Vaudeville Themed Corporate Event January 2017

Scottish Rite Center, Oakland, CA

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Hunter Events — one of the top ten Corporate event planners in San Francisco — planned and produced a one-of-a-kind Vaudeville themed Corporate Anniversary Event and Awards Ceremony. This event was held at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland, California. From the moment the guests arrived, they were entranced by a variety of entertainers ranging from magicians and acrobats to jugglers and dancers — plus so much more!


As with all corporate Company Events planned by Hunter Events, the menu for this reception was carefully crafted and tailored to the Client’s specific needs. Guests enjoyed an array of hors d’oeuvres and a selection of fine cocktails throughout the evening. Mouthwatering entrées of vegetarian dishes, a garlic crusted roast beef and grilled salmon carving station, and a seafood and dim sum bar delighted each guest. A delectable dessert bar, complete with chocolate éclairs, lemon squares, fudge brownies and gourmet cupcakes rounded out the experience.


As one of the top event planning companies in San Francisco, Hunter Events puts experience and skill to the test to search and select the finest venues around the world — appropriate to the Client’s unique and specific needs. The Oakland Scottish Rite Center was constructed in 1927 and remains an exquisite venue for almost any type of event. Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Merritt, the Scottish Rite Center is located near downtown Oakland and just a short ride from San Francisco, making it a convenient destination for the event attendees.

The event took place in the Center’s Grand Ballroom. With over 10,000 square feet, two full-sized projector screens and full stage, this special event space perfectly met the Client’s needs for the corporate event and awards ceremony. Hunter Events created custom signage throughout the space to complement the theme, and to provide wayfinding and important messages for the guests. Hunter Events also built a custom secondary stage, complete with curtains, lighting and audio equipment to accommodate an entertaining 30-minute Vaudeville show.

Cocktail tables draped in fine linens were set throughout the room and adorned with soft glowing candlelight. This thoughtful setup allowed colleagues to socialize and mingle comfortably and provided enough space for the hired Vaudevillian entertainers to freely move throughout the crowd as they performed their acts.

Hunter Events set dramatic lighting throughout the Scottish Rite Center’s Grand Ballroom to create a decadent setting for the evening. The venue’s dignified and unique character completely embodied the Vaudeville theme and no other venue could have provided such ambiance. Hunter Events’ desire to always introduce both the Client and their guests to fascinating and exclusive venues they may not otherwise experience, was the driving force in selecting the Oakland Scottish Rite Center for this Corporate Company Event and Awards Ceremony.


Colleagues gathered for one night only to experience hours of show-stopping entertainment at the Corporate Company Event and awards party. The guests were awed by the Vaudevillian performers and actors hired by Hunter Events.

Dutch, the world’s strongest man, impressed the crowd with his strength of ten men while the Charming Charlie Chaplin received laugh after laugh for his comedic routines. Jugglers got the balls rolling and magicians performed spellbinding tricks to fascinate the crowd. Acrobats, singers and dancers dazzled guests as they moved throughout the room. And a captivating 30-minute Vaudeville show was a highlight of the evening.

Hunter Events also created an elaborate photo booth complete with vintage-inspired props, and hired a professional photographer capture fun photos of the attendees at the party.


Guests at the Corporate Anniversary Event and Awards Ceremony were able to celebrate their achievements in a most unique and unforgettable way. The delectable menu items, the exquisite beverages and the non-stop entertainment impressed each and every attendee. But above all, the beauty and elegance of the remarkable Scottish Rite Center defined the event like none other. The Client was pleased with the venue’s hospitality, the flawless performances by the many Vaudevillian entertainers and the outstanding service and event planning provided by Hunter Events.


As a top event planner in San Francisco, Hunter Events customizes and creates unique events in the Bay Area, throughout the United States and across the globe. Hunter Events has partnered and established long-lasting relationships with world-class hotels, venues and special event facilities — like the Oakland Scottish Rite Center.

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