2023 Event Trends

It’s a New Year and we’re amped up about all the powerful events that will be convening at #RRBITC. People are excited to gather and in-person meetings and events are roaring back. We’ve compiled some of the top predicted event trends for 2023! From catering to sustainability, learn what you can incorporate into your own event this year.

Catering Trends 

Dig into these Catering Trends You’ll See at Every Party. From open-fire cooking to childhood treats, our friends at Partyslate surveyed the top caterers in the country and rounded up 13 trends you’ll want to try in your event this year.

Bright Ideas Inspired by Viva Magenta

Pantone’s Color of the Year, Viva Magenta is described as an animated red that “encourages experimentation and self-expression without restraint.” It’s bold and vibrant; in terms of event design, the red tone can provide a rich pop of color through accent furniture, florals, lighting and more. BizBash breaks down ways you can add this color to your event.

Wedding Décor

On their special day, couples get to showcase their style and personality through their wedding décor selection. The Knot reveals the 7 Most Popular Wedding Decor Trends, with creative signage, western decorations and Barbiecore aesthetic leading the way. This year’s décor is all about customization and embracing personalization. 

Beverage Offerings

More people are seeking “better-for-you foods” to incorporate into their diets and this continues even during big events and parties. Smart Meetings unpacks what’s on groups’ F&B wish lists this year, specifically beverage offerings. Zero-proof spirits, Keto-friendly drinks, low-carb options and alternatives to coffee and tea (to avoid mid-afternoon crashes) make the list. Efforts to balance health and wellness while seeking comfort and enjoyment are driving these new demands.


Sustainability continues to be a critical area of focus and many organizations are implementing robust strategies to meet and enact sustainability goals in their meeting programs. From choosing destinations that promote sustainability, to selecting sustainably certified venues, there is a need for integrating sustainable practices in event venues.

On the latest episode of Event Peeps (presented by EventMarketer) Marley Finnegan, founder of sustainability-focused event firms Purpose Sustainability Strategy and Purpose Net Zero, breaks down what event professionals should consider in designing more responsible and sustainable events. Listen to this insightful episode for free.

No matter the occasion, our experienced and dedicated professionals can help you design and implement an experience that will make an impact. Complete the form to begin planning today! Click here to learn more about hosting events at #RRBITC.

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