Finding a Venue: What to Look For

Date Posted: 3/03/2015 11:51:00 AM
Posted By: Craig B

Selecting the right venue for your event is one of the most important steps in planning a memorable occasion. Whether it's the art deco interior of a town hall, or the vast grandeur of a repurposed shed, the venue sets the tone and expectation for the entire event.

Step 1: Accessibility

Where will you hold the event? Is transport to and from the venue a major factor? Will guests face any difficulty finding or accessing your venue?

For corporate and private events alike, there are three things you need to consider:

  1. Transport/Parking
  2. Accommodation
  3. What else is going to be happening in the same location?
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Step 2: Facilities

Does this venue have everything you need?

When planning a once-off event or one in a string of numerous events, you want to understand how many elements you need to manage. You may need to engage with several different suppliers in order to keep everything running smoothly.

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Step 3: Cost

It’s hard to put a price on a unique experience.

With so many elements to consider, balancing your budget is a must! Whether it’s a wedding reception, post-conference networking session, or a simple morning tea, budgets are key.

Taking into consideration all costs to do with the venue, can you make it work with the budget you have?

Step 4: Touch and Feel

Once you have a good understanding of the event, layout, numbers and budget, see it for yourself. A picture paints a thousand words, but nothing compares to seeing something in the flesh.

Contact your venue and make a time to meet at the location when it’s set for a similar event. This way you will get a really good feel for how your event might look.

As a catering company in and around Sydney, we always have new venues or spaces to work with, so don’t be shy about asking for our recommendation! Drop a line to the team to find out about new venues.

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