Whether its a family get together, birthday, wedding reception or corporate event, organising a venue to host the occasion can be a daunting task, we have put together a list of top tips to help you choose the perfect venue.
The location of your venue is key! It is accessible for all of your intended guests? Make a plan to ensure all your guests can reach and get home from the venue. Somewhere that is tricky to get to, or doesn’t have parking can easily turn people off coming!
If you find somewhere you like, remember to secure the date you want straight away! It can be easy to start planning your event around a date at a particular venue, only to try and confirm your booking and the date has already gone! Most venues will allow you to reserve a date for a number of days whilst you figure out numbers of attendees etc. Let them know your’re interested before the date is given to someone else.
Though stunning, a beautiful venue can distract you from whether the space can actually cater for your event’s needs. Make a checklist of what you need the space to be able to do before you view it. Can it hold everyone you want it to, does it have all the equipment you need? Is there enough space for tables as well as dancing?
Get all the information first
Remember to read any contracts and discuss with the venue any plans you have! Often venues will need you to have your own insurance, or a contract will mention you will need to clean the space after use yourself. Make sure you know everything that is expected of you before you book, you don’t want any surprises on the night.
Have a look at a variety of venues and weigh up your options. Venues will let you book an appointment to look around for free, so make as many enquiries as you can and shop around! You’ll get a better idea on value for money and facility standards the more spaces you visit.
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