How to Find the Right Venue for Your Event
Posted on September 9, 2016
As you begin planning your event, you’re faced with many decisions. One of the most important is the venue. The right space can completely transform your event and give off the right energy that your audience will thrive in.
Things to consider when searching for the right venue:
- Budget. This is square one. Knowing your budget will help you narrow down your choices. But remember: even less-expensive venues can still be made into incredible experiences, so don’t get discouraged if your budget feels tight!
- Audience. Knowing your audience will help you decide what type of venue will work best for your event. If you have an older audience, a traditional venue will work best. But if you have a younger audience, you’ll want something more modern that stands out. Do you have a diverse audience? What do they have in common? What type events do they typically attend?
- Ambiance. What do you want to convey at your event? If you want everyone to feel comfortable and welcomed, you may want to use softer lighting and colors. But if you want to keep your audience attentive and connected, you may need to incorporate more unique uses of space.
- Services. Many events will offer service packages, including tables, decor, and other items that are easy to forget about. Decide what you’ll need and find a venue that offers these or is willing to work with you or another company to get these items.
- Location. Where are your guests coming from? You want something close enough to a majority of your audience that you’ll get a good turnout, but trying out new areas of town can always bring more uniqueness to your event.
Once you find the right venue, you’re ready to start planning your event. We understand event planning can be a long process, but this is the first step in the right direction.