You have made the decision to host a private event, but you are unsure of how to proceed. That’s good, that’s what keeps you here.
What kind of occasion?
Asking you this question should be the first step in any planning effort. Compared to a family get-together, a dinner for business networking may have more specific requirements.
Take into account the following sub-questions:
- Who might show up at the event?
- Leisure or work?
- Is there anything to do?
- What about the technical tools?
- How many meals do you require?
- It is much simpler to plan an event if you have a clear goal.
- Where will the occasion take place?
It’s time to look into the location once you know what the event’s purpose and theme are. Is your event being held in a big city or in the country? Outside or within?
When selecting a location, consider the following:
- Does it fit in with the event’s theme?
- Do visitors require more views?
- What advantages do visitors have?
- Do you want total privacy?
- What is the price?
Tip: For your event, Design My Night has a great list of private rental spaces.
When exactly will the occasion occur?
The event’s approximate date may be known to you. However, when making your timeline, keep in mind that you will also require the location for that date.
Take into consideration the seasons If you’re throwing a Christmas party, make sure to reserve your venue in advance to avoid being let down.
Tip: You have a responsibility to be aware of bank holidays.
What is the range of prices?
There are many reasons why making a budget can be hard. The first is that we never know how many people will be there. Additionally, it is challenging to establish a price range within an abstract.
However, give your best guesses a shot and make a list of the best and worst outcomes. We must also determine who chose to purchase everything. Is it a personal or a business expense?
Tip: Read our guide on editing and working with Private Event price tiers to get started.
Rental of the venue or no cost at all?
Whether to buy the space outright or set a minimum purchase price is one thing to think about when selecting a venue and planning your budget. Leasing a venue for a set price for the space, food, and drinks. If the visitor consumes a certain amount of food and drink, the minimum spending range is free. While carry-on food and beverages are subject to additional fees, some venues charge lower venue rental rates.
- We need to consider this:
- How many people have visited?
- What is the range of prices?
- Can we reach an agreement?
- Tip: You can get a great deal on a venue lease if you learn how to negotiate.
- How intimate ought the opportunity to be?
You should also think about how private you want your event to be. It depends on who will be there and the event’s purpose. You might want to choose as much privacy as you can when planning a business meeting to discuss confidential information or when looking for a celebrity VIP guest. How intimate ought the opportunity to be?
Think about these things:
- Is the venue’s distance irrelevant to mitigation?
- Will the location have soundproofing to shield private conversations?
- Are visitors able to use separate restrooms?
- To ensure that the venues rented for private events are compensated, these issues should be discussed.
- Who will cater the event?
The address of your event venue will determine who will provide the food. If you decide to dry the lease, you should think about working with a third-party catering company. Try a training session if eating at the venue is less expensive than catering.
How will the meals be served?
At events, food and drink are always a big topic. Taste and atmosphere are one aspect, but all other aspects are practical.
- Drinks and canapés for private reasons?
- A triangular plate?
How formal you want the event to be and whether the venue can accommodate your style of service will determine your taste.
What menu is there?
After deciding how to serve food the most ethically, you need to consider what is actually served. Unless you’re planning a large buffet, you should think about your guests’ preferences. You might also need to remember certain dietary requirements.
For a variety of reasons, some visitors may have additional dietary requirements. There should be at least one option on the menu that works for everyone at the same time.
When selecting a menu, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Vegan and vegetarian diets, kosher diets, and food allergies (such as peanuts and gluten) when they send their RSVP. But before that, let’s look at catering companies and venues.
Celebration Cakes When planning a wedding or birthday, party cakes are a must. Verify whether there is room at the location. If not, you’ll have to use a different bakery.
Most places make their money from drinks. When planning your private event, keep this in mind. Is there a bar tab or an endless bar, or do guests need to bring their own drinks?
Is there anything to do?
A live band is a necessary part of the entertainment at weddings and parties. However, comedians or corporate speakers may be required at corporate events.