photographer: Manda Weaver | event planner: Evoke Design & Creative | décor: Petals by the Shore | venue: Bloomia
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8 Corporate Dinner Party Ideas to Promote Your Brand [Photos]

Corporate dinner party ideas are trending — and with good reason. The best ideas don’t always happen in the office. Corporate dinner parties offer companies the chance to make meaningful connections (and brainstorm the next brilliant idea) around the comforts of the table. 

So how do you plan a corporate dinner event? 

Good Question. Like with any celebration, it’s important to find the ideal venue and a team of talented event professionals (from event planners to corporate caterers) to perfect your vision. You can also find inspiration and corporate dinner party ideas by searching through thousands of photos from real corporate dinner parties. See an idea you like? Don’t forget to save your favorite photos to an Idea Slate and share with your events team.

But wait, there’s more:

We spoke with Ryan Hill, founder of Apotheosis Events, for his take on corporate dinners. His experience planning everything from large-scale galas to smaller corporate events makes him perfectly poised to offer insight about the changing nature of corporate gatherings.

“I think the landscape of the dinner party has evolved greatly since the power dinner era of the 80’s or 90’s,” says Hill. He notes that “in the post recession era…corporations are more focused on brand education via experiential learning than on dinner parties being settings for extravagance or negotiations.”

He goes on to say, “I find that my clients want to completely immerse their guests in their brand while making personal connections with them that may lead to deals down the road.”

So what does this mean for you? We’ve gone through hundreds of real events to find some of the best ideas for a more personable corporate event. These 8 corporate-dinner party ideas go beyond the convention center for a memorable experience that will elevate and promote your brand. Whether you are looking to connect business to business or business to consumer, check out these innovative ideas that prove work really can be fun. 

1. Corporate Dinner Party Invitations

Bright and colorful corporate dinner party invitations.
photographer: Jenny Quicksall Photography

Make it Fun to Open

Los Angles, CA

Who doesn’t love opening a present? We adore how this invitation suite feels like a gift waiting to be unwrapped — while its design hints at the colorful and geometric décor later found throughout the celebration.

photographer: Jenny Quicksall Photography | event planner: Rheefined Company | design: Rosewater | venue: Kimpton La Peer Hotel | lighting: LightenUp, Inc. | invitations: A Fine Press | entertainment/dj: Dart Collective | rentals: Taylor Creative Inc. | calligraphy: Calligraphy Katrina | table decor: Greystone Table | linen: Nuage Designs | videographer: Honey Reel | personalized candles: LAIT | 24k gold water: LUXWTR

Iridescent corporate dinner party invitations.
photographer: Kent Drake Photography

Make it Artistic

Chicago, IL

Your invitation offers guests a sneak peek of the party ahead. We love how this opalesque invitation makes a subtle nod to the ethereal décor — like pink-ribbon ceiling installations and plenty of crystal — gracing this elite planner’s event.

photographer: Kent Drake Photography | design + decor: HMR Designs | venue + catering: The Langham, Chicago | entertainment: BeatMix Music | custom linens: BBJ Linen | table appointments: The Festive Frog | rentals: Hall’s Rental Service, Inc | invitations, menu card, cocktail napkins: HH Design


The ROI is no less important, but the strategy has changed completely. Corporations want people to understand their brand, and for that to happen quickly.”

Ryan Hill, Apotheosis Events

2. Corporate Dinner Party Venues

Corporate dinner party at ballroom with dramatic mood lighting.
photographer: LaCour Images

Elevate Your Celebration with a Glamorous Ballroom

Chicago, IL

Chicago wedding planners dined in style at this majestic hotel ballroom. We love how moody uplighting and towering candelabras go hand-in-hand with glittering crystal chandeliers and lofty ceilings.

photographer: LaCour Images | décor & floral: Yanni Design Studio | venue & catering: Hilton Chicago | co-sponsor: PartySlate | rentals: Hall’s Rental Service, Inc | linen: BBJ Linen | videographer: Fig Media- Films | gift bag Items: Proforma | entertainment: BeatMix Music

