Entertainment Entertainers Musicians

Entertainment Entertainers Musicians

Offering Entertainment Entertainers Musicians to many events per year, Scottsdale Private Event Venues is a full-service event management company. We incorporate video production, audiovisual management, conference management, styling & décor, and more.

Our source list of bands, DJs, and specialty performers spans a variety of styles and genres suited for Fortune 500 corporate events as well as grand non-profit galas.

We present corporate event entertainment such as:
Headline Entertainers
Interactive Performers
Dance Instructors
Stage Shows
Roving Acts
MCs
Headline DJs
Party Bands
Sports Identities
Cultural ACTs
Fire Performers
Roving Entertainers
Comedy
Magicians
Celebrities
Duos
Trios
Aerial Shows

Please contact our friendly team to discuss your needs or to book live entertainment for your event. Our consultants can assist with any inquiry you may have and provide excellent advice.  We want to assist in planning the perfect corporate event.

Scottsdale Private Event Venues provides the industry’s greatest selection of performing artists. We source the best bands, DJs, and specialty performers. From a variety of styles and genres, that are suited for fortune 500 corporate events.

Let us choreograph a flawless event by bringing the right entertainment. We then match their production, staging, and technical requirements to your budget.

SPEV will make it simple so you can be entertained.

We Only Endorse the Best

We book all types of performers and bands to augment any budget, circumstance, event, or theme. While we are happy to book international acts, Arizona has fantastic home-grown local entertainers.  They help keep costs down by circumventing the need for travel costs.

 Let us find the right fit for you.

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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How to Plan and Hold a Successful Trade Event

Holding a Successful Trade Event and the Role of Venue and Caterer

For businesses that are dealing in a particular range of products, it is really important to brandish them appropriately to reach out to new markets and make new business partners. Holding a trade event and show is a great way to market your product and brand. However, planning and holding such an event is no mean task. So many things go in holding even a small-scale trade event that businesses often refrain from going for it altogether.

However, some tricks and measures can help you in pulling off this difficult task. Here, we are going to discuss how your venue selection and the caterer and entertainment partner can help you in organizing a successful trade event.

Choosing a Venue that Is Big and Also Inexpensive

No matter how small a trade show is going to be, it will need a spacious venue. So, don’t hastily lock in any venue just because you are getting it on the cheap. Remember that you are going to showcase your products to prospective buyers. You may have to create multiple stalls that can easily accommodate the products and staffers who are attending the visitors.

Similarly, you need to leave a lot of walking space in the venue so the visitors can easily roam around. Setting up a sitting area for visitors is also important. You can see that arranging all these things under one roof require quite some space. The exhibition centers and auditoriums can provide you such spaces, but they are quite expensive and may throw your entire budget off balance.

A hangar comes as a viable venue option in this context. They are spacious, available at reasonable fees, and also let you maintain a corporate outlook of the event. You can easily set up multiple stalls and leave a lot of walking and sitting space in hangar venues.

Pretty up Your Trade Event with Food and Beverages

People are coming to your event. They are roaming around, engaging with your staff to find out more about the displayed products. Similarly, your staff is at its toes and attending everyone and answering each and every query. All this activity can tire anyone out. So, serving food and beverages at the event is your ethical responsibility. Setting a buffet or sandwich kiosk and a beverage dispenser is definitely going to inject some energy into your trade event.

In order to streamline this arrangement, try to work with a single contractor that can arrange a venue for your trade show and can also take care of its food and beverage supply.

Don’t Miss the AV Part

A trade show that is taking place in ambient noise has a different feel to it than a similar event being held with beautiful music playing in the background. Similarly, an interactive video being played on large screens and projectors can also make the overall event more interesting for participants.

Scottsdale Private Event Venues can help you in organizing a successful trade event. From the venue to catering and audio/video, they will take care of every important aspect of event management for you.

Tips to Plan a Successful Corporate Incentive Travel Program

Your Precise Guide to Planning a Corporate Incentive Travel Program

Corporate incentive travel programs can be arranged locally or internationally for both individuals and groups. These programs make for an amazing, unique, and effective way you can motivate top-performing employees through rewards.

However, the success of all corporate incentive travel programs depends on careful planning and execution.

If you are looking to plan a corporate incentive party or travel program for your employees, here are a few tips that you must follow to make them successful.

