In charge of planning your Christmas Party? This can be quite a challenging and daunting task, especially as there are so many decisions to make. One of such decisions is choosing a venue – this is arguably the biggest determinant of the atmosphere your party will have. Below are factors you should consider to ensure you choose the right function venue for your Christmas party.
COST: This can go a long way in determining if you get the right venue. Choosing a venue that will suit your Christmas party depends on your budget. You don’t have to break the bank to hold a great Christmas party, but if you want to step it up; ensure you’re prepared to pay for the perfect function venue.
LOCATION: Choosing a great location for your venue is always important. You may have to take into consideration where your guests will be coming from. For instance, if your guests are all coming from within a certain geographical area then its best to choose a venue near the home (or office). If your guests are coming from out of town or are commuting quite a distance to the venue, check for parking options at your venue or choose a venue close to public transport hotspots. When choosing the location, it is nice to consider you guests by choosing a place they can easily find and get to.
AMBIANCE: How will venue look and feel on the day? This is an important factor as it will go a long way in making your guests feel comfortable. Try to choose a venue with a nice architecture design, lovely decorations or an open space.
FACILITIES OF THE VENUE: Always check with the venue that they can provide the facilities, amenities and services available at the venue as it can help make your Christmas party a success.
Does the venue have a kitchen that will cater for the food and drinks of you guests? Does the venue have tables, chairs, curtains along with other decorations that will be needed for the party? Does it provide waiters that will serve you guests and/or take their orders? Is the venue able to organise music for your function, and do they possess the correct equipment? Getting a venue that has the capacity to help you with these can be important for the success of your Christmas function.
CAPACITY OF THE VENUE: Christmas is a busy time and people can be hard to organise. Check the capacity of your desired venue and make sure they can accommodate for your numbers. It is best to be upfront early about potential numbers and changes so that your venue can prepare. Many larger function venues will have multiple spaces for hire within their venue so if you have your eye on a particular spot, be sure to get in early!
There is a lot you need to consider when choosing the right function venue for your party, break it down into the factors about and it may be a little easier!