Corporate dinner party at Central Park Zoo.
photographer: From Parris With Love

Create Endless Photo Ops at a Picturesque Zoo

New York, NY

Guests at this Spring Awakening dinner party had plenty of reasons to “ooh” and “ahh.” A clear-tented space offered dazzling views of the zoo’s beautiful scenery and engaging exhibits.

photographer: From Parris With Love | floral: Anthony Brownie Flowers + Events | venue: Central Park Zoo | rental: Broadway Party Rental | caterer: CxRA | av/technology: Frost Productions | entertainment: Jarrell Entertainment | invitations & print: Katie Fischer Design | cake: Ron Ben-Israel Cakes | tent: Stamford Tent | rental: Designer 8 | designer: Pejy Kash Events

Corporate dinner party at Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts.
photographer: Gruber Photographers

Put on a Show at a Performing Arts Center

New York, NY

Take advantage of the stage at a performing arts center and have a little music (or a lot) with your dinner. We love how six-foot custom-made wheat fans captured the varying hues of uplighting perched above the stage — which was also echoed in the table décor.

photographer: Gruber Photographers | floral, design & planning: Colin Cowie Lifestyle | venue: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts | rental: Party Rental Ltd. | rental: Bruce Thompson Creative Services | entertainment: On The Move | rental: Luxe Event Rentals | rental: Taylor Creative Inc. | bar/dance floor: Visual Comet | lighting: LEVY | NYC | caterer: CxRA

Corporate dinner party at OUE Skyspace LA
photo courtesy of OUE Skyspace LA

Wow with Dramatic Skyscraper Views

Los Angeles, CA

Guests enjoyed awe-inspiring views of Los Angeles at this event space perched nearly 1000 feet above the city. With floor-to-ceiling windows, there is always spectacular scenery — especially at night as the city basks in a million twinkling lights.

Candlelit corporate dinner party in modern studio space.
photo courtesy of Studio 525 NYC

Host a Hip Dinner Party at a Studio Space

New York, NY

Look. The combination of endless candlelight and suspended greenery found the perfect home at this modern studio space. With soaring ceilings and dazzling skylights, the architectural details were as scrumptious as dessert.

venue: Studio 525 NYC | event production: Prodject

Corporate dinner party on rooftop of The Gwen in Chicago.
photographer: gerber + scarpelli photography

Make Time for a Rooftop Cocktail Hour

Chicago, IL

Before heading outside for breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline, guests indulged at a Negroni fountain for ready-made cocktails. When it came time for dinner, guests headed downstairs to an elegant private event room.

Corporate dinner party at The American Writers Museum in Chicago.
photographer: Blue Plate Catering

Put a Twist on the Corporate Office Space

Chicago, IL

An intimate museum space feels intellectual, yet stylish. While this corporate dinner had only twelve seats at the table, guests dined in the presence of some of history’s greatest writers — along with a host of colorful blooms. 

photographer & catering: Blue Plate Catering | venue: American Writers Museum

Tented corporate dinner party with blue uplighting.
photo courtesy of The High Line

Step Into Another World With a Clear-Tented Space

New York, NY

Jewel-hued uplighting transformed this elegant tented space into an otherworldly atmosphere. We also love how floral centerpieces evoked each of the four seasons at this fashionable dinner party hosted by Tiffany & Co.

venue: The High Line | client: Tiffany & Co. | tenting: Starr Tent | a/v: L&M Sound & Light | catering: BITE New York | security: GSS Security

Corporate dinner party at Pacific Standard Time in Chicago.
photographer: Eva Ho Photography

For Great Food, Think Restaurant

Chicago, IL

This beloved Chicago restaurant partnered with the French Consulate in Chicago as part of the Gout de France food festival. With a custom menu created for the occasion, it’s no surprise that this dinner party was one for the history books.

