For an event to run smoothly and to provide the atmosphere required to give a sense of occasion it is important to select an appropriate venue. Here are some things to look out for when searching for one.

Versatile caterers

So many individuals are discovering the benefits of vegan or vegetarian diets. As well as those with specific food allergies (such as gluten or nuts) or religious restrictions on what they may eat, having a caterer who can be flexible and give options around menu selections is essential. When deciding who will offer the food for your event, look for a positive attitude and a readiness to change conventional menu options. There should be dietary options to meet the range of requirements.

Are full AV and branding capabilities available?

Your awards event will undoubtedly be one of the year’s highlights for your employees and clients.  You don’t want to lose out on a great opportunity to deliver your company’s marketing message to your visitors while they are having fun at the event. Make sure the location allows you to properly brand the awards ceremony area with your company’s branding. This will remind everyone why they’re there and who they should thank for putting on such a fantastic evening for them.

Will there be a large stage area?

It goes without saying that at an awards presentation, the focus is entirely on the awards. A big stage area is required to ensure that presenters and award winners may collect and accept their awards in full view of all your guests. You don’t want them to cram themselves into limited space. You’ll also be photographing the awardees with their trophies. These shots will undoubtedly be the most shared images of the event in the press and on social media following the event. When looking for award ceremony locations make sure the stage itself is wide and attractive enough. You’ll want to get the most out of those celebration shots.

What kind of entertainment will there be at the venue?

When arranging awards ceremonies in cities keeping your budget in check will be at the top of your priority list. Adding additional entertainment to the event will raise your expenditures above and beyond the venue hire. So search for a place that already has entertainment features.  For example, at Madame Tussauds, aside from mingling with royals and celebrities, your guests can ride the Spirit of London ride. This takes them on an interactive tour of the capital’s historical past and enjoy the 3D cinema.

Will the guests have easy access to transportation?

You don’t want your guests to be apprehensive about how they will return home at the end of the night. Standing in the cold and rain looking for a cab can damper anyone’s mood. It won’t matter how fantastic an evening you’ve planned. If you pick a central location while looking for award ceremony venues, you will easily find a location that is perfectly situated for accessibility. 

What to look for in an awards event venue