Now that autumn is in full swing, we'd like to remind you that now is the time to plan your company or holiday party! Treating your employees to a special holiday event is a sound investment as it demonstrates appreciation, boosts company morale, loyalty and improves relationships among co-workers. While most companies would love to throw a lavish affair for their hardworking staff, it may be outside their budget to do so. If this is the case, event planning experts advise choosing a less costly weekday or off-peak days like Sunday-Thursday to control costs. We recommend hosting your weekday holiday party at Salem Convention Center. It's a wonderful way to throw your staff an elegant, special event that they deserve without the potentially exorbitant costs of an evening affair. “The best time to hold an employee holiday party is probably during the lunch hour. Historical holiday party data from Winston Battalia shows a growing trend to this decision, reflecting that more than two-fifths of corporate events take place during the lunch hour.” - 10 Tips for Planning an Amazing Company Holiday Party. The Salem Convention Center has been the site for numerous daytime and evening holiday events through the years and it's always a joy to be a part of the festivities. Whether your gathering is to be large, medium or small, weekday affairs at the Salem Convention Center are fully staffed with our event professionals who are at your disposal. Here are some of the other benefits of hosting a weekday holiday party at the Salem Convention Center- ➤ Our 2019 Holiday Catering Menu is flexible and sure to please. Choose from options like our Elegant Winter Wonderland Buffet served with Assorted Holiday Dessert Tray, Assorted Holiday Breads & Butter, Coffee Service. ➤ Your employees will be wowed with the beautiful natural light and features in our building that can only be experienced during the day. ➤ A weekday event reduces the obligations on employees' personal time and commitments. ➤ Our festive seasonal decor throughout the facility is sure to put your guests in the holiday spirit. Guests will also appreciate our fast and free Wi-Fi throughout the facility, charging stations, and complimentary on-site covered parking. ➤ Since your party is happening during the weekday, people are less likely to bring a plus-one which could have a positive effect on your catering budget. ➤ Parents will likely be grateful that they won't have to hire a babysitter so they can attend. ➤ Guests won't expect an open bar which can be costly. ➤ You will get our signature 'all-under-one-roof' approach that many event planners have come to appreciate and depend on through the years. This means access to our on-site event coordinator, full on-site catering facilities and services, delicious customized menus, tables, chairs, centerpieces, linens, a professional banquet staff to set up and tear down the room, complete audio-visual services and more. From organizing menus to managing room layouts to choosing the perfect seasonal décor, we can help you create an unforgettable holiday event your friends, family, and co-workers will appreciate for years to come. There is still time to reserve your holiday event with us, but we are quickly filling up with reservations, so we urge you to book now for holiday parties. Start now by completing a Request for Proposal or call us at 1-866-614-1900.