Glamorous corporate dinner party at Hutong.
photo courtesy of Hutong

Set the Scene with Unique Architectural Details

New York, NY

Who needs décor when your event space comes with stained glass windows, ink-blue lattice work, and unique sputnik chandeliers? Take advantage of a venue’s architectural details for an Instagram-worthy dining space.

venue: Hutong | rentals: Party Rental Ltd.

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3. Corporate Dinner Party Décor

Corporate dinner party at World of Coca Cola in Atlanta.
photographer: PWP Studio

Point Guests in the Right Direction

Atlanta, GA

Cute signage pointed guests in the right direction at this vibrant employee event. With so many fun activities on hand (did someone say caricatures?), we wish we could step in all directions at once.

photographer: PWP Studio | décor: WM Events | venue: World of Coca-Cola | caterer: Proof of the Pudding | ice sculpture: ICE sculpture INC. | rentals: PeachTree Tents & Events | entertainment: Absolute Entertainment

Corporate dinner party with lots of greenery.
photographer: Eric A. Reid Photography

Create Room Dividers with Lush Foliage

Ranch Palos Verdes, CA

Guests enjoyed a sense of privacy with potted trees artfully positioned between each banquet table. In a world where “social distancing” is the new normal, we love this creative (and aesthetic) way to partition an event space. 

photographer: Eric A. Reid Photography | event planner: Rheefined Company | floral design: Fiore Designs | rentals: Found Rentals

bareMinerals corporate dinner party with lots of greenery and branded signage.
photo courtesy of East of Ellie, an events co

Promote Your Brand (and Sense of Style)

New York, NY

Promoting your brand is as much art as it is science. We love how bareMinerals wowed guests through every course of the meal with a gorgeous branded backdrop.

experiential design: B Floral Event Design and Production | event planner: East of Ellie, an events co | fabrication: EFX LA

Corporate dinner party with lavish gold balloon ceiling installation.
photographer: Heather Kincaid

Get Blown Away with a Gorgeous Balloon Installation

Los Angeles, CA

A ceiling installation of lustrous balloons draws all eyes to the event area of your choice. We love how clusters of metallic-gold balloons paid homage to the Golden Globes at this viewing party.

photographer: Heather Kincaid | venue: The Beverly Hilton | design & production: JOWY Productions | florals: Marks Garden | fabric & swaging: SS Scenic | props & décor: Studio D Decor | props & décor: Revelry Event Designers | props & Décor: Mr. Foam & Scenic | dj: DJ Michelle Pesce | lighting: Images By Lighting | rentals: Bright Event Rentals | linens: Wildflower Linen. | linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | rentals: Theoni Collection

Oscar de la Renta corporate dinner party with dramatic light installations.
photography: Show Ready Photo

Create Your Own Star-Lit Skies

San Francisco, CA

This Oscar de la Renta event — with towering centerpieces, uplit drapery, and boxwood tent panels — wows at every turn. We love how projection mapping brought floral-studded starlight indoors at this sensational celebration.

photography: Show Ready Photo | | planner: Fine Arts Museums of SF – Chloe Mecum | venue: de Young Museum | video & lighting: Got Light | event designer: Ideas Event Styling | caterer: McCalls Catering & Events

Corporate dinner party in the dark at warehouse space.
photographer: The Dream Choice

Dim the Lights

Los Angeles, CA

With the right lighting, this 9000-square-foot raw warehouse event space becomes the perfect venue for an intimate dinner party. We love how the surrounding darkness creates a dramatic dining experience. 

photographer: The Dream Choice | planner: Rheefined Company | floral: Floras by Rosa | venue: City Market Social House | rentals: Collective RentalsLa Piñata Party Rents | calligraphy: Calligraphy Katrina | cocktails: Lost Libations | entertainment: MJ Entertainment | production: Vox Productions | videography: Beyond the Porch

Corporate dinner party with lots of greenery.
photographer: Collin Pierson Photography

Create a Sense of Intimacy with Elevated Foliage

Los Angeles, CA

Elevated foliage added a sense of intimacy to this stylish dinner party. We love how the bright-blue pillars add a pop of color to the scene.

