Did this episode sound familiar? Read below, and see how you can avoid a similarly gruesome fate at your events!
The hunt for a venue can be a long and exhausting process. As an event planner, you have to come to the table ready to battle and prepared to make sacrifices in the name of size, location, menu, or whatever else doesn’t fit within your requirements as a “must-have.”
Let’s face it, the sheer amount of factors you have to consider when selecting a venue is overwhelming, so it’s no wonder that you might find yourself forgetting to ask questions like, “do they allow pets?” or “does this place seem professional enough to contact me in the event of its shutting down?” You may feel that these are ridiculous questions, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be asked.
Event planning is the 5th most stressful profession, and a lot of that can be attributed to venue debacles. Sure, Yelp and TripAdvisor are resources that have a wealth of reviews on properties from the consumer perspective but not from the planner perspective. That’s why you need a resource that serves up planner-specific venue information up front. The Cvent Supplier Network does just that. It’s a free database fueled by a team of experts that constantly research and update information explicitly for event planners for over 200,000 venues from around the world.
A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step, but when that first step is in the wrong direction, it can really throw a wrench in the works. The Cvent Supplier Network is truly a solution that will help planners of every kind, whether a professional or an occasional one, get off on the right foot. Avoid having an event nightmare like this one – check out the Cvent Supplier Network before you book any venue.
Every Friday of October we debut a new event horror story. Check out last week's chilling tale of uninvited guests! Next week, we will be taking a glance at mobile madness.
||Melissa Beer is a Senior Meeting & Event Planner at Cvent. Melissa assists with the planning of over 1000 luncheon seminars each year. In addition to seminars, she assists in the coordination of External & Internal Events for Cvent, as well as Cvent’s three annual conferences. Melissa’s background includes event planning & staffing for Arenas and Corporate Events. Prior to Cvent, she was a Program Manager at Access Destination Services (DMC) in Orlando, Florida.|