The choice of venue for your event, be it a high profile wedding event or a private function for family and friends, can either enhance its success or significantly add to its demise.
There are many things to consider when booking your ideal venue and, cost aside, the top of your priority list should always include;
Location – a convenient and accessible location for all your guests and visitors.
Room sizes -and appropriate room layouts to accommodate your guest numbers in comfort.
atmosphere – create the right Ambience- high tech or historical, intimate or wow factor.
Catering – be it a buffet or an sit down dining experience, ensure your venue can cater for your needs – especially if the food is prepared off the establishment
latest Technology – If required, check everything is available to you from broadband Wi-Fi to power sockets. For presentations, make sure the view is visible to all
Lighting and comfort – heating should be controllable and some degree of natural light is always preferred.
Breakout rooms – check that additional space if required is available should you need it to stop over crowding
Additional facilities – consider the additional requirements of your guests May need e.g. availability of overnight accommodation for those travelling distance. Provisions for special diet foods , and access for disabled guests
Central city’s offers a multitude of hotels and serviced buildings catering from the smallest groups to the largest conferences and banquets, and although most are efficient and serve their purpose, if you’re looking for a unique and affordable venue, rich in history and character, you may have to dig a little deeper. And look for a remote venue to cater for your needs
country venues and grade 2 listed buildings sometime offer a different theme and a bit of grandness to the occasion, often catering for larger venues with excellent external grounds , great for your guests as well as memorable wedding photos and may be more susceptible to extravagant displays like fireworks or light displays due to the private locations
be sure the venue you choose is everything you want for you special day