Wirral Corporate Entertainment – Performing at Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight
On the Wirral. That’s where I am tonight. Not IN Wirral; ON the Wirral.
(See? And you thought this magic blog wasn’t educational)
I’m performing magic at a small corporate event for 40 ish guests at Hulme Hall in Port Sunlight.
Corporate events and parties come in lots of different shapes and sizes, so if you’re looking for a corporate magician to entertain your colleagues and staff, it’s good to have a clear idea about how you want your corporate event to go, and be remembered, so you can chat with corporate entertainers to work out how to best achieve it.
(Top tip: if you want your guests to actually remember the night, don’t opt for the free bar!)
There is no one size fits all approach to entertaining guests at corporate events and parties.
Take tonight for example. As there were only 40 guests (some corporate events can have 3-400 guests), it was a bit more relaxed than other functions.
When I spoke with the booker, she was keen to stress how informal the night was. There was going to be a drinks reception beforehand, but nothing too reserved.
The relaxed and informal corporate event
Continuing with the lack of formality, they also weren’t having a formal sit down meal, instead opting for a buffet. As a walkaround corporate entertainer, buffets make things a little easier, as there are no waiters or table service I can barge into.
With buffets, I can just find a bunch of guests who are looking a bit bored or are waiting for the queue to die down before grabbing their place and start performing magic.
It also means that when the last group is going up for food, the first group is almost finished, so I can go and entertain them.
(Performing magic is sometimes like painting the Forth Bridge – by the time you’ve finished one end, you have to go all the way back to the beginning!)
Performing at events at Hulme Hall is always a pleasure. The staff are always fabulous to work with and it’s always nice to find a great local venue (anything that saves me from travelling 3 hours down the M6 is a godsend!).
The magic seemed to go down really well tonight. The informality of the evening (and the vast quantity of alcohol consumed) lent itself to guests being more relaxed than usual, and relaxed guests are the best ones to perform magic for. Relaxed guests are not worried about saying or doing the wrong thing. They just want to enjoy themselves!
Mickey taking, banter and abuse was had – and enjoyed – by all.
Mostly me. 🙂
I love these kinds of corporate events.
If you’re having a corporate event on the Wirral and looking for a venue, have a look at Hulme Hall…