Corporate hospitality is all about showing your clients and team a good time to impress, build rapport or just show you’re grateful. H&E North looks at some suggestions of some fun activities.
Stadiums are a hotspot for corporate hospitality spaces, with private bars, exceptional views of the stage and a private host or hostess being a standard at many venues. Concerts and comedy shows are a great opportunity to wow your guests and lighten the mood. They may not be the best situation for chats but instead they’re a great opportunity for bonding, seeing each other in a more casual setting, and unwinding. Take your clients to see the greatest artists of our time at one of the area’s amazing areas. The Prime Suite Experience at Manchester Arena allows you and 15 other guests to a private suite with your own drinks and dining experience, overlooked by a dedicated suite host. When the show starts, you’ll have your own seating area with incredible views of the stage.
Sporting events are a well-known corporate hospitality event for a reason; they provide all the best elements of luxury and excitement with great networking opportunities. One of the more formal options for corporate hospitality, privately seated sporting events often supply a dress code. Stadiums, golf courses, and racetracks have VIP private rooms and packages situated in prime viewing spots tailor-made to the occasion, not only will you have a secluded space for you and your clients to network, but you’ll also be getting the best seat in the house. One of the best known racetracks, York races is no exception to this rule, its glass fronted The Ebor Restaurant overlooks the winning post and includes complimentary champagne and canapes and afternoon tea among other decadent features of its hospitality package. In addition to its restaurant, book a private box or the Dante Suite
for which the package also includes live music, private betting facilities, and a host.
If you want a more laid-back networking experience, then dining packages are a great option. In a room of your own there will be fewer distractions from talking and more opportunity to get to know each other. Having a quieter option for more introverted clients is always useful to ensure all of your clients feel represented and included. There are some excellent venues offering something fun, like Fazenda which has its own corporate hospitality room to entertain clients while experiencing its delicious Argentinian cuisine being served at the table, should you have your green side up on your feed me sign! With the Fazenda set menu you and your guests can experience up to 15 cuts of meat with a selection of Brazilian and Argentinian side dishes to compliment.
A more relaxed idea could be to get exclusive use of a luxury venue in a beautiful location. Treat the team to spa facilities and some outdoor activities that will create some competition too! Then you could follow up with some culinary expertise, many top luxury retreats have Michellin star chefs awaiting with bespoke menus. Grantley Hall is one such venue, a 5 star wow space in Ripon. Set within enchanting grounds and formal manicured gardens, Grantley Hall is a Grade II* listed venue with its Garden Pavilion nestled in stunning English heritage Japanese Gardens offering a sensational backdrop.