Category Archives: Events

5 Creative Ideas for an Exciting Corporate Event

 

It can be tricky to think up ideas for corporate events that will be memorable in all of the right ways, while genuinely furthering your organisation’s broader objectives.

Here at Château Bouffémont – an enchanting private venue for such events on the outskirts of Paris – we, therefore, thought we would make some suggestions that can be organised in a wide range of settings, but which are especially suitable when you select us for your next corporate event.

 

 

A gourmet activity

We’re sure there are a few members of your team who have always fancied themselves as a potential Bake Off champion, so why not put their culinary credentials – and that of your other workers – to the test?

With the broad assortment of gourmet activities that we are able to host in the extraordinary grounds of Château Bouffémont ranging from cooking classes to chocolate workshops, we’re sure there will be an event that you could hold to bring out your employees’ gastronomic skills.

 

 

Something artistic

As creative as both brilliant and abysmal cooking can be, it may be that you also have a few adept artists, photographers, singers, floral designers or even perfumers on your team.

Events such as the singing lessons, floral design and photography classes that we are pleased to be able to host at our spectacular stone-built residence could be ideal for drawing those abilities out, while also enabling everyone to bond in an atmosphere of fun.

As the Creativity at Work site explains, the arts and creativity bring various benefits in team-building and your wider organisation, so you shouldn’t be dismissive of them.

 

 

Horse riding

As your staff can soon find out, horse riding isn’t something that only the most discerning enthusiasts of all things equestrian are able to do.

Our own horse riding classes are made possible not only by the instructors that we can provide to guide your staff through the basics, but also the expansive countryside that is open for exploration, by virtue of our advantageous location in the heart of the Montmorency Forest.

 

 

More intense sporting activity

While endurance event series such as Tough Mudder have gained considerable popularity in recent years among those seeking a more intense kind of team-building event, there are many different sports that your staff could pursue as part of a suitably tailored group activity.

That is no less the case when you choose Château Bouffémont for corporate venue hire in France. You may not have known, for instance, of the priority access that we can provide for your workers to the highly exclusive Paris International Golf Club, where such activities as tennis and golf can be experienced with the benefit of excellent facilities.

 

 

Exploring the cultural riches of Paris

Given that Château Bouffémont is, after all, situated a mere 30 kilometres (18.5 miles) from the City of Lights itself, it would be practically churlish not to organise a corporate event that embraces Paris’s broader cultural treasures in some manner.

Indeed, you may wish to ask our team about the discovery tour that we can provide of the French capital’s most resplendent theatres, museums and other landmarks.

Another option is for you and your team to simply ‘go it alone’, perhaps by exploring hidden gems such as those detailed on the salutfromparis website, encompassing some of the city’s most underrated parks, gardens, shops, markets, itineraries and more.

Why not contact the Château Bouffémont team today for a more in-depth discussion of how we could serve the specific requirements your brand has for its next corporate event?

Ever Considered Hosting a Family Reunion? Start Planning Now.

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As a magnificent venue of rich heritage, Château Bouffémont continues to attract the interest of families around the world interested in organising a reunion or other family event in a friendly, intimate location.

But if you are considering organising your own family reunion – whether with the aim of reuniting half a dozen of your closest relatives or a great number more of your brood – there are many details to which you will need to pay particular attention.

Here are just some of them.

Who are you planning to invite?

The matter of who you would like to attend the family reunion will naturally greatly influence other elements of your planning, such as the date and location.

The basic parameters of the invite list – such as whether you only intend to invite immediate brothers, sisters and cousins, or instead more distant members of the family who you may not have been in contact with for many years – will need to be decided first.

This is the very least you will need to know before you start to send out invitations for your family reunion – which, as the Gathered Again website explains, is an aspect of your event that deserves plenty of thought in its own right.

Determine a date and location

Once you are sure of which family members are both likely and willing to attend, you will be able to survey them on the location, venue and date that they would prefer for the reunion. On establishing a decent idea of the wishes of your would-be guests, you could then forward each of them three nominated venues to rank in order of preference.

It is a good idea to plan such an ambitious event as a family reunion at least 12 months in advance, not least because you may need to allow such an amount of time to ensure the desired venue is available.

Whether you are interested in a venue in France, the UK, the United States or anywhere else in the world, you will naturally wish to ensure that every member of your intended party can reach it easily and will be appreciative of the surroundings you ultimately choose.

What makes our own venue an excellent choice?

