4 Event Services Partners Every Event Planner Needs to Be Successful

November 17, 2023 Mario Stewart

As a wildly successful New York event planner, you’re keenly aware of just how valuable your event services partners are to your business. Without reliable vendors hitting home runs with each of your curated events, you can’t guarantee the most memorable experiences for your clients. If you’re an event planning professional who’s just starting out on this career journey, this one’s definitely for you. Prioritize finding the best go-to event services partners and cultivating a community of strategic partnerships you can rely on for every event you plan.

1. Develop Strategic Partnerships with NYC Venues

No matter what your event planning niche may be, you’re always going to need a venue partner. In New York City, there are tons of high-profile and exquisite event venue options to match all kinds of tastes and preferences, too. As an event planner, you’ll want to prioritize developing great working relationships with these venue representatives. Get out there and start introducing your business. Tour new-to-you venues and cultivate the strategic partnerships you need to build a roster of reliable, go-to venues for all your events!

2. Taste and Sample Your Way to Finding Great Catering Partners

Whether you’re planning a corporate event for a business client or organizing a milestone birthday party for a family, food and beverage service is a pillar element. Make time to reach out to some of the most experienced chefs and catering professionals throughout NYC. And arrange times to sip and sample some of their latest creations. Having these event service providers on hand will ensure you make the best menu selections for your NYC events.

3. Create Connections with High-Energy Event Entertainment 

Your event’s entertainment factor can make or break the guest experience. So, it only makes sense that you create valuable connections with all kinds of high-energy event entertainment companies. Reach out to DJ services and live bands. Discover unique entertainers, too, including artists, soloists, and tech activations. Be mindful, too, to be on the hunt for brilliant stage performers and speakers. These might include magicians or comedians, local business leaders, or celebrities who can wow all kinds of event guests. 

4. Event Audiovisual Partners Are a Must

You can’t create a fully immersive event experience without the right lighting, designs, and audiovisual components. Don’t try to tackle these details on your own as an event organizer. Instead, reach out to audiovisual partners who can step in and transform your space into an engaging and thrilling experience. And there are plenty of incredible AV pros in New York City to meet - so start connecting!

Other Event Services Partner to Discover

Once you’ve built strategic partnerships with these top event services pros, keep going! There are so many other event details to consider. And there are plenty of NYC event services pros to make each detail shine!

  • Event Photographers
  • Florists
  • Baristas & Mixologists
  • Photo Booth Services
  • Event Rental Equipment Companies

Meet the Best of the Best at The Event Planner Expo 2024

Assemble your dream team of vendors and event services so you can curate the most brilliant New York City events! And when you need to build your vendor community and meet new and emerging service providers, make sure you get to The Event Planner Expo 2024! It’s the three-day conference for the events and hospitality industry, where thousands of the top professionals come together for learning, networking, and fun! Explore ticket options, and be sure to secure an exhibitor space to showcase your business to the BEST!

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