Outdoor corporate dinner party for Hollywood influencers.
photographer: Jenn Pablo Photography

Set Up a Projection Screen

Beverly Hills, CA

Hollywood influencers enjoyed on-theme visuals at this intimate launch party. We also love the unique ikebana-inspired centerpieces gracing the banquet table.

photographer: Jenn Pablo Photography | event production/design: TwoFold LA | floral design: Emblem Flowers | venue: The Beverly Hills Hotel | Ceramic Plates: Casa de Perrin | Chairs: Town & Country Rentals | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen

Corporate dinner party in historic venue with cozy fireplace.
photographer: Nikki Rhodes

Cozy Up to a Fireplace

Terrenbonne, OR

Coral table linen and fresh blooms made this already charming historic venue that much more delightful. We especially love how a half-moon of foliage drew all eyes to the cozy fireplace.

photographer: Niki Rhodes | event planner & design: Events by Mint | floral: Events by Mint – Floral | venue: Ranch at the Canyons | rental: West Coast Event Productions, BBJ Linen | caterer & cocktails: Hunt and Gather | paper goods: Seeds of Clay

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4. Corporate Dinner Party Themes

Halloween-themed corporate dinner party with purple skull decorations.
photographer: Alan Phillip Photography

Trick or Treat

Miami, FL

Spider-like black candelabras, victorian-style seating, and skull-crowned dinner plates made this exclusive dinner for Miami event planners as spooky as it was chic. We also love how colorful cocktails matched the vibrant tablescapes.

photographer: Alan Phillip Photography | floral & decor: Gilded Group Décor | venue: PENTHOUSE at Riverside Wharf | Cake: Earth and Sugar | drinks: PWR beverage & co. | caterer: Joy Wallace Catering | dj: Miami DJs

Pink corporate dinner party.
photographer: Julie Dietz Photography

Ladies First

Chicago, IL

“Pretty in Pink” is an understatement. We love how geode-style linen, neon signage, and flamingo-frosted cupcakes elevate the color pink at this elegant dinner party for female entrepreneurs.  

photographer: Julie Dietz Photography | event planner: WANTZ EVENTS | florals: Vale of Enna | venue: Bangtel | dessert: Love, Sugar & Grace | rentals: Nimble Well | calligraphy: Lindsey Hook Calligraphy & Pen Arts | linens: BBJ Linen | rentals: Halls

Corporate dinner party with modern furnishings and dramatic foliage.
photographer: Frank Ishman

Art Deco Delight

Chicago, IL

Dramatic floral arrangements and black accents made this dinner party both stylish and unique. We especially love the art-deco style lounge area for mingling and cocktails.

photographer: Frank Ishman | decor: Revel Decor | venue: Revel Motor Row | caterer: Limelight Catering

Bali-themed corporate dinner party.
photographer: Apotheosis Events

Bali Bash

Sacramento, CA

Look: We love how coconuts served as vases at this Bali-inspired event. A colorful boxwood backdrop gave guests the perfect photo op, while artisans from Bali were on hand to show how jewelry is handmade. 

photographer & table decor: Apotheosis Events | florals: Fig N Vine | venue: Hamilton Jewelers Pavilions | tent & scenic elements: Napa Event Design | living floral wall: David Beahm Experiences | caterer: Randy Peters Catering | mixologist: The Jungle Bird

Glamorous corporate dinner party with black and white décor.
photographer: Kehoe Designs

Modern & Monochromatic

Chicago, IL

From seating to tablescapes, every décor element was a mix of black and white at this ultra-chic dinner party. We especially love how a funky lucite chandelier added an extra contemporary touch to this glamorous affair.

