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Chicago Southland: Bringing the Great Outdoors to Your Next Meeting
As pandemic restrictions continue to be lifted, the Chicago Southland is enthusiastic to assist you in planning your regional meetings and events! We have always prided ourselves on stellar service and going the extra mile in assisting all planners, no matter the meeting or event size. The Chicago Southland is here for you.
Boise, Idaho: Surprising Options for Meetings and Events
Meeting planners consistently come away from their experiences in Boise, Idaho with a sense of surprise. This smaller but incredibly vibrant city has a range of options for visitors, who also report how easy it is to get around in the safe and friendly downtown.
20 Event Professionals To Follow
We’ve rounded up twenty of the best meeting and event influencers out there who provide inspiration, education, and foster connections on a daily basis. Follow them today for all new tech trends, ideas on virtual, hybrid, and in-person events in a changing world, and more.
12 Ways to Make Your Wedding Venue Stand Out
No matter what, a wedding venue can always try new things to boost profits and stand out amongst the competition. From visiting your website to booking your space, the way you interact with customers — both couples and planners alike — makes all the difference between the average wedding venue experience and a truly great one. Explore these 12 ideas to learn how to make your wedding venue stand out and maximize profits in exciting new ways.
12 Wedding Venue Website Design Ideas and Tips
What’s one of the first things most couples do after getting engaged? They start browsing the internet for wedding ideas. Whether it’s through Pinterest, Instagram, or via a search engine like Google, couples interested in your venue will likely check out your website before anything else. Needless to say, this presents a huge opportunity to showcase your property and your skills at hosting unforgettable weddings.
Room Diagramming: The Future of Meetings and Events
COVID-19 has undoubtedly changed the way we work, travel, and live. But it has also transformed the way we meet. Attendance is capped, room setups are more spread out to accommodate social distancing, and F&B options are different and limited. Hybrid events are also taking center stage, with a smaller number of in-person attendees and a virtual component broadcasted to a virtual audience.
How to Come up With Wedding Venue Name Ideas in 5 Steps
Naming your wedding venue is a key part of launching your business. Your name is who you are. It determines your branding, how you’re perceived by prospective couples, and if your business is memorable or not. It also affects the kinds of couples you’ll attract, and what will come to mind when they think of your venue. Here are a few tips and tricks for how to develop wedding venue name ideas that resonate — and how to choose which one is right for you.
Everything Venues Need to Know About Hybrid Weddings
When it comes to getting married during times of social distancing, travel restrictions, and limits on gatherings, couples are looking for alternative options. Some are choosing a simple elopement, going to the courthouse, or postponing their wedding to a time when large gatherings might once again be possible. Other couples who don’t want to wait have embraced a new option: hybrid weddings.
11 Wedding Venue Marketing Tips to Increase Bookings
The average couple spends about half their wedding budget on their venue — and with good reason. The venue is the setting for the big day, and couples want it to be perfect. With stiff competition from dozens of types of venues, all of which have something unique to offer, wedding venue marketing is a crucial component of any location's business plan.
How to Create a Wedding Venue Business Plan
Weddings are the cure for weekends full of empty hotel rooms, and they can turn a farm or turn-of-the-century farmhouse into a money-making event destination. In order to grab a piece of the wedding business for your hotel or event space, you’re going to need a business plan. Read on to learn how to craft a wedding venue business plan that gets couples to choose your venue over the competition.
Banquet Event Orders for Venues: Everything to Know About BEOs
As any event or venue professional knows, a lot goes into planning and executing a flawless event. Every player needs to know their part, and it can be a challenge to keep track of all the moving pieces. That’s where a banquet event order (BEO) comes in. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about banquet event orders for venues.