From boardrooms to ballrooms: How we can improve your event hosting experience!


Whether it’s a wedding or a Christening, a corporate gathering or a birthday bash – planning an event, whatever the occasion, can often be a long process! With so much to consider; from the guest list to the catering, and the location to the date – if you’ve got something on the horizon, why not get cracking with the preparation right away!?

What’s the occasion?

The first key element of organising an event is deciding what it is that you’re wanting to host. Once this is decided – the rest of the planning will likely just fall in to place! Why not make a list of key deliverables you’re looking to get from the event, and work from that list on how you’re going to execute these? Whether you need to prep fundraising activities for a charity ball, decipher a list of local businesses to attend a successful networking event, or have the wedding day of your dreams – having a key purpose for the function will be the first step to success.

Save that date!

With the wheels now fully in motion for the big day, you need to pin down a date! Once secured, developing an event timeline would be the perfect planning tool to keep you on track as the project unravels. Use this to ensure you’re giving enough notice of your date across the board: to your guests for their attendance, your suppliers should you need to book anyone in and finally, to yourself – to make sure you’re confident in your abilities to get the prep over the line in good time! With the variety of rooms and spaces available for hire at The John Smith’s Stadium, and our fantastic stadium team on hand to assist, we’re sure to be able to accommodate your needs on the day you desire, whatever you have in mind!

Enhancing the experience

Going that extra mile as the host will be sure to impress your guests – but what additions could you add to your event to make it stand out from the crowd?

  • Virtual delegates: If it’s a conference or corporate meeting you’re looking to host, having the ability to host both in person and online ensures you are accommodating for all eventualities, and may help to boost your list of attendees. Working in partnership with Ayre event solutions, at The John Smith’s Stadium, we can help you provide the best of both worlds!
  • Catering: Looking to keep your guests refreshed and impressed on the day? Built on a passion for delivering the highest quality hospitality, delicious food and a commitment to customer service – our catering team bring a fresh and creative approach to our catering offering. We can be entirely flexible to your needs; so, whether you’re wanting to actively support local, cater to specific dietary requirements, or just be confident you have a menu that tickles everyone’s taste buds – we’ve got you covered.
  • Surrounded by sports: Where a corporate gathering might not need a totally traditional set up, why not allow your guests to immerse themselves in the rich history that The John Smith’s Stadium has to offer? By opting for our boardroom to host the get-together, attendees are surrounded by over 100 years of sporting memorabilia from both Huddersfield Town and Huddersfield Giants, offering a totally unique event experience. And, if you just need one last little thing to seal the deal… add on a stadium tour as well, that should do the trick!

Event planning may, on the face of it, sometimes be a daunting task, but there’s no need to make life difficult for yourself when we’re on hand to assist! Our events team specialise in planning and hosting events tailored to individual specifications – get in touch to discuss yours! | 01484 484 116

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