Big Night 2015: Throwback Edition

March 20th, 2015

House of Blues

In early February, Big Brother Big Sister of Massachusetts Bay’s celebrated their 16th Annual Big Night at the House of Blues Boston and it was all that and a bag o’ chips!  The sold out fundraiser featured a bold color palette, throwback entertainment and 90s inspired decor.

To carry the 90s concept from start to finish, we transformed the HOB foyer into a black light wonderland.  As guests arrived they were greeted by glowing balloons, floor decals and wall decorations.  Neon tape directed guests to the registration desk and coat check and even spelled out the #BigNight2015 hashtag!

House of Blues BBBS #BigNight2015 90s Throwback

In the concert hall, servers decked out in vintage track jackets straight from the 90s passed pop rock rimmed signature cocktails while entertainers wearing what we’ve decided to call “Fresh Prince Chic” got jiggy with it.  A custom, graffiti step and repeat was the perfect picture backdrop and made more than one appearance on Instagram that night!

BBBS House of Blues

Throwback #BigNight2015 BBBS House of Blues

Bright colors and 90s elements decorated every floor of the House of Blues.  From spray painted boom boxes and VHS tapes to custom graffiti banners, the throwback theme was not lost on guests.  A Saved By the Bell inspired vinyl wrapped the second floor balcony, creating a bright and fun visual in the space.  After an intimate acoustic performance for VIP guests by Goo Goo Dolls lead singer, John Rzeznik, banners were removed and general admission guests arrived.  With just under 1000 guests in attendance, by the time the program started the party was in full swing!

House of Blues Throwback Edition BBBS #BigNight2015 Dave Fox Photography

BBBS Graffiti Throwback

House of Blues BBBS #BigNight2015 Throwback

Big Night 16’s entertainment paired effortlessly with the 90s concept.  Shaggy and the Goo Goo Dolls both rocketed to the top of the charts in the 1990s and although their music couldn’t be more different (reggae and rock) the two performances were the perfect addition to the throwback theme.

Shaggy’s set brought the heat!  It might have been cold outside but as soon as his performance began it felt as if the entire party had been transported to Jamaica.  Playing hits like “Angel” and “Wasn’t Me”, guests were on their feet dancing from start to finish.  By the time Goo Goo Dolls took the stage the audience was all warmed up, singing along to fan favorites’ “Iris” and “Slide”.  The night ended with the dance floor full and DJ Kupah spinning 90s hits!

90s Throwback House of Blues

90s Throwback House of Blues

House of Blues Big Brother Big Sister 90s Throwback

We are happy to report Big Night raised over 1.8 million dollars to support Big Brother Big Sister’s programs.  To find out more about the organization and how you can get involved be sure to check out the Big Brother Big Sister of Massachusetts Bay website!

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Corinthian Events Celebrates 15 Years!

March 13th, 2015

CE Turns 15 Partners

Founded in March of 2000, Corinthian Events has been planning memorable events in Boston and New England for 15 years.  Of course, in true CE fashion, we had to celebrate!

Last weekend friends, family and the CE team headed down to the Hotel Viking in Newport, RI for an epic bash hosted by Courtney, Jill and Mary.  Decked out in our finest duds, we danced, toasted and reminisced!

CE Turns 15

CE Turns 15

CE Turns 15

CE Turns 15

CE Turns 15

Following dinner, we ushered the whole party into another room for a champagne toast and a surprise! Courtney, Jill and Mary had no idea that the CE team had been working with friends, family, vendors and clients to put together a 15th anniversary video.  There were plenty of laughs (and tears!) as people from CE’s past and present expressed their congratulations.

CE Turns 15

After a touching tribute, it was back to the ballroom for more dancing and fun in the photo booth.  With such a fun team, it’s a wonder we get any work done!

CE Turns 15

CE Turns 15

CE Turns 15

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CE’s Newest Additions!

February 24th, 2015

New Team Members

You may have noticed there are a couple of new faces around 109 Kingston Street these days.  With the addition of three new team members, our office is running 15 strong (the biggest we’ve ever been!). Please give a warm CE welcome to Micha, Breanne and Natalie!

New Additions

Micha Brooks, Senior Account Manager

Scottish native Micha Brooks joined Corinthian Events in January of 2015 with a wealth of event and hospitality management experience under her belt.  Micha began her career in the United Kingdom, working with a golf event staging company, before venturing to the U.S. where she worked as the Director of Account Management at another Boston DMC.  Micha is a great multitasker, has fantastic organizational skills, and always comes prepared with a positive and up-beat attitude!  Her favorite parts of event planning are getting to know the clients and seeing the event come together.  In her spare time, Micha enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs, Lucy and Bella.  She also loves trying cuisines from all over the world and spending days at the beach or on the golf course.

New Additions

Breanne M. Timura, Castle Venue Manager and Account Manager

Breanne Timura joined the Corinthian Events family in September 2014 for a rather unique position – to manage the Castle at Park Plaza, a historic special event venue located in Boston’s Back Bay. Refer to her as Queen of the Castle or the Castle Protector, she is in charge of all castle-related inquiries. Her dual role also charges her with account management and event planning alongside the rest of the Corinthian Events team.  Prior to Corinthian Events, Breanne organized on-campus and regional events for alumni at her alma mater, Connecticut College while residing in Mystic, CT (Mystic Pizza anyone?  A good movie, but the pizza… not so much!).  When she’s not living the ‘royal life’ at CE, Breanne can be found experimenting in her kitchen, discovering new craft beer and bourbon, or sweating it out at the gym!

New Additions

Natalie Prentiss, Program Assistant

After interning for Corinthian Events in the fall of 2014, Natalie Prentiss became a full time member of the CE team in January 2015.  A Westfield State University graduate, Natalie hails from Waltham, MA and has had a passion for event planning since high school.  In the office, Natalie wears many hats.  From calling vendors to helping with proposals, Natalie assists with many of the small details that ensure all of our events go off without a hitch.  A self-proclaimed “neat freak”, Natalie loves to organize and uses these skills to keep the office and our supplies immaculate.  Outside of the office, Natalie enjoys athletic activities like water skiing and snowboarding, dreaming about sky diving, and spending time with her family down the Cape!

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A Winter White Holiday Luncheon

February 12th, 2015

Winter White Centerpieces

Perched thirty-three floors above Downtown Boston, the State Room  is a unique, urban event space with views that even rain and fog can’t beat.  On a dreary afternoon in December, 800 guests arrived at the modern venue for a holiday luncheon.  While the weather wasn’t ideal, panoramic glass walls, a variety of entertaining activities and winter white decor made for a festive reception!

Winter White Holiday Luncheon Snow Globe

Linens in shades of white, silver and ice blue dressed a variety of communal tables, cocktail rounds and high tops.  Centerpieces featured charming white floral arrangements, snowflake luminaries and sparkling snow globes.  Scattered throughout the State Room, lighted evergreens and over-sized lanterns added a little twinkle to the ambiance.

State Room Holiday Party

Winter White Holiday Luncheon

State Room Boston Winter White Luncheon Centerpieces

From caricature artists to green screen photo booths, there were plenty of entertainment options to keep guests occupied throughout lunch.  In the Great Room, Detour Unplugged played well known pop songs on their classical instruments while guests took pictures inside of a life size snow globe.  It was quite a unique photo op!  Before departing, guests lined up at a massive candy bar filled with 200 lbs of blue and white sweets.  Yes, you read that correctly, 200 lbs!!!

State Room Winter White Holiday Luncheon

State Room Winter White Holiday Luncheon

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