When you decide to have an event like a wedding, an anniversary party, or even a large corporate event you’ll need to find the best venue in Sussex to host the affair. There are hotel ballrooms, catering halls, outdoor venues, and even unusual venues like galleries and museums, or empty industrial spaces and barns. With so many different options available in the Sussex area, choosing the perfect one can prove to be difficult and sometimes frustrating. There are, however, some factors to consider that can help you make a decision.
Consider Your Budget
One of the main factors is how much the venue costs. Take a look at your budget and see how much you can afford to put towards your venue. You’ll now be able to narrow down your options and give yourself a range of prices that you can search between. Some venues charge by person while others have package deals that will determine the final price. The date and time of your event can also affect the venue’s price as off seasons can usually call for lower prices. The day of the week can also affect the price with Saturday evenings asking the most money on average.
Look at the Size, Location and Features
Your next step should have you looking at the size of the venue. If you have a large guest list to accommodate your venue will have to have the capabilities to handle the size of your party. Similarly, if you are looking to hold a smaller, more intimate event you won’t want to look at large ballrooms or banquet halls. Keep in mind that some venues might have a minimum guest amount that you’ll have to reach in order to reserve the space.
The overall location of the venue should also be considered. You want to pick a venue that will be easy for your guests to travel to and that it has parking to accommodate everyone. If you’re having an outdoor event you may want to see that the venue has enough privacy to keep outsiders away while not being too isolated from main roads.
You should also see if the venue matches the mood that you want your event to have. If you’re looking to throw a casual party you’ll want the venue to match the casual tone of the party. Similarly, if you’re throwing a professional corporate event you won’t want to pick a venue that has a more flamboyant atmosphere than a business tone.
Finally, you’ll want to make sure that the venue is run properly by the management and owners. The venue should be clean, properly maintained in terms of construction and paint, have appropriate lighting or lighting capabilities, and have working bathrooms. You should also ask the venues about rules and restrictions regarding the space. For example, if you need to hang banners or signage you’ll want to know in advance that you have the abilities to do that in the venue.
Don’t Overlook Special Needs
You may need special features at your venue. For example, if you need audio/visual equipment, you’ll want to check to see if the venue you’re looking into has those capabilities and if it’ll be an extra cost to you. If you internet access you should also make sure that your venue has that ability, too. Similarly, you’ll want to see how many outlets are available in the space. These specifications are especially important for corporate events or conferences.
As you look for a venue to host your event, keep these factors in mind. You can also check with an event planner like the experts at Super Events who can help you find a proper venue for your Sussex event.