If you are hosting an event at any point in the near future, one of the first things that you need to get locked down is your event space. Without an event space, there is no event! Once you have that determined it’s a lot easier to make the other decisions, such as what sort of decorations you might need or even how many people you can invite.
What sort of venue you’re looking for is going to depend on the type of event that you’re booking. Obviously, a corporate event might have some different needs than say a wedding venue would. Besides deciding between factors such as how a space looks and how many people can fit inside, you’ll also need to consider whether you need the services for a banquet space or not. Different types of venues offer differing amounts of banquet services. Sometimes they can offer you all the supplies and even staff your event, other times you might find yourself booking a location where you need to bring in the chairs and everything.
Then there’s also the actual food to consider and what sort of chefs they’ll work with. One survey found that these days 78 percent of corporate events serve vegetarian options, while 64 percent offer gluten-free food. Preparing both of those food types is best left to someone who specializes in those options, so that’s something to consider when thinking about banquet space options as well.
General party venues should be easy to navigate and be fun and beautiful for your guests as well. It’s common to have a number of people to invite first and then look for a space that can fit that, but you’re hosting an event you have to remain a bit flexible since you don’t know what sort of event space you’ll end up with until you actually lock one down. You don’t want to send out invitations for an event before booking the space and then realize that you do not, in fact, have room for everyone that RSVP’d!
Beyond the size of the space, you’ll also want it to look nice. If it’s a wedding that you’re booking you might be a bit picker about certain features than if you were booking a corporate event, but again that can vary on your tastes and the needs of the crowds at hand. Impressive the group is generally on the party host’s mind to some extent.
To make hosting an event easier, you might actually consider getting some help with your event and wedding planning. There are a lot of moving parts involved that need to line up perfectly, and using a coordinator or an assistant with some experience in the industry can go a long way. This person would not only be able to answer your questions that arise along the way, but they would also be able to foresee things to plan in advance that you might not have thought of on your own. A professional in the industry is also going to have different connections within the industry, which means that they might be able to get some insider hookups and deals too.