Creativity in Corporate Event

Corporate events are an excellent opportunity to unite employees, clients, and partners, fostering new relationships and strengthening existing ones. However, gone are the days of boring, formal events limited to the boardroom. 

Companies are now looking to unleash their creativity and stand out with unique and memorable events beyond the typical conference setup. In this blog, we will explore different ideas and approaches to elevate your corporate events and create a lasting impression on your guests.

Corporate Events vs. Weddings: Exploring the Limits of Creativity

Here at Ambrosia Events, we have experience with both weddings and corporate events. You may have seen us around Milwaukee and associated us with weddings, but we also offer full-service corporate event planning! While weddings and events are very similar it is important to find a reputable planner with experience in corporate event planning to ensure your event goes off without a hitch! Ambrosia Events has years of local knowledge of planning and helping companies with spectacular events. We do more than just beautiful weddings, we also help provide Milwaukee with amazing corporate events! So, let’s see what the differences between them are!

When it comes to planning events, there are significant differences between corporate events and weddings. While weddings are often focused on the couple’s personal preferences and style, corporate events need to be designed to meet specific objectives, such as promoting a brand, building relationships with clients, or celebrating company milestones.

This means that the creative possibilities for corporate events can be more limited than those for weddings. However, this doesn’t mean that corporate events can’t be just as creative and memorable as weddings. In fact, with the right approach and creativity, corporate events can be transformed into unforgettable experiences that achieve their goals while leaving a lasting impression on attendees.

Key Differences Between Weddings and Corporate Events

  • Purpose: The purpose of a wedding is to celebrate the union of two people, while the purpose of a corporate event is to achieve specific business goals, such as networking, team building, or launching a new product.
  • Guest List: Weddings typically have a smaller, more personal guest list consisting of family and friends, while corporate events can have a much larger guest list including employees, clients, and business partners.
  • Budget: Wedding budgets tend to revolved around the same items; your venue, cake, flowers, Dj’s, photographers, etc. While with corporate budgets, you can get creative in all sorts of ways! Corporate Events can be elegant, unique, and fun no matter the budget size.
  • Time of Day: Weddings are typically held in the evening or on weekends, while corporate events are often held during business hours or in the early evening.
  • Entertainment: Weddings often feature entertainment such as DJs, bands, or dance floors, while corporate events may focus more on educational sessions, networking opportunities, or team-building activities.
  • Food and Beverage: Weddings typically offer a full meal and open bar, while corporate events may offer a more limited selection of food and beverage options, often focused on catering to specific dietary needs or preferences.
  • Venue: Weddings are typically held at more traditional event spaces like banquet halls, churches, or outdoor venues, while corporate events can be held in a wider range of venues, such as hotels, conference centers, or even in unique settings like museums or parks. Finding the perfect venue for your corporate event can be a challenge, lets take a deeper look into some of the amazing venues in Milwaukee!

Outing Ideas for VIPs and Upper Management

Tailgating, Safe House, and Riverwalk Tours are just a few of the exciting outings that can be planned for VIPs and upper management during corporate events. These types of activities offer a unique and fun experience for attendees, and can be a great way to break the ice and build camaraderie. 

Hiring local Milwaukee companies to bring you the best of what the city has to offer is also a great way to support the local community while providing a memorable experience for guests. Planning events like pub crawls, brewery tours, and other local excursions can showcase the best of Milwaukee and leave a lasting impression on attendees.

Team-Building Activity Ideas

Looking for fun and creative ideas for your next corporate event? Look no further! We’ve rounded up some exciting options to make your event a success.

  • Laser tag: A high-energy activity that’s great for team-building and friendly competition.
  • Escape rooms: Work together to solve puzzles and escape a themed room before time runs out.
  • Cooking classes: Learn new culinary skills and bond with your colleagues over delicious food.
  • Painting classes: Tap into your artistic side and create a masterpiece to take home.
  • Outdoor activities: From hiking and kayaking to zip-lining and ropes courses, there are plenty of outdoor activities.
  • Game nights: Set up a game night with board games, card games, and even video games for a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Branding Beyond the Logo: Finding Nifty Ways to Promote Your Business

At the end of the day, corporate events are all about branding. So here are some nifty ways you can emulate the company incentives within the event:

  • Branded card games: Create a custom card game with your brand’s logo and colors. You can give them away as gifts to clients or sell them as a branded product.
  • Branded electronics accessories: Create branded phone cases, laptop sleeves, or wireless charging pads that feature your logo and colors.
  • Electronic name tags: Use electronic name tags at events or in your office that display your brand’s logo and employee names.
  • Branded water bottles: Give away branded reusable water bottles to clients and employees, which can be a useful and eco-friendly way to promote your brand.
  • Branded tote bags: Create branded tote bags that people can use to carry their belongings, and feature your logo and tagline on the bag.
  • Branded pens: Give away branded pens as a promotional item at events or in your office.
  • Branded apparel: Create branded t-shirts, hats, or jackets that employees or customers can wear to promote your brand.
  • Branded stationery: Create custom branded stationery, such as notepads, notebooks, or sticky notes, to give to clients or use in your office.


These nifty branding ideas can help you create a cohesive and memorable brand experience for your clients and employees, while also promoting your business in a unique and creative way.

The Extra Mile: Managing Room Blocks, Flights, and Transportation

As an event planning company, we understand that organizing corporate events can be overwhelming. This is why we go the extra mile to provide support beyond just the event itself. Our team can help manage room blocks, book flights, and arrange transportation for your guests. 

We understand that these details can often be overlooked or forgotten, but they are crucial to ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience for everyone involved. By allowing us to take care of these logistical details, you can focus on the more important aspects of your event, such as creating meaningful connections with your attendees and achieving your event goals.

Moreover, we can provide you with turnkey solutions for stress-free planning. From budget to build, we have everything you need to make your corporate event more successful.

Our Wedding Management services, also known as the Day of Coordination, will ensure everything runs smoothly on your big day. From setting up table numbers and signage, to managing your vendors and venue. Ambrosia Events handles all the details so you can relax and enjoy your special day. 
Our Wedding Management/Coordination services include:
    • Developing & Managing your logistics (1) month prior to your wedding
    • Rehearsal
    • Wedding
    • Reception
    • Coordinating with your vendors and venue

Table Linen

Make your tables look like a showpiece using our floor-length tablecloths. We offer a variety of colors and sizes, prints, and textures from our in-house design collection, and don’t forget about your cocktail tables, cake table, and welcome table when choosing the suitable                 linen for your tables.