Winter weather isn’t quite upon us yet, so you might be able to fit in one or two more outdoor corporate events before the deep freeze sets in. One great place to hold an event is on a boat. A boat is an excellent venue to make any group have fun, network, and get to know each other, but according to BizBash, there are still a few things you should know.
Consider the size of the guest list
When it comes to hosting an event on a boat, it’s not so much about who is on the guest list but more about how many people are on the guest list. Every boat is different, and whether you have 50 people attending or 500, it’s going to make a big difference in pricing a vessel.
Know your attendees
One thing many people forget about attending an event on the boat is that once it casts off, they’re stuck at the event. If you have a guest list comprised of people who might need to leave at a moment’s notice (such as medical professionals) a boat might be the wrong option.
Ask about hidden fees
Just like a venue on land, renting a boat for an event may come with some hidden charges. Make sure to get an itemized list of all costs, which could contain fuel, docking fees, and other service charges.
Think about the arrival process
You don’t want any guests to miss the boat, so planning a timely arrival period is crucial. Is there enough parking near the dock? If not, attendees will need to park far away and potentially miss the departure in transit.
Choose vendors with sea legs
Loading and unloading equipment, as well as fulfilling tasks on a boat, are more challenging than on land. When seeking out vendors and entertainment, see if you can find any with experience working on boats. Also, remember that all vendors will require payment for the duration – once they’re done with their task, they’re unable to leave until you get back to port.
Planning a corporate event on a boat is a fun time, but it comes with its set of challenges. Luckily, the experienced team at Fourth Wall Events is familiar with the territory and here to assist you.