Finding and booking a venue for a major conference or convention involves a lot of work. You need to find somewhere that’s suitable for all the attendees, that can cater for large groups of people, and that has enough space for all your needs. Then, of course, come the endless phone calls to liaise with the venue over details and final numbers, and negotiation with hotels to sort out suitable accommodation. Even a relatively straightforward meeting can involve several hours of work for an unlucky assistant to ensure that the facilities you require are in place and ready for the day of your get-together. Swift venue and hotel finders make this a much easier task, leaving the legwork to professionals and taking the guesswork out of booking accommodation for your colleagues.
Using swift venue and hotel finders has a number of immediate benefits. Finding venues and hotels for conferences is made easier by using a service that has access to the best venues at the most affordable rates. In addition, such services are often provided free, which means that you are in a no-risk situation – if you’re not satisfied with the venues or hotels suggested, you haven’t expended any time or money in the search. This leaves you free to spend time on what’s important to you – the actual event itself.
Depending on what sort of event you have in mind, different venues may or may not be suitable. Large conferences, for example, clearly require a certain scale of venue, as well as suitable hotel accommodation for those travelling from further afield. Even if a conference hall can accommodate the numbers you’re aiming for, there are other factors to take into account, such as catering facilities and breakout rooms. Then, there are the venues themselves – do you choose a hotel or somewhere venuefinder a bit more unusual, such as a sporting venue or a museum? Many such venues are reliant on conference and meeting room facilities for a large slice of their income and may offer you a superior deal.
Before settling on a venue, there are a number of factors to bear in mind. Are your prospective hosts set up for your needs – whether that’s projection facilities, breakout rooms, or video/Internet conferencing facilities? Will there be technical support available on the day? (The laptop connection never works first time.) All these factors are even more important when dealing with large numbers – you’ll need registration facilities, cloakrooms, and so on. By using swift venue and hotel finders, you’ll get a better steer on which venues are suitable for your particular needs and which aren’t in a position to help.
Catering is also an important aspect of booking a conference venue (not to mention a venue for a Christmas party!). You’ll want to discuss your requirements early on, so as to ensure that your chosen venue has the facilities to provide the sort of entertainment you are looking to provide.