One of the most anticipated events in the corporate calendar is the EOFY function. This is when you can put away that work diary, file away the list of deadlines, and put on hold meetings and conference calls and let your hair down, at least for a short while.

It is also the time to celebrate the achievement of targets and all the wonderful successes of the financial year. If you’ve been tasked with ensuring the success of this celebratory function, you will want to plan the perfect fun-filled event. And there’s no need to feel stressed if you follow these simple guidelines.

Here’s how to go about it.

Consider the theme

What sort of EOFY event do you want to host? Will it be a fun, themed party or a grand black-tie do? The choices are unlimited. Maybe you want to keep it simple and casual and invite the families of employees to enjoy cocktails and canapés at a boutique reception centre. To help in the decision-making process, get a consensus of what the majority of staff members would like.


Once you have chosen the theme of your event, you can look at booking a venue. When selecting the location for your function, make sure that it’s convenient for staff to reach. It would be ideal if it’s within easy reach of the office or situated near transport facilities. Along with location, you will also want the venue to easily accommodate all the guests comfortably, so size is an equally important consideration.


For all events, themed or otherwise, the range of amenities at your chosen venue should ideally be suitable to meet all your needs. Consider how effective lighting, décor and themed party installations can keep guests invested in this corporate event. Why not take them to a time and place they’ve never been to before? What styling and layout options are available? If the venue has an experienced in-house event coordinator, they can be a valuable resource for ideas.

If you’re looking for a function centre to accommodate your EOFY or end-of-year gathering, be sure to contact the experienced team at Merrimu Receptions for exciting theme ideas. Not only do we offer a convenient all-in-one venue with a dedicated dance floor, but we can also cater to a range of other corporate events such as breakfasts or conferences.

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