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What happens first? Do you choose the right venue for your themed event - or choose the right theme for your venue space? You might be surprised to discover your venue decision depends heavily on the theme you wish to have.
While your stylist can transform a "blank space" function room into any theme, you will make your life MUCH easier and create an instant atmospheric impact if you choose a venue that reflects your theme.
For example, booking a surf club for an Alice in Wonderland tea party theme makes little sense and would require a lot of decorating to create the fantasy garden impression you're after.
Clever venue choices to complement a rustic event include an historic industrial-use building such as a wharf, warehouse, barn, shearing shed, farm, vineyard, or orchard.
Why not consider destination theme venue ideas like a Chinese restaurant, a Spanish tapas bar, a Bavarian beer hall, a Greek community centre, or a rooftop city bar which evokes a Manhattan New York feel.
Garden events are typically smaller and more intimate and usually take place during the day which make them excellent choices for a warm winter’s day as well.
Ideal vintage event venues include tea rooms, a library, rowing shed, convent, private estate, historical hotel or a National Trust property.
Understanding the venue's logistics, restrictions, and flexibility
Before you fall in love with a particular venue, you should know that the restrictions which apply to certain venues don't apply to others.
For example, a city park garden party is easy for guests to get to with public transport and great for kids to run around but it probably has strict closing times. On the other hand, an event in a vineyard may require overnight accommodation but you can stay up all night having fun without worrying about bothering neighbours.
Choosing the perfect venue is just one part of the process. Celebrations on a beach or public city garden have certain permits you need to obtain.
Consider some of these questions for your themed venue checklist:
• Does the venue have sufficient parking spaces?
• What type of permit should I secure?
• Is it easy to locate?
• Does it offer a sound system for the event?
• Are loose confetti, bubble-makers, or other items allowed in the venue?
• Is the venue close to locations where concerts or sports event happen which may make it hard to park or get to?
• Is the location child-friendly?
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