The Beginner’s Guide to Venues

The Beginner’s Guide to Venues

Pointers for Selecting an Event Venue

Choosing the right event venue is a crucial part in planning an event. You have to research the place well to know if it is exactly what you need. You want no surprises on this big day, so you have to do a little homework to know all the essentials beforehand. As you may know, renting a venue comes with so many considerations, from setup and cleanup times to storage rules to handicap accessibility, to parking and more. Prior to searching for prospective event venues, considering the following:

Your Needs

First of all, have a clear idea of how many people will be going, what room setup you’re aiming for, what time the event will be held, and how much you’re willing to spend. When you know your needs against your wants, it will be easier to decide which things you can give up if necessary.

Research Before Visit

When looking an event venue, you can save time and energy by just searching online and making a phone call or two. In this initial part of your research, you can learn so much about the location you’re eyeing – availability, decor or appearance, cost, and so on. You have to know what questions to ask, and you need to write them down to make sure you don’t forget anything.

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Site Visits

After doing your initial research, choose at least three of the best choices you have, and schedule a visit with each of them. You need not stay so long, but you do have to spend maybe an hour so you can do a thorough inspection of the place. This is exactly why you need to do your online research and phone calls first. Not only is a visit time-consuming; it’s also costly.

The Location

On top of a venue being just right for all your needs, you must also see whether the neighborhood is safe for all who will be attending your event. Take time to drive around and get a vibe of the area. You can also use this time to know what establishments are close by, like cafes, malls, etc. As much as possible, you’d like the place to be as safe and convenient for everyone who will be at your event.

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