There are tons of different kinds of venues around Winnipeg to host your event. Every venue has different booking procedures and rules and regulations so it is important that you clarify the little things before booking a venue.
Here are five things to consider before signing your contract:
1. What is included in the contract?
Consider: catering, audio visual, security, serving staff, bartenders and cancellation fees.
2. What are the limitations/restrictions on food and catering?
Some venues don’t allow any outside food into their facilities meaning you must use their in-house catering. This can be very important if you’re hoping to have the menu specially catered or even sponsored. This also includes the bar and any other alcoholic beverages you will be serving.
Does the venue offer in-house decor services or will you have to hire someone to take care of your linens and decorations?
4. A/V Capabilities
Do you have to use the venues audio visual technician or are you able to bring in your own? Are these prices included in the contract?
It may seem like an obvious consideration, but sometimes it is the last thing to cross your mind. Always make sure to find out the capacity of the venue before signing a contract.
If you simply Google “things to consider before booking an event” you’ll be flooded with helpful information and questions you should ask on your tour. Sometimes contracts are hard to get out of so it’s important to know the ins-and-outs of the venue before signing.