And you know what they say – the more the merrier!

Most of the places we generally book for parties and events give a little scope to add our own touch of creativity in the decoration department. However, this won’t be the case if you book Acoma Hangars. You can decorate the place according to the theme of your Christmas party and customize it the way you like. There wouldn’t be any rulebook to follow in order to make your Christmas party your own!

2.     Jetset Hangar

This hangar is one of the best Christmas venues as it can accommodate up to 500 guests! This means that you can easily host a big Christmas party without the fear of having the place be small and congested.

If you are confused about how your party can be more entertaining and full of fun, then you will be glad to know that Jestset Hangar has got an offer you can’t ignore. They can tailor the place to host live entertainment, including popular bands, singers and/or theatrical shows.

Also, what makes this hangar so unique is that the place has an award-winning design, amazing patios and furniture, and even a large dancing floor which will make your guests happily dance all night long!

3.     Lux Air Jet Center

Choose this hangar out of all the Christmas venues if you want to make your party a splendid one!

This stunning hangar is the largest of all the hangars that have been discussed above. It has high ceilings and ample open space which can easily accommodate a large stage, incredibly long dinner tables and other attractions you would want to fit according to the theme of your Christmas party.

What makes this hangar extraordinary is that it offers the host of the party to make a grand entrance in a helicopter! Well, isn’t it good enough to impress the guests!

These are the three biggest and the finest Christmas venues you can choose from if you really want your party to stand out!

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Arizona’s most popular event photographer

Arizona’s most popular event photographer. Maybe it’s the name, but Flash Gordon Murray has been one Arizona’s most popular event photographers since 2003

Companies like American Airlines, Chase Bank, and Discount Tire appreciate his friendly, professional approach.  Gordon’s dedication to the very best possible guest experience is evident.  National associations large and small appreciate the VIP treatment that he and his team provide to both their staff and their guests.  Whether discreetly capturing candid highlights, expertly posing couples or headshots, efficiently organizing groups or quickly capturing awards photos. Flash Gordon makes the event organizer’s job much easier and makes the planner look good in the process.

One reason Murray is popular with event professionals is that he understands event planning and production. Having built a multi-million dollar production company with a full-time staff of 44.  He understands that you need to arrive early, bring professional gear with backup, stay on schedule, go the extra mile – like helping guests up and downstage stairs, allow subjects to preview their headshots, confirm everything in writing and provide guaranteed not-to-exceed line-item pricing.

Another reason is that he constantly introduces new technology and new techniques to help planners keep their programs fresh.  Back in the ‘90’s, Flash was one of the first to use digital photography – originally called “still video”.  These days he’s…

  • providing professional photos for mobile event app galleries and social media
  • batch-retouching headshots to shave off 10 years and 20 pounds
  • beaming instant slideshows to projectors and monitors to amp up the fun at a reception
  • onsite-duplicating souvenir USB FlashDrives so that guests can leave with a collection of images
  • onsite-printing 4×4 and 6×8 prints (as well as the usual sizes) for immediate gratification
  • providing high-tech robotic camera packages and drones

And yet, one of his most-requested products is still his full-service GreenScreen PhotoStation, originally introduced in 2003.  The secret is the carefully selected and trained staff with professional equipment and supplies.  Guests are greeted by a friendly Host.  Who invites them to choose from a large selection of high-quality props and legally-licensed backgrounds.  The courteous professional Photographer expertly poses the guests, and the super-fast Tech quickly processes the images for delivery as prints (one per person in the session) and/or text.

Based in Arizona, Flash travels extensively each year to support his clients with their meetings, conferences, launches and club trips throughout the US, Hawaii and the Caribbean.  He is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, MPI (since 1991), the Phoenix and Scottsdale CVBs, and regularly volunteers with NILMDTS.

Top Ways to Make Your Hangar Wedding Reception Extraordinary

Outstanding Ideas to Make Your Hangar Wedding Reception a Memorable Affair

A wedding ceremony is one of the most special and glorious events of one’s life. A lot of energy, hard-work and planning go into making the wedding events absolutely perfect.

And we are here to help you achieve that purpose! Here we present you some of the best ways you can make your hangar wedding reception a memorable event.

1.     Book Acoma Hangar

If you are looking for an ideal hangar for your wedding reception venue, then we suggest you book Acoma Hangar.

This type of hangar offers a unique space which you can style and customize the way you want. Also, the place offers modern and fun decorative pieces which you can choose according to your likes. We are sure that the dynamic decoration will wow the guests present at your hangar wedding reception.

2.     Choose Beautiful Decoration

If you really want to make your wedding reception to stay in everyone’s minds forever then you have to make the entire wedding space look ethereal.

There is a plethora of decoration ideas that you can put into life on the big day, but some of them include the addition of beautiful flower centerpieces, grand entrance décor, unique guests’ tables, sophisticated tablecloths and napkins, and stylish buffet tables.

3.     Plan an Exquisite Menu

What is the one thing that people enjoy the most at weddings? It is, obviously, the food. The food has to be perfect if you want guests to fully enjoy the wedding reception.

Hence, it is necessary to book a remarkable catering service that provides stupendous food service which makes the guests reach for a second helping.

Our menus offer delicious food items which taste twice as good as they look. So, make your guests happy and satisfied by providing the food that they will remember forever.

4.     Plan Entertainment for the Reception

The second thing people look forward to (first being the food) is the kind of entertainment they will be offered at the wedding reception.

One of the ways to make your hangar wedding reception full of fun and memorable is to book the industry’s greatest performing artists! Do you wonder how could that be possible? Well, the Venues of Scottsdale can book a number of singers to perform at your wedding reception. The team has previously hired many entertainers such as Beach Boys, Ray Charles, Clint Black, Toby Keith etc. They can book your favorite artists too! Amazing, yes?

Also, the team is proficient in managing and handling every part of the entertainment – from planning to execution to enhancing it! Thus, you wouldn’t have to worry about the entertainment at all. All, you would be expected to do is enjoy along with your guests.

Consider these four options and we promise you that your wedding reception will be a pleasantly unforgettable affair!