2018 highlights

The team at Rocket Events have been lucky enough to work on some fantastic projects throughout the last 12 months. Offering premium event furniture hire in Sydney is a busy gig! But before we get into everything that’s happening this year, we thought we’d give you a taste of some of the highlights from 2018. Each of these projects were rewarding in their own way and we’re looking forward to more great work in the coming year!

Good Food & Wine Show

In late June, we helped Cellarmasters style Vinny the touring cellar door! Using festoon lights, greenery and a lovely white picket fence, we made sure everyone who dropped by felt right at home. This set up was more than enough to grab people’s attention and we’re so glad that we could work with the Cellarmasters team to make this day a success!

     

The Invictus Games

Last October we joined the team of volunteers to help prepare the venue for the Invictus Games. Getting involved in this awesome event was easily a highlight of last year for the team at Rocket Events. Even the volunteer team were filled with the fantastic energy that the Games inspires. We were lucky to contribute some of our gear to helping the Invictus team and we’re thankful that we met some truly wonderful people.

     

What to look forward to?

In the coming months we’re going to be looking at a range of different topics to help you prepare and plan your events in 2019. From event styling in Sydney for rustic weddings to the best ways to approach corporate events, we’ve got you covered. If you’re interested in working with our experienced team, give us a call on 9838 9088 to have a chat.

Luxury weddings

Your wedding is one of those significant life events that brings memories you will cherish forever. Starting the next stage of life with your partner is a wonderful moment, especially when you’re surrounded by your loved ones. To ensure that every part of your special day is as perfect as can be, make sure you find the perfect wedding furniture for hire in Sydney because this can take the atmosphere of your wedding to the next level. If you’re yet to choose the theme or styling for your big day, here are a few reasons why a luxury wedding could be the way to go.

Elegant

Your wedding décor should have a timeless class to it, and luxury styling is something that never really goes out of fashion. The colours you focus on should fit well with a luxury theme. Both white and gold are associated with glamour and elegance, but they also work well together to create a stylish environment for any event. The white wedding is a classic, but with the right details such as textured furniture and colourful floral arrangements you can make it your own.

    

Trendy

Luxury event styling in Sydney is a lasting trend. The popularity of social media platforms like Instagram has made appearance even more important as your guests will want to document the experience almost as much as you! Luxury wedding furniture is designed to photograph well and make you feel like a million dollars. Consider getting a flower wall to give your reception a burst of colour and greenery for your guests to pose in front of.

   

Memorable

Everyone goes to their fair share of weddings in a lifetime, but you want yours to stand out from the rest. True luxury styling is something we don’t experience often, and it is likely to leave a lasting impression on all your guests. Most importantly, it can make you and your partner feel extra special on your day. Going the extra mile for life’s biggest moments is always worth it.

   

Flawless

A luxury wedding needs to run smoothly and to take the pressure off, it’s always a good idea to consider professional help. If you’re prepared to handle most of the planning yourself, it’s important to look into your options for event furniture hire in Sydney because this will determine the overall look and feel of your wedding. Make sure you have someone there on the day to take care of any issues and keep everything in good shape in the lead up to the ceremony. You don’t want to spend half your special day stressing out, leave that to the professionals!

If you need a hand with event furniture hire in Sydney, Rocket Events are the team to call. We specialise in luxury wedding furniture and we know how to make your day extra special. Give us a call on 9838 9088 to have a chat about your wedding plans today.

Corporate events and preparations for the new year!

As 2018 is wrapping up, it’s important to get started on the planning for any new year events that you have in mind. Ideally, you can find a trusted and experienced professional that covers corporate event hire in Sydney. This will help streamline the process and make it a lot easier to stay on top of the things you need to plan during one of the busiest times of year. If you’re not entirely convinced yet, here are a few reasons why a corporate event this new year is in your best interests!

Kick off the New Year in style

You want to show everyone that there are great things to come in 2019. A corporate event to start off the year is a great opportunity to show your employees, partners and public that they have a lot to look forward to. Presenting an appealing event for your organisation will reinforce and improve your image. Use of event furniture hire in Sydney can help take your event to the next level by keeping a consistent theme and boasting impeccable style.

It’s great for company culture

All businesses should invest in improving company culture and corporate events are a great place to start. As much as a new year’s event is about preparing for the future, it’s also a chance to celebrate success from 2018. By acknowledging any company milestones, you can share that success with everyone at the event. Give attendees the chance to network and build meaningful relationships both within and beyond the company.

Motivate and inspire

Corporate events present a great platform to share your goals with the people who have the skills to make them a reality. It’s also an opportunity to inspire your employees and give them a sense of the bigger picture ahead of all the hard work. Give them reasons to make sure they approach their work with a great mindset and maintain that motivation throughout the year.

Whether you hire the professionals to take your event styling to the next level or coordinate the occasion yourself, corporate events will always be an asset to your organisation. If you’re looking for experienced and detail-oriented professionals to help you streamline the process, look no further than Rocket Events. We have helped countless companies prepare their events and can work with you to create the right atmosphere for your occasion. Give us a call on 9838 9088 to have a chat about your business and any of your event needs.

