Organising Successful Awards Ceremonies

Organising Successful Awards Ceremonies

Whether you are organising a fundraising evening or awarding your team for their excellent commitment and work ethic. Award ceremonies are a great way to bring your team together and enjoy an occasion of feel-good fun.

Although you’re not organising the Oscars, preparations will need to start early to ensure a smooth and easy planning process. Follow our steps to roll out your own red carpet and plan a fantastic show!


As with all events, choosing a location and venue is one of the key ingredients for hosting a fruitful awards show. Get to know the demographics of your guests and bear in mind where everyone will be travelling from. An awards ceremony holds a glamorous reputation which is typically held in a venue with the ‘wow factor’.

You can rely on creative lighting and set dressing to transform a venue into your own Hollywood red carpet.


Although we’re not fully aware, many of us eat as a form of entertainment. If your guests aren’t satisfied with their meal, it will have a big impact on the success of your evening. We would recommend providing a three-course meal which can be washed down with a few glasses of bubbly.


Not every guest will receive an award and those who don’t will lose interest quickly. Make their night worthwhile by providing entertainment of some sort. Once the formal business is out of the way, allow time for everyone to let their hair down and hit the dance floor. If your budget will stretch, consider hiring a band or arranging visual entertainment such as aerial performers or comedians.

Offer a prize

Competitions can be an exciting way to get event attendees to interact with one another. Each table can participate in their own teams to take part in a quiz and win a small prize. Tailor your questions to fit in with your line of work or the season you’re currently in.

To make your job as easy as possible, Verriberri, Marketing and PR, offer a great solution to the time consuming and difficult job of planning your awards night. Our event management team can manage the process from start to finish, ensuring a fantastic evening of glam! Contact our award winning event management team today on 01376 386850.

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