DENVER CORPORATE EVENTS AND
BUSINESS MEETINGS VENUE
Corporate events and Business meetings can be a great benefit to your business by raising your profile, bringing in big clients, and showing the public all the wonderful things you’ve been working on. When it comes to planning a company event, there is too much at stake for you to simply wing it. Just as a wedding planner spends months of planning to get every detail correct, you need to do the same for your company event.
The venue choice for your event is the most important decision. If you are looking for a unique venue to hold your next big event, Stonebrook Manor offers an excellent alternative to the standard office park hotels or chain restaurants. Our elegant setting is ideal for corporate events, business meetings, recognition ceremonies, holiday parties or any other type of event you are planning.
We pride ourselves in full-service catering with high-quality food and an elegantly set up dining area. We offer many benefits for corporate events or business meetings and are located just 15 minutes north of Denver. We offer complimentary parking on site for all of your attendees and there are also numerous guest accommodations within a less than 5-minute driving radius of Stonebrook Manor.
Stonebrook Manor’s meeting ballrooms rooms provide the latest technology including free WIFI, a HDMI video projection system and large screen for multimedia presentations and a built-in full sound system with multiple microphone options.
Both of our ballrooms are overflowing with natural light that keeps attendees alert as well as private rooms with closed doors when you need the utmost confidentiality. We are happy to provide you with event planning assistance, so your staff can keep doing their jobs. All of our events are managed by professional event captains and staff and are overseen by dedicated event managers.
A few things to consider when choosing a venue:
- Cost – Does the price differ depending on the time of year?
- Is it available on the date of the event?
- Ambiance – does it have the type of backdrop and décor that is fitting for the event?
- Does it have a lecture hall? This is necessary if you plan on hosting a presentation.
- What’s the maximum occupancy? Does it have handicap accommodations?
- Does it have multiple rooms? You may need separate rooms for hosting different workshops, holding a briefing, or accommodating VIP guests.
- Does the venue include chairs, tables, audio and visual equipment, or will I need to acquire these items elsewhere?
- Will a janitor be on staff during the event to maintain the restrooms and change the trashcans?
- Are there sufficient parking spaces? Will late-comers need to park across the street and make a long trek on foot?
- How about a kitchen and bar?
A few things to consider concerning catering and beverages:
- Does it accommodate special dietary needs?
- Will alcohol be served?
- Will there be dessert?
- How about appetizers?
- Have to-go boxes on hand so attendees can take leftovers home
- Does the venue have a kitchen where the food can be kept warm until served?
- What kind of beverages will be served? Will you serve bottled water or water from a dispenser and plastic cups?
Advice for holding a great event:
- Every single detail counts. Make sure the obvious creative things are well done like branding, badges, schedules, posters, in-house projections, etc. Attendees are overly critical of such things, they will talk about them during the event, and even if you have an amazingly curated lineup, failure to address those ‘little details’ will skew the people’s perception of the event.
- Getting the details right also sets the stage for the next event. Even if you are holding a small business event or even a party, attendees want and expect a professionally fashioned event. This also bodes well for the next similar event, attendees will know what to expect and be excited about attending and from a planning perspective you will be fine-tuning and tweaking the event instead of redesigning.
- Stonebrook is here to provide our help and share our experience. We would be happy to provide you with the details of what we have seen that worked and perhaps even more importantly what didn’t work. We would love to help you with the logistics of dealing with stuff like hotels, menus, AV, internet, room layout, flow and registrations.
- Getting good feedback is critical! From intimate holiday parties to $200+ per person corporate conferences, learning first hand from the attendees what they thought of the event is essential. As the event planner or organizer, we tend to look at things with rose-colored glasses. It is vital to get feedback from guests and speakers or presenters to gain useful input on future events. Some people prefer paper feedback forms on the tables at the event while others prefer the face to face approach. Realize that you will most likely get varying responses. It’s extraordinary how people’s experiences can differ so radically!
- When it comes to conferences, do yourself a favor and be an attendee once in a while. It’s a nice thing to do for yourself and will give you added perspective on the attendee experience.
- Never underestimate what a personal thank you means to anyone who contributes to the event.