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8 Ways To Host A Gala Dinner That Will Impress

24 January 2020

You’ve got a gala dinner to organise, the biggest event of many corporate calendars, no pressure! For many event organisers the thought of planning the whole thing alone can be overwhelming. From creative lighting to crystal clear sound, our experienced consultants in corporate event production can help. Read our top tips to get your started.

#1 Choose A Standout Theme

The theme of your dinner is the pinnacle of importance – get it right and you’re on to a winner!
Choosing your theme goes hand in hand with decisions such venue, sound and lighting, as you will need to ensure that these elements work well together. The world really is your oyster when it comes to picking your theme, however once you decide, be sure to maximise the impact.


#2 Create The Mood

Make sure you set the right mood depending on the purpose of your gala dinner. There are a host of elements that go into creating the right mood, from inspirational key speakers to the table decor, it’s important to create the right ambience with attention to detail. Be sure your corporate event has the perfect atmosphere with reliable & creative event production. 


#3 Set The Stage

The Stage is the focus of your gala dinner so boy does it need to stand out! You might need a stage that can adapt throughout the event from hosting a key speaker to rocking away the night with a live band. Use bespoke staging packages and the support of an expert team to ensure you create the perfect stage.


#4 Live Entertainment Production

Entertainment is key to your events success, and it’s important to make sure you have something in store to thrill them. The best entertainment for your event should integrate seamlessly with your venue, theme and goals.


#5 3D Projection Mapping & Dynamic Displays

Want to really impress your guests? Create an immersive experience with projection mapping for your gala evening. Combine spectacular audio with stunning visual projection, turning any space into something extraordinary. Projection is one of the event industry’s most exciting new technologies which Stage Connections can offer for any event.


#6 Digital Event Solutions

If you’re looking for something a little different when it comes to entertaining your audience you should consider digital event services. There are options available such as live streaming platforms and live audience polling to really engage your guests. Speak to our event production team to discuss the best option for your event.


#7 Capture Those Moments

To ensure the memories of your spectacular event last that little bit longer, make sure to capture it all on film. The perfect addition for added event promotion and a fantastic way for your guest to look back on an amazing night. Choose Stage Connections bespoke event equipment packages with industry leading video equipment and innovative video production services.


#8 Use A Corporate Event Production Specialist

Organising a gala dinner can be time consuming and stressful so let a team of event production specialists like Stage Connections do the hard work for you. You’ll benefit from a team of experts who can provide you with the ultimate equipment packages and support you from concept through to planning and production. Find out more by talking to our event production consultants today.



At Stage Connections, we specialise in outstanding event production management that supports you in creating an event to shout about. From concept through to production we can help you every step of the way. To get started today, contact us by calling 0115 946 4194, emailing: info@stageconnections.co.uk or filling out our enquiry form, here.

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