In the beginning, creating and organising an event requires bags of imagination, vision, belief and optimism. Whatever your event is, you will have ambitions for it – to be the best, the biggest, the most successful one it can be. But when you come to choose your venue, it's worth tempering that optimistic enthusiasm and stepping back from the fray for a moment. Take a realistic and detailed look at how your venue can save you time, energy, frustration and even your whole event. You may be surprised at what you find.
Driving towards a best-case scenario for your event is absolutely the right direction, it fires the imagination and builds enthusiasm. But you have an opportunity when dealing with the countless ‘nuts and bolts' of any successful event, to pare away the wishful thinking and hopeful assumptions and get to grips with the precise nature, quantity and quality of resources you're going to need.