Yearly Event Fundraiser @ the Museum

Recently at the museum, our event department helped out with the building's yearly fundraising event. Something that most people don't realize is that there are typically two different departments in a large building that do events. One department handles external events (rentals, weddings, corporate meetings) and the other handles internal events (fundraisers, VIP events, exhibit openings). Our team works on the external events, so we typically handle 2-3 events per week, that's over 100 events per year. The internal events department has about 4 or 5 large events that they plan, raise funds, and gain sponsorships for per year. And yes, on top of our 100+ events per year, we still help out with the internal events. We're just that amazing. 
The beauty about our staff is that we are all getting an education from a hospitality college, with a major in Event Management. This, coupled with my amazing coworkers, the other event coordinators and our interns, we really do a phenomenal job in events. 
These are just a few snap shops of this most recent fundraising event that we assisted with. Being a museum, we really try to show off our exhibits. Our dinosaur skeletons were lit from below, our interactive exhibits had bars and food dispersed through out the space, and our guests dressed to theme: neanderthal. 
It really is so nice to see event attendees in our building, supporting our local museum community, and enjoying themselves with great food and wine. We are really lucky to work with such a great staff, as well as in such a unique venue. I'm proud of every single event that we put on.
Salut, Yelle


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  1. I would LOVE to attend a neanderthal themed party with dinosaur skeletons all around! So awesome. The fundraisers at my place of employment are always black tie and incredibly stuffy. You guys really work hard at this, and it shows. Beautifully done, and I'm sure the party goers had a blast, which is equally important!


  2. Whoa, the chairs with the lights! I love them :D Very cool place.

  3. I just discover your lovely blog et J'adore !

  4. ack! i just remembered i had a dream about you last night, is that weird? i was going to florida and my rental ended up being at your house. it was pure kismet and you were a very gracious hostess.

    these are amazing! i cannot believe you handle that many events! and look at those photos, obviously they are amazing to boot! your job looks like so much fun! xo

  5. Hello, neanderthal themed party?! That's awesome. Sometimes I miss having an employer that isn't myself, because I don't get to do any cool fundraising stuff like this. :-)

  6. Wow! That's a lot of events per year! :O And I didn't know you could host a wedding in a museum, that's just too awesome! :P

    Hope your week's off to a great start! ;D


  7. Very cool! I love the different colored lighting. It makes such a difference with the mood too, don't you think? (And not in a cheesy "mood lighting" type of way-lol-but the atmosphere of the event, you know what I mean. It's amazing that when you take a space normally used for one thing, say an office reception area, and change the lighting for a party, suddenly people have fun and relax.)

  8. That has got to be the coolest museum I've ever seen! Haha. It looks lovely! xo

  9. I love all the lights and that cool dinosaur! from the ourside, this looks like a fairy boat ride :)

  10. Wow that would have been so cool to mingle beneath that dinosaur skeleton! How unique.

    I love what I'm learning about the event planning industry through your posts - it's really interesting!

    Hope you're having a good week! :)

  11. This looks brilliant, love the lights! Compliments for you and your team. Hopefully everything went well. Did you have a good time as well as the guests?

    xoxo, Femke
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