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Staff Christmas Dinner or Lunch Location Vancouver
09 Oct 19

NEW FOR 2019! COMPANY HOLIDAY LUNCH OR DINNER TABLES

Do you have a small group looking for a unique, cozy and elegant venue to host your Holiday gathering? Make this year's company Christmas gathering a stand out from last year with Pacific Yacht Charters - Vancouver's top luxury event yacht. The Pacific Yacht is offering six opportunities for groups up to 60 people, to come aboard the Pacific Yacht for a delicious dockside Holiday lunch or dinner. Book your table(s) of 10 and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a festive cocktail, and a full buffet meal prepared by our Executive Chef and his team. Enjoy our beautifully decorated yacht, festive music, 5-star food and the camaraderie created at a shared special occasion. Pacific Yacht Charters Dockside - Holiday Table Luncheons + Dinners for Small Groups: Dates: Friday, November 29th, Thursday, December 12th, Thursday, December 19th, 2019 Time: 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m | 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Includes: hors d’oeuvres, sparkling welcome drink, buffet, dessert, coffee and tea Luncheon: $65.00 per person* | Dinner: $96.00 per person* Click Below For Menu Details: Reserve today, limited tables available.   For larger parties, check out our Christmas Party Cruise offer.    *plus 20% service, 5% GST. Bar charges additional and can be hosted or offered on a cash sale basis    ...

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Where to Have a Company Christmas Party Vancouver
23 Sep 19

Where to Have a Company Christmas Party

It’s the time of the year to move beyond the planning process and book your staff party for the Holiday season. Too early? Not at all because these events have become an internal part of human resource management which impacts productivity. Many studies show that Holiday parties help improve employee morale and provide an organic opportunity for management and subordinate engagement. Because of this, you need to plan the affair as much as you do a seasonal marketing campaign. As one of Greater Vancouver’s premier event venues and catering service providers, we have become the go-to resource for businesses across the Lower Mainland. We have already provided our guide to successful Holiday party ideas, and now we are having a look at what you need to look for when choosing a venue. 5 Things You Need to Consider When Choosing a Venue for Your Next Company Holiday Season Party 1. Big Enough Yet Intimate This is a very tough one to pull off, as when you need to fit in over 100 to 200+ guests most venues lose the intimate feel that is oh-so important to staff engagement. What happens, is that people break off into cliques and cohesion is left out of the room. Pacific Yacht Charters however, has an impressive capacity of 120 (for a buffet or plated meal) to 250 (cocktail style event) guests, yet the unique layout brings everyone comfortably together. 2. Festive Decor Included Far too many venues require that your company provides the decorative bells, whistles and mistletoe. That adds yet another important item to your party planning committee’s growing to-do list. Plus, it increases your budgetary needs significantly because tasteful Holiday decor is priced at a premium through party season. But with Pacific Yacht Charters, Holiday event pricing includes festive décor, all of which is professionally weaved throughout the yacht, from entry way to dining table. 3. Offers a Festive Menu Decor is certainly instrumental in creating Holiday event memories to last a lifetime, but nothing gets the sugar plums dancing quite like festive fare. Make your event more merry by finding a venue that marries the venue/decor and menu together in one cohesive package. Pacific Yacht Charters has leveraged the talents of renowned Chef Mardy Ra in delivering a mouth-watering Holiday menu for 2019. It’s so delectable that we have to keep it under wraps (online, that is) so please do call us at 604.689.1227 or email for full menu details. 4. Ability to Customize for Your Corporate Culture The only thing cookie-cutter about your staff Holiday event should be the one used to make Christmas cookies. Otherwise, you need a venue that can help you create a custom experience that suits your corporate culture. Pacific Yacht Charters has custom options to apply to your event. For instance, you can have a DJ or live musician on deck, or better yet, have carolers greet your cherished guests as they board the yacht. You will also have the chance to customize the Christmas cocktail menu, and if you really want things to get festive we invite you to include traditional Christmas activities, including gift giving, Secret Santa events, and/or sing-a-longs. View more about our custom options here. 5. Standing Out From “Last Year” The phrase “Last year was better” is the one thing every company’s party planning committee hates to hear. The venue plays a major roll in keeping this sentiment from echoing through the walls of your business on the first workday after the event. By moving the party from your local bar, heritage hall, or god forbid the office staff room and into a yacht you have a shot at claiming the best holiday party since your company’s inception. It’s never to early to book your venue, confirm the menu, and plan party activities. Contact Pacific Yacht Charters today to discuss your unique needs and we will come up with a custom Christmas party solution....

