Why do planners love Wichita? The reasons are countless, but among them is the variety of services available to orchestrate a convention or meeting that will leave a mark on your delegates. Here are some of the companies that make meeting planning a cinch in the Heart of the Country.
Choose from an assortment of audio-visual companies in Wichita to assist with sound, video projection or recording, or live streaming in any event space. Experienced companies include Another Dimension Presentation Solutions, Kent Audio Visual, Inc. and Black Tie Celebrations. Some of their services and extras include lighting, sound and video, equipment rental, interactive 360 photo booth and even DJ services to pull off a memorable convention or party.
Wichita’s range of bartending services are abundant. Shaken or Stirred Bartending can maintain a cash or open bar. The company also features mobile bar options, the Tipsy Turtle and Mobiltini, that serve a variety of cocktails, beer and wine. Xclusive Events also specializes in the mobile bar business and serves at six Wichita event venues including The Hudson, Wichita Union Stockyards and BrightWater Bay. If beer is what your attendees crave, rent a mobile refrigerated draft beer trailer from Central Kansas Taps or the Hopperoni Express from Wichita Brewing Company, which also serves appetizers, salads and pizza.
Whether your conventioneers prefer American or ethnic cuisine, you’ll find an array of catering options in Wichita. Both Olive Tree Catering and LaVela offer full-service event space with diverse catering menus, including themed dinners and lighter buffet fare. College Hill Deli and Catering is the perfect business to cater lunch. It offers favorites like hummus, baba ganouj and an assortment of soups, salads and sandwiches. You can also opt to liven up the dinner atmosphere by serving up Asan stir-fry, sushi, street tacos and more at a chef station from Blue Moon Caterers.
From the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport to any hotel, venue or corner of the city, Wichita’s charter bus companies, Overland Charters, Harmony Charters and Village Travel, can accommodate anywhere from 19 to 56 passengers on their fleet. If you’re hosting an event in the city’s center, be sure to check out the Q-Line, Wichita’s free transportation service that takes visitors down a three-mile stretch of Douglas Avenue past some of the city’s most popular restaurants, shops and breweries. More of Wichita’s transportation options including rental cars, rideshare and buses, are also available.
DJs & Entertainment
Whether your group is into dancing, rock music, country or acoustic, Bash Booking Agency has a long list of live music options to liven up weddings, corporate events and other social occasions. If you’re looking for a company that can check several items off your planning to-do list, All World Entertainment not only assist in booking a DJ, but they also supply photo booths with accessories and backdrops, limo services, lighting and custom monograms.
Event Planning & Design
Xclusive Events and Henry Helgerson Company will ease the planning phase for any kind of gathering. Xclusive Events aids in booking some of the city’s best venues like Mark Arts, Brick and Mortar and the Wichita Boathouse and helps with securing bartending services and staffing for events. Trade show contractor Henry Helgerson Company will decorate, organize and set up any size conference or convention.
What better way to remember your successful convention or gathering than with outstanding photography? Wichita has a wide range of photographers available to capture memories at different price points. One of the more unique photography options is Drone-tography, which captures aerial images and video. Local photographer Darrin Hackney has years of experience in wedding photography as well as professional headshots.
Display Signage & Printing
Conveniently located in the downtown Wichita area near a number of full-service hotels and the Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center, Docuplex Graphics, Docutronics and Midwest Single Source have got you covered with any printing needs you encounter. These companies specialize in programs, flyers, invitations, tickets, banners, tradeshow displays and much more. Just north of Wichita and a 10-minute drive from Hartman Arena, you can also place orders for quality printed products from Valley Print Logistics.
Visit Wichita’s sales team is also available to assist with planning any event and will put planners in touch with partners that have the ability to suit their needs when devising gatherings in the Heart of the Country.