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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Meet the Team: Elizabeth

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Talented. Detail Oriented. Successful.

You may know her as Elizabeth Iannessa… but this Director at Corinthian Events is now officially Elizabeth Trofatter, CMP. Her now husband, Tyler, is a professional lighting designer, and yes – they met on the job!

Creativity runs deep for Elizabeth. Jill, Partner at Corinthian Events shared, “Elizabeth is creative, vivacious and has a keen décor eye.  She is passionate about our brand and the quality events that have become known as the Corinthian Way.”

Elizabeth’s aesthetic is slightly quirky in the most wonderful of ways. You may not expect this but she has a deep fascination with the circus: the weirder the better! “I always dreamed of being a contortionist in Cirque de Soleil,” Elizabeth gushed, “(but) I think that ship has sailed!”

This love of circus bubbles up when given the opportunity. Most recently, she designed a “Midnight on the Boardwalk” themed holiday party which was a high-end interpretation of old-world carnival with Tim Burton-esque elements and vaudeville flair. Check out pictures and learn more about the event by clicking here.

Elizabeth is passionate about life. She first started with Corinthian Events in 2007, yet her love of adventure drew her to take a brief hiatus – and move to Italy! During this period, she took a professional culinary course in Rome, worked in hospitality, and traveled around Europe.

Upon returning to the United States, she rejoined the Corinthian Events team in 2011 and obtained her CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) in 2013.  She was elevated to the position of Director in 2015.

At the office, she spends most her time working with clients, planning strategically with our internal team and our vendor partners, making floorplans, designing spaces, thinking creatively, ensuring quality control, managing production schedules and inspiring the team to elevate the brand to new heights.

Elizabeth admitted while she considers her focus on details a valued skill in the office she added, “I probably drive everyone crazy with my method but I really like things done a certain way as it has proven to serve our clients well over the years.”

Not to worry Elizabeth… Jamie, Senior Account Manager confirmed, “Elizabeth’s attention to detail is her strongest asset!”

Outside of the office, you can find Elizabeth practicing yoga, traveling, cooking, enjoying her first year of marriage with her husband, and spending time with family whenever possible.

Her family is very important to her and she is close with her mom, dad and brother.

We are lucky to have Elizabeth and all her creativity and energy on our team!

“Elizabeth and I always have fun working together!” Megan, Senior Account Manager beamed, “Whether we are working on the same event or not, we always use each other to bounce ideas back and forth and collaborate on design concepts and logistics.”

Maureen, Castle Venue Manager at Corinthian Events shared, “Elizabeth is extraordinarily talented and knowledgeable but one of the things I love most about her is her enthusiasm. She literally lights up on site as she is pulling all the elements together!”

Aside from her immense talents, a favorite contribution from Elizabeth is her laugh. Megan and Micha, both Senior Account Managers added, “Her laugh is infectious!” She can be on the other side of the office from you and if you hear her laughter you can’t help but join in!

Tamara, Director at Corinthian Events affirmed, “Corinthian Events is better with Elizabeth on our team because she drinks the ‘Corinthian Events Kool-Aid!’ She is 100% dedicated to Corinthian Events and our brand oozes through in every service she provides and event she produces!”

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