Are you trying to plan a corporate event, but aren’t sure who to hire for entertainment?

While there’s a lot that goes into a successful corporate event, there’s no doubt that entertainment is one of the most important factors. 

So, who should you hire for your upcoming event?

Check out this guide to discover how to choose the perfect corporate event entertainment. 

Consider Your Budget 

First things first, you need to consider your event budget.

While it can be tempting to fork over the majority of your budget to entertainment, keep in mind that this will mean you’ll need to sacrifice other aspects of your event, such as food, decor, or venue. 

Whether you’re hiring a star performer or looking to give local talent a chance, your budget needs to be the first thing you think about when searching for an entertainer. 

Consider Your Event’s Purpose 

Every corporate event has its own unique purpose. Therefore, it’s very important to consider the purpose of your event before deciding on entertainment. 

For example, if you’re planning an awards night for your employees, you might want to hire a comedian to host the event and keep everyone entertained and laughing. If you’re throwing a holiday party, you may want to consider hiring musicians so people can dance the night away. 

If your event is a bit more serious and client-focused, then you may want to hire a motivational speaker. 

Consider a Variety of Entertainers 

When it comes to hiring corporate event entertainment, you don’t want to put all of your eggs in one basket. 

The last thing you want is to put all of your entertainment money toward a comedian who can’t land a single joke. To make sure the entertainment portion of the evening goes off without a hitch, we recommend booking multiple forms of entertainment for the evening. 

It’s usually best to book one live form of entertainment along with one interactive form of entertainment. Live forms of entertainment include:

  • Musicians
  • Stand up comedians
  • Motivational speakers
  • Magicians
  • Breakdancers
  • Circus performers
  • Celebrity impersonators 

Interactive forms of entertainment include:

  • Caricaturists
  • Photobooths
  • Tarot card readers
  • Escape rooms
  • Virtual reality
  • Casino/poker tables
  • Games like ping pong, pool, or air hockey

Scope Them Out Beforehand 

The best way to figure out if an entertainer is right for your event is to scope them out beforehand. 

If you’re thinking of hiring a stand-up comedian or musician, go check out one of their shows! If the entertainer doesn’t have any upcoming performances you can check out, read online reviews and ask around for recommendations. 

Are You Ready to Find Corporate Event Entertainment? 

Follow these tips, and you’ll be well on your way to finding the very best corporate event entertainment. 

If you’re still in the midst of planning your event, be sure to check out this guide on insanely creative corporate event ideas.