San Antonio Event Center – Plenty Of Meeting Space and On-Site Parking.

San Antonio Event Center – Plenty Of Meeting Space and On-Site Parking.

Pedrotti’s is a San Antonio convention event center located less than half a mile north of 1604 in La Cantera area of San Antonio. We’re 5 minutes from La Cantera and 15 minutes from downtown and the Stone Oak and Alamo Heights Areas of town. We have four main meeting rooms, two smaller meeting areas, two outdoor ceremony sites and a one-of-a-kind private rodeo arena. For over 25 years guests have enjoyed chef-prepared cuisine, hundreds of different indoor and outdoor activities and private rodeo events.

When you’re planning a corporate event, wedding, daytime meeting or fundraiser you’re going to need help and you’re going to need an event center with experienced event planners and plenty of room and parking for guests. You have access to event planners at Pedrotti’s with over 20 years¬†experience. We’ve done pretty much any type of event including Casino Night fundraisers and huge weddings with elephants and hundreds of guests. Currently, we have space for up to 2000 guests in one huge space, this main space can be broken into three separate rooms. There’s also parking for over 1000 cars.

If you are planning a fundraiser, wedding, company picnic, or team building event come on out for a site visit to Pedrotti’s. You can see the rooms and most likely we’ll have at least one of our rooms set up so you can see linens and creative decor. We’ll sit down and make sure all the bases are covered in your estimate and ensure your event is successful. From audiovisual to live entertainment, we’re here for you and your guests.

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Corporate Meetings – A few ideas for hosting a successful exchange of information.

Corporate Meetings – A few ideas for hosting a successful exchange of information.

Corporate Meetings are an extremely critical piece of business. They are important for a company to have fluidity and cross-departmental communication. They are critical in brainstorming and idea generation not to mention the execution of strategy. These meetings are multipurpose. Meetings are a genuine way of sharing highly important communications and at the same time getting the necessary feedback that can make or break an organization. A meeting if coordinated and executed correctly can be a real boost of company morale and focus on corporate goals. A well ran meeting should not be the typical idea of a boring meeting just listening to one person talk and look at powerpoint slides. There may be time and place for a meeting of that sort, but honestly, in this day and age of fast communication, a video may be better.

Corporate Meetings consequently end up being where different parts of the business administration are talked about, the execution of the organizational strategy, the mission, and vision of the organization, the shortcomings of the organization, the obstacles and how to defeat them. Successful meetings include short introductions, structured presentation of information, and discussion. Great corporate meetings take time into consideration, and stay on point.

A well-conducted meeting is one that has everybody arrive on time, has an agenda, and has a leader making sure the agenda is followed as much as possible. Meandering around on side tangents is a sure way to kill a meeting and have everyone walk out wondering if anything was accomplished or learned. Everyone should receive a bulleted list of the agenda and in some instances, a timer may be necessary to make sure the meeting does not go over. There are two items that can help you to have a better meeting, a timer and a minute taker or video recording.

A timer may be the best way to keep those one or two people that do not express themselves succinctly from dominating the discussion. Respecting each other’s ideas in a meeting and truly discussing meeting topics can be the difference between a successful corporation one that implodes. A timer may be thought of as childish, but everyone has been in a meeting where the conversation was dominated by a few and most come out thinking the meeting was a waste of time and oxygen.

A minute taker is responsible for documenting the entire meeting and afterward sharing everything that was discussed along with necessary visual aides. In our modern world, the meeting can be videotaped and this video can be shared with members privately or within a corporate hierarchy. A special server can be set up for this type of video sharing and there are services that exist on the internet. Most videos can have transcripts produced either electronically or human transcription. Having this record of the meeting allows each attendant to know what ideas were discussed, what strategy was developed, who is responsible for what, etcetera, depending on what was being discussed.

Meetings do not have to be all drab. The can be off-site and consist of a huge main motivational meeting then break outs for the smaller groups. This is the specialty of Pedrotti’s Ranch Event Center. We’ve provided meeting space, meals, and entertainment for companies such as RBFCU, HEB, Valero, Nestle, and USAA. And while it’s nice to see huge companies utilizing our meeting space and services we can help companies from 50 members to 2000. You have access to Audio/Visual, Wifi, and huge rooms that can be sectionalized. With over 20 years helping companies with their corporate meetings you can be assured we can help you have a successful meeting.

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Top 5 Checklist For Finding The Perfect Corporate Event Venue

Top 5 Checklist For Finding The Perfect Corporate Event Venue

Planning a corporate event can be a challenging task. Choosing the right corporate event venue can smooth out many of the decisions that must be made in order to pull off the perfect event. Below you’ll find five of the most important tips in searching and deciding on a space.

Overall Vision

Be sure to have a planned vision for your event. This will serve as a baseline when you contact event venues. You’ll be able to omit venues that do not have elements that fall in-line with your overall event vision. You’ll be more prepared to ask questions in order to streamline the process of choosing the perfect venue.

One Point of Contact

A single point of contact is crucial to pulling off the perfect event. You have one point of responsibility and you’ll be able to ask about their specific experience with corporate events similar to yours. You will no have to jump through hoops trying to get answers to crucial questions and you’ll be able to build a relationship with your internal event planner.

In-House Services

Choosing an event venue that has a large selection of in-house services can make your life much easier. Trying to find entertainment options, catering companies, a/v technicians, linen providers, room decorators, well the list goes on, can really pull you in many directions. Relying on your in-house corporate event services will help in the decision process. Be sure to ask about overall experience in each area to make sure the in-house services are up to the quality level you expect.

Pin Down The Date

Many events are planned years in advance. Knowing your exact dates will allow you event venue search to roll along smoothly. Juggling event dates can affect your overall pricing. Many event venues charge different prices a peak times of the year, such as late November and the first two weeks of December. These dates are considered peak because of company holiday events and awards ceremonies. You’ll want to explore specific holidays around your dates chosen to make sure they do not conflict with long weekends based on religious events or even national holidays.

Get It All In Writing

You’ll want to make a checklist long before the event and have all responsibilities between you and your corporate event venue assigned. This must be a list with each and every detail planned out. Events can have hiccups based on details not discussed. This is why having an experienced corporate event venue planner in-house is crucial. All details need to be written into the eventual contract you’ll sign with the event company. Relying on verbal agreements is not conducive to executing the perfect event

Final Thoughts

Our list is just a few of the elements that are involved in the planning and execution of a successful corporate meeting, picnic, teambuilding functions or corporate awards ceremony. Event planning is all about the details. Everything must be planned down to the number of forks by the plates and the number of staff. You’ll come to find that choosing a corporate event venue is much easier when you can rely on the experience of the venue you choose or the in-house event planner.

 

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