Posted November 30, 2015
Whether you’re planning your wedding reception or the annual company holiday gala, there are some important things to consider when choosing a venue. The right venue adds the perfect look and feel, capping the finishing touches of your event. The wrong one, however, often leaves the event feeling flat. Consider these important aspect of every venue when making your choice.
The perfect venue will be an attractive one and should be beautiful in its own right. No matter how attractive, however, it must also match the theme and feel of your event. A celebration with a Hawaiian luau theme won’t fly in an indoor ice rink, no matter how beautifully built the rink may be. The same is true for wedding receptions – if you’re colors are purple and blue, a venue with ruby red carpet may not be the best choice. Be sure the area fits or can be made to fit your needs and theme.
While you don’t want a venue so large that your party gets lost in it, make sure any restaurants or ballrooms you consider are large enough to host your gathering. Consider whether there will be a dance floor, bar, stage, projector screen or other items that may take up space. How many chairs and tables will fit comfortably? You’ll need to fit more than just people in the space, so remember that when planning.
Location matters when hosting a big event. Choose a venue that’s easy to find so your guests don’t get lost and make sure there is ample parking or access via trams or buses. Make it easy for guests to find you and convenient for them to come. If you’re hosting an event for a large geographic area, keep your venue close to airports and bus terminals.
The wider your food and drink selection the more likely your guests will be to find foods they enjoy. The caterer matters, so choose an experienced food preparation service who can make the right dishes in a timely manner and serve them at the right temperature. The food is an important feature, so sample the suggested menu well before the event. A venue that provides linens, dishes and other accessories will save you time and setup.
10 Things to Consider When Choosing your Event Venue, Whova