Christmas parties: how to plan for the silly season

Christmas is fast approaching which means it is time for you to treat your team to a good time! We know that this can be one of the busiest times of year, but with corporate event hire in Sydney, a little help from the professionals will ensure that this year’s Christmas party is one of the best! Here are some tips to help you get organised in the lead up to your event.

Plan the date

The date is the first thing you need. Without a date, the rest of the party can’t be planned. Consider setting up a poll to work out which day suits the majority and will get the biggest turn out. Remember that Fridays or weekends are generally the easiest for people but also cost more as they’re in higher demand. Another thing to consider is whether you want a day or night event. A lunch or cruise could be perfect for during the day or for an evening event a cocktail party or gala dinner is the way to go.

Budget

Set up a realistic budget from the outset. Your budget and how you manage it will be deciding factors in the success of your event. A big budget doesn’t necessarily mean a great event (although it does help). How you use your budget is what really counts. Divide it up based on what the group wants. Remember that a Christmas Party is supposed to be a celebration of the employee’s efforts for the year, not management. It’s always a good idea to leave some money aside for any unexpected expenses. You can’t plan for everything, but you should always try!

The guests

The next thing is the guest list. Without a ballpark figure it’s difficult to work out the right venue, decorations and catering costs. Work out if you’re going to allow employees to bring another guest. This might make the event more enjoyable for the group but will increase the cost. If there will be a seating arrangement try to group people with colleagues from their own department and some they might not have met.

   

Venue

The venue is likely to be the biggest expense, so this is where sticking to your budget is more important than ever. Try to visit your options in person so that you can get an idea of what the event would look and feel like in that space. Make sure you clarify what’s included because many places will offer on site catering, furniture, equipment or staff which can help you costs. It’s also important to check who is responsible for the clean-up. The morning after a big night is never a good time to spend cleaning up.

There is a lot of effort that goes into planning a Christmas Party for your company. If you want to guarantee a great night with a lot less stress, talking to the professionals is the way to go. Rocket Events have more than twenty years of experience coordinating event styling in Sydney. If you need a hand organising your next event, give us a call on 9838 9088 to get your plans on track.

Garden parties

Now that the warmer months have started to roll in, more and more outdoor events begin popping up in the calendar. From weekend BBQs with the neighbours to engagement parties and baby showers, this is the time of year when outdoor events take centre stage. Set up can prove a little difficult without the right supplies but there are plenty of places to get event furniture for hire in Sydney. Since this is the season when everything starts to come to life, why not throw a blooming gorgeous Garden Party?

How do I find the right outdoor furniture?

The outdoor space you have available for the party will determine how many people you should invite and the kinds of furniture you will need to look at hiring for the occasion. Position comfortable lounges and chairs around coffee tables to make it convenient for guests to rest drinks and food on. Depending on the time of day, you will need to consider shade or lighting options. If you’re hosting a garden party during the day make sure you have plenty of refreshments available and umbrellas protecting lounge areas from too much sun. If you’re planning an afternoon event, consider hiring lanterns or festoon lights to keep the party going into the evening.

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How do you style an outdoor event?

Styling a Garden party can be difficult without outdoor furniture hire. Some companies that offer event furniture for hire can also provide stylists to help you create the perfect setting for your guests. These professionals can help you choose colours and textures that complement your surroundings and find the best furniture to suit the occasion. If you find that parts of your garden are a little plain, use bold colours in furniture or accent pieces to balance the space.

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To theme or not to theme?

If you’re committed to creating a themed event for your next garden party, there are a few great options for the Spring season. From Alice in Wonderland tea parties for the kids to a Hamptons themed soirée for the ladies, there are plenty of great themes to choose from. If you’re looking to host an event will really take the cake, a Melbourne Cup celebration could be the perfect choice for you. Treat your guests to a day of fabulous fascinators and Spring racing sunshine with sophisticated and stylish decorations for all to admire. Whether you decide to choose a theme or not, a garden party is a brilliant option this season.

If you would like to plan an outdoor event this Spring season, Rocket Events can help you create the perfect party with some of the best event styling in Sydney. Give us a call on 9838 9088 to start organising the party of the season today!

Spring cocktail parties

As winter is wrapping up, many of us can look forward to the Spring weather and the fresh new events it will bring. If you want to deliver the best possible setting for your guests, look into event furniture hire in Sydney and get professional assistance throughout the planning process. Remember that once everything is in full bloom, you can use the best of what Spring has to offer to enhance the styling for your next Cocktail party!

