Planning a party can be stressful, especially if you aren’t organised. Truth is you can’t start by choosing a place; there are tasks to finish before you can decide on a venue for your event. Like before starting any big project or task you need to de-clutter your work space and ideas. You need to plan ahead. While it’s okay to make a list of possible venues for your party, don’t make a final choice until you’ve finished these steps:
First, decide on whom to invite.
Of course, the first thing you need to do is to make a list of people to invite. How many people are you planning to have at your party? The number of guests will determine the size of the venue. You need to have enough room where people can sit and walk around comfortably because the last thing you want is to have an overcrowded party venue.
Next, decide on the theme of the party.
The theme of the party will also affect your decision on the venue. Just imagine holding a disco-themed party at a Renaissance-inspired event hall or a classy black-and-white party at a rustic barn-turned-party-venue in the middle of a field. You have to match the theme of the party with the vibe of the place. So, before you pick a venue, make sure that you’ve decided on a theme first.
Choose a caterer.
The number of guests and the theme of the party will also influence the food that you’ll serve during the event. Therefore, they also dictate the caterer that you’re going to hire. Choosing a caterer before picking a venue is important because you need to find a place that can house your caterer comfortably. Also, you need to know how many staff members your caterer has so that the venue won’t be too small for them.
Will there be an open bar?
If yes, do your potential venues have a bar? If the venue doesn’t come with a bar, is there enough space to set one up? Given the number of your guests, there must be enough space between the bar, the tables, the dance floor and the stage.
Do you want a band or a DJ?
A DJ needs to setup his equipment and speakers, while a band needs space for their instruments. These are considerations that you also need to keep in mind when choosing a venue.
Is it a dance party?
Will there be dancing at your party? If you want your guests to dance, you need to have enough room for a proper dance floor. It can’t be a tiny circle in the middle of the room because once the band or DJ starts playing music, most of your guests might want to stand up from their seats and get their groove on the dance floor.
Choose a venue.
When you’ve accomplished all the previous steps, you can finally choose a venue for your party. There are a lot of party venues in Glasgow so make sure that you choose the place that is accessible to most of your guests. In addition, not only must the venue have enough space on the inside, it should also have enough space on the outside for your guests to park their cars. Hopefully, with these party planning tips, you’ll be able to find the best venue for the best party you’ve ever planned.