With summer lingering just around the corner, we’ll all be walking on sunshine soon enough; and we couldn’t be happier about it. With an extra little bit of daylight slowly sneaking back into our lives, its time to start putting heads together and planning those corporate summer parties. Summertime parties are the most rewarding, pick-me-up type of perks, for employees; and your annual corporate events can help boost morale and encourage team building. Of course, this is not the only great benefit of throwing your corporate parties when the weather is fine. Read on for a few great reasons to pack those summer vibes tightly into your work schedule.
During the last few months of the year, we always see a sharp increase in rush bookings and sadly an even sharper increase in having to turn parties away. There’s just so little room at the Inn at Christmas. With only a few weekends of December fun leading up to the holidays, it’s becoming increasingly important to book for the holiday season months in advance. Corporate summer parties on the other hand, allow us to be much more carefree when shopping around for a party venue. Weeknight parties are also more popular, as are earlier starts; and there’s the general feeling that we simply have more time to relax into and enjoy the warmer months. Straight from work corporate parties are standard fare and indulging in some of that fantastic sizzling summer food is the perfect icing on the cake.
Aside from venue availability and disappointment looking a lot less likely, the availability of your guests also improves during the long summer months. With so many end-of-year parties to attend, sometimes guests can be hard pushed to make an appearance at everything; but with the feel good summer events, their calendar is likely looking to be much more open to adding a few extra dates into the diary. Annual summer parties are a chance to get your guests together while we’re all feeling good; and while we all have less pressures than the ones that come with the holiday season. Plus, we all want to grab as much of the daylight hours as possible, so getting out of the house is looking like a more appealing prospect by the second.
Warm Weather Wear
One of the best things about the warm weather is the chance to root through our summer wardrobes and leave all those thick winter clothes for when the weather turns again. Chill out for the next few months with those summer vibes. Pop on some funky sunglasses, slip into your summer clothes, grab an ice cold drink and you’re good to go. No matter what your plans, top things off by enjoying a little bit of the outside world. With our Terrace Room and Terrace Garden, we bring the outside in. You can sit in the warmth of the late evening sun and still enjoy all the perks of a private hire venue. Perfecto!
Summer is all about those feel good tunes. When we are driving, when we are working; and of course when we are partying. Entertainment is key to a great party and the huge number of tunes hitting the charts this summer is sure to get us all in the mood for a bit of dancing. Make sure your corporate summer party venue has an entertainment system to suit whatever your guests want. Live music is a hit in the summer too, so event spaces that allow for the option of bringing in live bands are a big bonus in our books. DJ, put that record on!
Corporate Summer Parties and Cocktails
When it’s warm, we all love a cool, refreshing, summery cocktail; and this is the time of year when new flavours and trends start to work their way into our drinking glasses. Your corporate party will go down a storm with a few summertime inspired cocktails; and your guests will be asking when the next party will be. Always leave them wanting more. Don’t worry if some (or all) of your guests are on a health kick or abstaining from alcohol, we all need a little bit of a cleanse every now and then. Mocktails are the perfect alternative, with just as much taste but not as much of the hangover. Summer, we’re coming for ya!
A Whole New World of Themes
With more sunshine and more of the general buzz of summer starting to pick up, summertime themed parties are rocking up and ready to go. Turn your corporate event into a Carnival for knock-em-down fun, recreate that summer seaside scene, or hold a Luau. You can also easily incorporate loads of great team building activities into the event. That’s the beauty of summertime parties, you can add all the fun of the fair. But don’t worry for all you Game of Thrones fans out there, you can still throw a GOT inspired event, we aren’t going to stop you!
The Chapel Bar is perfectly located in Islington, just ten minutes away from King’s Cross and close to all transport links. Check out our website for more information on our venue spaces, menus and entertainment options or give our team a call on 020 7833 4090. Alternatively, pop in during our public opening hours and get a feel for the place. We are always happy to answer any questions and a member of our events team can show you around.