Whether you’re wedding or event planner by trade, or you’re just someone who is trying to put together a great event, finding a great space to host it at is a key part of the job. In Albuquerque, there are no shortage of great spots to host events at.
No matter what sort of event you’re planning, there are some things you’ll want to have access to or some features you’ll want at the venue. Check out our top three most important things to look for when you need a great event space in Albuquerque.
1) Location and Transportation Options – How Easy Is It To Get There?
When you’re planning something that a lot of people will be traveling to attend, it’s important to know how convenient it is to everyone’s travel plans. For instance, if it’s a business conference that people are flying in for, you’ll want to find event space that is close to the airport people will be arriving at so that it’s easy to get to once they land.
You’ll also want to check out what is located around the venue, especially if those attending will be staying for a few days (such as for a wedding where they arrive a day or so early and stay a couple days after).
If the venue is located in a relatively quiet area with little to do, guests may be bored and feel stuck in their hotel, but if you choose a venue that is near great local restaurants, shopping options, and tourist attractions, everyone will be happy.
Check out the venue’s parking options, as well—regardless if people are driving from the airport in rented cars or driving from their own homes to the venue, there needs to be a safe and reliable place for them to park—such as in a covered garage or secured parking lot.
Easy parking and accessibility can make or break your experience with how smoothly the event goes, so be sure to check on this before booking.
2) The Actual Event Space – Does It Fit Your Theme?
Some event spaces come highly rated, but when you tour them, they’re not quite what you need or they don’t fit what your event is—for instance, a clean and comfortable atrium, but it only fits 60 guests when your conference will have 110, or a beautiful garden, but you’re planning a wedding in the middle of summertime so you want climate control to be a feature.
Of course, it’s important to consider the overall look of the venue, but think of the details as well—if you need to fit in multiple TV screens to show presentations at a business conference, a room with a lot of windows might not be great, because there will be a lot of glare. If you want to host a romantic wedding, something that’s located next to a bustling children’s playground might not fit the bill.
You get the idea—make sure that the environment at the venues you look at is appropriate for what you are planning. A great event space in Albuquerque should not only look good, but match your style and the mood of the occasion you’re planning.
3) Flexibility—Are You Required to Use Vendors from the Venue?
Some event venues are happy to let you bring in outside vendors—for a price. Other event venues simply require you to use their staff for things like music, food, and bar service.
A great event space, however, will give you the freedom you deserve to hire who you want for your event, so that you can customize everything to your heart’s desire. From the music to the table linen, the menu to the cake, and everything in between, you’ll want to be sure that your preferred vendors will be allowed in as part of your contract.
When you’re booking a great event space in Albuquerque, it should be able to meet all of your demands, from space accommodations to how you can decorate the tables and everything in between. If you’re looking for an event venue that’s perfect for just about any event, Barcelona Suites can help. Contact us today for more information.