One of my absolute favorite memories from childhood was going to my father’s company picnics in the summertime. Truly, I loved nothing more than heading to the venue in the dead of the summer with my family, indulging in fun food, a super exciting afternoon of activities, and a restful ride home at the end of the day. The last one I went to was probably over 20 years ago, but those memories die hard – and that’s a good thing!
I’ll say, though, that as cool as those summer corporate events were, they weren’t exactly fancy affairs. It was more of a casual, day camp atmosphere, with BBQ-style fare, resort wear formality, and an overall relaxed vibe. These days; however, you can really turn up the ante on your annual corporate event, anticipated team hall huddles, and/or black-tie fundraising functions, and make them fetes sure to please employees and their entourages, respectively.
At Leonard’s, we certainly make it our mission to bring the best service and experience to couples celebrating their best days ever, but companies have those big, momentous days, too – and we’re happy to play host for those. From auctions to award ceremonies, barbecues to corporate culture building retreats, if your team needs to a place to spend the day – away from your usual campus – a morning, afternoon, or evening at one of Long Island’s premiere Banquet Halls is a great place to start.
Have a company milestone coming up or looking to acknowledge some of your all-star execs? We’d be thrilled to revel in your recent wins or play a part in those praiseworthy pats on the back. Perhaps you need a place to prepare for some heavy upcoming client pitches or maybe you’re feeling like it’s high time for a team morale boost – not a problem, we can talk through everything we have on-site to spark your staff’s creativity and help inspire everyone to become a more collaborative, cooperative, positive, and motivated crew.
Okay, so you might not be planning a wedding, but a successful corporate event should end the same way a successful happily ever after does – with every guest feeling like he or she is leaving and venturing home on cloud 9, with a full stomach and an enlightened mind. With our company extracurriculars, we still offer all the banner benefits of our weddings or other social occasions – in other words, our venue is tricked out and profoundly plugged in:
- Seating from 50-1,000 Guests
- Translucent Onyx Stone Bars Throughout
- Private Restrooms
- Coat Check Services
- Kinetic LED Lighting Technology
- Valet Parking Service
- Wireless Internet
- 6 Luxurious Ballrooms
- Satellite Breakout Rooms
- Top Shelf Liquor & Bar Service
- Outdoor Meeting Spaces
- Professional Chefs & Culinary Staff
- Highly Experienced Maitre’ D, White Gloved Service
Six luxurious ballrooms make our indoor space impressive, but now that the weather is amazing, setting something up outdoors is just as (if not) even more magical…
And truthfully, going back to one of my earlier sentiments, corporate events can be some of the most nostalgic and looked-fondly-upon memories ever. If you’re in charge of curating them for your company, then let’s make this relationship one that lasts. Our corporate accounts team offers years of experience creating exceptional events for hundreds of industries across Long Island. As a Leonard’s Palazzo corporate customer, you’ll receive special benefits and services that are customized just for you (all outlined below, take a peek). So whether it’s a summer employee appreciation BBQ or the hautest holiday hullabaloo you need help putting together, we’ve got you. We plan weddings for a living, so our creativity NEVER. RUNS. OUT.
- Preferred Corporate Pricing for Annual Contracts
- Scheduling Priority
- Custom Catering Services (okay, so yeah, we might not be pitmasters at BBQ, but if that’s what you want for your outing, we’ll make sure you have the best damn comfort food in the world, with a side of sheer culinary genius… or catsup 😉)
- VIP Event Concierge Services:
- Single point of contact for customer support
- Personal supervision and coordination with all outside vendors
- Direction and support to align your goals with your overall event strategy