Networking in the Back Bay’s Best Atrium

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Ideas and Suggestions by the Corinthian Events Team

The Winter Garden Atrium has quickly jumped to the top of Boston’s best event venues.  With the arrival of Michael Schlow’s delicious (we speak from experience) new tequila-infused tapas restaurant, Tico, the atrium has found its mate.   Innovative food  (from any of Schlow’s city hot-spots) and sky-high ceilings make for the ultimate spot to enjoy cocktail while mingling with colleagues and friends.

And for a recent client, we did just that.  Guests of the Hilco Trading, LLC networking event were welcomed up the stairs into the atrium by the sounds of a classical string duo.  Linens were dressed in “Hilco” blue as orange accents echoed the emerging spring season while natural light combined with dynamic lighting transformed the space from office building to elegant event space.

So next time you’re looking for inspired food and great networking in the heart of Boston, let us introduce you to the Winter Garden.

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To Market We Go

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Ideas and Suggestions by the Corinthian Events Team

Our in-house restaurant guru, Courtney, eats, reviews and shares with you!

Don’t let the building bankruptcy rumors keep you away from Market by Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s – worth the trip and worth every penny! After my second time there I was again so impressed. The boisterous and lively bistro type atmosphere would lend to a simpler, less 5-star menu but the dishes are just amazing; I highly recommend the Crispy Clams, Roasted Cauliflower with Pistachios and the Black Truffle with Fontina Cheese.  Our waitress was so personable and fun, we wanted her to join us!  We wrapped up our great evening just as Harvard Prom 2011 arrived – just in the nick of time!?

P.S. Great private dining room for 12-14 guests!

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Big Night, Big Recap

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen, the recap you’ve been waiting for!  As the press profoundly described, Big Night 2011 was, well, big.  Once again, we designed and produced Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay’s iconic annual gala at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

And with a them as playful as Mardi Gras – the decor opportunities were endless!  Upon arrival, guests were greeted by giant, fan powered “dancing” purple and green inflatable fly guys at the BCEC entrance.  Once guests made their way upstairs, they were instantly transported to Bourbon Street without leaving Boston city limits.  A lavish entryway featuring the Mardi Gras king and queen travelled all the way from New Orleans to welcome the guests.

The pre-function space was transformed into an authentic New Orleans street fair with masks, jesters and parade floats delivered straight from Louisiana!  The main focal point of the cocktail space was a life-size float draped in bold fabric which featured costumed dancers and provided a festive backdrop for the bars.

Finally, it was time to enter the ballroom for a celebrity chef infused dinner!  Guests enjoyed a Creole-inspired menu designed by local area chefs Michael Schlow, Andrea & Seth Raynor, Joanne Chang and Chris Schlesinger.

Four separate styles of centerpieces adorned alternating tables, mimicking the color-scheme and theme from the reception.  Noteworthy details included playful Jester chair covers, feathered centerpieces which added height and color and miniature New Orleans street signs rounded out the extravagant decor.

Headlining entertainers Michael Franti and the Neville Brothers kept the crowd rocking on the packed dance floor all night long.

Masks and beads galore – it was a great BIG night!

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