Corporate Party at Hampshire Court Hotel

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The Ultimate Corporate Party .

We love a challenge here at Veo, and when we were asked to transform the vast tennis courts of Hampshire Court Hotel into the ultimate party venue for 400 employees, we couldn't say no. Looking back, it’s safe to say we’re pretty proud of this one.

Hampshire Court Hotel .

The hotel and spa based on the outskirts of Basingstoke boasts five indoor tennis courts as well as a range of other impressive leisure facilities. The tennis courts were to be reimagined into a completely different venue, including a sociable and stylish drinks reception area, sit-down dinner space for 400, and the ultimate party setting for post-dinner entertainment.

Red Carpet Entrance .

Not only were we tasked with transforming the indoor space, but an entrance with wow-factor was also on our to do list. A red carpet showed the way, lined by two flambeaux for dramatic effect. We dedicated time to ensure the red carpet wrapped around the corner and right up to the door for a seamless entrance. The walkway was flanked by festoon lighting and black draping to keep the outdoor area neat and uniformed. We created the perfect photo opportunity with a logo wall and balloon arch to frame guests photographs as they turned up in style.

Corporate Drinks Reception .

The main dining area was kept as a surprise for guests, so we were asked to build a drinks reception area before the grand reveal. By using our premium Star Cloth, we separated the area from the main venue to create a stylish and elegant place for guests to enjoy a glass of bubbles from our curved bar before moving into the main room.

We provided magicians for entertainment, who moved around the room impressing guests with their latest tricks.

400 Guest Sit-Down Dinner .

At the heart of the venue, guests were to enjoy a 3 course dinner before an awards ceremony and most importantly… party! White and sky blue draping completely transformed the venue bringing down the ceiling height to create an impressive space for guests to spend the evening. Our draping team worked tirelessly the day prior to space each cloth equally throughout the tennis court.

We dressed the 40 round tables with tall glass up-lit orbs to add height and inject some light. The colours were adjusted to suit the different ambience of each stage of the evening. Guests remained seated for the awards ceremony, where we highlighted each award-winner with moving lighting and celebratory music.

We built two large curved bars at the back of the room, allowing plenty of space for guests to mingle at the bar, and to prevent queues from building. The sleek black and silver design of the bar provided a sophisticated spot for guests to enjoy a drink, and worked seamlessly within the space.

Unforgettable Entertainment .

After the meal, we were to throw a corporate party like no other. Our brief was to make it feel like a true celebration: loud party anthems, immersive disco lighting and entertainment that will see guests remembering the night for years to come. The DJ read the room to create the perfect atmosphere for dancing. Our wireless lighting allowed us to bring the music to life with moving heads, gobos and strobes.

Either side of the stage stood our podium dancers dressed from head to toe in sparkles and feathers. We accentuated their dancing with cold sparx for extra drama. Throughout the crowd, stilt walkers impressively danced balanced atop their stilts, pouring drinks as they went!

Stage, Dance Floor, Sound & Lighting

Stage .

6m x 3m Main Stage

Sleek White Gloss Surround

3 LED Wall Totums

DJ Booth with Video Wall

Two 2m x 2m Dancer's Podiums

Dance Floor .

White LED Star-Lit Dancefloor

34ft x 20ft

In-keeping with Gloss White Stage

Perfect Size for 400 Guests Dancing!

Stage Lighting .

Martin Aura XBs

LED Blinders for Audience Interaction

Martin Atomic 3000 LED Strobes for big anthems!

Truss Lighting .

Martin Quantum Washes for Dancefloor & Room Wash

Martin Quantum Profiles to provide Crisp Gobos

Ayrton Eurus to Frame Dancers with On-Board Framing Shutters

Elation Smarty Hybrid for Crisp Beams

SGM p10s to Highlight Tables

Veo Events Corporate Entertaining .

We hope the above has given you a clear idea on what Veo Events can offer for the ultimate corporate party.

Looking for a day-time conference style corporate event? Take a look at our previous blog post at the beautiful Silchester Farm: a perfect spot for team building!