May 15th, 2013
Use your on-site staff in more ways than one! While planning the events you are producing perhaps you will come across the need to use your staff as Human Signs. They can share direction with guests (see our “air traffic controllers” above), wear clothing that matches the event decor, or even wear a sign that explains what they are serving.
A friendly face and the personal touch will go a long way!
May 9th, 2013
We are very excited to introduce you to the two newest members of the Corinthian Events Team – Jamie and Megan! With 13 staff we are currently the largest CE has ever been!
Jamie Hellesen joined Corinthian Events in April 2013 with more than ten years’ experience in the event planning industry. Her background encompasses wedding planning, restaurant management, and destination management, and she spent over six years as an account manager at a large Florida-based DMC. Jamie is a New Englander at heart – she grew up in Southern New Hampshire – and is excited to be continuing her work in destination management here in Boston. Clients will notice her impeccable organization and detail, and she makes multi-tasking under pressure look like a breeze. When she’s taking a break from the logistics of your event, Jamie enjoys CrossFit, spending time with her new nephew, and capturing the world through a lens.
Massachusetts native Megan Woonton joined Corinthian Events in April 2013 with a passion for events and experience spanning private, social, and non-profit event planning. She graduated from Endicott College in 2011 with a B.S. in Hospitality Management, and spent a year studying in Madrid, Spain and Sydney, Australia. Megan’s vivacious personality and keen attention to detail make her a pleasure to work with, and stress can’t get this girl down; she thrives on adrenaline and has been found skydiving over the Great Barrier Reef and bungee jumping in the rain forest! Megan loves being part of the entire planning process, from meeting the clients right down to closing the door after another successful event. When she isn’t designing stunning events, Megan also loves traveling, trying new restaurants, and hiking with her two Golden Retrievers.
May 7th, 2013
In early April, Corinthian traveled back in time for a “through the decades” celebration.
Our client challenged us to transform the foyer and each of the three sections of the Westin Copley’s America Ballroom into a different, iconic decade, while still delivering a cohesive setting for their celebration. Challenge – accepted!
The foyer easily turned into a 1920-style Speakeasy Cabaret – complete with moustaches, boas and flapper girls at the photo station!
Ambient lighting and custom bar signage was used to help distinguish each space in America Ballroom. America North embraced a romantic moment in the 1940s – Casablanca. Complete with warm amber lighting, rich hardwood, rustic burlap linen, scattered palm fronds and Moroccan lanterns; the 40s were a haven for cozy conversation and billiards.
America Center got a groovy spin to celebrate the 1960s, with retro linens, oversized daisies, lava lamps and airbrush tattoos.
Finally, America South was like, totally 80s! Complete with neon and zebra linen, devo hats, pop rocks, glow sticks, ping pong and air hockey – guests danced the night away in this rad party space.
May 2nd, 2013
You haven’t properly toured Boston unless you’ve done it on a Duck Tour, so when we were given the opportunity to take a ride this week a few of us in the office jumped at the chance! For some it was their first time on the W.W.II style amphibious vehicles and the rest of us hadn’t been since we were younger – none of us were disappointed!
We boarded our Duck, Arborway Alex, and our tour guide, MacIn Quack, drove us by all the places that make Boston such a beautiful and historic city. Our tour wouldn’t have been complete without a quick cruise down The Charles. Luckily, the weather was perfect and we were able to see a picturesque view of the Boston skyline!
After our ride on the Duck we enjoyed cocktails and bites at Abby Lane, one of our favorite new restaurants, and then walked a block to The Charles Playhouse for Blue Man Group – such a fun evening!