Elite Event Services - Edwardsville, IL

Event Logistics

What comes to mind when you think of event logistics?  If you answer was "stress" or "chaos", then you have come to the right blog!  At Elite Events we want to ensure that your event runs smoothly down to every single detail.  So, we have put together some important tips to make sure your event runs smoothly. Event Space First, you need to have the correct size event space.  Having the correct amount of space for your guests will help ensure even the smallest logistical detail will fit together.  Will the event be indoors or outdoors...

Posted in: 4th of July Events, Casino Fundraisers, Casino Nights, Church Events, College Events, Company Holiday Party, Company Party, Company Picnics, Corporate Events, Corporate Holiday Party, Event Catering, Holiday Party, Holiday Party Ideas , September 14, 2020

Hosting A Safe Fall Event

Bonfires, cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice and the delicious smells of fall are almost here!  The fall season brings back memories of bright orange pumpkins, caramel apples, and sitting by a warm fire.  Even though this year might look a little different, all these memories can be re-created by adding in a few options to make sure everyone stays safe this fall season. Sweet Treats: Delicious food is a yummy addition to events, but will require more plannin...

Posted in: Back to School Events, College Events, Community Events, Company Holiday Party, Event Catering, Event Planning, Event Planning Ideas, Outdoor Events, Snacks and Concessions, Themed Events , September 3, 2020

NEW Table Linens and Chairs

Elite Events has added tons of new inventory this 2020 season and wanted to showcase these items!  We have added in table linens, glassware, tables, chairs, inflatables, and games to add new fun and excitement to your next event!  In this blog, we wanted to put a spotlight on our new table linens and chairs. Tables linens are always a beautiful focal point at any event.  From weddings to corporate meetings, clean and crisp linens show off the attention to detail of an event.  This year, Elite Events added a HUGE variety to cater to all our cl...

Posted in: About Elite Event, Church Events, College Events, Company Holiday Party, Company Party, Company Picnics, Corporate Events, Corporate Holiday Party, School Events, Special Event Planner , August 27, 2020

Drive-In Movie Night

At Elite Events, movie nights are one of our favorite event types to plan with our customers!  Whether you want to plan a drive-in style for a church or school or host a backyard style night at home, below are a few tips to help you plan the perfect evening! Choose a Location: If you want to host a drive-in style night, you should choose a place with a large parking area...

Posted in: 4th of July Events, Back to School Events, Church Events, Church VBS Events, College Events, Company Party, Company Picnics, Corporate Events, Event Catering, Family Events, Inflatable Movie Screens, Party Rentals, School Events, Snacks and Concessions , August 20, 2020

Disinfecting During COVID-19

In the past several months there has been one thing on everyone’s mind – disinfecting against COVID-19! When it comes to “flattening the curve”, disinfecting is everyone’s first line of defense. When the pandemic started, our team at Elite Events got together to brainstorm while  events were postponed, cancelled, and/or rescheduled. As a company, cleaning has always been a top priority.  We use EPA-Registered disinfectants to eliminate viruses, bacteria, and...

Posted in: About Elite Event, Elite Event Services , August 17, 2020

Cleaning, Safety, and “Social Distancing” with Elite Events

Hello!  How are you all hanging in there during this time of “social-distancing”?  We know this is a hard time for everyone and we want to keep all of our customers up to date on what we have going on at Elite Events! We're here planning future events and reaching out to our clients to reschedule postponed events from COVID-19.  We know that everyone will be ready to get together with friends, family, and colleagues to celebrate s...

Posted in: After Prom Entertainment, Back to School Events, Company Party, Company Picnics, Corporate Events, Employee Recognition, Event Catering, Party Event Planners, University Activities, Youth Events , March 30, 2020
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A to Z Equipment

This month we decided to do something a little different and have fun with our equipment and entertainment types. We decided to brainstorm and try to come up with a piece of equipment we offer to fill in the entire 26 letters! We succeeded until we reached the bottom three letters! Check out our list we compiled! Airbrush Tattoos Balloon Artists Catering Dual Lane Slide Extreme Combo Challenge Foosb...

Posted in: About Elite Event, Children's Inflatables, Elite Event Services, Event Catering, Special Event Planner, University Activities, Water Fun, Youth Events , June 22, 2019
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Water Inflatables

The school year is about to wrap up which means summer vacation is near! Sunshine, pool time, and longer days lead to more time to be outside! Why not cool off with one of our water inflatables? If you are new to inflatable water pieces, allow us to give you a few basic facts that will be required for the operation and safety of the water inflatable. For setup, we require that a water source be available within 50 feet of the placement of the piece. This water source will run continuously while the piece is inflated and operating. Our company will provide a water hose and connector to attac...

Posted in: 4th of July Events, Children's Inflatables, Church Events, Church VBS Events, Inflatable Rentals, Summer Events, Water Fun , May 22, 2019

Which Skills Should Someone Have if They Want to Go Into This Career?

Entering into the Event Planning industry can be overwhelming, frustrating, and at times trying of one’s patience. However, with improvement in these three key areas, we believe the everyday tasks of interacting with customers, paying close attention,andkeeping track of details, will help increase your mindset in the field. First, you must have the ability...

Posted in: Event Management, Event Planning, Event Planning Ideas , April 22, 2019

5 Things We Love About Events

Meeting new people Our company services a variety of organizations, businesses, schools, and churches. With this wide diversity of business, we encounter clients of all ranges. The opportunity to build positive working relationshipswith each client is extremely important to us. Understanding the needs and vision for their event is crucial as well. EES strives to exceed expectations. Every day is different Arriving to the office or to an event site is never the same. Some days are hectic, phones ringing non-stop, trucks being unloaded just to be reloaded again. The occasion...

Posted in: College Events, Company Party, Company Picnics, Corporate Events, Corporate Holiday Party, Event Planning Ideas, Family Events , March 22, 2019
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Client Testimonials

  • Elite Events did a great job. They had great ideas, were on time and took the worry out of planning our event for 300 people.

    `` Alicia - Company Picnic

  • Used Elite Event for the first time on June 18. They were great. The staff made sure all of our needs were taken care. Our guests were very pleased with Elite.

    `` Marla - Company Picnic

  • My event went great with the help of Elite Event Services. They arrived ahead of time and were professional and polite. The whole event went so smoothly!

    `` Rebecca - Village Festival

  • The business and the product that Elite Event provides was outstanding. I had some of the parents who didn't belong to our church inquire about who and where we rented the slip and slide. We will be using in the future.

    `` Amanda - Church Event