“We will just rock up and hope everything will be fine,” said no-one holding an event ever.
Don’t be one of those people who plan their beautiful, wonderful holiday and have picked their hotel based on the fantastic website and gorgeous pictures and then turn up to find that those pictures were obviously taken 20 years ago and you are stuck in a dingy dive of a place where you are much too concerned about the suspicious stain in the bathtub to properly enjoy your holiday.
Yeah, don’t be that guy on your holiday. And don’t be that guy when planning your event.
I cannot stress enough: Go in and look at the venue before you book!
Not only do you want to check that you haven’t been tricked into spending the day with that suspicious stain, you want to also check that the venue is right for you and your event needs.
You want to check:
- The venue space can cater for your numbers
- Venue can accommodate your preferred setup style
- There are facilities to suit your needs whether this be additional space, equipment or specific amenities.
- Right atmosphere
- That the staff are friendly and helpful
- Catering options
- Disability access and features
By calling your venue and scheduling a site inspection prior to your event, you are able to see for yourself that that is the best possible place to host your event. You can clear up any concerns that you may have and then, with that out of the way you can fully focus on the content of your event.
By doing this you can be 100% certain and tick one thing off your ever-growing checklist of things that need to be done.
It’s an easy way to make sure your event will be a success and free from squishy function rooms, unaccommodating staff and suspicious stains.