In our previous post, we reviewed a few New Year’s resolutions that business owners may choose to set for themselves to better their employees and company. One of those resolutions was showing employees more appreciation, and there is no better way to do so than by throwing a party to recognize their hard work and the impact they have on the success of your business. In today’s post, we’ll cover a few factors that should be considered as you start planning your gathering and how you can go about booking a suitable event venue for the big party.

The New Psalmist Retreat & Meeting Center (NPRMC) is Baltimore’s second largest meeting and event space, and we would love to help you plan your upcoming employee appreciation event. Read on to learn more and contact us to request a proposal!

Considerations for Employee Appreciation Events

Event Venue

As you begin planning your employee appreciation party, the biggest factor you’ll need to consider is how many people will be attending the event. This is important for many reasons, but the number of guests is a key factor in determining the size of the event venue you’ll need to book. Booking a site that is too large for the number of attendees will result in expenses being higher than they need to be, and selecting a location that is not large enough could result in an unpleasant experience for your employees and vendors. To ensure you reserve the right size of venue, it is helpful to send out event invitations a month or so before you plan on booking to finalize the number of attendees.


When you have a large group of employees gathered in one spot, it is critical to take steps to ensure they are comfortable and enjoy themselves. As you are trying to decide on the event venue, you should consider what types of amenities are included with the site. If your party is in the evening, your guests will likely anticipate some type of food and beverage being served, and choosing a location that offers in-house catering can help streamline your planning. Your guests may also appreciate valet parking at the event, and depending on the nature of your business, security may also be an essential amenity to ensure the safety of you and your guests.


In addition to the party site and amenities, you also need to determine what type of entertainment will be provided at your event. Although many employee appreciation events do not have any official type of entertainment, planning for some kind of music, video, or specialty entertainer is a wonderful way to show your employees a good time. Even something as simple as an annual highlight reel or employee awards will express your gratitude for your dedicated workers, and choosing a site with state-of-the-art audio/visual services ensures these types of entertainment go off without a hitch.

Baltimore Company Event Venue

Are you looking for an event venue for your employee appreciation party? NPRMC has you covered. We have several rooms and event halls to choose from, and we offer catering, security, valet parking, and top-of-the-line audio / visual equipment to take your event to the next level. Show your employees how much you appreciate their hard work and devotion — plan your event with NPRMC today!