photographer & decor: Kehoe Designs | event planner: Jennifer Anderson Events | venue: Chez | Entertainment: DON CAGEN ORCHESTRA

Corporate dinner party with purple and gold décor.
photographer: Briana Balducci

Fit for Royalty

New York, NY

Deep purples and golds made this dinner party a regal affair. We adore the gold-plated menus and luxe purple linen that transformed this farm table into a banquet table fit for royalty.

photographer: Briana Balducci | florals: Stems Brooklyn | venue: Brooklyn Historical Society | event agency: Rose Gold Collective | rentals: Luxe Event Rentals & NY Lounge Decor

photographer: Joseph West Photography

Moroccan Magic

Houston, TX

Guests stepped into the beautiful land of Morocco at this stylish employee event. We love how globed chandeliers, woven baskets, and cakes iced with Moroccan-patterns set the scene for a fashionable dinner party.

photographer: Joseph West Photography | planner: Belle Of The Ball | decor & florals: Blooming Gallery | venue: The Revaire | Cake: Susie’s Cake | caterer: A Fare Extraordinaire | band: Jordan Kahn Music Company | lighting: Bright Star Productions | jewelry: Kendra Scott | dance floor: Mike’s Dance Floor Rentals | vinyl: Laced Vinyl | graphics, invites, napkins | paper goods: Papellerie

 
For example, at a dinner we produced for John Hardy, we had a laser focus on how to bring the brand to life using sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. The focus was on the story, the sensory experience and deepening relationships — and fun, it always has to be fun.”

Ryan Hill, Apotheosis Events

5. Corporate Dinner Party Table Décor

Instagram dinner party with colorful branding and table décor.
photographer: Edwin Vargas

Impress with Instagrammable Place Settings

San Francisco, CA

Every element of this dinner party for women in tech, hosted by Instagram, is picture perfect. We can’t stop thinking about the gorgeous tablescapes and colorful ceiling installations. 

photographer: Edwin Vargas | planner: Leslie Smith | event design + catering: Foxtail Catering & Events | venue: Alloy Collective | flowers: Wild Club | rentals: Blueprint Studios | Menus: Paper Tie Affair

Super Bowl LII - NFL Owners' Dinner and Concert in St. Paul, Minnesota
photographer: Simoudis Photography

Illuminate Your Tablescape

Saint Paul, MN

This NFL Owners’ dinner dazzled guests with everything from creative catering to larger-than-life floral arrangements. Dramatic lighting installations wowed guests throughout the evening, including during a sumptuous sit-down dinner.

photographer: Simoudis Photography | planner: Imagine Party and Events | floral design: Jerry Rose Floral & Event Design | venue: St. Paul Union Depot. | caterer: Michael Scott Events | lighting: Frost Productions

Corporate dinner party with funky table linen.
photography: Kiss Me For Eternity

Let the Linen Steal the Spotlight

Dallas, TX

Guests found their seats at a gorgeous place-card wall — composed of luxe swatches — before heading to a delicious dinner (served on more stylish linen, of course).

photography: Kiss Me For Eternity | planning & design: Diamond Affairs Weddings & Special Events | floral: Three Branches Floral Design | venue: The Filter Building | catering: Wolfgang Puck Catering – Dallas | entertainment: Jordan Kahn Music Company | Decor: Perch Event Décor | Rentals: Marquee Event Rentals Texas | lighting: BEYOND

Glamorous corporate dinner party with modern and unique centerpieces.
photographer: Sharon Levy

Get Creative with Unique Centerpieces

Miami, FL

A winding metal sculpture crowned with yellow roses (and suspended yellow calla lilies) was just one of several innovative centerpieces found at this glamorous dinner party.

photographer: Sharon Levy | event planner: LV Event Designs

Corporate dinner party with contrasting color décor.
photo courtesy of Something Different Party Rental

