Explore Your Inner Creative

Friday, July 17th, 2015

New England Event Planning

We promised you a closer look at some of our June events and we are starting with one of Newport, RI’s premiere venues!  Located just over an hour South of Boston, Newport is one of our favorite seaside cities to visit (especially in the summer) and when a client decides to take their event or meeting to this New England resort town we are thrilled!

Over the course of the three day program, 400 guests were given the opportunity to explore Newport during multiple activities and off sites.  One particularly memorable evening took place at Belle Mer, a chic Newport event space that combines elegance with contemporary glamour.  Located on the edge of Narraganset Bay, Belle Mer offers sweeping views of Newport Harbor and the true Newport society experience.  Guests were welcomed to Belle Mer for a night full of cocktails, delicious bites and some unique entertainment.  A variety of low and high cocktail tables were spread across the property to promote casual dining and informal mingling.  Sticking with the ocean side theme and complimenting the sleek space, punchy patterned linens in blue and green topped guest tables.  Centerpieces featured white ceramic and glass containers filled with succulents and white florals.

Many guests spent time outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather, playing lawn games and exploring the seven acres of manicured lawns.  Collections of Adirondack chairs were scattered around the picturesque, ocean-view setting and were the perfect place for guests to catch the sunset!

Oceanside Nautical

Oceanside Nautical

Oceanside Nautical

Baggo Lawn Games Tented

Rhode Island Belle Mer View

The highlight of the evening was the variety of unique entertainment and performances that encouraged guests to explore their creative sides.  From caricaturists and ice sculptors to bucket drummers and magicians, we ensured guests were engaged from arrival to departure.  Throughout the evening two talented artists created larger than life nautical masterpieces.  A muralist began with blank canvases and by the time the event ended had painted a beautiful ocean scene.  At the same time world renowned artsit, Rob Surrette, created an equally impressive piece made entirely of push pins! As the sun set, guests were invited outside to view the night sky with the help of  a few telescopes. Guests were able to see Saturn and Jupiter while a local astronomer provided background on the two beautiful planets.  To cap the night off, dueling pianists picked up the tempo and played crowd favorites and sing-along classics.  The skilled pianists encouraged song requests, creating a truly interactive experience.  Entertainment was staggered over the course of the evening and strategically placed in different areas of the venue so there was no shortage of things to inspire guests creatively!

Belle Mer Newport

Belle Mer Newport

Belle Mer Newport

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Missed Us?

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

It’s safe to say that the week of June 15th was the busiest one we’ve seen in awhile!  You may have noticed (or at least assumed from the multiple “out of office” emails) that a majority of the CE team spent last week on site.  Large programs in Boston, Cambridge and Newport had our team working around the clock to ensure a flawless execution and great guest experience.

We can’t take all the credit though… We’d like to give a big shout out to all of the amazing staff that assisted us throughout the week, many of whom are close friends and family members of CE! Our hard working Harvard day staff are featured in the picture above and they are only a portion of the small army who helped us to get through the week.

As we continue to get back into the swing of things, we’ll be sure to update you on all of our June happenings.  Keep an eye out for some event recaps in the coming weeks!

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Learn a New Skill: The Art of Falconry

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Cape Cod Ocean Edge Resort

This summer was a busy one; from Cape Cod to Boston to Vermont, we have been planning events all over New England!  Way back in June (seems like ages ago doesn’t it?) we had our first big program of the summer down the Cape.  The three-day program was ripe with activities and the chance to learn new skills such as sushi rolling, floral arranging, and even how to set a hawk in flight.  Falconry was one of the most unique and exciting events of the program, where guests learned the history of falconry before having the opportunity to handle and free-fly a trained Harris Hawk.  Talk about a one-of-a-kind experience!

Ocean Edge Resort Meeting Planning Victoria

Victoria even got in on the action!

Here are some interesting tidbits that Chris Davis, a Master Falconer and breeder from New England Falconry, shared with guests during their introductory falconry session:

  • Falconry is an ancient activity that dates all the way back to 2000 BC and Mesopotamia!  The sport did not reach the height of its popularity until the 17th century in Europe and didn’t travel over to America until the 1930s.
  • In medieval Europe, the Middle East, and the Mongolian Empire falconry was a status symbol and a hobby largely restricted to nobles.  In order to be successful you needed time, money, and space.  This is still very true today; taking care of a bird (or two or 3) is definitely a full time job!
  • Becoming a falconer is harder than you might think!  All falconers start as apprentices and in North America must trap their first hawk from the wild.  After their two year apprenticeship, falconers must maintain a general class license for at least 5 years before they can become a Master Falconer.
  • Falconry is legal in all states except one… Hawaii!

Chris brought two hawks to demonstrate hands-on falconry education.  The activity was unpredictable and exciting, and definitely gave guests something to talk about later!

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Ted Talks: Making Your Content Stick

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

We’re always perusing the blog-o-sphere for relevant and inspiring posts, and sometimes we come across pieces that we just can’t keep to ourselves!

Content is “boss” these days in both meetings and events, so it is more important and challenging than ever to ensure your presentation has a long-standing impact.  The lessons mentioned in Let’s Talk TED are worth passing along.  Take a read – it is short and sweet!

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TED Talks are all the rage for conventions and meetings nowadays. But should you follow this model for your next speech?

Source: livebranding.com
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