Hire Cougs for your Event Planning
Warm weather is finally approaching and it’s time to celebrate! Summer is the perfect time to plan a whirlwind wedding, a fun festival, a corporate picnic, or even start thinking ahead to your annual holiday party. Whatever the occasion, these Cougar owned and operated businesses can help you handle the specifics from start to finish; CougsFirst! has you covered.
The Perfect Planning Partners
Details aren’t your thing? Don’t worry- Avid Events Inc. specializes in coordinating high-impact parties, galas, conferences, and festivals that are sure to go off without a hitch.
Looking for more of an all-inclusive venue? Herban Feast Catering and Events boasts four stylish Northwest locations that are sure to delight your guests. They’ll even take care of styling and catering so you can sit back and relax.
Transportation should be the last of your worries on the big day, so let Starline Luxury Coaches or the Wheatland Express get you from point A to point B. Their fleets let groups of any size travel all around Washington in comfort and style.
Get the Word Out
Design professional and engaging invites for your special occasions, think Hen & Co. for corporate, private and birthday events.
If you’re planning an event in the Seattle area, make sure you reach out to Visit Seattle. This nonprofit marketing organization is a great resource for event planners and visitors who want to experience everything the city has to offer!
Professional quality signage is important, especially when it comes to planning conferences, concerts, or trade shows. Let Print NW or The Wide Format Company create captivating indoor and outdoor signs to fit your needs and have superGraphics help you with advertising on larger spaces like buildings and vehicles.
Create a promotional video or event branding with Doubleknot Creative to accompany your event. Their work is particularly effective for kicking off a product launch, explaining a new program, or showing off some awesome employees.
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
Choose Classic Catering to handle all of your event’s food and beverage needs. With highly customizable menus, you’re sure to get the perfect combination of tasty cuisines for any event.
If cocktails are on the menu, let Heritage Distilling Co. provide the spirits. Each bottle is handcrafted in small batches and meets the highest quality standards.
For the best wine to pair with your feast, select a Cougar owned and managed winery. Doubleback, Ellensburg Canyon Winery, RAM Cellars, Goose Ridge Estate Winery, Gordon Estate Wines, Kitzke Cellars, and William Church Winery are all excellent choices.
Make your event even more extraordinary by adding some quality entertainment! Adam’s DJ Service can customize unique soundtracks for your Seattle-area event. For even more flair, NW Event Lighting will help you transform your space from drab to dazzling with custom lighting effects and audiovisual services. Whether you’re going for something minimal or extravagant, these two businesses have you covered.
For something a little different, treat your guests to a memorable night at the ballpark. The Tacoma Rainiers and the Everett AquaSox offer a variety of group entertainment options from the party deck to the suite life. Make sure to check their calendars for special event games including Color Cheney Crimson and Coug Night with the Everett AquaSox.
What’s a good event without a t-shirt or a swag bag? For the fashionable event goer, Don’s Group Attire provides high quality embroidered and silk-screened logo apparel to make sure everyone looks the part. Genius Ghost also creates unique apparel designs, along with a whole catalog of promotional products to get your guests excited about your brand or cause.
Whether you’re planning a conference or wedding, party or PR event, think CougsFirst! for all of your event planning needs. For additional Cougar-owned and -managed businesses, shop now!
Written by Erin Osgood, Washington State University - Class of 2016
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