Having an event but you aren’t sure where to hold it? Gather your friends and brainstorm ideas!
Write down venues in different areas and of different sizes. Don’t limit yourself based on funds either. Dream big and put the grand places down too because they might inspire ideas for a better event.
Whatever you do, be sure to consider the three basics.
Location: Hold your event in a town that is located in the middle of the demographic or people you are trying to reach. No one wants to drive too far, so be careful not to be drawn into the “perfect” venue. If it is outside of the area and you know attendees may not be willing to drive there, then it is not the perfect venue.
Capacity: How many people would you ideally like to attend? Do you have space for them? Or would you like to limit your party to fewer people and choose a smaller more intimate atmosphere? Would your event be more appropriate indoors or outdoors and will the weather cooperate? All of these questions need to be asked and answers will vary based on the type of event.
Popularity: If you’re able to promote your event successfully on your own, then have at it! Choose any place you’d like. But if you think you could use a little help with promotion, choose a popular well-established venue. It will be able to help you advertise your event to regular attendees and the venue can include your event in its own promotional efforts.
As always, have fun! And good luck!