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David Feys - Luxury Yacht Rentals Vancouver and Private Events - Pacific Yacht Charters' Boss
28 Feb 19

Meet David Feys – Luxury Events Director – Pacific Yacht Charters Vancouver

Are you seeking to host a premier class event at one of Vancouver’s most unique party venues? Delivering luxury events is what David Feys takes pride in creating at Pacific Yacht Charters aboard Pacific Yacht. David is celebrated for his work in overseeing only the finest, most memorable events that consistently exceed client expectations. David joined Pacific Yacht Charters in late 2015 after running his own catering and event design business, Feys+Hobbs Catered Arts, for nearly twenty years in Victoria, BC. Originally trained as a chef, he has honed his skills and love of event planning to provide clients with unique, one-of-a-kind events that reflect his love of gourmet cuisine and design.Educated at George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, David completed Cooks Training. From there he worked at boutique hotels and for a bespoke catering service. With years of experience under his belt, David launched Feys+Hobbs which was an early adopter of farm-to-table cooking in Victoria. Under David’s direction, Feys+Hobbs became known as the finest catering and event design service on Lower Vancouver Island. David eventually stepped away from the stove and became deeply involved in the planning and designing of unique luxury events across Canada. Today, David provides leadership and vision to the team at Pacific Yacht Charters based in Coal Harbour, Vancouver, B.C.  Since joining luxury event yacht charter, he has expanded the service and culinary offerings aboard the 105ft luxury yacht, which hosts corporate groups, private dinner cruises, weddings and Christmas parties for small groups up to 240 guests reception style. David’s savvy, out-of-the box thinking and insight into luxury events ensures that his clients experience some of the most memorable events ever planned on the yacht. David has become a leader in the Vancouver culinary and catering event market for delivering a true first-class experience. In 2019, David will expanding Pacific Yacht Charters luxury culinary offering to include off-premise catering services for the Vancouver market. Ready to host a unique event with us or learn about our new catering services? Get in contact with David by filling out the form here, or calling us directly. Also, learn more about Yacht Rental Costs and Themed Events here and check out our 3 incredible sailing routes.   ...

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Christmas Party Venue Vancouver BC
29 Jun 18

Company Holiday Party Ideas That Are Hits With Everyone

So, you've been tasked to organize the company Holiday party and you’re feeling the pressure. The challenge is: how do you create a terrific event that provides an ideal atmosphere for socializing, team building, good fun, and of course, great memories? Since we've hosted our fair share of company holiday events, we have polled our team for the best ideas and tips that will make your party something that people can't wait to do again next year. 5 Holiday party ideas that will help your party be one to remember 1. Think Beginning and End The most important question you should ask yourself is: What things do I need to get the party started off right, and finished with a bang? Choosing the right venue is a definite key to any party starting and ending right. Many restaurants have groups in for holiday events, and it makes for noisy, non-private events. A private venue, where you can create an intimate brand experience is important for both your company and your clients. Start a festive mood before your guests get into the venue ~ carolers singing holiday favourites outside helps get everyone in a festive mood. Make arrival easy ~ make sure there is a staffed coat check and umbrella storage (we are a wet holiday season, after all!) After that, have your senior team welcome clients and staff alike and then make sure you get a drink into their hands PDQ. Don’t make them wait, or line up at a bar ...

