I have spoken to so many people this party season lead-up who have come to me with the same predicament.
They are planning an event with around 50-80 people. The venue is beautiful and was booked months ago in order to secure the date at peak-season. The theme has been chosen, catering sorted etc. Now that the event is getting closer, the worry that atmosphere and ‘wow’ factor will be lacking has set in.
On a few occasions, our website had been viewing and the ‘perfect’ entertainment option or show had been chosen. After a quick phone call back to the venue, reality hits – their chosen venue does not have room for a show.
One client in particular was planning a ‘Great Gatsby’ themed Christmas party and was in the process of booking our 1920s Gatsby Show (her “perfect” entertainment) when the reality hit. She was so excited initially that the show has the music, costumes and colour scheme that worked in perfect with the event dream. I remember the disappointment in her voice when we realised a production show would not fit in her chosen venue.
I can’t stress enough – space limitation does not mean that you can’t have amazing atmosphere or your dream entertainment. I ended up going to the venue with my ‘Gatsby’ client and we worked some amazing entertainment that didn’t require huge amounts of space. She ended up with our human red carpet on entrance to the event, human chandeliers roving the event topping up champagne, a ‘Gatsby’ themed and dresses make-up artist station painting jewelled face decals on female guests and a 1920s themed contortionist who performed an amazing act on the bar. The event was a huge success and my client was the happiest girl in the world.
So in conclusion, don’t let lack of space leave you disappointed. I’m more than happy to chat with you about how we can transform a small venue into a dream Christmas party. Feel free to call me for a chat on 0430 110 824 today!