Planning a special event is exciting- and more than a little rough on the nerves. For the love of God, you never want your event to be remembered for the ‘AWFUL (insert venue, entertainment, food, atmosphere)’
You’ve already found great entertainment. But finding the right entertainment venue is one of the more traditionally vexing aspects of party planning. In the interests of making that process a little less fraught, here’s a few tips to help you make the best decision.
- Consider the season. You may have the absolute perfect venue in mind, but if it’s most charming features can only be enjoyed in warmer weather, and you’ve got a February event, keep looking.
- Can the venue accommodate the kind of entertainment you have in mind? Do they have in-house tech people to set up the stage, or will the performers need to bring all their own equipment and tech people?
- Is the venue relatively convenient for the majority of the guests? Of course, for special occasions most people don’t mind going a bit out of their way, but you don’t want your guests to become mired in complex travel arrangements- unless you’re prepared to organise and pay for it all, of course!
- Is the venue actually available at the time you have in mind? Many first time party planners mistakenly believe that a couple of months notice is more than enough. Very popular venues, however, can be booked out in peak months well over a year in advance. Before you get too carried away with the planning, ensure your venue of choice is actually available.
About the Author: Special Guest Writer Isabelle Riley is a copywriter working with Ballara Reception, nestled on 3 acres of English gardens, with it’s own picturesque lake, weeping willows and family of ducks–the perfect setting for a wedding venue Melbourne. When Isabelle is not working she enjoys writing restaurant and movie reviews and regularly updating her Facebook.