When selecting a venue for an event, it might seem rather overwhelming, especially if it is a large conference or meeting. But, it doesn’t have to be so stressful. Follow these tips to make getting your event set the easier way.
Selecting a Venue for an Event
The #1 rule when selecting a venue for an event is to plan early. Event venues are booked well in advance for the prime dates and days of the week. If you want your event to take place on the weekend, consider venue shopping a year in advance. Most events book the weekends, especially when those events are wedding.
If you can have your event take place during the week then there are a lot more options. First, you will have fewer problems booking a space for your event, your space will cost a lot less for those non-prime weekdays and it’ll be easier to book the caterer. So, if at all possible, think weekday, not weekend.
Catering can be an issue with many event venues. Most venues will force you to use their catering. If you want to use another caterer, whether they are your favorite or there are special dietary concerns like kosher or halal, that venue isn’t going to work for you. So, make sure you can use your own caterer if need be, even before you see the venue.
Your attendees want convenience and a successful event caters to that convenience. If your participants are from out of town, you’ll want the event to be near the hotels. If they are local, you want the event to be nearer to their homes and places of business.
Villa Ragusa is an event venue that you should visit when you are selecting a venue for an event. We offer outside catering and can accommodate events up to 650 attendees.