From sourcing out your keynote speaker, to securing enough sponsorship, planning a corporate event has many important tasks. To truly set the tone of your upcoming event, we believe in putting the time and effort into finding a venue that suits all your needs. As it can be overwhelming to find a venue in the GTHA, we have put together tips below to help you successfully secure the perfect corporate venue.
Food and Beverage:
There is nothing worse than having hangry guests! You want to make sure your desired venue has good food and beverage to keep your guests happy and engaged. Does the corporate venue have in-house catering? If so, Bizzaboo suggests to, “ask if they can accommodate food allergies or special diets, if they can manage additional last minute attendee requests, or if attendees are able to order a la carte during the event.” LIUNA Station’s dietary concerns can be addressed easily so you can be sure all your guests can enjoy a wonderful meal. We always prepare fresh gourmet foods, with the freshest ingredients, for every event and for every taste!
Choose a venue with a welcoming ambiance that can set the tone of your event, from the moment your guests arrive. Other important questions to consider are, does the style of the venue align with your event theme and or corporate brand? Venue Seeker suggests, “it could be useful to visit the venues before making a final decision…for example, if your corporate event is elegant and very high-end, then it is important to not choose a venue which is the complete opposite of the event theme.”
Services and Restrictions
After you have researched the food, beverages and ambiance of potential corporate venues, have you done your due diligence in finding the types of other services offered? Venues that can provide a list of skilled preferred vendors who you can work with, are extremely helpful to ensure your event runs smoothly. The Balance suggests asking the following questions:
- Does this venue offer additional services like catering, floral arrangements, linen and table rentals, etc.?
- Does this venue have a setup and clean up crew?
- Does this venue restrict what other vendors you work with?
- Does this venue have food and beverage minimums?
Residents living in the GTHA know how frustrating it can be when you can’t find parking! Look for a venue that can properly accommodate all your guests. It is helpful to highlight a map of where your venue is located, and its available parking. At LIUNA Station, we have ample free parking right on site for you and your guests, and we are fully handicap accessible for any special needs.
Have we captivated your interest? We would LOVE to host your upcoming corporate event! Secure your desired date and get in touch today to book a site visit. Remember, dates do fill up fast.
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From all of us at LIUNA Station, thank you for following along!