5 Ways to Qualify Seattle Company Event Planners

So, you’ve been tasked with planning the next event for your company. And it’s a big one. An all-day event, starting with Seattle-based activities during the day followed by an awards gala and dinner in the evening. It’s a big project to take on and an honor to be trusted with the task. But it’s not necessarily a task that you want to leave up to chance. Even the best internal company event planners bring in backup when needed.

The answer is clear—you need to call in the experts. You need a professional corporate event planner. But how do you find the right one? In this article, we’ll tell you the five things to look for in Seattle-based company event planners.

Don’t Leave Your Corporate Event Up to Chance: Company Event Planners

With so much on the line, and so many things to coordinate, it can be easy to miss a key step. You need to find a waterfront venue, coordinate hotel stays at a hotel large enough to host your entire guest list, plan transportation, and come up with some fun things to do during the day. But here’s the problem—you’re not from Seattle. 

Sure, a trip to Pike Place Market is a must-do, and maybe even a visit to the Space Needle. But what about those hidden gems that the locals know about and that you know your team will want to experience, too? How do you know what’s what?

This is where a corporate event planner can help. So, make sure you pick the right one that can help you create an awe-inspiring event that your team will be talking about for years to come. After all, the only challenge you want to experience is how to top it next year, right?

Here’s what to look for in a Seattle company event planning team:

1. Knowledge of Unique Seattle Event Spaces

Look for planners who know the ins and outs of Seattle’s unique event spaces. Whether it’s a Seattle icon or a hidden gem, their expertise will help your event stand out and offer a memorable experience for all attendees. A good planner will be able to recommend the venue that will best suite your event’s unique needs, and steer you away from those that probably aren’t the best fit, saving you a lot of time and effort.

P.S…. Event Experience can do this!

2. Strong Local Vendor Connections

Choose planners with established relationships with local vendors. These professionals can secure the best catering, decor, and entertainment options, making your event simple and stress-free. Local connections mean quality and reliability. 

P.S…. yep, Event Experience has all the connections needed to create an amazing event for your organization.

3. Experience with Corporate Events

Make sure your planners have a proven track record with corporate events. They should be familiar with the unique needs of corporate gatherings, from live streaming to branded elements, ensuring your event runs smoothly and delivers the right message.

P.S… nope, this is not our first rodeo. We’re experts at corporate event planning in Seattle and even have in-house media and technical teams to help streamline your experience.

Live Streaming Corporate Event

4. Flexibility and Weather Preparedness

Seattle’s weather can be unpredictable, so find a corporate planner who can adapt and always has backup plans. Whether it’s arranging indoor alternatives or providing weather-resistant solutions, they should be ready for anything.

P.S… we live and work in the Seattle area and are well-versed in Seattle’s unpredictable weather.

Seattle sailboat waterfont event planning Mount Rainier

5. Creative Itinerary Planning

Select planners who can create engaging and creative itineraries, incorporating visits to Seattle’s best coffee shops, local attractions beyond just the fish market and Space Needle, and those tucked-away places that the locals know best. We’ll make sure your team experiences the amazing seafood of Seattle—salmon, anyone?—views of Mount Rainier, the Museum of Pop Culture, and whatever else it is you want to happen. This all but guarantees your event is productive, enjoyable, and memorable for your team.

P.S… this is our specialty!


Ready to Start Planning Your Seattle Company Event?

Whether your event is next month or next year, we’re ready to help. We understand the unique charm of Seattle and know how to leverage its best venues for your corporate gathering. From stunning waterfront locations to versatile event spaces, we have the expertise to make your event unforgettable. 

Don’t leave your corporate event to chance—partner with us to get every detail just right. Contact us today to get started and create an awe-inspiring event your team will be talking about for years to come!

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