Sometimes, the biggest venue isn’t always the right one for your party, especially when a limited budget is involved. You have to consider a lot of things before you decide on where you should hold your event. When there are a lot of party venues to choose from, how do you pick the right one? Here is a checklist of the things you need to consider when looking at party venues in Northampton:
The guest list is your first clue in finding the right party venue. How many people are you inviting? You need to make sure that the venue is big enough to accommodate all your guests so that everyone can be comfortable during the event. The size of your party will narrow down your search significantly.
Why are you throwing a party? Is it for a family event?—a wedding, a birthday, or an anniversary? Or is it perhaps for a corporate event? The purpose of the party will determine the kind of venue you’ll be looking for, whether that’s a modern techno club, a cosy repurposed barn, or an elegant event hall.
The elements of your party will depend on the purpose of your party. Will you hire a caterer or set up a buffet table? Do you need a band or a DJ? Will there be a dance floor? What about an open bar? Do you need elaborate decorations to set the mood of the party? These party elements need different spatial requirements, so you need to decide on these before you pick your venue.
When working with a limited budget, you want to find a venue that has the amenities you need at the lowest possible price. For example, if you have an audio-visual presentation (like a video montage of baby pictures of a couple getting married or a video presentation of a company’s achievements during the past year), you want to get a venue that has a projector and a screen that you can use. Hopefully, the amenities you will need will come with the cost of renting the venue.
Unless your party is for a destination wedding, you need to pick a venue that is closest and most accessible to most of your guests. Otherwise, people will likely not take the time to drive to a faraway place, especially when there’s an open bar at the event. In fact, the venue must be accessible by common means of transportation, i.e. by bus, cab, or train. If, for example, you’re planning a corporate Christmas party, it is best if the venue is within the city. Also, does the venue have enough parking space for your guests? Is street parking allowed? These are some of the things you also need to consider in terms of accessibility.
Choosing a venue doesn’t have to be so hard. If you stay organised, you’ll surely find a place in no time. So follow this checklist—with it, you’ll definitely choose the best venue for your next event.