Finding the right furniture

When you’re organising the perfect furniture for your event, the first thing you need to consider is the guest list. The more guests you have, the more furniture you’re likely to need. Will your guests require plenty of comfortable seating? Or would cocktail tables be more appropriate to encourage guests to stay mobile and network? These are the sorts of questions you need to ask yourself before looking for furniture hire quotes. Alternatively, a professional events service will understand exactly what furniture you will need to suit the guests and the venue. It is their job to understand the space and help you create an atmosphere that is bound to make your event a hit.
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Styling for Spring

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Floral arrangements make stunning accent pieces for events throughout the year, but Spring is always a great time to showcase their true beauty. When people think Spring, they think flowers, and with the help of professional stylists, you can create a fresh and fabulous look that your guests will remember for years to come. Consider what colours to feature and how these fit in with the venue and purpose of the event. If it’s a corporate or charity event, keep branding consistent by incorporating company colours into floral arrangements or other accent pieces. Try to coordinate similar colours and textures to keep the overall look and feel of your event consistent and balanced.

The venue

Choosing the right venue for your cocktail party is one of the first decisions you need to make. When you’re checking out a venue, try to imagine how you would fill the space. Professional advice is always helpful, and with the number of companies offering event styling in Sydney, it’s worth hiring an expert to help navigate any details you might overlook. To make your Cocktail party extra memorable, consider themed stations. Make a standard refreshments table its own feature piece using clever combinations of food, drinks and decorations to capture a theme and wow your guests.

If you’re planning to host a cocktail party this Spring, Rocket Events can help you organise the finer details to deliver an event your guests will remember. From styling to event furniture hire in Sydney, we understand how to help you create the perfect atmosphere for your next Cocktail party. Give us a call on 9838 9088 to have a chat about your plans and how we can help you make it extra special.

How to make sure your Gala dinner is a hit

How to make sure your Gala dinner is a hit.j
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Organising an event is never a simple task and a gala dinner is no exception. There are plenty of elements to keep track of and there’s a lot of planning needed to make sure no small detail is overlooked.

Before you agree to coordinate a gala dinner, you need to understand what you’re committing to and work out whether you’re up to the task. It’s always a good idea to look at the benefits of hiring an event planner as someone with experience and contacts in the industry will prove to be extremely helpful.

Consider the cause

It’s important to take the cause into consideration before making any major planning decisions surrounding theme or venue. Think about what the event is for and what you hope to gain from holding it, as these answers should be used to guide your decision making throughout the planning stages. 

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“It’s important to take the cause into consideration before making any major planning decisions surrounding theme or venue.”

Your venue needs to provide the right atmosphere for your guests and work well with the purpose or theme of the event. Recently, we organised a dinner for the Australian National Maritime Museum.  The waterfront venue was a clear choice, offering a lovely view that reflects the cause and client. 

The styling was kept pleasant yet simple, providing an elegant setting without distracting from the waterfront view. Remember that styling is always a crucial element of your Gala Dinner as first impressions can make or break a guest’s perception of an entire event.

Get Creative

There isn’t always a lot of room for creativity, but with the right venue, bold styling can work wonders. Striking combinations of colour or enticing centerpieces can take the atmosphere of your Gala Dinner to the next level.

One of our recent events at the University of Sydney offered an extraordinary venue that gave us the perfect opportunity to use striking styling, dynamic lighting and bold colour combinations. 

Expect the unexpected

Remember that a successful event comes from thorough organisation and plenty of planning ahead. You must always expect the unexpected and be ready to resolve any issues that may arise in the lead up to the event or even on the night itself.

Rocket Events has decades of experience coordinating Gala Dinners and events for a wide range of clients. If you’re interested in hiring an event planner for your big night, give us a call on 9838 9088 to find out how we can make your next Gala Dinner a hit.

 

How to make an impression at the ICC Sydney

How to make an impression at the ICC Sydney

Exhibitions at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney are a great way to improve brand awareness and attract new customers. At Rocket Events we offer professional themed party hire Sydney and have helped many clients create a stand that effectively communicates their brand and engages attendees. Through careful selection of furniture and efficient use of space and lighting we can help you get the most out of your next exhibition at the ICC.

Keep it simple

Don’t distract from your product. You don’t need to fill every square metre of your stand with furniture to make an impression on potential customers. We understand which pieces will best display your product without crowding the space. Avoid overstocking your stand. By limiting the products on display you can keep the area tidy and have the room necessary to demonstrate or move around stock as required.

Use space wisely

Making the most of the space you’re given is half the battle. We can help you utilise the space you have, avoiding clutter and allowing potential customers to flow in and out of your stall easily. By using wall space, we can help you show more merchandise without limiting traffic. Don’t let access affect your appeal, with the right furniture your stand can be open and welcoming for anyone passing by.

Stand out

You don’t want to blend in with the competition. Glow bars are a great way to catch the eye and can be used to display your branding clearly and effectively. We understand how lighting, branding and the right furniture can be used to make an impression on attendees and help them remember your business. We will work with you to create a design that is appealing and engaging to your potential customers.

Rocket Events is your one-stop shop for exhibition furniture needs. Let us create a stylish and memorable display to appeal to your market! Contact us today to find out how we can help your brand make an impression at the ICC Sydney.