Yesterday, inspired by the 2011 Canadian visit of Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, we toured the world in search of resorts and luxury hotels where clients and top performers can receive the royal treatment. Today, let's shift our focus to ideas to add a royal touch to corporate events. These examples are from Canada but these events are available in many countries.
Royal Events for a New Era
Times are changing. In Canada, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have participated in:
- charity events including visits to a youth shelter and children's hospital
- a cooking class at a culinary institute
- an overnight river cruise on a naval frigate with fireworks
- dragon boat racing
- helicopter rides
- a lobster boil and clam bake on the beach
- Aboriginal music, sports and games
Traditional Royal Events
These special events are more traditional royal fare.
- Afternoon Tea and Tea Parties
Enjoy tea, scones, and cakes and stroll in colorful gardens. It's one way the British royalty has entertained guests since Queen Victoria started the tradition.
In a previous Cvent blog entry, I went into detail about the annual PACE Polo for Heart charity event. This year, there was a special royal touch. An Indian Maharajah sent his team from Jaipur to participate.
- Other Equestrian Events
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
Group dining is available by reservation. At The Royal Horse Show box seats can be reserved but they sell out early. The British Royal family sometimes sends a representative to open the horse show.
- Horse Riding at the Royal Canadian Riding Academy
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- Show jumping at Spruce Meadows
The Calgary Stampede
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be attending the 2011 Calgary Stampede.
- Drag Hunting
Modern or traditional, there are many opportunities to add a royal touch to corporate events in Canada and around the world.
For more properties with the royal touch, click the "Luxury Hotels" link on the Cvent Supplier Network.