This is a guest post by Bobby Lin,  the founder of Valoso, a global video production and digital marketing platform for event organizers. Valoso has partnered with events such as conferences, tradeshows, showcases and internal training events. 

Whether you are holding a lavish corporate party or an intimate meeting, the location of your event can make a world of difference to your attendees. Professional event planners are the key to negotiating those all-important deals with event venues. Not only do you want access to the best venues around, you also want to make sure you are getting the best deal. 

Moving into 2020, planners are expecting more event spaces to crop up across Europe, the Americas and the Asia Pacific. North America can expect a 2.41% rise in venues whereas the Asia Pacific will see closer to 1%. With this rise in event space availability, there are plenty of choices out there but how do you make sure your venue is perfect for your event? Here are a few ideas for show stopping venues no matter what your event. In this article you’ll learn: 

  • What the best venues for meetings and other events are 
  • How to find and enhance unique venues 
  • Why hotels are still a good choice for a range of events  

Finding a unique venue 

Everyone wants a venue that can’t be replicated and is memorable for guests. The problem with this is that you need the connections to obtain itWith professional negotiators, you could get access to some really unique spaces,  and depending on your location and theme, unique venues can encompass a whole range of amazing options. 

Take this incredible event venue for example, with the help of professional event organisers, this corporate party was held at an authentic Japanese temple with modern décor which fit with the theme of the event tradition meets modernity. If you are holding an intimate corporate party, a unique space like this is sure to amaze your guests. They might be harder to acquire but unique venues make the best option for small intimate parties where you really want your guests to feel special. 

Make the most of the great outdoors 

Another great choice if you are looking for something unique is an outdoor venue such as a garden or pavilion. An outdoor venue can be decorated with clever lighting to make your guests feel like they’re in another world. The only thing you have to depend on is the weather. Luckily, with the help of professional event organisers, transport to a back up venue can easily be arranged in case of bad weather. 

Outdoor venues can also make use of the natural world and transform it into something that attendees might have never seen before. For example, the 2019 International Horticultural Exposition in Beijing gave attendees the chance to discover Japanese gardens without having to travel to Japan. This exposition was held in a central Beijing pavilion which was decorated to show how the environment can coexist with architecture in natural harmony. Outdoor venues make a great choice for expos and larger family events as you can offer your guests more room to explore. 

Are hotel venues still a good choice?

Although unique venues are the most popular new event venue for 2020, for accessibility and style, sometimes you can’t beat a world-renowned hotel. Hoteliers predict a 2.2% increase in event space globally. Yet, the ‘millennial’ attendee shows a tendency to be fed up with the typical hotel venue and will need something special to get them talking. With professional help, you can transform the regular hotel venue space into a new and exciting location while also getting the best deal from world famous hotel groups. 

The good thing about hotel groups such as Wyndham Hotels, is that they are recognized around the world, meaning your guests can expect excellent service. They also provide venue rooms to suit any size and type of event. Whether you are holding a corporate seminar or a small business meeting, there are rooms to suit your needs, and with the right event management you can make these venues your own. Hoteliers have found that mid-tier properties are seeing a 3.20% rise in demand (which is higher than the 2.69%  for non-traditional meetings facilities), suggesting that economical hotel groups are still attractive event venues. 

So, if you are looking for a show-stopping unique venue or the best deal on a hotel space, the trick is to get hold of a local events management company who knows the ins and outs of the events market. Not only will you get the best venue at the best price, the event itself is sure to go off without a hitch. 

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