  1. Begin by preparing your budget so that you know your spending limits. A plan that doesn’t incorporate budget limits will end up causing problems by either exposing you to crisis due to overspending or falling fall low-cost packages that are low on quality too.
  2. The next step is to plan an event or program that goes hand in hand with your company culture, goals, and size. A corporate incentive travel program that doesn’t give you a return on investment is no good and this is due to wrong selection.
  3. Choose the target group for your corporate incentive party early on and plan accordingly. It can be all-inclusive, meaning one that includes employees from all levels of the hierarchy or planned for specific departments or levels.
  4. Get to know your target group better. Determine their likes, dislikes, preferences, interests, and elements that motivate them. Conduct a survey or interviews in-person that allows you to know your employees better. Incorporate the results in your planning to be able to better motivate your employees and get the desired ROI.
  5. Incorporate tasks and activities that promote learning in areas that your employees still need improvement in. Check out their past performances and behavior on the job and determine the kind of activities needed.
  6. Ensure that there is a practical performance tracking system in place. Associate clear measure to track performance and produce results on a merit basis.
  7. Before you finalize, sit back and think about the hurdles that can result in the failure of your incentive program. This could be anything from budget limitations to employees with low morale. Think about ways you can counterfeit these obstacles and ensure success.
  8. Begin your hunt to find an agency that can help you successfully implement your corporate travel incentive program. Some people choose to arrange incentive programs on their own but, of course, there is a huge difference between how the experienced and inexperienced plan and execute.
  9. Discuss with the agency you hire about the tax implications of such a travel program. There are certain scenarios in which travel is taxable and you need to bear this cost in case your event falls in the taxable events’ category.
  10. Plan a post-program survey to determine how your corporate travel incentive program has affected the winners and non-winners. You can call it successful if everyone thinks that the results were fair enough and seems to have learned what the program was planned for.

 

Get in touch with Scottsdale Private Event Venue to begin planning your corporate travel incentive program.

Things to Factor in While Selecting a Venue Location

Things to Factor in While Selecting a Venue Location

Finding and settling on a venue is one of the most difficult tasks of any event planning routine. The venue has the power to make your event a rampant success or a washout. Its location also greatly matters in deciding the fate of your event. This is the reason why event planners and managers always ask hosts to do thorough homework for picking a venue location before finalizing any other event detail.

Let’s have a look at the elements that one must factor in before locking in a venue location.

The Commute Should Be Shorter

No one wants to drive for an hour to reach a suburban venue. The ones who will make this effort will already be dead beat due to the long commute. So, try to choose the location that remains a moderate commute for all the invitees.

Even an impressive event itinerary can’t persuade people to attend if they already know that they have to travel a long distance to reach the destination. Keep in mind that, a far-off venue location can drastically impact the headcount at your event and subsequently its success.

The Commute Should be Hassle-Free

Just as people don’t want to travel long distances, they also don’t like to get stuck in traffic again and again while heading to an event. Wrestling their way out of bad traffic can spoil their mood even before the start of the event proceedings. It’s never easy to get the annoyed and tempered guests involved in the activities. They even have the contagious power to spread their bad mood vibes.

We know that it is not easy to find a venue that can fulfill both the above requirements. However, we are going to make one suggestion here: try our hangars. There are many hangar venues in Arizona that are not far away from the city centers and also involve a hassle-free commute.

Caterers Can Easily Manage their Things on the Location

While facilitating the guests and putting their convenience at the forefront, it is also important to factor in the functional requirements of your event. For instance, it is essential that the caterers you are working with can easily manage the food and beverages at the given location without making any compromise. A better option is to look for an event management company that offers both a venue and catering services.

 

Take into Account the ‘Curb Appeal’ of a Venue

Besides crafting the interior of the venue in accordance with the event theme, it is equally important that the surrounding location also enhances the experience of the guests attending the event. A natural landscape or some good architectural work of art in the vicinity of the venue will add a personality to your event.

Scottsdale Private Event Venues offers a range of different venues at different locations including hangers. The wide assortment of venues offered by the company makes it easier for hosts in picking a venue location of their choice.

Team Building and Ice Breaking Games and Activities for Corporate Events

Corporate Event Games & Activities

The activities and games that are made a part of corporate events are those that are both enjoyable and add value to the events. While there are different games and activities you can incorporate depending on what the event is about, it is generally ice breaking and team building activities that work best for such events.

These corporate event games and activities don’t only add life to the events but also allow people to know each other, relax, enjoy, and participate at the same time.

If you too are looking for ideas to make corporate events fun and interactive, here are a few games and activities that you can incorporate.

1.     The Game of Possibilities

This game is less time-consuming and is an amazing one for team building. All that you need to do is divide the participants into several small groups and distribute random objects in each group. The object you distribute should be given to a random person in each group and those who get it will have to stand up and showcase a unique use of the object in front of everyone, one after the other.

Another way you can play this game is by having the person with the object give clues to their team in order to guess the object. In this scenario, the demonstrator will not be allowed to speak.

The objective of this game is to allow the participants to be creative and interact with each other while having fun. It inspires creativity and team building.

2.     Turning the Negatives into Positives

The objective behind this activity is to enable the participants to engage better and cheer each other up. It helps them discover ways to gain a positive outlook even in the most trying times and teaches them not to judge others.

You can either divide the participants into pairs or trios or more. What happens during the activity is that a person will share his/her real-life negative experience from the past with the other member(s). After this, the other participant(s) will look at the scenario and discuss the positive aspect of the same experience. The partners will keep on switching roles until everyone is done.

Outdoor Team Building Games

3.     The Perfect Square

You will need long pieces of rope and a blindfold for every participant. All that you have to do is make the coworkers form a circle while grabbing a piece of rope. Each of the members will then be asked to put their blindfolds on and set the rope on the floor. Next, have the participants must move away from where the ropes were placed and then come back and arrange all the ropes together to form a large square with each other’s help while still being blindfolded.

