Choosing which venue to rent out for your private event can be a tricky task for some people. This is especially true for those who choose to go the DIY event planning route. However, there is no room for error when choosing an events venue. After all, the venue is one of the big-ticket items that sets the entire tone of your event. Prior to committing to a particular venue in Taguig or the rest of Metro Manila, make sure you know exactly what your event needs. Here is a quick guide to help you assess whether a venue is a good fit:
Guest Capacity and Minimum Head Count
Guest capacity is one of the first things you should consider when choosing an events space. Venue management should be able to provide you with an accurate capacity for their venue(s), as well as the minimum head count. The key here is understanding the ratio of people to floor space. A venue that can hold 400 people may feel too empty if you only have 300 guests due to the empty space left over. In general, you want to match your guest list to the listed capacity.
Venue Ambiance and Adaptability
The ambiance of a venue plays a large role in setting the tone of your event. For example, corporate events filled with top level executives would be better suited in a more formal event space rather than a bar. This is where the adaptability of a venue shines. A great banquet hall is able to adapt to any type of event, from vibrant children’s birthday parties to elegant debuts.
Amenities and Inclusions
You’ll need to take a look at the amenities present in an event, as well as any special inclusions you’ll receive if you book the venue. For starters, try to ensure that your chosen venue has ample parking space for your guests. If you have a large guest list, having several comfort rooms within the venue is ideal. Don’t forget to ask about any inclusions that come with the venue. For example, many wedding venues are happy to provide sound systems and a wedding cake as part of their package, allowing you to save a few thousand pesos. On the other hand, an event venue with catering may offer discounts on their catering services. These are only some of the factors to consider before renting an events venue. If you’re still having trouble finding the right venue, reputable catering services like Enderun Events can provide suggestions that match your needs or even offer rentals within Enderun Colleges.