Go for Contrast Colors

New York, NY

Silvery tablescapes glow with ethereal beauty against a backdrop of ocean-blue uplighting. We also adore how seashell plating furthers the deep-sea vibe.

caterer: Abigail Kirsch Catering | floral & design: Remco of Van Vliet and Trapp | rentals: Something Different Party Rental

Corporate dinner party with beautiful stained glass windows.
photography: Fred Marcus Studio

Tie Your Color Palette to Architectural Details

New York, NY

Colorful centerpieces and gold votives mimic the gorgeous colors seen in the stained glass windows of this unique event space. Other gold details include vibrant uplighting and petal-shaped dinnerware. 

photography: Fred Marcus Studio | decor: ZAK Events | av: Michael Andrews Audio Visual | catering: Constellation Culinary Group | rentals: Party Rental

Corporate dinner party with mix and matched table décor.
photographer: Jessica Rieke Photography

Let Each Table Boasts Its Own Style

West Hollywood, CA

This elegant dinner party featured three distinct table designs. Although each table boasted a unique aesthetic, they created a harmonious composition when viewed all together.

photographer: Jessica Rieke Photography | planning & design: David Pressman Events | florals: Eric Buterbaugh | venue: Kimpton La Peer Hotel | rentals: Theoni Collection | linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | prints: Cecile’s Paper Co.

Corporate dinner party with monochromatic yellow décor.
photographer Braedon Photography

Make it Monochromatic

Chic yellow linen and bright-yellow blooms were just the beginning of this yellow-forward celebration. Several varieties of yellow cocktails also added to the monochromatic setting.

photographer: Braedon Photography | event production: The Little Gray Book | florals: Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle and Design | venue: City Club Los Angeles | tablescapes: Dish Wish

Corporate dinner party with pink floral centerpieces.
photographer: The Wedding Artists Co

Bring in the Blooms

Ombre-style floral centerpieces wowed against an ivy-covered backdrop at this stylish event space. We especially adore how evening brought on a romantic (and mysterious) atmosphere — along with plenty of candlelight.

photographer: The Wedding Artists Co | planning & event design: 42 North | floral: Lillibet | furniture: Patina Rentals | paper: Paperweight | catering: Nuhma NYC | table top: borrowed BLU | gifts: Vessel Brooklyn

Corporate dinner party with candlelight and greenery.
photo courtesy of J GROUP EVENTS

Gravitate Toward Greenery

Miami, FL

Lavish grasses and leaf-wrapped votives from this elegant dinner party prove that greenery is all you need for a stunning tablescape. We also adore the greenery-inspired menus that completed the look.

design & décor: J GROUP EVENTS

Corporate dinner party in a library.
photographer: Matt Teuten

Get Dramatic With Glassware

Boston, MA

Dark wine glasses add a touch of intrigue to this cheerful tablescape of silvery linen, pale-yellow seating, and bright florals. Best of all, mirrored-gold plating reflects the goblets and creates a glamorous shimmer across the banquet table.

photographer: Matt Teuten | planner, design, & décor: TYGER | Event Design + Production | venue: Boston Public Library | caterer: The Catered Affair

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6. Corporate Dinner Party Catering

Corporate dinner party with spoon appetizers.
photo courtesy of Chef CW

Whet One’s Appetite

Chicago, IL

This corporate dinner party for Laudi Vidini sparked excitement for a sit down dinner with gorgeous passed hors d’oeuvres. We are in love with how these colorful bites pop against lucite appetizer spoons.

photo courtesy of & venue: Laudi Vidni | caterer: Chef CW

Corporate dinner party with passed bites covered in individual glass bell coverings.
photographer: Blue Plate Catering

Let Each Bite Stand on Its Own

Chicago, IL

We love how each individual bite boasted a glass-bell dome of its own. Other delicious treats from this dinner party included appetizer spoons and savory ice cream cones.

