Nonprofit galas are one of our favorite types of events to host at our banquet hall in Orange County. Lyon Air Museum has had the pleasure of hosting a multitude of fundraisers, and we are always excited to help support a great cause.
We know how difficult it can be to plan a successful nonprofit gala, so we’ve asked some of our favorite event planners to give us their tips for coordinating a successful fundraiser.
Going away parties are bitter sweet gatherings where guests reminisce about the past, and make new memories that will be cherished in the future. Our banquet hall in Orange County has hosted several going away parties over the years, and we’ve asked some of our favorite event planners to give us their tips for planning a memorable event that will be a fitting goodbye for your loved ones.
The company picnic is a time honored tradition that many employees look forward to all year. Gathering to enjoy great food, good weather, and the company of your coworkers is the perfect way to celebrate summer.
We asked some of the event planners that we work with at our event venue in Orange County to give us their tips on planning a corporate BBQ.
Some people are surprised to learn that Lyon Air Museum also doubles as a banquet hall in Orange County.
After a recent wedding reception that we hosted in our event space, a guest commented “I had no idea this place was also an event venue! I had been here once before with my kids just to see the planes, but the way the museum lights up at night is absolutely breathtaking.”
As one of the most diverse banquet halls in Orange County, you can imagine that we have held some pretty unique events here at Lyon Air Museum. While we’re happy to host standard corporate events in our event space, it’s always exciting when we have event organizers that take their event to the next level.
In our time managing a banquet hall in Orange County, we've learned that event planning can be a very challenging responsibility. More often than not, the success (or lack thereof) of an event heavily depends on a well thought out budget. We've seen a lot of corporate events, high end birthday parties and wedding receptions come through our event venue, and we've seen a lot of fantastic events put on with conservative budgets.
Here are our tips for organizing a budget for your Orange County event:
Many companies underestimate the value of periodically holding a corporate event for their employees. A corporate event can provide a massive boost to morale by breaking up the monotony of day-to-day operations, and giving employees something to look forward to. This article will briefly explain five specific times when it's appropriate - or even necessary - to plan a corporate event. After reading this article you should have a solid idea of when and why it's a smart and business-savvy idea to get everyone in the company together under one roof.
Invite your guests to travel back in time and host an event with retro design and decor. What makes for a better retro party backdrop than Lyon Air Museum? The vintage automobiles and aircraft within the event space contribute to a retro event theme. There is even a 1940s Helms Baker Truck!
Lyon Air Museum is the perfect venue to host an airline theme event complete with pilot and stewardess servers, boarding pass invites, and suitcase props! Send out boarding pass invites. Setup a "bag check" table for when guests arrive and register. Choose from our preferred catering list for servers dressed in airline service attire (photo: The Turnip Rose servers). Additionally servers can push food and beverage carts around for guests to order snacks and drinks during cocktail hour. Create a fun centerpiece like flower stuffed suitcases.