You’re a business owner, and your business has been running for a few months now. And as one way of thanking your employees for their hard work since Day 1, you’re thinking of having a corporate team building session. You think that this will be a very good avenue to improve everyone’s relationship with each other while serving as an avenue to de-stress from work. And while that plan might be sorted out, one thing is still bothering you – you don’t know where to hold the business event.
To help you with your dilemma, here are some tips you can use in selecting an event venue that’s right for your business event:
- How much will it cost you?
Before making any other preparations for your business event, think about how much you’re willing to shell out for it. The amount should be apt for the event without compromising your business operations. Yes, you might be able to pay for a luxurious event venue but can you afford your supplies and other business inventory in the coming months? Don’t go overboard with the budget just for the sake of impressing all the attendees because your business might suffer in the long run. Scout for event spaces that are a perfect fit for your business event and most importantly, your budget.
- Will it accommodate everyone?
Sure, you might be eyeing an event venue that’s right for your budget, but the question is, will it actually fit all your attendees or will there be no room to move around? The space of the event venue should be dependent on what kind of business event you’re having. If you’re planning to have a corporate team building session, the event space you’ll choose should be big enough for your games and activities. You want all of your employees to have fun and not cramp in one area, right?
- Where is it located?
Since your attendees are your employees, think about how near (or far) the event venue is. You might have your own vehicle going there, but you should also consider how convenient it will be for the attendees. Is the location safe for non-locals? Is there a curfew in the area? These things should be considered because your activities in the business event should be planned out based on these.
- What about the ambiance?
If your business is following a specific theme for the event, the venue’s ambiance is critical to its success. For instance, if your business event is a seminar for your employees and other shareholders, it should be held in a conference room or hotel, depending on the number of attendees. If you hold a team building session, it should be held in an open area where everyone can be free to run around and play games.
Selecting an event space can be tricky because there are several things to consider. One wrong move can make or break your business’ image. Sure, you might select an event space immediately but have you considered what your employees will think of it? Is the space enough for all your employees? These things greatly matter. Keep in mind that your event space can also become the reason for the success of your business event. So take note of all the tips presented in this article and for sure, you’ll be able to use an event space apt for your business event!
Cynthia Walsh may appear stern at first, but she’s actually a free and creative spirit. She shows this through her pieces on lifestyle, travel, and fashion, and whenever she contributes for sites such as The Farm. Her penchant for the creative has allowed her to make sure her articles are not just entertaining, but that they also contain the kind of awe-inspiring “wow” factor she wants her readers to enjoy.