March 21, 2019
By Madison Layman

When it comes to your events, you have to find the perfect venue. After all, the event venue can be one of the reasons attendees choose to register for your event. From unique locations, to cool spaces, 2019 brings new venue trends. When picking a venue, there’s a neverending list of logistical and budgetary concerns to think about.  Often, your budget is the largest influencer of venue. Sometimes, you can make the case for a more expensive venue based on benefits and opportunity for more attendees. After all, the venue is a major selling point for attendees.

Incredible Service Changes the Game

There’s something to be said about the venues that really know what they're doing. Attention to detail and an observant staff can be a gamechanger. Attendees want to be treated like VIPs. Find venues that cater to the VIP experience and will help you provide everything attendees could want and more. As a result, your venue will add to attendee experience.

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Multiple Spaces for Multi-Day Events

Attendees don’t like being stuck in the same room day after day. If your event lasts multiple days, think about hosting different events or sessions at different locations. While you may have one home base venue that can accommodate the size of your event, look into fun restaurants, bars, and alternative use spaces that could add a little excitement. Certainly, multiple locations can break up the monotony of holding the event in one space.

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Choose a Venue that Matches Company Ideals

If your organization is focused on sustainability, choose a venue that embodies those ideals. Focused on health and wellness, then pick a venue that can accommodate work-outs, massages, and more. Above all, the venue should reinforce the purpose of the event.

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Virtual Events

While face-to-face events are irreplaceable, virtual events can fill a void when attendees aren’t able to travel far or have a limited budget. From virtual reality options to live-streaming, think about hosting your event online. As a result, you'll be able to increase the number of attendees by catering to their needs.

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Technology Focused Venues

Venues are doing amazing things with technology. From robots to automation, tech can spice up a venue. Technology can help create engagement and creative spaces. As always, make sure that the venue has strong Wi-Fi – your attendees will notice if it doesn’t! Finally, make sure there is someone onsite from the venue to help if the technology in the space malfunctions.

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Personalization in Event Space

Some venues are blank palettes and some need to be dressed up. Planners have created incredible spaces out of blank canvases. Brand and personalize a blank space to appeal to attendees. Industrial spaces offer a raw backdrop that can be dressed up or down. Above all, they give you a chance to create something unique from scratch.

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Embrace Quirky or Offbeat Spaces

Venues aren’t limited to hotel ballrooms and convention centers. Rather, they can happen anywhere. Bars, theatres, wineries, and more can host events that inspire. Attendees are looking to attend events at venues that are cool and insta-worthy. Look for spaces that are off the beaten path or a little quirky to add a cool element to your event. Additionally, keep in mind attendee demographics when picking a space.

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Keep an Eye Out

There are always new spaces to explore. Push past the expected and look for venues that offer a little something extra.

Check out Great Events Don't Just Happen: Venue Sourcing

Madison Layman

Madison Layman

A graduate of the College of William and Mary, my passion for writing began before I could read, with a nightly verbal diary dictation transcribed by my obliging parents.

When I'm not writing, you can find me binge-watching TV shows, baking elaborate desserts, and memorizing pop culture facts.

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