We are all for a celebration and we frequently have a meetup with our girlfriends. Today we want to share with you some of our top tips for organising and choosing the ideal party venue.
There are so many things that come to mind when you decide to host a party or get-together. The most important thing to think about is the atmosphere you want to create.
Grab a pen and create a list of your ideal situation, and then list things that will need to get done in the planning stage, then the organising stage, and then finally when you get to implement all your ideas.
When it comes to the venue, here are some things to consider:
- The size of the party
- Who will cater
- The proximity of the venue
- The cost
The size of the party
The venue you choose will need to be able to host the number of people you will have at the party but at the same time not feel onerous! An intimate setting for five or sox friends can easily be done at home rather than at a luxurious hotel ballroom. Think about the ambience and the setting you want to create.
If it’s a smaller event, make it cosy, but if the occasion calls for more fanfare, make sure to create that too.
Who will cater
You may want to choose caterers who will turn up with the food and drinks for the party or you may consider taking a package deal where catering is included. It is all up to you.
Places that offer party venues usually invite you to explain all your dreams and wishes where the food and drink is concerned so that you are all happy.
After all, food is such an important part of party planning and of choosing the right party venue. We have to make sure to get this right.
The proximity of the venue
Choose a venue that will give a good compromise to yourself and your guests. If it is a work do, for example, you don’t want to make the venue totally out of reach for those who will attend.
There are fabulous places in London, Birmingham and Bath. But do have a search around for venues that are closest to most of your guests.
This can definitely be a limiting factor sometimes. Even you are footing the bill, still, try to make this as cost effective as possible. The space you hire for the event should be appropriate too.
Think about whether an outdoor space at the right time of the year would do more justice to the atmosphere you want to create. It might just be cheaper. The benefits of the sunshine can’t be overestimated.
The length of time you want the venue for will also be considered. And you certainly don’t want to have the site team trying to get you out and off when you’re just in the swing of things. That wouldn’t be fun now, would it?
When choosing the ideal party venue, think of the facilities available
Will you need changing rooms, presentation areas or a podium? Do you need more lighting in one particular area? Will the lights need to be dimmed at certain times?
These are all considerations that you have to bear in mind in order to have the ideas that you had on paper come brilliantly together on the day of your party or event.
And mind you, don’t beat yourself up if there are hiccups. There will always be, but this gives you the chance to have an even more awesome party the next time you plan it.