For when it’s time to take the office socialising beyond the water cooler. We know how to put on a killer corporate event – just ask our good friends at (ahem) Nike and Gucci. We’ll get your work Christmas party started, entertain your awards night, or make sure your brand activation is a smash. By the time you’re done schmoozing with Susie from accounts in the photo booth, you’ll be employee of the year.
Corporate events are essential factors in developing great business relationships. It’s a key element in strengthening bonds between your company and clients or amongst management and employees (not to mention it’s a tax right-off!)!
If you are planning to put together a corporate party in 2022 – whether it’s a Xmas Party, Annual celebration or just an old fashioned get down and party, we have some tried and tested tips on how to make it awesome, exciting, and memorable.
As with any event, planning early will always work to your advantage. It will give you time to scout and compare venues, catering services (we get VERY excited seeing the Fourside minivan at gigs) or any other services you’d want to acquire, and lock in a date once you’ve made your final choices. Make sure that the venue will not only be big enough to accommodate all guests, but is also well-suited for the theme of your party.
Why not conduct a poll from your company department to get feedback as to what activities everyone likes or expects to be doing during your corporate party. Would they like to have some games or do they prefer to just chill, catch up with everyone and just enjoy the music? Are you looking at incorporating a short pep talk or a team meeting before the party starts? Be sure that these activities are all planned and clearly outlined in sequence.
What’s a party without food and drinks to make hearts merry? See to it that each and every guest at your party would have something that they can actually eat from the banquet. It’s nice to serve a wide range of food choices, but if you’re on a budget, it might help to find out in advance what kinds of food your colleagues and guests prefer. You might also want to play it safe and make sure there’s at least a couple of options for people who are vegetarian, vegan, non-alcoholic, etc.
Having a professional Disc Jockey to take care of your party music is recommended in any event, especially at corporate events! It’s the easiest way to bring entertainment and excitement to a corporate function, especially when you’re working with the right DJ.
At Heartbreak, we are super proud of our DJs and we have the reviews for proof! Based on what our previous clients have been raving about, we’re pretty confident to say that our DJs are doing a wonderful job at making party people happy.
With over 10 years of experience playing music to various crowds and age groups, there’s never a dull moment when our DJ is in the house. They know how to read a room and bring great tunes to keep your guests entertained and the dance floor partying every minute until closing. Plus, we dare say Heartbreak Hotel has the best-looking Vinyl DJ set-ups you can find in Melbourne.
Of course, no party would be complete without the photo booth for that extra dose of fun and merriment. Let guests choose their own props, play dress up, feel like stars behind the camera lens, and create memories to their hearts’ content at the photo booth. It’s a sure-fire way to keep your guests engaged and just have a chill and delightful time with friends and new acquaintances.
Heartbreak guarantees you’ll get the most amazing unlimited instant prints from your photo booth. Our Polaroid prints are not your average blurry dim quality bois. The image quality is epic and we can customise backdrops to match your company colours and the print designs to showcase your corporate branding!
Polaroids printed from the Heartbreak photo booth make the perfect mementos for your guests to bring home and to stick on your Corporate Party Album or Guestbook (included in our Penthouse package or can be added on to any of our packages).
One special perk that comes with our Photo Booth package is a dedicated online gallery for ALL photos captured from your photo booth. This gives guests the opportunity to see the rest of the album, save the images they like, and even print their best shots via the online print store.
And did we mention having an attendant to make sure the photo booth is never empty? Some folks might need a bit of an encouragement but after a few poses, would get super comfortable behind the cam and ends up with the best candid shots from the batch.
After making plans & prep, all the research, and choosing vendors to work with, you’re finally ready to book your event. Be sure to book early so as not to miss out the services from the best providers.
Heartbreak Hotel is now accepting bookings for 2022 Xmas parties and End of Year bash. We’re also open for any events and occasions for 2023. If you’re a company, we’d love to be a part of your next corporate function whether you’re from the fashion industry, hospitality, or a building corporation!
We had our friend Em Jensen do a lookbook style shoot with our props. I guess when we first started the photo-booth, we didn’t know much about them, but we did know that there were so many tacky photo-booths out there with terrible props and we didn’t want that for us. We are always looking long and hard to find props that are good enough to actually wear and make you look DAMN GOOD! Not just a paper moustache on a stick, but real vintage and eclectic pieces found from all corners of the globe. We are always changing and adding different pieces as we go so there is always a good selection for young and old.
The Photobooth Props seriously make the whole photobooth experience and it’s so important to LOVE the props! Espeically because they will be in your images for ever. We are serious about this stuff and want you to look as good as you can on your wedding day, with a hint of silliness of course.
These are just a few pieces we handed over to Em for the shoot and she made some magic. Check ’em out…
All images by: Em Jensen
We started off the year with our first wedding expo. Found With Love was held at a new wedding venue called The Line in Melbourne and brought all the best vendors in the wedding industry together under one roof.
Sarah was there to meet everyone and bring the fun vibes to the booth. We had a custom backdrop made by our favourites Pickawall and signage by Sketch & Etch and our new guest books on display.
Can’t wait to do it all again next year!!!
It is always fun to be part of all types of events. This was a small exclusive event to celebrate the launch of The Albion Hotel with their new space.
A big thank you goes out to the team at True Tribe for organising us to be part of the event.
We snuck in a few behind the scenes photos for you guys to check out..
We wanted to create a booth that is unique, stylish and functional to fit in with modern weddings and events. We opted to build the booth from recycled hardwood timber to give the booth a quality finish. We have also used a vintage tripod and a vintage table to hold the printer to keep the booth as unique as possible and adding extra charm.
Most venues we work at are highly stylised and we wanted our booth to fit right in. We also often work alongside event/wedding stylists and when we collaborate on a job, we can create something truly EPIC!