Various factors are likely to guide your prospective attendees’ preferences in relation to the venue itself. Given the disparate nature of the wishes expressed within families for such an event, it is no surprise that Château Bouffémont is such a sought-after family reunion venue.

After all, we offer it offers the finest of all obvious worlds – a tranquil location in Montmorency Forest, but also with the big-city stimulations of Paris and the international connections provided by Charles de Gaulle Airport within easy reach.

All the while, hiring Château Bouffémont for your family reunion also means all of the benefits inherent in an exquisite and luxurious stone-built residence with large, sprawling grounds. Both indoor and outdoor activities can be arranged for your reunion event, bearing in mind what may be the widely varying ages of your family members.

Consider appointing people to organise your reunion

It is unlikely that such a significant event as a family reunion can be planned to the most intricate detail by just one person.

It may, therefore, make sense to appoint members of your family to positions related to various aspects of the event, encompassing such responsibilities as keeping an eye on finances and booking accommodation, right through to sending out invitations and organising activities and excursions.

Finally, it will be time for you to spread the word about your impending family reunion among the people that matter! Contact our professionals here at Château Bouffémont to discuss how we can best accommodate your intended event.

5 tips to organise a fashion show at Château Bouffémont

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Have you ever attended a fashion show only to be so dazzled by loud music, flashing lights, creative art installations and inspiring performances? You’ve largely got the event planner to thank for that. Organising a show that impresses like this in the constantly-changing world of fashion isn’t easy. However, here are some tips that can help you to make the out-of-the-box thinking necessary for a great fashion show – and the venue will play a particularly large part. Continue reading

AN UNIQUE PLACE FOR YOUR SPECIAL OCCASIONS

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If…

You look for a venue to celebrate your birthday in France,

Your best friend charged you of her Bridal event organization,

You plan to organize a Bachelor party or Bachelorette Party,

You just married and plan to enjoy your honeymoon in Paris,

You married for a time and would like to surprise your loved for your silver, gold, ruby or diamond wedding,

No matter the event purpose, you only want to record that special occasion for a long time,

Château Bouffémont would be made for you.

Credits / Château Bouffémont

 

 

A PRIVATE CONCERT FOR THANKSGIVING DINNER

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On the occasion of Thanksgiving Celebration Dinner and exclusively for our guests, Dan Korn will give a private concert* on Friday 28th of November.

A doubly unique experience: enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner in an extraordinary and friendly venue, in the presence of a talented artist.

DAN KORN 

The Singer-songwriter Dan Korn weaves enchanting melodies around exquisitely crafted lyrics.

His evocative songs are “laden with farewells”.

Dan is currently performing with long-time collaborator Joe Sharp (double bass), Bob Turley (lead guitar) and Joel Robertson (drums).

“Korn’s gentle approach often tricks you into a false sense of security that is shattered with the ferocious honesty of his words, heightening the raw power of his vocality. I challenge you to listen to this guy’s music and not enjoy it.” – Alex Hayden, Rebel Music Blog.

Dan Korn and his band release their album ‘Of The Sea’ in March 2015.

 

*From 10 to 40 guests
Dinner – Concert: 195€ per person (discover the menu)
For more information, please contact us at [email protected].
www.dankorn.co.uk

 

ARE YOU WILLING TO PLAY THE GAME ?


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“The GAME”, an amazing experience inspired by the movie with Michael Douglas from the 90s.

 

 

 

What is it?

A Special Forces simulation experience created by former Royal Marine Commando James Gilbertson, which will take place at Château Bouffémont.

A complete mission with a storyline and objectives.

You will be on the run from ‘the enemy,’ receiving mission briefings and creatively using limited resources to secure a victory.

You will attend courses with ex SAS/SBS soldiers, learning the skills of bush craft, unarmed combat and survival.

During all the experience, you will have unlimited access to the Château, its five grand reception halls, 10 suites and 15 hectares of garden. Our private Chef will serve dishes according to the French rules of fine dining.

 

Why participate?

To have the opportunity to test your physical abilities and mental acuity

To live a military experience normally inaccessible to civilians

To discover something different

 

Who can participate?

If you want to challenge yourself,

if you want to live an amazing experience in a high-end place,

if you want to share special moments with your friends,

The Game is best suited for you.

 

When will it take place? 

15th, 16th, 17th, 18th of January 2015 (3nights and 4 days)

 

How to participate?

Read  the full details on our website and book now your tickets !