Luxury yacht charters are a great way for companies to entertain clients, reward employees and host business. Far exceeding other corporate venues, yacht charters offers guests a different experience, with the freedom to relax and develop new ideas and inspirations to take back to the workplace. To make the experience successful, it’s important to consider various corporate and group event ideas that entertain and foster team building, creativity and innovation. Over the years companies have changed their approach to corporate and group events, putting a priority on fun and engaging activities that organically promote interaction and give participants something to talk about long after the event is over. Designed for entertaining, Charter One Yachts offers everything you need to create a unique and productive event. With the flexibility of a number of docking locations in the tri-county area, hosting a corporate event aboard a chartered yacht is like having your own private vessel – you’re the captain and you decide it all – the menu, layout, entertainment and decor. Like any event, you will want to first choose a theme. Popular corporate and group event ideas include an era party, where the attire, food, music and décor are focused on a particular era – the Roaring 20s theme or the 1960s “Mad Men” era, for example. If you choose an era-theme party, be sure to hire a professional photographer that has themed backdrops that let your guests have fun re-enacting life back then. Masquerade balls with extravagant costumes and masks are also popular. Why not give away prizes for the best-dressed? And once your guests have celebrated and danced on the decks, they can enjoy a sit-down dinner in the formal dining room. For entertainment, consider hiring a string quartet to play for your guests; for something out of the box, consider strolling human “statues” to amaze and startle guests – this is a great way to get people mingling and talking. Vegas night is always guaranteed fun, as everyone gets to experience the energy and excitement of a Las Vegas-style casino – with tables, professional dealers and an on-site casino manager – while cruising on the Intracoastal Waterways. A popular casino night party is Casino Royale Party, where guests enjoy an evening of drinking, dancing and gambling in elegant costume, complete with martinis, card games and theme songs. Also consider a world-class Vegas-style magic or lounge show. Creating effective teams, teamwork and team building is a challenge for every organization. Hosting a get-together onboard a luxury chartered yacht offers many opportunities to foster team building and encourage interaction. For example, instead of selecting centerpieces for the tables, why not place all the supplies needed to build a centerpiece on each table. The teams then must design their own centerpiece. The team with the best designed centerpiece wins a prize. Another idea is to incorporate social media into a team building project. Divide people into teams and have them come up with a viral video that will be used to promote the company. The teams will perform their video to a panel of judges. The winning team’s video will be professionally produced and hit the social media scene. There are many ideas for successful corporate and group events. Contact Charter One for more information on how you can make your next corporate and group event successful.