Corinthian Events Goes Cowboy

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

wild west bar

Howdy y’all! Welcome to the wild, wild west.

When your client comes to you with an idea for a saloon themed party, you need to go all out. From mechanical bulls to whiskey tastings, we knew we had to create just the right balance of class and sass!

wild west decor

The evening began with the sounds of a live blue-grass duo and the visual backdrop of a classic black & white American Western movie projected in an adjourning atrium to further set the scene. Guests were offered cowboy hats and bandanas to complete their ensembles.

The first stop of the night? An antique photo booth filled with old world props and classic western attire to transform into character and capture all the western vibes in a sepia tinted photo to take home with them. The booth offered a quick-change option with all pieces to set the mood including women’s fringe dresses, boas, feathered headpieces, bowler & cowboy hats, vests, and cowboy boots.

If guests found themselves in need of refreshment they could sidle over to the custom saloon bar and place an order with the barkeep. Outfitted with rope, beer growlers, and a “Happy Trails” sign, the 12-foot bar was a centerpiece of the design.

whiskey tasting

Whiskey lovers were in for an additional treat with a whiskey tasting led by a bona-fide expert. Guests enjoyed sampling and learning about 6 different types of whiskey throughout the evening. The western look was completed with an antique wagon and whiskey barrel high-top tables.

wild west furniture

The energetic crowd took respite in this perfectly western comfy soft seating arrangement which included real cowhide rugs and classic chesterfield style leather couches adorned with faux fur pillows and blankets.

wild west games

As the guests mingled throughout the event, there was a multitude of experiences for everyone to enjoy including stylized versions of casino games such as darts, roulette, black jack, and pool.

Cowboys and girls took part in a professional line dancing class while ambitious guests took turns on the mechanical bull… this group was not afraid to let their inner western side show!

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Meet & Greet: Arrivals at Logan

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

First impressions are everything when your guests touch ground.

Whether you have 10 or 500 guests, finding the right vendor to partner with for your meet and greet services is crucial to the success of any program. Your guests’ arrival at the airport is their first impression of what the program will entail and we strive to make sure it’s a memorable welcome.

Chauffeurs can’t leave their vehicles at Logan International Airport, therefore additional team members are utilized to ensure a smooth transition for arrivals. Our meet and greet service includes a professionally attired and knowledgeable greeter, ready at baggage claim, holding a sign with either your company logo or their name; whichever is more appropriate for your group. In addition, guests are given our phone number so they have direct communication with us should they have trouble finding their greeter.

For clients, we make airport transportation look like a breeze.  We take the guests flight details, both arrivals and departures, and we break them out into a cohesive manifest.  We group guests together where possible to save on overall costs, always making sure no guest is stuck waiting.  If a flight is early or delayed, we can quickly adjust vehicles accordingly.

Logan International Airport is conveniently located in East Boston, just a short transfer to downtown Boston.  So no matter where their destination may be located in Boston a quick transfer from the airport is always obtainable.

With our vast knowledge of the city we know when we need permits, police details, etc. which makes the arrival and departure process on the curb a smooth experience for all!

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Dining Around

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

What do you call whisking 200 people to 11 restaurants using 15 vehicles and 18 staff within 15 minutes? Some may call it impossible- we call it a Dine-Around!

Planning a dine-around can be fun for those on our team who have a knack for logistics, details and solving puzzles. The process involves a lot of back and forth; confirming details, using intuition and experience to make restaurant recommendations, menu & wine selections, transportation suggestions and negotiate timing between the parties involved.

We have great restaurant relations, amazing transportation logistics and our team really enjoys them: We are Boston’s dine-around experts!

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Site Selection: The Details Matter

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Massachusetts was ranked the most innovative state in the US for 2016* so if your considering cities for your company’s next big event – put Boston on top!

At Corinthian Events, we are head over heels for our home base. Boston boasts copious potential venues from traditional and historic to modern and trendy throughout the city in various neighborhoods such as Back Bay, the North End, and Fenway to name a few. And of course, as an accredited Destination Management Company – we know a lot about our favorite city!

Due to the plethora of great options, choosing the right venue can become a ‘to do’ on your ever-growing list, and if you are not familiar with Beantown, your challenge becomes even more paramount as you navigate through the unknowns.

When we work with your team on site selection, our staff of seasoned professionals ensures no details are overlooked and there are no surprises.

DETAILS. We start by discussing your event with you to learn all pertinent details that have already been decided and what key factors will determine the spacing requirements.

  • What type of event are you planning?
    • Conference or Meeting, Dinner or Gala
    • Reception or Party
    • How many people do you expect?
    • When would be the ideal date or date pattern?
    • What is the format of your desired event?
      • Seated
      • Standing Reception
      • Progressive
      • Breakouts
      • Are there special services that will be relevant to your guests?
        • Accessibility (ADA) requirements
        • Sign language or translation services
        • What is important for your guests and the success of your meeting or event?
          • Location (proximity to airport or convention center, walking distance from scheduled off-sites, etc.)
          • WiFI and what bandwidth requirements might exist?
          • Food and Beverage
          • Ambiance (historical, trendy, practical, business)

With these details organized our team brainstorms – with 19 team members at Corinthian Events, we have a lot of brainpower to discuss all the locations which would best fit all parameters of the upcoming event.

LEG WORK. Once we have our list of potential venues we organize official RFPs (Request for Proposals) which are sent to our contacts at various locations. On a large event, there are many details to keep in mind when calculating prices and without knowing the right questions to ask, things can get overlooked.  It is important to pay attention to auxiliary fees in addition to basic venue fees, catering, and audio visual.  Don’t get tripped up on set-up fees, administrative fees, charges for auxiliary services such as coat check, internet, white boards, and conference calls.

ORGANIZE & REVIEW. With all details received we organize them into a clear, comparable format including pros and cons for each location, relevant images, and budgets that allow side by side comparison by your team. We review all these details with you to learn what is most relevant to the success of your event.

CONTRACT REVIEW & NEGOTIATION. Our years of experience reviewing contracts gives our team a competitive advantage to negotiate concessions for our clients and maintain a win-win for our venue partners. Often the contract you see has already undergone a revision – or two!

Whether you are planning a 1 day meeting or a conference over several days for 50 or for 5,000 people – your venue is vital to the success of your event. Your guests will interact more with the location than any other detail you choose so don’t go it alone – we are here to help!

*Fact share from Bloomberg.com

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