You might have all the documents, presentations, agenda and guest list ready for your meeting. But have you chosen the venue yet? If you have, is it the perfect one?
Keep In Mind Following Points While Choosing A Conference Venue:
Is the venue chosen by you convenient for all the attendees? If there are people coming from other places would they be able to find it easily? Is there any provision for the specially challenged?
Your venue should be easy to locate. Now-a-days everyone has a smart phone check out if the venue is available on Google maps. Before booking check if there are rail/road/airplane links to the location. Do not miss out anything that might cause inconvenience for the guests.
Do they provide veg/non veg? What is in their menu. How is the food?
We all live to eat and eat to live. So in order to keep all your guests happy it becomes our responsibility to give them delicious food. So that they are happy and fully satisfied with your arrangements. look out for the snacks they can provide. See if they have alternative provisions for people with diabetic/ blood pressure conditions. Leave no stones unturned.
What is your budget? Does the cost include everything? What all does it include and exclude?
Stick to your budget and see to it that they offer what they say. Ask for concessions if any and what all services you can avail at the given cost.
4) Car Parking:
Is there enough parking space? Is valet parking available?
It is one of the most important thing that people usually forget to ask while inquiring or booking a venue. Your guest should not be troubled because of inconvenient parking systems. It would look very bad on your part if there is not enough space for parking.
5) Site Visit:
Did the venue call you once you made the inquiry? How was the response? Imagine, what if you booked a venue because you liked the picture but turns out the chairs are uncomfortable to sit on.
See the response of the venue you are planning to book. If they were prompt then there are chances that they will deal well. Set a date for site visit and personally visit the site and check out everything. Check the conference hall you’d be provided, the chairs , table, network, projector, screen stationery(if provided).
Have you checked the size of the conference hall you have booked. Is it too huge or too small?
Whatever hall you may book, the size should be perfect. You would have a rough estimate about the number of guests arriving. When you visit the site, visualize the whole meeting in your head.
Do they provide the service as they claim?
Some venues may hide behind the masks of “Dedicated services”. Ask them in detail about all the services you can avail.
Is the seating convenient? Can everyone see each other? Will everyone be able to see the presentation without any trouble?
As mentioned before, during the site visit, check out the chairs and tables. Check the configuration. Adjust the configuration as per the the number of guests. Make provisions for extras.
Kartika Menon: Previously worked for eSakal – News Paper. Currently working as a Marketing and Data Analyst Executive intern at Megavenues.coman online portal to find best venues (like Banquets , Conference, Wedding, Reception Halls, Meeting Rooms, Party Places, Birthday Venues etc.) for your events and a person who loves to learn.