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Vancouver Wedding Planner - Carisa Didoshak - Yacht Weddings Expert
24 May 18

Wedding Planning Tips Q&A With Event Planning Expert, Carisa Didoshak

Planning your big day can be just as exhilarating and exciting as it is exhausting and exasperating. It’s the same as saying that there is good stress and there is bad stress, and in the wedding event planning business, we’ve seen it all.  Whether your wedding day is just around the corner, or 6 - 12 months from now, you need to arm yourself with advice from the professionals who manage weddings as a specialty. We recently sat down with Pacific Yacht Charters’ expert event planner, Carisa Didoshak, to get her advice on how brides can enjoy more of the good stress.  Carisa, what would you say are the common things that couples forget about when planning their wedding? Great question. There are always things that slip through the cracks. Typically these are things that are essential, yet tend to live on on the periphery. When budgeting, couples can forget about the little things such as stamps for invitations, gifts for the bridal party and gratuity for vendors. Transportation for the bridal party to the ceremony and reception, to photo locations, etc. is also a big one. Smaller, yet important items are including vendors in their final guest count to the venue and thinking about guest allergies and dietary restrictions. Planning for your wedding also needs to include the days leading up to the big day such as sleeping arrangements / guest accommodations, as well as morning of details such as breakfast / meal planning for yourself and the wedding party.  What are tasks that couples tend to put off to the last minute that ultimately cause a great deal of stress? Well there are 3 important tasks that really are central to the guest and wedding experience that somehow always get left to the last minute. 1. Vows and Speeches Every couple I’ve worked with has left the most significant portions of the ceremony and reception to the week of the wedding and then they feel like their preparation efforts were rushed. Getting your vows and speech done in one sitting is tough. I always suggest when something comes to mind, write it down, and then by the week of the wedding, all your feelings are there, you just need to put them into sentences. 2. Dinner Time Coordination When having a plated dinner, organizing place cards with symbols and getting food orders to the caterer/venue. This is a larger task than most couples realize, so the earlier you ask for RSVP’s from guests, the easier it will be to get organized. Of course there will always be changes or last minute requests.    3. Dance Music Another big task is preparing a ‘play’ and ‘do not play’ list for the DJ. Most couples let this slide because they are caught up managing several other last minute duties (such as their vows, speeches, food orders, etc). Remember music is a huge part of the party and guest enjoyment. Just like the tip for writing your vows and speeches, keep a running list of songs that will get everyone off their feet. How do you host a dream wedding on a yacht when you are on a limited budget? Can you splurge and save at the same time to create an amazing experience for your guests? Well, hosting a wedding on a yacht in Vancouver’s harbour is a totally unique experience. I tell all of my couples that the views of the ocean and the city are your décor and minimum decor is needed.  Having a wedding on a yacht is all about the experience. Yes, you can rent an inexpensive hall, but you’ll end up spending a lot of money on décor trying to make the reception area easier on the eyes. An example of a classy event on a budget: do a cocktail style menu instead of a sit down dinner. You will save on time and money because you won’t need as many centrepieces, or go to the effort of creating place cards or seating charts.    How do you recommend handling wedding photographers and videographers? How do you keep them from being a major distraction during an event while ensuring they get the best shots? Always hire a professional, and hopefully someone who has been on board before. Photographers like Hayley Rae Photography or Butter Studios are experienced with shooting on board the yacht. They understand that we are a moving venue with fixed dimensions, and that shooting our venue is about capturing the epic backdrop. Which yacht wedding ideas, from ceremony to reception, have been the most memorable over the last few years? Personally I love cocktail style weddings. It allows for your guests to really enjoy the experience of being on board and when it’s a beautiful day, everyone naturally migrates to be up on the Sky Deck to take in the view. Consider having the ceremony while out on the water, rather than staying dockside. The backdrop of the ocean is breathtaking. Saying “I DO” while cruising under the Lion’s Gate Bridge is unlike anything most people have experienced. From start to finish, music can make such a difference. The most memorable weddings I’ve had a part in planning have included deliberate playlists and live performances for pre / post ceremony, reception and the dance party. Music sets the tone and adds to the ambiance of a wedding. There isn’t anything better than dancing under the stars to a live band. Get the most out of the Sky Deck by adding lounge furniture, lighting or stools to the cocktail tables. This invites guests to enjoy the area, and be a part of the dance portion of the evening, even if they don’t dance. Any last words of advice? Whether your wedding is coming up quick, or several months from now, make sure you don’t put off tasks that are truly central to making the wedding day a success. Make your ‘to do list’ early and delegate as much as possible. And of course, hiring a wedding planner is always a great idea.   Image Credits in order of appearance: Evelina Friman, Fernanda Méndez,  Alexandra Gorn,  Aneta Ivanova,  TT Lui Photography...

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