Posted on 01/02/2013 in Function planning
Among the many venues available to hire, which one will really suit your needs? Below are a few keys points you should consider to differentiate each venue from the others, helping you to make the right choice for your next party. Find time to explore all the venues you think could suit your needs and review what each has to offer by checking online (we recommend our website to connect you to more sites, but it's up to you!). From there, to save time and effort, you can select a few, fire off a few free messages to function venue managers and hopefully pick the right one!
Some venues set a limit on the number of guests while others can flexibly accommodate either a handful or a big crowd. As part of your function planning you should know how many guest you would like to attend. For smaller more intimate gatherings, venues that offer a sit-down function for 20 to 50 people would be much better than a venue that holds 200 guests. If you want a full-blown action-packed party with dining, dancing and drinking, don't choose a place that can't accommodate all of your guests.
The available facilities are important especially if you have activities in mind or guests that require additional facilities. A party room with the ability to have a live-band or DJ combined with a lounge bar offers a livelier feel for both drinking and dancing. You should also check the venue has a sound system with a projector set up make way for speeches or playing of tribute videos.
Some venues have uniquely designed and structured rooms for themed parties. These function rooms are evident in the tones and design of the walls, furniture and decorations. If you book a venue that has a theme try and incorporate it into the guests experience by tailoring the food and drinks packages to suit the theme and maybe add a fancy dress theme, this will create a lasting memory of your party in your guests mind.
This should work hand-in-hand with the purpose of your celebration, the facilities and theme. If it's an after-work dinner or drinks, where you and your colleagues want to escape from the long day, restaurants and bars that offer relaxing waterfront or city views will have a great ambience. For business events such as conferences, meetings or seminars, venues with a modern and comfortable vibe offer a perfect balance of calmness and professionalism.
When planning your function always speak to the function venue manager as they are the local experts and they know the ins and outs of their venue.