If you’re planning an event you’ll want to make sure your guests have an experience to remember. Our team of expert venue finders have been to a fair few events in their time, so you can bet they know a thing or two about what makes an event memorable. We caught up with them to get a few tips on how to make your next event stand out from the crowd. Here are five of our favourite ideas!
Nitrogen Ice Cream Van
Everyone loves an ice cream van. Everyone loves liquid nitrogen kitchen wizardry. So, what better way to impress your guests than by combining the two and creating an epic ice cream van where guests can watch the ice cream being made before their very eyes? This would be brilliant for summer events, but you could also create a winter version by setting up an ice cream stall inside your venue and having your chefs show off their liquid nitrogen skills indoors.
Immersive Photo Booth
Event photo booths have become incredibly popular in the past few years, so a simple photo booth is no longer enough to impress seasoned partygoers! To step it up a notch, create your own immersive photo booth that transports guests into another world before capturing their surprised faces! Extra points if your immersive experience is in keeping with your event’s theming.
Event catering doesn’t just have to taste delicious, it also needs to offer your guests an exciting experience! We love theatrical food stalls; live cooking stands and street food at events. You could also consider unusual ideas like a doughnut wall, or inviting guests to get involved in creating dishes, for example creating DIY cocktail stands or a smores stall where guests can toast their own marshmallows.
If it’s a party you’re planning you’ll want to make sure guests stay energized until the early hours! Midnight snacks are essential to keep those feet on the dance floor. Speak to your caterer about interesting midnight snacks to serve to your guests. You could serve fish n’ chips cones, fancy bacon sarnies, a BBQ or anything else that might fit with the theme of your event! Be creative.
Build the excitement around your event long before it begins by hosting it at a top-secret location. Take inspiration from Secret Cinema and top-secret supper clubs – with these events guests are given a rough location and time of arrival, with the full location revealed only hours before the event itself.
Are you looking for the perfect venue to host your next event? Speak to our team of venue-finding experts about your requirements and we’ll be able to find the ideal space for you – completely free of charge! Get in touch today to find your venue.