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Here’s How to Choose the Best Venue for an Event

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When arranging an event, you are confronted with many decisions, but choosing the right event venue in New Orleans and location is the decision that would have the most significant impact on your event. Everything from the event date, catering options, speaker lineups, and attendees’ experience depends on the event venue and location you choose.

Things to consider when looking for an event space rental New Orleans:

  • The location should be accessible to your guests. If in a city, select the one near a metro station and that there are many parking options nearby. If you are going to have out-of-town guests, search for a location with various hotels in walking distance to give your attendees multiple options to meet their changeable travel budgets. If it is a multi-day event, try to find a venue with nearby visitor attractions within walking distance, so your guests have things to do during downtime.

 

  • Whether you are hosting an evening cocktail reception, morning press conference, business meeting or elegant dinner banquet, make sure the venue has experience in hosting similar events and that they have staff devoted to your event to help plan the menu, beverage options, and support you will need. Venues with in-house catering and audio-visual services are ideal, as they have everything on-site and know the space within and out. They can also offer creative solutions if you or your guests need something.

 

  • Make sure the venue size is manageable, or it will be crowded. Also make sure that it is not too big and it will appear empty and under-attended. Top venues offer capacity numbers for all their rooms, and you must aim for your target attendance to be slightly under the capacity limit, always at most that.

The best venues will offer a dedicated event manager who will be your partner in helping you manage all the logistics for your event.

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