What to look for in a corporate events venue
The first thing that you need to consider when trying to find the perfect corporate events venue is the type of event that you are hosting. As an example, if you are hosting a training day for staff, you might want a main training room and a few smaller rooms where attendees can work in smaller groups. If it is a product launch, you might just want a large room with plenty of space for tables where goods can be displayed.
Event planning staff
Take the time to speak to the event planners at different venues to find out what facilities they can have and if they are able to add on any extra services that might help your event go smoothly. They may be able to offer conference facilities, catering or even overnight accommodation. The planners are also the people to talk to when you want to negotiate the cost of the event.
Take the time to visit a few venues in person. The atmosphere of each place will be important. You want your attendees to feel comfortable and relaxed there, but if the decor is harsh, they only have plastic chairs and the air conditioning is set to Arctic temperatures, they will be desperate for the event to end. It also gives you the opportunity to compare prices and negotiate with your favored venue using what you learn at the others. If one offers free soft drinks for delegates, there’s no harm in asking if the others will as well.