The venue can make or break an event, and therefore, whatever the occasion, whether its a music event or a marriage, careful consideration should always be made to the venues, as this will not only flavour the atmosphere of the occasion, but should also perform on a practical level.
So, depending on your event, there will be certain pressures to perform practically, as well as aesthetically etc; with this in mind, what should you look for in the perfect venues?
Meeting or conference venues are different to other kinds of venues for hire in that they have to perform on a clearly functional level. Therefore, when looking for a venue for a meeting or conference, then you should ensure that it is replete with all of the conveniences and technologies that you would expect.
In the modern context, an effective meeting venue should incorporate everything from digital protectors to an adequate sound system. Of course, when choosing a venue for a conference it is crucial that you check that there is adequate seating, and also that the hospitality of the location is up to scratch, which may include refreshments etc.
Similarly, a music venue must be able to perform its primary function, and therefore it is crucial that practical things, such as acoustics, are up to scratch. You should also ensure ensure that it meets the particular demands of your band or artist, which could mean researching the kind of clientele which frequent the location, and factors such as, is there an in-house sound engineer, and allowances for a sound check etc.
As a music venue is also about facilitating an atmosphere and appealing to an audience, it is also important that a music venue meets aesthetic considerations. The ideal aesthetic of venues for hire, will of course depend on your particular taste or need, and therefore before committing to a venue it is a good idea to check it before hand, both for acoustics etc, and the general quality of aesthetic of the location.
There is arguably no more important occasion than a wedding occasion, and therefore particular care needs to be taken when choosing a location for a wedding day. This is where the creativity of the newlyweds can really shine (or fall flat) and therefore in order to ensure that the special day goes of with a bang, it is imperative that you choose venue that meets personal as well as practical considerations.
For instance, if you want a wedding that has the weight of tradition behind it, then you should consider getting married in a a church, which will have both the facilities and the "atmosphere" to ensure a thoroughly traditional wedding.
For some, however, the weight of tradition is not necessarily a good thing; with this in mind, there are lots of "idiosyncratic" venues that are perfect for hosting that special day: everything from racecourses to castles!