Monday, May 20, 2013

Guest Post: Choosing the Perfect Venue for a Special Occasion

The venue for your corporate event, wedding, conference, party or other occasion sets the tone for the entire event. You may have a multitude of options from which to choose, but will quickly find that only some are suitable because of the facilities they offer, tone that they set and the atmosphere they create. You will need to ensure you have sufficient budget to secure a great venue. Venue hire often represents the greatest category of expense for any event and it is possible that additional venue hire costs are incurred. Be sure to discuss all charges with a representative of the venue and account for the fact that a great venue can prove the difference between fabulous and mediocre events. You should choose a venue according to the number of guests that you expect to attend. Your venue should not be so small that a feeling of claustrophobia results, but also not so vacuous that the space seems empty and people are overwhelmed. Think carefully about whether the venue is appropriate and well-suited to the type of event you are organising. A great way to do this is to find out about past events held at the venue — this will provide you with insight into why people have chosen a venue for their wedding, conference, seminar or even Mother's Day.
In choosing a venue, it is imperative that you thoroughly check out the facilities on offer and make sure they parallel your needs. For example, car parking provision, catering facilities and a stage or platform may be critical to the activities and ultimate success of your event. All encompassing venues
such as Ballara take all these things into consideration. The success of any event is heavily influenced by the level of service provided at the venue. Any staff that will be appointed to assist with the event should be familiar with the venue and, if staff are provided by the venue itself, it is important that they are familiar and confident in working at the type of event you are hosting.
The selection of a venue is definitely one of the most important decisions to be made when hosting an event. By choosing a great venue that offers the facilities required, sets a wonderful tone and meets the needs of you and your guests, you are very likely to deliver an event that is an incredible success.

- Isabelle Riley

Disclosure: I received compensation for editing and posting this guest post. 

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