Our top tips for planning your fine dining event!


Planning a meeting, conference or team event with that little bit of an edge can sometimes be difficult… how do you make it stand out from every other corporate event that your audience has been to? Here at The John Smith’s Stadium, our fine dining experience provides guests with that extra special touch, that sets it apart from the usual meeting and conference set ups. But how do you plan for the perfect fine dining event? Here are our top tips!

Pick your ideal menu

With a fine dining experience, the clue is in the name – the main event is the food! When the menu and the food provided is spot on, the conversation will flow with ease. It’s important that your menu fits your audience and caters for any dietary requirements anyone may have to allow for a smooth-running event. Here at The John Smith’s Stadium, we work with you to design your menu – be it a completely bespoke menu designed to taste, or a choice from our existing a la carte menu, each finished with the precision and quality you would expect to find at a Michelin-starred restaurant.

If you hit the nail on the head with the food, the rest of the day will follow suit – and here at The John Smith’s Stadium, we’re here to ensure that you do just that.

Is there a theme?

With an event like a fine dining experience – you can make it whatever you want it to be. For a more formal event, why not sent invites out with a dress code: black tie dinner jackets and cocktail dresses? Or perhaps you’re looking for a themed evening, in which case, how will your decorations / dress code / menu match the theme? We can tailor your event to your requirements, working with you alongside local suppliers to provide you with your perfect event.

Extras to catch people’s eye?

Whilst the food may be centre of attention for a fine dining event, sometimes you may wish to just finish it off with a little bit of something else, offering your guests a slightly more unique and engaging experience. From entertainment to presentations, what might help to make your event an evening to remember? Here at The John Smith’s Stadium, our fine dining events take place in our fantastic boardroom, where diners are surrounded by over 100 years of sporting memorabilia from both Huddersfield Town and Huddersfield Giants – the perfect setting for any sports fan! If this is something your guests would appreciate, why not also treat them to a stadium tour, where they can have behind the scenes access to areas reserved for players and officials!?

However you would like to run your fine dining event, we’re here to help you every step of the way. If you have some thoughts bubbling away for your dream fine dining event – why not get in touch and we can have a chat about bringing your ideas to life?  Drop us an email at catering@ksdl.org.uk or give us a call on 01484 484 116

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