The best event entertainment ideas for your corporate function or event

If you’re responsible for planning corporate events or functions for your workplace, you know it can be a very overwhelming and stressful job trying to organise delicious corporate catering and entertainment. No one wants to attend the same old corporate event that has boring speakers and lacklustre food and entertainment. But how do you incorporate something new and exciting into your corporate events or party that won’t break the bank?

Many corporate events seem so boring because they lack interaction. One of the keys to a successful meeting is to get your attendees involved. Every great event should be a unique experience and the corporate catering and entertainment is just one element that will help make your corporate function a success. We’ve put together some of the best event entertainment ideas and options below to help you get started – just remember that the entertainment options you choose should make sense for your function and ties in with your theme or purpose.

Interactive food and drink stations

No more boring buffets and attendees waiting in line to fill their plates! Make your event catering more exciting with multiple interactive food and drink stations around the venue space for a truely great food theatre experience. From a cocktail bar creating personalised signature cocktails to a donut wall, a chef rolling sushi, grazing tables, gelato stand or roaming oyster shuckers, there are plenty of creative and delicious ways to feed your guests. We have a huge range of interactive entertainment options to make your event memorable.

Perfect for: Celebrating, ideation, networking

corporate event - donut wall

Spa break

There’s no better way to relax and regroup after a long session or meeting than with a spa break. Set up a designated area where your attendees can get a massage or manicure during the coffee and tea breaks. They’ll come back energised and ready to learn!

Perfect for: Ideation, brainstorming, educating

Photo booths

No one can resist a photo booth! Include plenty of silly photo booth props, signs and backgrounds to keep your attendees networking, laughing and entertained. Plus, instant photo prints will let each of your guests go home with some fun memories of your event or party

Perfect for: Networking, celebrating

corporate event entertainment - photo booth

Video booths

Photo booths are super popular and fun, but try something completely unique with a slow motion video booth. Get silly with props or bust a move and be entertained for hours with the hilarious results! It’s easily shareable and a fun and memorable way to get everyone talking about your event.

Perfect for: Networking, celebrating, promotion,

Live music

Whether it’s a DJ, pianist, band, guitarist, singer or cover bands, a live musical performance or act is a great way to keep energy levels high and keep your attendees engaged.

Perfect for: Celebrating, networking, promotion, ideation

Bartenders with flair

Perfect for cocktail events or a networking session after the meeting or conference, add some flair to your next corporate function or event with bartenders who combine awesome alcoholic drinks with style. We’re talking about bartenders who put on incredible performances as they serve alcoholic drinks to your guests. Enjoy engaging freestyle performances behind the bar as they mix your drinks and some entertainment shows even include flaming bottles and fire breathing acts! These types of interactive entertainment shows will definitely bring the wow factor to your event and get the party started.

Perfect for: Celebrating, networking, ideation

Visual art

Take your corporate event to the next level with a local artist to paint, sculpt or draw for your guests. Fire breathers, acrobats and aerialists will entertain and wow your guests. How about a dinner theatre troupe, illusionist or a magician?

Make sure you have plenty of room and time for these entertainers to mingle and make their rounds and allow all your guests to see the action. This will definitely get all your guests talking!

Perfect for: Ideation, promoting, educating, celebrating

corporate event entertainment - fire breather

Photo credit: Glenn Euloth – Flickr

Do it differently

Your next corporate event doesn’t have to be boring. The right event catering, drinks and great entertainment will help take your corporate function or event to the next level and make it extra special. If you’re holding an event in summer, check out our other blog for some of the best summer experience ideas for events. If you need further inspiration or recommendations with corporate catering unique entertainment event ideas and options, or event planning assistance, speak to one of our corporate event managers on 1300 851 900. We can assist with all your event catering and corporate entertainment hire needs in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

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