We’ve helped companies big and small across the UK locate their perfect event venues. In addition to conference venue finding, Purple Patch are your expert party venue finders. With our extensive experience in the events industry, we’ve planned and hosted many different types of events. We can guarantee that we can get you the perfect spot to host your event.
Choosing the right venue for your event can either be one of the easiest or one of the trickiest parts of planning and producing your conference. It’s safe to say that conference venue finding is among the most integral aspects of event planning – you can’t hold an event if you don’t have a venue!
To make the process less troublesome for you, Purple Patch include venue finding in our inclusive event management services. We usually stick to these 6 tips when comes to properly locating and vetting a conference venue.
Your search has to start somewhere, and that’s usually with a search engine. You’ll get plenty of results, but it’ll require sifting through them all to find the venue that suits your preferences. To narrow things down more, try searching on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for venues. Those that are active and have dates available will have verified accounts that they update regularly. Finally, you can try online venue search directories that allow you to filter your results. Purple Patch uses each of these methods along with calling upon our extensive network of event management professionals throughout London.
This should seem like an obvious tip, but you’d be surprised how often event planners ignore it! Narrowing venues to the ones that are in your price range will save you hassle – and money – later on.
You’ll also want to take your conference dates into account when searching for venues. Or, if your dates aren’t yet set, you can choose them according to your preferred venue availability. Another thing to consider is your desired theme. Will your potential venue be suitable for the conference design you’re intending to use?
If you can, visit the venue to look at the facilities. See if there’s parking on-site and what kind of security systems they have in place. And make sure the place can accommodate entertainment, catering, and AV needs as well. In addition to in-person checks, don’t forget to read reviews of the venue online. They may have stellar facilities but a nasty reputation for treating staff poorly.
The size of the event is a crucial element to take into account as well. You won’t want a small venue that can’t hold your intended capacity. If you’re planning a big guest list, then look for a big venue.
As we mentioned in our tip on venue facilities, visiting in person is worthwhile. Being on-site will help you visualise your event in that space, as well as pose questions to the venue staff. If you can’t manage a visit, then a phone call or video call is the next best thing.
The team at Purple Patch are always striving to improve and search for new techniques and fresh ideas. We actively engage with our clients to take on-board their feedback on every aspect of the service they receive. Brands know that we care deeply about the success of their conferences and they can rely on us to achieve their objectives.
This has seen us continue to grow and expand into new and exciting industries, lending our expertise to some of the largest organisations. We work with brands like Sainsbury’s in an ongoing capacity on a variety of specialist conferences, producing clearly defined results based on their targets. Purple Patch are meeting organisers that create dynamic events that matter, always working to make sure your conference is the very best it can be.
Dedicated conference production managers to handle each project
Dedicated teams to manage the whole event management process, from end-to-end, including but not limited to build, design, Audio-Video Production, on-site support, tech support, etc.
Decades of combined experience working in the corporate event management sector
Audio/Video equipment hire
Video and Projection
Filming and Recording
Bespoke set design
The list doesn’t end here. Get in touch with us to learn more about what all services are a part of the conference production packages we offer. We offer bespoke conference production services to suit our client’s requirements, and make sure we go that “extra mile” for them.
With a proper plan in place, we can together achieve all our goals, without fail. If you’re interested to avail our conference production services and make your event a major success, send us a brief today! We will get back to you with our proposal as quickly as possible.
Now, that you know what level of conference production services we provide, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with us today!
“I wanted to thank you for delivering a really fantastic production, but also for the personal support you gave. Please extend our thanks to your team, a really professional team!”
“A BIG THANK YOU to you and your team for the hard work put in to make yesterday’s event a success, it when really smoothly and the execs and delegates feedback that it was excellent.”
“Huge thanks to you and your team for a FANTASTIC series of events this week, topped off (!) nicely, with today’s extravaganza. It was certainly a challenging environment for you all but you delivered it, as always, seamlessly with your usual professional, unflappable style. The space looked fantastic and I have had amazing feedback from everyone who attended. The caterers were also brilliant and looked after our guests really well.”
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