In this video, Valerie Berry presents the various ways in which geography and accessibility affect your choice of venue.
- Choosing a venue is my favorite part of event planning,…because it's when you can really start…to see your vision come to life.…In Hollywood, they call it a set or a location.…In event planning, we call it a venue.…In either case, it's what creates the stage…and sets the tone for the event.…The first step in choosing a venue…is to narrow down your location.…By the time you're ready to start looking for venues,…you'll have already met with the client…to discuss the overall theme and purpose of the event,…so you should probably have a pretty good sense…of what sort of environment is best suited to it.…
For example, are you looking…for a vineyard in the countryside…or a boardroom in the heart of the city?…Once you've narrowed down a location,…the next step is to start researching venues.…Are you planning a retreat…for a group of big-budget, high-powered executives…who are celebrating the success…of an important deal that just closed?…Then you might want to look for a venue…that feels traditional, luxurious, and exclusive,…
- Identify the two most important principles of event planning.
- Describe the process of negotiating a budget for an event.
- Explain the most important factors when planning a menu.
- Summarize the different types of vendors and what they offer.
- Cite the various options for ground transportation and how to choose the best type for your event.