photographer & catering: Blue Plate Catering | decor & chairs: HMR Designs | venue: Chicago History Museum | equipment: Hall’s Rental Service, Inc | decor & lighting: Frost Chicago | linen & chargers: BBJ Linen | silverware: The Festive Frog | av: Freeman

Corporate dinner party with on-site mixologist.
photographer: Paulsta

Entertain Guests with Onsite Mixologists

New York, NY

You can expect an artistic celebration when Broadway stars and collaborators get together for dinner. In addition to the gorgeous ikebana-inspired décor, a drip-brew cocktail station made this event a haven for artistic temperaments.

photographer: Paulsta | design & decor: Rye Workshop | catering: Pinch Food Design | tabletop rentals: Party Rental Ltd. | linen rental: BBJ Linen

PRODUCT DINNER FOR MOET CHAMPAGNE WITH BRIDES MAGAZINE at The Savoy Hotel in London, UK
photographer: Roberta Facchini

Cheers With Color-Coordinated Champagne

London, England

It’s true, Champagne was bound to steal the spotlight at this dinner party co-hosted by Moet Champagne. Not only did guests enjoy a different Champagne glass for each course, they also received a personalized Champagne bottle (perfectly color-coordinated, of course).

photographer: Roberta Facchini | planner: Bruce Russell | floral designer: Maison de Fleurs | venue: The Savoy Hotel London | furniture: Great Hire Ltd | tableware: Whitehouse Event Crockery

Corporate dinner party with on-theme garden catering.
photographer: Manda Weaver

Keep the Catering On-Theme

King George, VA

This gorgeous “Field to Vase” dinner party boasted one photo op after another. From lavish tulip chandeliers to garden-like savory ice-cream cones, every aspect of this celebration was picture-perfect and on-theme.

photographer: Manda Weaver | event planner: Evoke Design & Creative | florals: Petals by the Shore | venue: Bloomia | Band: Élan Artists | caterer: Occasions Caterers | cocktail Curations: Thy Parra | tabletop rentals: Masion De Carine

Corporate dinner party with colorful dishware and artistic food presentations.
photo courtesy of Catering By Michaels

Let Your Dinner Plate be a Blank Canvas

Chicago, IL

This ILEA Masters Dinner reminds us that dining really is an art form. We love how colorful sushi “donuts” pair with chic blue plating for a visually-stunning dining experience.

venue: Chez | caterer: Catering By Michaels

Corporate dinner party with creative and unique broccoli dishes.
photo courtesy of M Culinary Concepts

Wow Guests With Avant Garde Presentations

Paradise Valley, AZ

This avant garde-themed dinner party boasted imaginative face masks, colorful tablescapes, and creative cuisine. We especially adore how bowls doubled as spoons and shaved broccoli bites evoked a fairytale forest.

Corporate dinner party with creative cocktails featuring fiddlehead ferns.
photographer: Kate Webber Photography

Think Outside the Box With Creative Garnishes

Calistoga, CA

With such gorgeous cocktails on hand, this networking event turns the act of mingling into a stunning photo op. We appreciate how fiddlehead ferns, lush foliage, and colorful blooms make for imaginative garnishes.

photographer: Kate Webber Photography | event planner: The Social Group | floral: Kathleen Deery Design | venue: The K Group | rental: Theoni Collection & Urban Parlour | lighting: The Lux Productions | caterer: Meadowood Napa Valley | entertainment: Élan Artists

Corporate dinner party with artistic food on triangle plates.
photo courtesy of: G Texas Catering

Swap Circles for Triangles

Dallas, TX

People come in all shapes and sizes — and so does dinnerware. We adore how these triangular plates allow for artful plating with unique compositions.

