When it comes to organising an event, sometimes it feels like the easiest thing to do is hold it at home, however, this can be a lot more stressful than you anticipate. What sort of age range will you be having in your home? Will you have to move breakages and valuable belongings out the way? Will you need to provide entertainment for children? Will you have enough space to cook for everyone attending?
These sorts of thoughts are enough to keep even the most seasoned host up in the middle of the night – why not take a load off and instead, host your party at an events venue instead. Not only will you give yourself some more space, but, you’ll likely be able to talk to a professional event space co-ordinator who can help you finalise the small details.
Keeping Your Home Safe
Not everyone is able to hold their drink and party in a civilised manner. You might want to go all out and let your hair down too. However, there’s also that nagging feeling of wondering will the furniture be okay, and can I really trust someone not to spill red wine all over the nice white rug.
Hiring an events venue removes all risk of your furniture becoming damaged during a particularly energetic rendition of the Bohemian Rhapsody guitar solo and should breakages occur (accidents do happen!) the venue will have staff available to clean it up safely.
Catering to The Masses
Parties often involve food, whether it’s a sit-down meal or a finger-licking buffet. If you’re hosting a larger party, not only can it be tricky to get everything cooked to come out at the same time but there will be a lot more requirements to fulfil. Gluten-free, vegetarian options, dairy-free – it can get a bit overwhelming.
Luckily, venue caterers are used to fulfilling dietary requests and are better equipped to get several dishes out at once, ensuring everyone gets fed around the same time.
Open Up the Guest List
We can’t all live in seven-bedroom mansions, so no doubt you’ve had to trim your preferred guest list of attendees or plus ones to ensure there’s no overcrowding in your home. This can sometimes lead to arguments or fall-outs if so-and-so’s children didn’t get invited or your brother can’t bring his most recent girlfriend.
A venue, while it will have maximum capacities, will likely be much larger than you can hope to accommodate in your home. You can even choose your venue around the predicted size of your party (with a few extras thrown in for good measure).
Escape the Clean Up
Even the most civilised of parties can produce a mess, empty bottles and glasses, leftover party decorations, dropped food and these are just a few examples. What likely starts out a great night can end in frustration once everyone else goes to their homes and you are left holding the bin-bag.
Venues employ cleaners, so they won’t expect you to clean up all the party mess. Although you might be expected to take the decorations, some venues are absolutely fine with you coming back to collect them on the following day.
Make Memories, Not Complaints
The whole idea of treating another person’s home like you’d like yours to be treated can unfortunately go quickly out the window during the heat of a party. Your guests are likely to be respectful, but you want to be able to enjoy the party too, rather than worry about misplaced belongings or a backed-up toilet.
Should anything go wrong at the venue of the event, their staff are ready, available and trained to handle most mishaps or plumbing nightmares. Not to mention they’ve got plenty of toilet roll stock so there’s no last-minute panic before the shops close for the night!
Summer is keeping us busy with picnics and garden parties, but the autumn and winter will soon be upon us and that’s when the parties really ramp up.
Even the events venues themselves are starting to get in on the pre-festive planning, Goosedale, an events venue in Nottingham, England have already got their Christmas brochure available to download! http://www.goosedale.uk/seasonal-events/
Whether you are content to be an attendee or love getting in on the organisational action yourself, it just goes to show the importance of being party-prepared! Where will you be holding your next party?