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Chevron Ball November 2014
The Chevron Ball is one of our favourite corporate events of the year. 1100 guests filled Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre’s Ballrooms 1 and 2 for this Halloween inspired event.
Event Design & Styling
The committee wanted a unique twist on a typical Halloween event so we drew inspiration from The Addams Family and Alfred Hitchcock films.
The pre-dinner drinks area was inspired by a graveyard. Guests entered through large wrought iron entry gates covered in green ivy and spider webs. Tomb stones, skeletons and hanging bats were scattered throughout the room.
Twelve actors from the UWA Pantomime Society entertained guests with themed acting installations – including a group of actors posing as the Addams Family.
Candelabras covered in cob webs, large black chandeliers and haunted mansion screen imagery created an Addams Family haunted mansion aesthetic as guests entered the ballroom.
The drinks buckets in the centre of the tables featured skeletons bones, skulls, severed limbs and eyeballs.
A giant spider web hung over the dance floor. We had the structure custom made from rope and covered it with a LOT of spider webbing.
Planning & Logistics
OMG Events was contracted to manage the entire event from lighting to styling to liaising with the venue. Tony worked with an expert team for lighting, vision and sound, while Chloe and Madi worked on the theming and styling for the event. A theme like this required a lot of thought and countless hours collecting hundreds of props to fill the space. We cleared local and online party stores of their Halloween prop stock, and searched through the Theme-it warehouse to find props appropriate for the theme.
Chloe coordinated the entertainment for the event, which was an enormous job in itself. The entertainment included actors, dancers, aerialists, two bands, a DJ and a flash mob of Chevron staff. All performances, costumes and songs had to be carefully considered to fit in with the theme.
Chloe worked with the animator Viktor to create unique animated content for the screens surrounding the room. This content was “tongue-in-cheek” horror with Addams Family/Hitchcock inspiration.
The challenge with an event of this size was to fit all 113 tables in the space and make sure all tables could see the entertainment and were engaged. We had actors and props positioned at the rear of the room to ensure there were elements of entertainment for all guests regardless of their table position.
Strong organisation and clear communication was crucial to the success of this event. We developed very specific schedules for bump in, rehearsals, event proceedings and bump out.
A talented team of over 20 people worked on the bump in. It began on Friday morning and carried on through the night until the final touches were complete just in time for guest arrival on Saturday evening.
On the night we had a lighting technician, audio technician, vision technician, animator, venue manager, production manager (Tony), stage & entertainment manager (Madi) and general event manager (Chloe) all working together to ensure that the event ran smoothly. We followed our strict run sheet to the minute to provide guests with constant flawless entertainment timed to match the food and beverage service.
Guests were amazed and the positive feedback was evident from the moment they entered.
” Where to even start saying thank you!!! Tony, Madi and Chloe you guys bring the magic every year for the Chevron Ball and this year yet again smashed it out of the ball park! We would be lost without your amazing skills. ” – A member of the Chevron Social Committee.