Booking the Best
SECURING THE RIGHT VENUE FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT
IS THE FIRST STEP TO SUCCESS
If you’ve ever been part of planning an event, you know it isn’t
for the faint of heart. There are myriad things to consider, people
to keep track of and details to keep organized that you may
feel as though you need a vacation after it’s all said and done.
But as harrowing as it can be, the joy and pride you feel after pulling
off an amazing event is like nothing else.
Unless you have a dedicated event planner on staff (and most
organizations do not), the likelihood of your boss asking you to
plan the next training weekend or AGM can be high. Many seasoned
planners will tell you that by booking your venue as soon as
possible, the rest gets a little bit easier. But sometimes, choosing
the right venue for your event can be the hardest part – although
it certainly doesn’t have to be.
There are several important items to consider before beginning the
search for an event space. Jonathan Fruitman is director, Online
Services at EventSource Corporation and says that you need to
have several things secured in order to get your venue search started
off on the right foot.
“Essentially, you need to know what you want before you ask
for it. Where possible, make sure you have a solid idea of budget,
By Jess Campbell
HRPATODAY.CA ❚ SEPTEMBER 2016 ❚ 39