Venue Spotlight: 4 Decor Ideas for Corporate Events on the USS Midway

This week, we’re focusing on one of our favorite San Diego corporate event venues – The USS Midway Museum. Why do we love it? For starters, the location. Aptly named the “city at sea,” the USS Midway Museum calls San Diego Bay home and features simultaneous views of sea, skyline, and sunset. Next up, the size. One of San Diego’s largest corporate event venues, the Midway accommodates thousands (The Event Team’s biggest event to date was over 4,000 guests!). Thirdly, her significance in our nation’s naval history. Not all event spaces feature an educational/historical component, but those that do add great value to any San Diego corporate event. Guests not only get to experience a beautiful venue in a beautiful city; they also walk away with a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the thousands of people who served on the ship during its commission. Lastly, The Event Team destination management company loves organizing corporate events aboard the Midway because there are so many ways to approach decor and entertainment! Here are four of our favorite decor themes for San Diego corporate events on USS Midway Museum:

Patriotic / Military Salute

The obvious choice, but a great choice nonetheless. The USS Midway Museum offers a smorgasbord of educational exhibits, knowledgeable docents, fun flight simulators, and vintage aircraft. Enhancing the ship’s already-present military theme is a wonderful way to honor and celebrate the venue. The Event Team offers several different options when it comes to patriotic or military-inspired decor and entertainment; two of our most popular are the standard red, white, and blue palette (think U.S. Flag), or the vintage military look (think Rosie the Riveter).
Entertainment Enhancements: Fireworks, skydivers, color guard, star-spangled banner singer, sailor and/or Rosie the Riveter greeters and servers, Uncle Sam stilt-walkers, create-a-card station for military personnel, branded dog tag take home gifts.

Corporate Events USS Midway Museum Patriotic

Corporate Events USS Midway Museum Vintage Military

Corporate Events USS Midway Museum Military SaluteClassy / Elegant

The USS Midway Museum corporate event venue also lends itself to elegant decor themes due to both its honorable place in history as well as its physical place on the glistening waters of San Diego Bay. Our San Diego event planners deck out the flight deck with classic linens, golden chiavari chairs, and simple yet beautiful centerpieces that enhance the beauty of our sparkling skyline.
Entertainment Enhancements: Jazz trio, roaming violinist, crooner or big band, keynote speaker, branded awards statues.

USS Midway Museum Corporate Event Elegant Decor

USS Midway Museum Corporate Event Classy Decor

Nautical / Beach

Another great decor interpretation for USS Midway Museum, a beach or nautical theme works for both the ship and the city of San Diego as a whole. People come to San Diego to experience its relaxed, coastal chic vibe. Allow The Event Team San Diego event planners to create this style for your next corporate event aboard the Midway.
Entertainment Enhancements: 

USS Midway Museum Corporate Events Nautical Theme

USS Midway Museum Corporate Events Beach ThemePacific Island / Tommy Bahama / South Pacific

Last but not least, the Pacific Island theme is perfect for USS Midway Museum corporate events because it can incorporate both military and oceanic influences into one festive look.
Entertainment Enhancements: 

USS Midway Museum Corporate Events Tommy Bahama


USS Midway Museum Corporate Events South Pacific

USS Midway Museum Corporate Events South Pacific Theme

Need More Info?

If you’re a meeting planner with an upcoming San Diego corporate event and would like some help selecting a theme for your décor and entertainment aboard the USS Midway Museum email us now to request a free copy of our Style Sheet Catalog or submit your event details for a complete proposal.

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San Diego, CA 92101
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