What Are the Benefits of Outdoor Business Events?
Weddings, baby showers, and barbecues all bring people together outside—why not a business event? Charity bike rides and 5K’s, employee parties, volunteering events, and networking are outdoor business events that offer unique experiences.
Activities Create Connection
Instead of sitting for an evening, outdoor business events give attendees the opportunity to engage with their peers in a variety of activities.
A charity 5K or a lawn networking event with cornhole and giant Jenga involve participants in memorable ways, all while building your own brand. Additional ideas include:
- Lawn Bowling
- Charity Softball Game
- Charity Kickball Game
- Office Olympics
- Bocce Tournament
- Team Clean-Up Your Neighborhood
- Concerts and Musical Acts
For more event ideas, read 20 Creative Corporate Event Ideas That Feel Anything But Corporate from Peerspace.
Shake things up with a serve-yourself spread. Break away from the traditional ‘steak, chicken, and vegetarian’ menu with grilled fish tacos, grilled broccoli, and summer salads. Popular food trucks can also be hired to cater to larger events like 5K’s and bike races.
Food can make or break an event. Ensure that whatever your choice for catering is has the capacity to meet demand.
Attendees are much more likely to share content about your outdoor business event in a more relaxed setting. Drive social media engagement with an event hashtag or geotag to increase awareness of your event and brand. Investing in a photobooth or photo props to increase the shareability of your event.
Necessities of Successful Outdoor Business Events
Regardless of the type of event you’re hosting, there are several basics you’ll need:
- Trash Cans
- Food Serving Equipment (grills, buffet containers, etc.)
- Stereo Systems/Speakers
- Port-a-Potties (if there are no bathrooms available)
These simple factors are key to hosting a successful event, especially when food is involved. Missing one can be an inconvenience for your attendees and a headache for you. Don’t let poor logistics keep you from capitalizing on day of fun and business development.
When Should You Call a Professional Moving Company?
Only you know your own capacity. Much like how caterers are called when you need large quantities of food, professional movers can assist you with the set up and break-down of an event.
Olympia can help by providing transport for event equipment or simply by providing labor. Even for a relatively small event, hiring a team of professional movers can take pressure off of you and your event organizers so that everyone can enjoy your event alongside your attendees. We can set up and break down equipment and supplies while you focus on what really matters: making good memories!