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Festive atmosphere, warm ambience, original staging… Our team will host your professional evening: corporate cocktail party, gala evening, New Year’s Eve party, dinner and show in fully customizable spaces. This modularity allows for a wide choice of configurations with customized atmospheres and scenography. A corporate cocktail party or gala dinner is a great way to thank your staff and bond your teams around a festive occasion. However, their organization requires a certain professionalism to ensure that your event enhances your company’s image. Lille Grand Palais, Lille’s specialist cocktail organizer, explains how to go about it.


A corporate cocktail party is a more formal event than a simple reception. It usually takes place at a key moment in the company’s life, to mark a special event: anniversary, acquisition, product launch… A company cocktail, like any internal communication operation, always has a specific objective. It’s often a way of bonding with your best customers, service providers or employees, by offering them an exceptional moment. It also enhances the company’s image, as the prestige of the event will reflect on the company and its management. That’s why it has to be perfectly organized, since a company can count on it to attract new contacts and opportunities. A cocktail party always consists of a hot or cold buffet, with drinks served: alcohol, champagne, soft drinks, etc. It may be followed or preceded by a show, a seminar, a congress or a commission.


Because of its festive and upscale nature, a corporate cocktail party is always held at a chosen venue. Planned for a specific target audience, such as employees or business partners, its theme must match the tastes and interests of these audiences. A cocktail party designed to bring together employees and their families can be held in the halls of an amusement park to be privatized, in an entertainment venue, or why not in a sports center. All ideas are possible, as long as the venues offer rooms with capacities and configurations that lend themselves to the organization of the event. Companies operating in the arts and entertainment sector are keen to pamper their audiences with cocktails in surprising, majestic or scathing venues! In Lille, for example, a host of rooftops, barges and prestigious hotels offer spaces for glamorous cocktail parties. Think also of unusual places with rooms for corporate cocktail parties: art galleries, intimate lounge bars, refurbished cellars, or why not, an outdoor tent or dome for your summer cocktails.

Organize a corporate cocktail party with Lille Grand Palais

Adapt your stage: our versatile spaces for all your events

Lille Grand Palais is an event service provider specialized in organizing prestigious corporate events for over 25 years. We have spaces in the heart of Lille for all your cocktail receptions and lunches. For cocktails accompanied by meetings, our modular spaces open their doors to you and can be transformed according to your needs and the highlights of your organization. For intimate cocktails, before or after a big show, the cosy VIP lounges at Lille’s Zénith welcome your guests (for a maximum capacity of 50).

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Our experience and know-how are your guarantee of successful events that enhance your brand image and communication. To achieve this, we offer tailor-made services that can include, if you wish:

    • A professional, elegant reception service: with optional luggage storage. A wide choice of outfits for your reception staff. You can choose from ties and bow ties, jewelry, accessories and hats.
    • Quality catering: with our selected caterers, local products, culinary animations for your buffets, and quality controls carried out by our teams.
    • Interior decorating services to design your cocktail area in your own colors, according to the atmosphere you wish to create. We can help you personalize your event, whatever style you prefer for your guests: vintage, Zen, Scandinavian, natural…
    • We’ll also take care of indoor and outdoor signage to publicize your event.

A professional communications department, with an article on the biggest events published on the Lille Grand Palais website blog, and relayed to over 37,000 subscribers on our social networks: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

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2 TGV train stations
less than 10 min. walk
3 airports
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