Selecting the location for any event can seem daunting. Between scouting online, reading reviews, touring the site and navigating scheduling conflicts, it can take a lot of focus. Here are some factors to keep in mind when deciding where to hold your next event:
Is the venue in an area that’s easy to get to, or a part of town you love? If so, that’s great! Make sure to ask about parking and logistics to guarantee an easy transition for your guests. If it’s not, is the venue itself worth it anyway? Take into consideration the convenience of the location, although sometimes the venue offers perks such as sights, amenities and photo-worthiness that make the trip well worth it. Most guests are willing to make an outing for a venue that is out of the ordinary. An example of this could be Castleton Farms, which offers views unlike most other spaces. You can also always be prepared with shuttles too and from the event to give guests an alternative to driving their own car to a venue that might be a little further than desired.
Every location has a different ambiance to the setting. For example, the Knoxville Museum of Art is sophisticated and unique and Jackson Terminal is rustic with a modern twist. Both offer an atmosphere that allows its guests to feel comfortable yet absorbed by the magic that is an event at these distinct venues.
Most people veer away from a wedding on the lake in the middle of January or even in the middle of July. Between the cold winter months and the heat of summer, there are plenty of venues that offer a wide variety of amenities to make the crazy Tennessee weather the last thing you are worrying about on the day of your event. Choose a venue that gives your guests the opportunity to enjoy whatever weather is thrown your way. Always remember, if you’re planning an outdoor event to plan ahead with tents, fans or heaters! This will eliminate stress on the day of your event so you can relax knowing you’ve got a back-up plan for even the worst turn of weather related events.
All Occasion Catering is partners with numerous venues across the region. To book our catering services, call (865)521-1300.