That’s right! We offer corporate event planning in Chicago, too. We may be known for beautiful weddings, but Team Anticipation Events loves a kick-ass corporate event. If you’re looking to impress your clients, increase traffic flow to your store or launch a new business or product, look no further! We’ve got your event planning services covered. We’ll take care of all the little details so you can focus on your customers, and not when the bus is going to arrive or if there are enough napkins on the buffet table.
what’s the plan, fran?
When you’re planning a corporate event, there are a million little things that need to get done. You also have to think about the big picture. Why are you hosting this event in the first place? Who are you inviting and how will you make sure they get there? And how can you use your budget effectively to create an amazing event that will meet (or, hopefully, exceed) your goals? It’s a lot to think about! Business News Daily outlines what we think are the Top Ten Tips for Corporate Event Planning and we highly suggest you start there. After you read that and have a general idea of your event plan, call us and we’ll take your ideas from abstract to reality really fast.
we help execute visions for event decor and design
One of our favorite things to do as one of the top event planning companies Chicago is work with corporate, nonprofit, or any client who has a vision for their big day but needs help executing that vision. Cue Team AE! We’ll work with you to create a mood board that outlines the look and feel you want to create, then source all of the stuff you need to make it happen. And by stuff, we mean everything from tables and chairs to escort cards and everything in between. Need the perfect centerpieces to invoke the upscale carnival vibe you’re trying to achieve? We’ve got you covered. Need to figure out how to make your office holiday party look fresh and fun? No problem. We’re on it. We’ll figure out some fun, fresh ideas, pull in some amazing vendors to help, and off we go!
We love when corporate clients ask us to help with stuff like this. One of our favorites ever was when our dear vendor friend, Janessa, opened her shop, Forget Me Knodt! We were on hand to make sure the grand opening was perfect in every way, just like her. And it was. Check it out on our blog and let us know if you want us to do the same for you! Oh, and make sure you check out other styling projects we’ve done to get a sense of the variety we can do.
event logistics: transportation, entertainment, and more
Events are all about logistics. First, there’s the timeline and making sure the event flows smoothly. Then there’s coordinating every little detail from drinks to microphones and even the temperature in the room. If you’re looking for “event planners near me,” we’re one of the best companies in Chicago. As an event planner, our jobs are to think about everything the guest is going to experience from the moment they arrive (or earlier if we’re providing transportation) to the moment they leave (or check into their hotels at the end of the night if we’re doing room blocks!) Most event companies don’t have full-time event planners on staff, so when there’s an event to plan, it falls on … you. And events take hours and hours to plan, so unless you want to just keep it simple and order pizza, we’re here to help. We can take care of finding and booking transportation, bands, valets, DJs, caterers, florists, entertainers of all kinds, and even coat check attendants.
team AE … your secret weapon
Did you know everyone at Anticipation Events has a background in corporate event planning? That’s right! Not only do we plan corporate events for AE clients, but all of us have worked as event planners for corporations and nonprofits in Chicago. So, we get it. Like really, really, really get it because we’ve been in your shoes and we know how much time it takes to pull off a really killer event (and how much your feet hurt at the end!) So, drop us a line. While Team AE walks around with a clipboard in hand ready to handle any detail at a moment’s notice, you’ll be free to entertain your clients, mingle with co-workers or just grab a glass of wine and enjoy yourself!