This game will encourage communication as each participant will be dependent on another and allow them to demonstrate their leadership skills. This will also develop a sense of trust among the participants and add to their team building skills.

If there is a corporate event coming up and you have been stressing over making it engaging and fun without sidelining the actual purpose/goal, Scottsdale Corporate Events has got you covered. Connect today to discuss your options!

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!

Types of Uplighting for Your Special Event

The Best Types of Uplighting for Your Special Event

One of the most significant aspects while decorating the venue is choosing the lights.

You can find multiple kinds of lights on the market but you will notice that every kind of light generates different mood and feelings.

One of the most popular types of light is the “uplighting”. What is it, you may wonder?  Continue to read to find that out.

What Is Uplighting?

Uplights are a wonderful lightening effect, generally used for weddings, corporate events, concerts, parties, bars etc. They are strategically placed on the floors of the venue, pointing upwards.

Uplights are also set against the walls. In this way, the color coming off from the lights paint the wall in an attractive hue. They are an amazing way to enhance the beauty of the space instantly.

Types of Uplights

There are three kinds of uplighting, each one of them differs in their prices and effects.

It is important that you know the differences between them. Only then, you can decide which one of them would be ideal for your event.

1.     Uplighting with Bulbs and Colored Gels

This the most traditional kind of uplight, consisting of hot bulbs in a metal can. It is generally known as the “old-school” uplight or incandescent light.

The colored gel of the bulb helps to filter out the color of your choice. You can go for single or multicolor bulbs and spruce up the entire place in no time.

The lights also happen to give a beautiful touch of color to your decoration items, making them appear supremely attractive. If you are looking for affordable uplights, you should go with incandescent lights.

2.     Wired LED Uplighting

Unlike traditional uplights, the LED uplights fall into the category of the newer version of uplights. One of the reasons why you should go for LED uplights and not with other kinds of uplights is because these bulbs stay cool for a longer period of time.

Other types of LED lights may get hot after a while but the wired LED uplights stay the same. Since they consume less heat, they consume less power too.

You can change the color of your LED lights even during the middle of your event. For instance, if you want to change the lights with the theme of your event, you can easily do that with the wired LED uplight.

3.     Wireless LED Uplighting

This is the newest and the most exciting version of LED uplights. These uplights work by battery and remote control. This is why you wouldn’t need to worry about wires getting in your or guests’ way.

Although these uplights are costly, they are worth the investment. You can change the color on a fly. For instance, you can have white lights at the start of the event then change them to yellow during dinner time.

If you want to invest in good-quality lightings for any of your events, to bring great concepts to life involves both inspired design and clever planning. Our staff brings together an assorted range of talents to focus on each thought of a task. We’re thrilled to work with carefully selected production companies that have a wealth of experience across a wide range of events, … audio, video, and rigging to projects of all sizes.  Learn more

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.

Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Plan Your Wedding at an Airport Hangar

Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Plan Your Wedding at an Airport Hangar

When we think of airports, the first thing that immediately pops into our minds is obviously, an airplane. The second thing is the passengers, and then traveling, and so on and so forth.

Not even in our wildest dreams do we regard airports as wedding destinations. And that is mainly because it is not the usual place for weddings to be arranged. However, you may not know but an airport hangar is a unique place where you can have your wedding planned. Are you wondering what an airport hangar is?

Well, it is a spacious building where airplanes are repaired or serviced, as well as parked. The hangars are far away from the terminals and runways, but they are a fun place to have the wedding ceremony. Read on to find out some reasons why an airport hangar should be your wedding venue!

1.     A Modern and Unique Trend

Are you bored and tired of weddings taking place in churches, beaches or the backyard? Do you want a unique venue? You surely do!

An airport hangar is a perfect option for you to have your wedding in the most extraordinary style. An airport hangar is the latest trend that has not become common yet. So, surprise your guests by inviting them to such an amazing venue.

2.     Spacious Enough to Accommodate a Large Number of Guests

The space is generally limited when you have wedding ceremonies in churches, backyards or wedding halls. And therefore, you are unwillingly forced to invite a limited number of guests. However, this may not be the case when you have your wedding in an airport hangar.

It is an open-air place with a large space that can easily accommodate thousands of guests. So, don’t hesitate to call your friends and their friends when having a wedding at an airport hangar!

3.     Customize the Venue

An airport hangar gives the opportunity to customize the place whichever way you want. You can make the location gorgeous and stunning by creatively styling it the way you feel.

For example, you can follow fun themes like airplane tickets as an invitation and have a matching themed table decoration accordingly.

4.     A Unique and Fun Wedding Photo Shoot

Photos are the best way to collect beautiful memories. And that’s why a wedding photo shoot is a must. The photo shoot at an airport hangar will be undoubtedly the most outstanding experience.

The photos clicked in the open-area will give a remarkable result. Plus, having jets and planes as the backdrop will make the photos look quirky and cool!

Weddings are the most special day of one’s life and they should be nothing less than extraordinary. So, choose the airport hangar as the perfect wedding venue and make the ceremony an extravagant affair.

You can book us to help you plan your wedding event at the airport hangar in the perfect way possible!