There are many decisions that have to be made when you’re planning an event, and one of the biggest is where to host it. The venue you decide on can make or break the entire experience for both you and your guests, so it’s important to choose carefully. To help you find the right venue for your event, we’ve tallied up some key factors that will guide you in your decision.
First and foremost, the location has to make sense for your event and your attendees. Ideally, you should be looking for something that is easily accessible, centrally located and is within a reasonable distance from the airport if there will be out-of-town guests.
Capacity and Flexibility
Look for a venue that can easily accommodate the number of guests that will be attending. Whether you’re planning a small and intimate gathering or a larger one in the future, you’ll need a venue that can fit everyone comfortably. Keep in mind that you’ll also need lots of extra space so attendees can maintain social distancing, even as COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift. Also, if you can find a venue that is flexible with its capacity, it will make your life easier if you’re suddenly left with a much smaller RSVP list than you anticipated.
Services and Amenities
Are you looking for catering, AV capabilities, event planners to assist you, or other specific services? Finding a venue that provides all of the amenities you need can make your life much easier when you don’t have to outsource and look for each service separately.
Focus On the Food
You’ll save time and money if you can find a venue that offers in-house catering. Take a look at their menus and don’t be afraid to ask to taste test what they offer so you can make sure the food won’t disappoint. Serving up delicious food is one of the focal points of any event, so make sure you take the time to determine whether it’s worth it.
The ambience of a venue should also match the vibe and style of your event. If you’re hosting something that’s more elegant and upscale, you’ll need a modern and well-designed venue. But if it’s more on the casual side, then something low-key might make the most sense. Always consider your theme and the feeling you wish to portray once your guests arrive. If it feels right, then it’s likely a good fit.
When you’re searching for a venue to host a future event, consider the St. Elias Centre! We are conveniently located, have ample parking, can accommodate a wide range of party sizes, and have everything you need for an easy and enjoyable occasion, including in-house catering. Contact us today to learn more.