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What Makes Château Bouffémont an Unforgettable Site for a Fashion Show?

The task of selecting the most befitting venue for your brand’s planned fashion show may seem a deeply unenviable one, on account of the wealth of factors and priorities that must be borne closely in mind. There are certainly not only one or two aspects that may guide your choice of venue for a high-profile fashion event.

We, therefore, decided to take a closer look at some of the reasons why your brand could stand to make the greatest impact by staging its next show at Château Bouffémont.

 

You are a stone’s throw from the world’s undoubted fashion epicentre

The world of fashion may have evolved considerably in recent years, with the traditional big-name fashion magazines and designers not dictating the tempo of every element of the industry in the way they once did, but some things don’t change over the centuries. One of those is the continued pre-eminence of Paris as the fashion capital to which everyone looks.

Even amid the inevitable, but also unpredictable shifts inherent to fashion, the City of Lights continues to wield considerable clout and hosts many of the world’s most eagerly watched catwalks. As explained by the Culture Trip website, for all of the competition and challenges of successive generations, Paris retains its status as the place to be seen for all things fashion.

Furthermore, by selecting our own chateau in France as the site for your fashion show, you can be sure of the festivities being held a mere 30 kilometres from the centre of Paris, and 20 minutes from Charles de Gaulle Airport. That has to be conducive to luring many of the biggest hitters and most important customers in your corner of the fashion industry to attend your event.

 

Even by the standards of a chateau in France, we are utterly resplendent

If there is any reason why you may be averse to contemplating the hire of a French chateau for your next fashion event, it may simply be that it appears too obvious an option.

However, there are very sound justifications for the sustained evergreen appeal of such historic and idyllic venues as our own. Château Bouffémont resoundingly redefines the term ‘impressive surroundings’ with its spectacular manicured French gardens to the exterior, as well as internal furnishings that speak of refined elegance for the most sophisticated clientele.

There can simply be no finer – and no more indelibly haute-couture – backdrop on which to host a prestigious fashion exhibition than the splendid halls and suites of our chateau in France. That is not least the case as these spaces are also flexible enough to lend themselves to a kaleidoscope of inspiring and stimulating atmospheres within a single well-attended event.

 

The right venue will serve as an integral focal point for your show

One other serious factor to consider when on the lookout for a fashion event venue, is that the most suitable site will play a key role in setting the tone and narrative for the day or weekend’s festivities, effectively tying every element together into a coherent whole.

Château Bouffémont accomplishes this in part by appealing to the ardent fashionista’s well-honed visual and atmospheric sensibilities, providing a unique and luxurious setting for the shows of unique and luxurious brands.

However, our chateau in France also connects this requirement for romance and decadence to more practical considerations, such as the possibility for guests to spend the daytime hours marvelling at the presentations of your brand’s latest collections, followed by a delightful dinner party into the evening.

We are proud to declare that our noble, historic and perhaps surprisingly versatile property affords your brand the maximum opportunity to make the finest impression with its next fashion show – whether at a modest or magnificent scale.

So, why not enquire to our corporate events team today to learn more about our venue’s suitability to stage a truly magical fashion exhibition.

10 Essential Ingredients for a Successful Corporate Video Shoot

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The filming of a corporate video may be theoretically made easier by a suitably inspirational backdrop – such as that provided by the elegantly furnished function rooms and spectacular manicured French gardens of Château Bouffémont. However, that doesn’t mean you can be anything less than utterly diligent in the approach you take to your brand’s latest video.

It is in such a spirit that we present to you 10 of the ingredients that should be present when you are putting together a corporate video, as can be done at our own video shoot space in France.

 

 

  • Detailed planning

 

It is often said that those who fail to prepare should prepare to fail, and one should certainly never underestimate the complexity of a corporate video shoot. Attention to detail at the earliest stage is vital if you are to produce the best result from your company’s shoot.

 

 

  • Clear aims and objectives   

 

There is little point in reaching for a camera until you have a clear sense of your video’s purpose and how it will be used. Will the video be used as a TV advertisement, for example, or perhaps as an online testimonial or a ‘how to’ video to be posted on a video-sharing platform?  

 

 

  • A firm grasp of your audience

 

The matter of who you will be aiming the video at will naturally be informed greatly by the insights gained during the process of determining your aims and objectives for the footage. Once you know your audience, you will be able to tailor the video’s content to address their pain points.

 

 

  • A strong story to tell

 

The fact that videos tend – by their very nature – to be about images at least as much about text or script, doesn’t mean you can neglect the story element of your video. Indeed, it simply makes a compelling story all the more vital, as you otherwise won’t know what to shoot.

 

 

  • A venue that makes the right impression

 

The question of the best location in which to shoot your corporate video hinges greatly on such factors as facilities and the aesthetic you desire for your video. This is precisely why you need to think carefully about location and how a given venue will support and strengthen your final video, instead of simply settling for whatever venue may be cheapest or geographically closest.

 

 

  • A ‘recce’ to the intended shooting location

 

Even the most seemingly insignificant or subtle visual touches or background noises can impact on the suitability – or otherwise – of a given corporate video shooting location. It is therefore strongly advised that you pay a visit, if possible, to the venue prior to the actual filming dates.

 

 

  • The most appropriate narration

 

Is there a particular style of narration that you feel would best suit the intentions you have for the video or your company’s wider brand ‘voice’? Perhaps you’re thinking of utilising a voiceover, text titles or talking heads? Remember that each of these can have a very different effect on the feel of the resultant corporate video.

 

 

  • A well-defined style

 

You won’t want your corporate video to end up with an overall ‘style’ that feels rather different to what you had in your head prior to filming, all because you failed to define that style properly from the beginning. Are you interested in taking a cinematic or documentary approach, for instance, or would you prefer something more ‘down to earth’ and ‘humble’ for your brand?

 

 

  • A budget that you stick to

 

The limits of your budget will shape what approach you take to your corporate video, so this is something that should be absolutely clear to everyone from the earliest stage.

 

 

  • A clearly stated deadline

 

Specifying a deadline before filming starts will help to instil urgency and assist you in your efforts to formulate a realistic shooting schedule. Your deadline should be realistic and not overly rigid, but not so loose that you risk overspending and your video shoot never being truly finished.

 

Get in touch with our experts in corporate venue hire today

Could the enchanting setting of Château Bouffémont help to make it the best choice of video shoot space in France for your own brand’s requirements? If you suspect the answer to this is “yes”, don’t hesitate to contact our corporate team to learn more.

 

Inspirational Places For Your Video Shooting

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Photography by Graham Oakley

Selecting the perfect shooting location for your organisation’s corporate video can be a more challenging and complicated process than you may first anticipate. After all, there are many different competing parameters and priorities that you will need to consider for a shooting location, ranging from the sheer visual appeal of the site to the atmosphere and nearby transport links.

So with these factors in mind, here are some suggestions for what kinds of places you should consider when you wish to truly inspire with your choice of shooting location.

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