Firm’s party in The Corinthian accommodated crowds of 1500
Meeting/Event Planner: Jackson Hicks
Company: Jackson and Company
Company Specialty: Full-Scale Event Production and Catering
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Client: Vinson & Elkins LLP
Event: Prom
Venue: The Corinthian
Date: Nov. 22, 2002
Number in attendance: 1500

“Our firm's party at The Corinthian was a great success. The facility combines the elegance and energy of the current renovation of the Downtown District with the rich history and culture of Houston.
-Joe Dilg, managing partner, Vinson & Elkins, LLP

The challenge of the event was to create an environment that was dignified and grand enough to represent the clients’ prestigious position in the legal and business communities, while providing the easy flow and movement of a large group of people through registration and into the event space for food, beverages and entertainment.

The Corinthian made the process of moving guests easy to achieve simply by the size of the space and the correct positioning of registration and beverage stations. It is one of the largest event venues in Houston. The space can accommodate 1000 for banquets and 2000 for receptions.

The firm chose a New York theme to highlight its New York office. Decorations were chosen that were representative of New York, such as old-fashioned streetlights, liveried doormen and costumed characters from Broadway plays who assisted with the flow of guests.

Other decorations included large-scale floral arrangements to enhance the elegant architecture.

Sumptuous food stations were placed throughout the Grand Hall and Mezzanine so that guests could easily enjoy the food stations designed to reflect the New York theme.

A detailed map was enclosed in the invitation to help facilitate parking for the guests.

Other features of the space that will certainly play a role in the ease of having and event at The Corinthian will be the light rail on Main street, which will bring guests right to the front door of The Corinthian.