Like all events, knowing the rough number of guests is crucial to choosing the right venue. Before you start the process of venue searching, you will need to know how many guests, what time the event will start and most importantly the date that you have decided on. Choosing a venue or space that can accommodate and cater (well) to the number of guests that you will have should be paramount in your decision making.
During summer months, even in Ireland, having an outdoor area is very important for any summer corporate event as this offers the flexibility of having the event outside. When the sun is shining, who wants to be stuck inside a room with no outdoor access? When choosing a venue with an outdoor area, make sure that it is equipped with a marquee or gazebos in the likelihood of a rain during the course of the event.
Even though smoking and smokers are few and far between these days, they always need to be factored in when choosing a venue. If you have an event of 100 guests but 20+ smoke, an easily accessed smoking area is important so you don’t miss 20% of your guests for the day/evening.