We organize and manage corporate events
Office BBQ Parties
Having an outdoor BBQ for your company this summer? At Simply Elegant, we have the equipment to prepare freshly cooked food onsite. Our talented chefs have the experience to create something special for your event. Plus our event design experts can work with you to create a look to make your BBQ party extra special.
Looking for ideas to celebrate a colleague’s retirement or 10 year work anniversary? At Simply Elegant we know how to make your guest of honour feel extra special. From catering to unique décor ideas and floral arrangements, we work with you to understand the important elements for any type of celebration that acknowledges those who work with you.
Team Building Events
Thinking about organizing a team building event for your company’s employees this summer? We have tips and ideas to help you create a special event to bring your team together. From selecting the perfect venue, to providing tasty treats, we can work with you. We can even help you develop team building activities for your next corporate event.
Employee Appreciation Events
Employee appreciation dinners are a great opportunity to acknowledge the effort of someone within your organization. We know there’s no better way to say thank you than a dinner that represents the style and personality of your co-worker. From our menus made with fresh local ingredients to décor ideas that can express a unique theme, we’re a one-stop-shop for your planning needs.
What Makes Us Different?
Our event planning division is in constant contact with you and all event suppliers. This can include the venue, food and bar services, floral, décor, entertainment, lighting and AV and all rental divisions to mitigate any communication challenges.
With over 20 years of expert event management experience, our team brings a wealth of knowledge and know-how to your event. We are on trend and can advise the latest styles and themes for your event.
Our event planners invest time understanding your unique corporate culture and vision. We then team up with other specialty suppliers to ensure your party is exactly as you envision. Our studio boardroom allows the ease of talking to caterers, florists, etc. all in one location.
Your financial records are summarized and kept up to date for you and with all vendors we manage on your behalf.
It’s all about the details. We specialize in event design and coordination that streamlines the complete event experience from start to finish.
Corporate Events Gallery
View a selection of images from corporate events we’ve planned and managed in the past. Let us know if something here looks like an event you’d like to us to plan for your company. Or we would be happy to custom design an event for your needs.
Video production by Aydin Odyakmaz
Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!
I thought the room looked absolutely beautiful. Our solid gold 50th gala was shining in gold from the table cloths to wonderful lit ice centerpieces celebrating our 50th anniversary. Your attention to detail was superb and you certainly helped us to work within our budget. I especially loved the pride you took in your work. I would not hesitate to use your creative touch and services again in the future. Thanks very much for a job well done!Karen Bossin
Simply a one stop Shop, simply great Service, Simply Elegant!Jennifer Quaas
Organizing my first fundraiser with 250 people in attendance could have been daunting, but not with the team at Simply Elegant by my side. Peter was an absolute joy to work with, as he has the experience to know exactly how an event can function flawlessly. I also worked with Sharon on decor. I showed her one picture of the flower arrangements I wanted and she delivered precisely. I could not have been more pleased. The fundraiser was May 27th, 2017 and went off without a glitch. The food…the service…the energy…it was all exquisite. I would work with Simply Elegant again and again and again!! Simply Excellent! 🙂Genna Zimmel
Simply Elegant is indisputably the best event managing service in Calgary. Simply Elegant was suggested to us from Norton Rose LLP’s marketing department and after initial contact with Simply Elegant, within a day I received a phone call and I was swept away with their proposal. As the VP Finance and Facilities for the Alberta Student Energy Conference (ASEC) 2013 we had unique and specific requests and Simply Elegant was able to provide all we requested and more. They went above and beyond their scope continuously thinking of new and innovative ideas to ensure our event was successful. They are amazing people to work with and are the best communicators. Not only do they reply in a timely manner, but also give concise and thorough details.
The Alberta Student Energy Conference is a professional development and recruitment seminar and was held at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre on March 1st, 2013. Due to the nature of the conference a lot of the decision making was needed to be completed near the date of the conference and Simply Elegant was always readily available to us and we never had to worry about them! We will never forget the moment the doors to ASEC was opened. It was breathtaking. Our sponsors were extremely pleased. We couldn’t have asked for anything more.
A huge thank you to Sharon and Jade from Simply Elegant.
Simply Elegant was the best decision we made.Jeff Jimenez
Sharon and her team were a pleasure to work with! They worked hard to achieve a look that our client would be happy with, and the end result was a great success. We will definitely contact Simply Elegant for future events.Shawna Creen
Frequently Asked Questions
Why hire an event planner?
An event planner applies project management to the creation and development of events. They design the event including input into the menu, décor, entertainment and co-ordinate the technical aspects of your special event. A planner will also work with you on the day of your event to make sure all the details are taken care of so you don’t have to feel stressed.
How much does an event planner cost?
You can choose to use consulting services at an hourly fee; hire a planner for the day or use full planning services from the initial planning stage to work with you from start to finish. We tailor our event services to meet your specific needs.
Why do I need as event planner?
Planners offer advice and insight on “what a client doesn’t know that they don’t know.” Events can be time consuming to plan. By hiring an event planner, we can save you time and money in the long-run as they have connection with specific vendors and know how to negotiate contracts on your behalf.
How can I save money?
Our event planners can save you money and have the ability to work within your budget. They know the type of venue that would be the perfect fit to suit your event and have the contacts with vendors for a range of specific services. Your event planner can source the best catering, decor, flowers, entertainment, and Audio Visual options. Don’t forget, you can also get AIR MILES® Reward Miles with Simply Elegant!
Are contracts necessary?
Contracts protect you and your vendors. Our event planners can help you assess vendor contracts as they are a legal agreements for your party services including payment schedules.