Venue facilities to host meetings , events and specialist conferences are readily available at a huge amount of venues all through the world. However, the key to ensuring the success of any event is finding a venue that meets your exact requirements .
There are various types of venues – including conference and convention centres , leisure and corporate hotels , sport stadiums and unusual venues – but the biggest contenders in the learning and development sector are all kinds of hotels and conference centres .
There are many crucial factors to take into account when making a choice between these types of event venues , and below are the three most important differences to serve as food for thought :
• Meeting rooms for hire at specialist venues are available to the facilitators for 24 hours, from arrival through to departure of the last guest. . Hotel rooms are on many occasions restricted for use between 8am and 5pm as they are often used for evening events .
• Meeting rooms at training and conference centres are typically equipped with ceiling-mounted data projectors , screens, lots of wall space with pin-up boards and in some instances also plasma screens. However , meeting rooms at hotels could be used for wedding receptions or corporate functions , therefore equipment must be brought in and wall-space can be limited , subject to the décor .
• Purpose built conference venues UK and further afield offer dedicated space to greatly enhance learning and development. On the other hand, hotels are open to the general public and leisure-guest marketplace, therefore making it difficult for leisure hotels to keep leisure and corporate customers seperate during their stay .
Some specialist conference venues , such as Buckinghamshire-based Lane End Conference Centre, offer dedicated team building in the grounds to compliment the learning that takes place in the conference rooms.
Heni Fourie, Sales and Marketing Manager at Lane End said: “We continually think about new ways to enhance our product, by improving our training rooms and other facilities for the benefit of both trainer and end user.
For more information, contact Sales and Marketing Manager Heni Fourie, telephone +44 (0)845 521 3013.