Corporate dinner party with passed appetizer trays filled with dried green peas.
photo courtesy of Unique Catering Design

Serve it With Style

Miami Beach, FL

Serving trays can be as eye-catching as artistic cuisine. We adore this serving tray filled with dried split peas — not to mention the delicious appetizer spoons that go with it.

photo courtesy of & caterer: Unique Catering Design | venue: THE TEMPLE HOUSE

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7. Corporate Dinner Party Entertainment Ideas

Boho corporate dinner party with DJ.
photographer: Phillip Van Nostrand Photography

Keep the Vibe Going with the Right Music

New York, NY

Crocheted doilies brought the boho-vibe of this exclusive dinner party to the DJ booth. We also adore how printed Mandalas made for a gorgeous backdrop (and unique seating chart).

photographer: Phillip Van Nostrand Photography | decor: ZAK Events | venue & caterer: Marcia Selden Catering & Events | rentals: Smith Party Rentals | entertainment: Jarrell Entertainment | bar: Pernod Ricard

Corporate dinner party with vision board activities.
photography: Louis Romo Photography

Make it an Activity

San Francisco, CA

La Tavola Fine Linen hosted a vision board party — along with a delicious dinner — at their home studio. We appreciate how guests were invited to create their own colorful vision boards — while surrounded by inspiring décor and chic signage.

photography: Louis Romo Photography | planner: Danielle Gibson Events | florals: Melody Raye Flowers | venue & linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | art: Arrow Art Studio | calligraphy: Blushtype | wine: Olema Wines | rentals: Encore Events Rentals | catering: Huria’s | desserts: Sweeterie by Diana | catering: Ventana Cubana

Hennessy corporate dinner party with DJ and branded décor.
photography: Scott Clark Photo

Bring Your Brand to the DJ Booth

Lanai City, HI

This Gala dinner, hosted by Hennessy, featured far more than just spectacular food. We love how this company beautifully promoted their brand with themed greeters, a mirrored logo on the dance floor, and an on-theme DJ-booth backdrop.

photography: Scott Clark Photo | production & planning: Meridian Events | venue: Four Seasons Resort Lanai | entertainment: Élan Artists | destination management: Weil & Associates


We can replicate this experience for 4 people, or 40 people, and deliver the same experience and brand intimacy.”

Ryan Hill, Apotheosis Events

8. Corporate Dinner Party Favors

Corporate dinner party with personalized candle party favors.

Personalize the Party Favors

Los Angeles, CA

From now on, cutlery etiquette may have to include personalized candles. We love how each guest received a beautiful, personalized party favor — in addition to a sumptuous sit-down dinner in this chic tented space.

photographer: Jenny Quicksall Photography | event planner: Rheefined Company | design: Rosewater | venue: Kimpton La Peer Hotel | lighting: LightenUp, Inc. | invitations: A Fine Press | entertainment/dj: Dart Collective | rentals: Taylor Creative Inc. | calligraphy: Calligraphy Katrina | table decor: Greystone Table | linen: Nuage Designs | videographer: Honey Reel | personalized candles: LAIT | 24k gold water: LUXWTR

Corporate dinner party with keychain party favors.
photography: Bashful Captures

Make it Memorable with Branding

New York, NY

Every element of this dinner party has us swooning — including the wall of branded keychains. We also love how guests entered the dining space on a uniquely branded staircase.

photography: Bashful Captures | florals: Van Vliet + Trap | venue: The Bowery | fabrication: Brand Activation Services

Corporate dinner party where guests made their own coasters.
photography: Kent Drake Photography

Take-Home Gifts for Lasting Memories

Guests made their own coasters — and life long memories — with a chic array of stamps. Other fabulous corporate dinner party ideas from this Valentine’s Day event included a live-cooking demo and on-theme décor.

photography: Kent Drake Photography | event planner & party favors: Christina Currie Events, Inc. | floral: Anthony Gowder Designs | caterer: Truffleberry Market | cookies: ECBG Cake Studio | stationery: LBrown Design & Paperie | candies: Anna Shea Chocolates | linen: BBJ Linen | dishes/glassware/flatware: The Festive Frog 

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