When the End of Financial Year approaches is it time to think about how you can reward you staff for a great year, and get them energised for the next one. Or perhaps it’s time to thank your partners, clients and suppliers for helping to achieve your EOFY goals!
Whether you’re planning a small team event, a large corporate dinner, or cocktail party, this EOFY we have you covered.
Here are some of our top tips to help you maximise your budget and ensure your EOFY Event is a success:
Choosing a unique venue space is a great way to save money on entertainment, decorations and theming, allowing you to stretch that EOFY budget even further! At Merlin we manage uniquely themed venues which offer guests endless entertainment options for the evening.
There are also lots of companies hosting parties for the End of Financial Year & competition to secure your fav venue is fierce, so once you find a venue you like, make sure to make sure you have it on hold whilst you negotiate the finer details.
2. FOOD & DRINKS
It goes without saying that food and drinks are one of the most important elements for any event. This is what your guests are most likely to remember, and you want to ensure those memories are positive. Make sure you speak with your Event Manager to ensure you have the right package this EOFY. The team at Merlin are always happy to create a custom package to suit your budget and requirements.
Whether it is a simple, but delicious Aussie BBQ, a selection of delicious canapes, paired with tasty food stations, or a more formal sit down dinner, we have a menu to suit all needs!
And just to sweeten the deal this EOFY we’re offering FREE Aperol Spritz on arrival for all EOFY Events. Just make sure to quote AP_EOFY when confirming your booking with us before 31st May.
3. A FEW KEY WORDS
Of course it is important that achievements are celebrated at the end of the financial year. A great speech can be the perfect way to reflect on highlights from the year prior and motivate staff as they move into the 2nd half of the year.
Keep in mind your key objective for the event, if you want to present a full review of the year that has been, perhaps book an event with a seated presentation prior to the food and drinks kicking off. If the purpose it to reward the team, then keep formalities short and sweet.
Choosing the right entertainment will help ensure your event has the WOW factor, but when budgets are tight you can look to your venue of choice for support. Chances are your event manager knows just what will work in their venue and may even be able to offer you a great EOFY deal.
There are so many great entertainment options available at our venues, and some will even be included with event free of charge J
From amazing Digital Photo Booths in Madame Tussauds Sydney, to Roaming Animal Encounters in WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, or out interactive Moonlight Beach dancefloor in SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium which glows as you dance the night away there are some great inclusions you can add on the cheap.
5. TEAM BUILDING
EOFY is all about rewarding and motivating your team, so what better time of year to book a team building activity. This could be a stand-alone team day out or could be a great starter before your EOFY Cocktail party or dinner.
Check out our team building options here >>
And of course we would love to create a custom package to perfectly suit your team & budget.
No matter what your end of financial year event plans are, make sure to think outside the box and plan an event to remember this 2019.
Located in the heart of Sydney, in iconic Darling Harbour, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, or Madame Tussauds Sydney each offer a unique and memorable way to celebrate the end of financial year.
** EOFY Special
Book your End of Financial Year event before 31st May 2019 and quote EOFYWEB to receive 20% off venue hire.