This year, the way the December calendar falls, there are really only two weekends that are considered prime and desirable for the holiday office party. If your company, like many, require a Friday or Saturday in December for the corporate outing you may find a shortage of appropriate weekends available. Since a high percentage of coworkers take vacations around Christmas, they leave town starting around the 20th of December. This leaves only two weekends in December -- Dec. 6 and 7, and Dec. 12 and 14 -- for corporate event planners or party planning committees to achieve the best attendance at the party.
Thankfully, there are still premium dates available at local venues that can help you make the most of your budget and throw a party that will be talked about and compared for years to come.
Hornblower Cruises & Events combines an unforgettable venue, freshly prepared meals, views to die for and full-service event coordination with a boat fleet of various styled and sized yachts sailing on San Diego Bay.
At Hornblower, you trade in the traditional banquet room for the incredible changing scenery of one of California's beautiful waterways like San Diego Bay. Guests are treated to views of the Coronado Bay Bridge, dramatic sunsets, naval ships, sea life, million dollar yachts and coastal estates. With Hornblower's diverse fleet of boats, you have access to choose the yacht that's the perfect size for your group.
At the center of any unforgettable event is the food and beverage. A subpar menu or too little food can sabotage the entire event. At Hornblower, you'll work with your sales manager to design your feast, down to the last detail. The delicious fare is then prepared fresh onboard and is certain to exceed even the most discriminating of palates.
Hornblower specializes in creating memorable experiences for your group. An event coordinator will be assigned to you to ensure that all the planning goes smoothly, everything is set up just as you want and the party goes off without a hitch.
Looking for the little things to make your guests feel special? Just let your event coordinator know. We can offer special touches like a photo booth, captain's hats, a red carpet and boarding glass of champagne. Or festive holiday carolers or Santa can pose for boarding photos to send you off. Want to say goodbye with a smile? We can pass out warm cookies as guests disembark. There is no detail too small.
If you are the company that is fine with having its holiday celebration before or after December, because you are too busy (like the retail industry for example), these lucky planners have the ultimate opportunity to negotiate better dates and rates for your company's holiday celebration in November or January.
Hornblower has been in business for more than 32 years and we have the experience to make every event a flawless one. From holiday parties to corporate events to all of life's celebrations, Hornblower's fleet of luxury yachts and our professional event staff will ensure that your event, no matter the budget, will be everything you expected -- and more!
For more information on booking San Diego or Orange County call Hornblower at 800-ON THE BAY. Or visit www.hornblower.com for more information on the corporate event venues of interest to you.
Submitted by Hornblower Cruises & Events