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Things to consider when choosing the perfect event

February 22nd, 2018

How the Venue Can Make or Break Your Event

There are so many cogs in the wheel to pulling off a successful event. Aside from the logistics of selecting the best caterer to execute the menu, and arranging accommodation for out-of-town attendees, there are critical choices to make, such as where to host the actual event.

The venue you decide requires greater insight than merely finding one that fits your budget, even though that’s important too. But what impacts the type of venue you decide on for your event? Let’s take a look at what goes into choosing the venue for your next event, and what you should keep in mind when deciding on where to host your event.

Location, Location, Location

So much depends on the location of the venue. It can be the perfect setting, surrounded by beautiful nature and have a great team behind it, but if the location isn’t right, it can kill the entire vibe.

The location entails more than merely being surrounded by great amenities. It needs to be central to your guests, or at least easily accessible via major routes and airports. If guests need to stay overnight, quality and safe accommodation should be readily available too.

Price of the Venue

Unfortunately, price is always a factor. Fitting your venue into the budget is key to pulling off a successful event. There are also ways for you to maximise the costs involved, ensuring you get a great deal from the venue.

Take a look at what you’re getting for what you’re paying. Does the venue offer discounts if you include more invitees? Is the venue cost included per person? Will you be able to get what you need from the venue, within budget?

Venue Capacity

Will the venue be able to easily accommodate your number of guests? The last thing you want to do is to seem like the venue is bursting at the seams when your guests are seated. It may seem like you’re struggling to accommodate them, which is the last impression you want to leave your guests with.

Other aspects to keep in mind when selecting the venue include whether they offer on-site catering, which is just more convenient, and whether they have the facilities you need. This can range from boardrooms to the audio visual and digital equipment you’ll need for a successful event. Keeping these aspects in mind puts you in the driver’s seat when selecting the venue for your next event.

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