Depending on what type of event you are organizing, small event spaces are a dime a dozen. But although small venues aren’t hard to find, how do you ensure you make the most of the space and choose the right one? To give you a head start, consider the following points when choosing your venue.
Small event are very easy to find unlike large venues which are most of the time fully booked up till a certain period. But with small venues, you have to ensure you choose the right one and make the most out of it as you can. Some of things that you should consider could be:
The size of the venue matters. A lot! You can get a venue that will fit in exactly with the crowd you are expecting. But what happens if more people than you expected attend your event. It’s definitely going to be too small. To solve this, the best thing to do is to get a venue that can fit highest estimate of people who can attend the event. Through this, you will be assured that the venue will fit.
This mostly applies when your event encourages people to mingle and socialize. When choosing the venue it has to be in a position where a lot of light can come through windows and provide ample lighting for daytime events. For night time events, mood light works perfectly as opposed to using venues which have the usual white fluorescent lighting. Mood lighting always works wonders.
Always have enough furniture available for the use of all your guests, but try not to supply more than is needed. You want to ensure there is still open space available and people are not struggling to move around. An excess of tables and chairs will create the impression of a small and overcrowded event space.
If your event involves group work, networking sessions or tea and coffee getting more than one room to facilitate these sessions. By enabling people to get up, move about will keep the event fresh, especially if it’s an all-day affair – people will appreciate new surroundings. This will also help you keep the main room clutter free from cups, plates e.t.c
These tips should help you when you’re on the search for your next small event space, and ensure you get a venue that helps you host an event your attendants will love!