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How to Throw a Modern Oakville Event with a Historical Twist

13 JUL 2012
Career Path : Food and Catering

Oakville is a small but bustling town, equipped with a rich history a vibrant population. Compared to its mega-urban counterpart, Toronto, it is quiet and perhaps even tame. It is also quaint, charming, and welcoming. While these adjectives serve to create an overall positive image of Oakville, they also simultaneously stand as reasons as to why throwing a modern event in such a locale would be somewhat difficult.

Truthfully, the issue is not so much about figuring out how to throw a modern event in a historical town, but more so, figuring out how to throw a modern event while preserving the town’s history. Let me assure you that this is indeed possible.

Firstly, we need to get over the idea that Oakville is an old town. Oakville will turn 185 years old this year, which makes it a crawling toddler by historical standards. Just one province over is the city of Montreal, which is said to have a history that dates back almost 8,000 years. Montreal is likely one of (if not the) most modern cities in all of Canada, which exemplifies that age in itself is not a direct indication of a city or town’s rank on the modern scale.

Now that we got that out of that way, let’s turn our focus on how one can integrate the history (however young) of Oakville into a modern event. For one, choose a historical or distinct location. With five Heritage Trails spanning 57 kilometers, you can definitely arrange work retreats or casual corporate events in Oakville by putting good use to any one (or all!) of the Heritage Trails that are always open to the exploration-prone public.

As far as weddings in Oakville go, setting up shop in a Heritage Trail may be nice for the photo session part, but will prove to be quite difficult for everything else that will roll out throughout the evening. That said, you may want to opt for holding the reception in the Oakville Museum or one of its art galleries, thereby inviting your guests to be fully immersed in the town’s historical heritage and creative achievements.

Keep in mind that a “historical twist” does not necessarily entail a full-blown history lesson. The suggested locations listed above offer an atmosphere that stands as a testament to the town’s history, which make them sufficient in offering up the aforementioned twist!

Visit Oakville Conference Centre for more information on corporate events, weddings and banquets in Oakville.