Evening Entertainment Ideas for your Corporate Dinner, Gala or Dinner Party

Evening Entertainment Ideas for your Corporate Dinner, Gala or Dinner Party

Whether you're planning an intimate corporate dinner party for board members or a large gala dinner for a thousand attendees, finding the right evening entertainment can make or break your event.

Hiring dinner entertainment to fit your vision can be a challenge, but it will ultimately ensure your guests leave with a positive impression of your company or organisation.

Dinner Party Entertainment Ideas

Your dinner party or Gala evening could feature any number of professional entertainers, from table-side magicians to live musicians and corporate function bands. A successful evening event should be interactive, fun, and help generate team spirit. You want to ensure your guests have a great time, but also use the opportunity to promote your company's values.

So, which type of evening entertainment suits your corporate dinner party best: a string quartet, acoustic duo, swing band or a DJ, perhaps? We've put together a range of dinner party entertainment ideas to help you make a decision.

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Arrival Drinks Reception Entertainment

The drinks reception is an excellent time for your guests to mingle, relax and even do a little networking. Depending on your chosen event theme, there are several directions to take, both in terms of style and music.

An elegant, low-key soloist or duo will be ideal for small events of less than 50 guests and can usually be found within budget. As guest numbers increase, you might like to take the atmosphere up a notch and increase the number of musicians. You'll also need to consider AV requirements to ensure guests can hear the entertainment above the chitchat.

If you need some inspiration on evening entertainment ideas for your drinks reception, we have some suggestions:

Dinner Entertainment Ideas

As guests are called for dinner, it's essential to create a welcoming atmosphere to put them at ease. For small events, stick to unimposing instrumental acts such as a pianist, string quartet or jazz duo. For large-scale gala events, you're free to add vocals to the mix, perhaps in the form of a contemporary acoustic duo or jazz singer.

Evening Entertainment

With the presentation, speeches and formalities complete, it's time to get the party underway. At Bands For Hire, we represent a vast range of acts to suit every type of event, from solo singers for private formal dinners to party bands with heaps of experience in the corporate sector.

We've put together a handpicked selection of acts from our roster that promise to bring your event to life. Our corporate entertainment acts have had the pleasure of attending events for some of the most prominent brands in the world, from Amazon, Adobe and Google to Hugo Boss, Rolex and Porsche.

Corporate Entertainment Planning

Are you looking for more planning ideas for your corporate event? Head on over to our event blog where you'll find everything from corporate entertainment ideas to event themes.