If you are having a corporate training session, a holiday party, a meet and greet, or any other type of event, you will need a corporate event venue. How do you choose the best venue for your needs? Here are some features to keep in mind:
First and foremost, you need to ensure that the corporate event venue you select works with your budget. To that end, call around, get a few different quotes, and find out what's included in each quote so you can ensure you are comparing apples with apples.
If you can't afford to hire the venue you want, you may want to explore a trade and barter type situation. For instance, if you are doing an advertised meet and greet or a trade show, the venue may give you a discount in exchange for corporate sponsorship. Basically, they get plugged in your marketing, but you get to use the venue at a reduced rate.
2. Additional Services
In some cases, you may just want a stand-alone venue. That allows you to bring in your own event planner, caterer, and other professional. However, in other cases, you may want additional services folded into the price of the corporate event venue.
For example, does the facility offer a complimentary event planner or facilitator? Does the company have catering services on site? If not, can the venue point you toward preferred providers who offer discounts?
3. Experience With Corporate Events
There are similarities between corporate events and weddings, bar mitzvahs, and other types of celebrations, but there are also important differences. Social events tend to be once-in-a-lifetime events. In contrast, corporate events may be annual, and you may want to create traditions that last from year to year.
Additionally, you need to ensure that the event is appropriate. Entertainment or activities that are NSFW (not safe for work) shouldn't be included. If the facility has experience with corporate events, in particular, they will be able to tread this line.
If people are coming to your event from out of town, you may want the venue to be near train stations, on airport shuttle routes, and close to accommodation. For events where you are inviting local people, you still want to ensure that the venue is easily accessible by car or public transit.
5. A Fun Vibe
Finally, as you start to tour venues, see how they feel. Do they feel fun to you? Do you think that your team will enjoy partying in that location? If so, that's the venue for you.
Contact a company like DEER MOUNTAIN EVENTS for more information and assistance.