If you want to make your next holiday more special, you can plan an event at a venue and invite friends and family to share in the joy. You can choose from many different venues, but you should also know that not all venues are created the same, and you don't want to get stuck with something that won't be right for your event. Here are some tips that can help you pick the right holiday party venue.
Look at Each Venue's Size Carefully
Even if a particular venue looks like it will be large enough to hold your event based on its initial appearance, you could still end up reserving a venue that's too small. You should inquire about the square footage of the venue and how many people the space can ideally hold. You'll also want to check the capacity of the space to ensure that you don't endanger anyone or get fined for exceeding the number of people that the venue can fit inside the space safely.
Consider the Outdoor Space (for Summer Events)
If you want to throw a holiday party in the summer, you may want to have at least part of the celebration take place outdoors. Many of the best holiday event venues have spacious outdoor areas that can fit plenty of guests. The outdoor area should have enough space for people to move freely without feeling too confined.
Ask About Furnishings
Many venues provide tables and chairs as part of the rental agreement, but this might not always be the case. If a venue doesn't supply tables and chairs for your guests, you may have to rent your own, which could increase your total bill for the event considerably. You should also ask if the venue supplies other items, such as:
- dining utensils
Ask About Catering
You may find a venue that has an on-site caterer who can prepare all the food for your event, or you may need to hire your own caterer. If you need to hire a caterer separately, you should make sure that they're able to bring all the necessary food staging equipment so that you won't have to supply your own.
Choose a Good Location
More people may choose to skip your gathering if the event is going to be held at a venue that's far from where they live. You'll want to choose a holiday event venue that most attendees will be able to reach without having to drive too far. You may also want to choose a setting that's adjacent to bus lines or other public transportation sources.
You and all your guests will likely have more fun at your celebration if you reserve a holiday party venue that's suited to the occasion. A representative at any venue that you're thinking of renting can provide you with more details about what's included in the rental to help you make your decision.
For more information on a holiday party venue, contact a company near you.