Corporate events venues are the meeting place for many business professionals and colleagues that wish to improve their productivity, communication, and skillset, as well as transform how they do business on a daily basis back at the office. But with thousands of venues all claiming to offer the very best corporate hospitality events, how can organizers choose the right venue to host their away day? We have provided top tips for choosing the very best venue for your team, budget, and wider business.
The first step to ensuring you book the right venue for your away day is to devise a theme that complements your workforce and business objectives before you begin your search. As we mentioned, there are thousands of venues available country-wide, all of which provide the perfect facilities to suit corporate hospitality events with specific themes so picking your event and finding a venue to match is a fuss-free way to get started. Don’t let your imagination run wild though, whilst it is important to make your event as interesting and engaging as possible, you must try to create ideas that are in keeping with your overall budget.
When narrowing down your long list of corporate venues to just a few, think about the practicalities involved. Space is the most important factor; try to avoid hiring a large venue if your party is on the small side. From your research determine whether the venue and its facilities can work to your ‘vision’ and if the ask is “yes” add it to your list to view.
Once you have found a few venues that are suitable for the event you have in mind, determine the quality of the venue and its facilities by taking a hint from professionals who have used the venue before. Client testimonials can offer unbridled and honest opinions on all the corporate events venues you wish to take a closer look at so check their company website as well as independent review sites.
Whilst it is essential to work within the means of your budget, you must see a venue’s price per head or set price as to whether it is value for money. When visiting the venue in person, discuss in detail what is included in the agreed rate, many venues provide WiFi, all-day refreshments, car parking, break-out areas, and audio and video facilities in the overall price. Look out for hidden extras too in order to uncover a venue’s true value for money to ensure your day is cost-effective, productive, and built on team spirit!