Our meeting and conference facilities at The O’Neill Arms Country House Hotel will serve as the perfect venue for your team’s event. We are conveniently located in the heart of Mid Ulster, close to many tourist attractions. Our meeting and events team have the attention to detail you’re looking for to help minimise the amount of planning you have to do.
We know it can be difficult for you to plan your next corporate event, so here we have a few top tips to help you along.
1. Make sure your objectives are clear
Discuss what you want your event to achieve – will it raise the profile of your group? Will it bring people together? Are you aiming to raise money or just to have fun? Who are you hoping to attract to the event? Will there be activities for a range of different people?
2. Make sure you have plenty of time
Start planning your event well in advance to give yourself enough time to organise everything. We recommend at least 9 to 12-months in advance, depending on how big the event is.
3. Plan out the work – and delegate!
Most events are too much work for two or three people. Try to get more people involved by advertising planning meetings widely; thinking about the timing and location of your planning meetings, and asking potential volunteers what suits them best; producing early publicity for the event which also serves as an appeal for volunteers; putting together a list of jobs that can easily be handed over to new volunteers, even if they don’t want to come to meetings; pinning a list or rota up on a noticeboard and asking people to pledge a small amount of time on the day or contributions of raffle prizes, etc.
Make sure everyone knows what is going on. Reporting regularly to the other people organising the event and to the whole group is not just politeness – it can stop an individual or an organising committee from making costly mistakes.
4. Make a budget for the event
Consider all your costs, so that you don’t end up with nasty surprises along the way. For example, the venue, publicity, hire of equipment, decorations, entertainers/speakers and marketing.
Here at The O’ Neill Arms Country House Hotel, we will provide you with everything you need for your meeting or event, including:
- Fully equipped meeting rooms
- A spacious design and minimalist theme to promote fresh and innovative thinking
- Accommodation in a variety of styles to best suit your meeting with a fully cooked breakfast
- Fabulous outdoor space
- High-tech equipment including a projector for your powerpoint presentation.
- Catering packages
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Car parking
- Our meeting and events team are at your disposal to help you plan your meeting, ensuring it runs seamlessly.
Book your meeting, conference or event with us today. Call our meeting & events team on 028 7965 0800