I've been there, it's a lot of hassle - where do you go? How do you know what is reasonable? How do you know what should be included? Terms..what are they? gulp!!!
If this is you and this is causing you a massive headache, you obviously haven't heard of venue sourcing agencies. These agencies typically have access to over tens of thousands of venues worldwide, can provide a fast response within 24 hours, can negotiate on your behalf and are experts in all the terms and conditions associated with venue hire. What's more, it's a free service!
You simply send a brief with what you are looking for (as much info as you want i.e. location, number of people, style etc ) and you will get 3 options within 24 hours. The agency gets paid via commission from the venue. You in-turn get a great service, which takes the hassle out of finding and hiring a venue!
Think of how much time and money you will save.
As these agencies are confirming thousands of bookings each year, they use their bulk buying power to pass the cost savings back to you. You could save around 30%, compared to going directly to the venue!
Oh and I happen to work for one of them! So check us out at Banks Sadler.
Just try us! I am confident you will never go back to booking your own venues again!
Banks Sadler also provide other services - such as event management, event production, event technology and business travel!
If only I knew about this service when I used to do this for companies as the in-house HR person. It's a PA and Offices Manager's dream come true!
Give me a shout at: firstname.lastname@example.org