What To Look For In A Conference Venue
Hosting a conference is stressful. It takes months of preparation to line up speakers, arrange for lodging, and plan for food accommodations and that’s before the conference even starts. Once the conference starts, you’ll be running around for however long it lasts, making sure that everything is running smoothly.
And when you have finished putting on a high-quality conference, the satisfaction will be well worth it. One thing that you can do to lessen the stress of hosting a conference, however, is finding the perfect conference venue. A good conference venue will have accommodations that allow you to enjoy the event, even as you are managing it. Today, Rocky Mount Event Center will explain what you should look for in a conference venue.
How Accessible Is The Venue?
Arguably the most important attribute of a conference venue is its accessibility to the people using it. You can find a great venue with great facilities and accommodations, but if it is 20 miles away from the nearest hotel, your conference goers won’t be too happy. Making sure that the location of the venue is at least somewhat centralized to lodging and eating options should play a major role in your selection process.
How Capable Is The Venue?
On the flip side, you might find the most accessible venue in the area that has hotels and food options everywhere. But if its main space can only hold 25 people, it isn’t a good fit for your conference. And finding a venue that has the capacity needed for your event is only one aspect of the selection process.
Does this conference venue have an in-house sound system or will you need your own? What about a projection system? Does it have enough seating? Does it have enough restrooms? These are all important questions. You need a venue that can not only seat all of your guests but provide them with a good experience.
How Well-Staffed Is The Venue?
This attribute will save you the most headaches as a conference coordinator. When your event comes around, you will be focused on larger scale problems. Where are my speakers? What’s next on the schedule? You won’t be focused on picking up trash, running the soundboard, or fixing a malfunctioning water fountain.
Does the conference venue in question have staff for the smaller problems? And if so, will they be working your event. The venue might have a custodial team, but if they only come in once a week, that won’t help you during your conference. Staffing is key to having a conference run smoothly.
Let Rocky Mount Be Your Conference Venue
Finding the right conference venue could be the difference between a great conference and a chaotic, malfunctioning one. At Rocky Mount Event Center, we are fully prepared to help you put on the conference of a lifetime with our top-of-the-line facilities and well-trained staff. For more information, give us a call today at (252) 210-3432. You can also contact us online to book your conference.