Perception is Everything

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

I guess God made Boston on a wet Sunday.

Raymond Chandler

The Bunker Hill Monument

Let’s talk Boston stereotypes: Boring.  Parochial.  Educational.  Dry.  Stuffy.  Dreary.  Slow.  Prickly.

Well, today we are going to let you in on a big secret – shhhh – it’s actually really fun!  But don’t rush to rid yourself of those negative ideas just yet.  While you live an American History lesson, enjoy world-class dining and boat around the beautiful Boston harbor, it may benefit your corporate image to be in a town seeped in education, innovation, and old charm, instead of a flamboyant jaunt in, say, Vegas.

Unfortunately, Raymond Chandler missed out on the opportunity to explore all of the exciting things that Boston has to offer – but that doesn’t mean you have to.  Boston is one of the country’s leading destinations providing guests with the best in entertainment, food, activities, venue space and touring.

The Institute of Contemporary Art.

ART & CULTURE:

Home to an array of world class museums, vibrant theatrics and every kind of music, the city is filled with entertainment.  Whether you want to walk through an Art History textbook or explore the art of right now – the Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner and Institute of Contemporary Art pose inviting juxtapositions to keep you engaged.  For live entertainment, head to the exciting theater district for a Broadway show that wows.  Or scope out smaller theaters scattered throughout the city for a more intimate show.  With concert venues as small as a hip night club, as happening as the House of Blues and as well known as the Garden – you can be assured that your visit will contain the best of the arts.

Cook with Todd English.

Enjoy the Best of New England Cuisine.

RESTAURANTS:

An option for every palette, Boston houses culinary gems in every corner of the city.  Renowned chefs are constantly turning out the finest in cuisine, from traditional American to modern, steaks to sushi, Mediterranean to Brazillian – even vegetarians will find stimulating delicacies.  Not to mention that New England may well be the seafood capital of the country and its capital city certainly takes advantage of all those fresh, succulent underwater delights.  If you’re hoping to bring some of Boston’s great cuisine back home – ask us about a personalized cooking class with one of the city’s accomplished chefs for your group.

Catch a Game at Fenway.

ACTIVITIES & ATHLETICS:

Now that you are an art buff and a food nut, satisfy your athletic side with a Head of the Charles experience rowing along Boston’s famed river. The river is home to boating galore as rowing and sailing clubs litter the river’s edge.  It is not a surprise that some of the best views of the city are from the water.  Land sports more your thing?  There’s nothing more iconic to an avid sports fan than the oldest baseball stadium in the MLB, Boston’s Fenway Park.  Watch a game from one of the private rooms, tour the facility, or hang out in one of the local sports bars where you can bowl, play pool or use batting cages!  For an interactive edge, discover Boston by Scavenger Hunt, a consistent client favorite.  Follow the clues around town in a race to finish first!  You might have to find the real Cheers or have your picture taken with Paul Revere’s famous statue.

We Specialize in FUN Corporate Activities.

TOURS:

Activities in mind, there are a plethora of tour options for the curious visitor.  With pockets of culture at every corner you will never be short of new experiences and exciting stories.  Whether it’s a culinary tour of Boston’s Little Italy, the North End, or a walking tour of private homes in posh but conservative Beacon Hill, “A Day in the Revolution” at Lexington and Concord or educational bliss at two of the nations top universties, MIT and Harvard, we will cater each experience to you and your guests, ensuring that you not only enjoy your tour but that you meet your program goals.

VENUES:

If you are looking for a unique venue for your next meeting, look no further than Boston.   The Boston Public Library, the first library to allow outside lending, is one of the cities most historical and unique venues, and ideal for a meeting, conference or dinner.  If you are hosting a bigger group or looking for convention area, the new Boston Convention and Exhibition Center can hold anything from a fundraiser to a trade show in its sleek and modern space.  Or awe guests with the true Boston experience – an evening seeped in intellectual charm at the Harvard Club.  At this Boston icon, guests will be impressed with the history and prestige of each individual room while your meeting exudes an image of success.

As we said, perception is everything, and Boston gives the best of that.

The Boston Public Library

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

We want to hear from you!  What Boston stereotypes do you have?  What activities or events would you want to include in your visit in Boston?

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Homes for Our Troops: As Seen On Boston.com!

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Keynote speaker, Oliver North. Photo by Bill Brett.

Two weekends ago, we designed and produced the 4th Annual Spring Gala for Homes for Our Troops, a non-profit organization committed to helping those injured while contributing to our country by giving them a home in which they can live independently.

Approximately 1,500 guests attended the event held at the Marriott-Copley Place.    The keynote speaker for the evening was Oliver North, a combat decorated marine and the author of eleven novels including his latest, American Heroes, and the host of the award winning television documentary, War Stories. For more images from the hugely successful evening, check out Bill Brett’s “The Seen” coverage here on Boston.com!

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Celebrate Seventy in Bostonian Style

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Harvard Club Event Design

Last weekend we designed, executed and produced a traditional 70th birthday extravaganza at the Back Bay Harvard Club.  An intricate program including a three section speaker series, a cocktail reception, comedian, dinner, dancing and even a surprise visit by Marilyn Monroe, was enjoyed by three-hundred guests.

Stunning ice sculptures set the backdrop for a seafood inspired cocktail reception following the enlightening panels and prior to an elaborate dinner.

Oyster Bar Ice Sculpture

Side by side with our excellent vendors, we transformed Harvard Hall into the epitome of sophisticated chic, while  infusing the client’s vision into each element of the space.  An elaborate striped linen was paired with fresh purple accents, including florals and glassware, to establish the elegant color palette for the evening.  It was the ideal setting for the mouth-watering feast that ensued, which included a Fresh Maine Lobster Napoleon, Fire Seared Beef Tenderloin, and Mini Roasted Squash with Shrimp & Coconut Cream.

Table Number and Floral Centerpiece

Floral Centerpiece by Corinthian Events

Corinthian Events - Centerpiece Decor

Looking to plan big birthday bash?  We’d love to help!  We want to hear from you – what would you incorporate into your next birthday party?

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Scope Out the South End

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Ideas and Suggestions by the Corinthian Events Team

According to the New York Times in June 2006 – Boston’s South End had officially “emerged.”  Four years later, it is holding on strong to it’s hip ways with an abundance of fresh venues making it a great spot for your next networking event, cocktail party, product launch, or fundraiser.  Thanks to BizBash for scouring these sweet spaces.

The Harrison Power Plant-

The Mars Made Showroom -

Walker Contemporary -

Talk to this Boston Event Planner for more information about hosting a fun, trendy and unique event in the South End.

We want to hear from you – in what space do you dream to hold your next event?

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