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Choosing a party venue

An empty champagne bottle with bright party streamers and an empty champagne glass. Choosing a venue for a party can be lots of fun but it can also be quite daunting if you haven’t done it before. Our events team has shared their top tips to help you choose a perfect party venue, whether it’s for ‘a family do’, a school leaver’s prom or a graduation ball. When planning a party ask yourself:

  • Is the venue the right size?

When you start making enquiries about party venues, the provider will be able to tell you how many people their rooms can accommodate. If you’re hosting an intimate family celebration, you’ll want a cosy room that feels comfortably full but if you’re hosting a graduation ball, you need a spacious, room fit for all your fellow students. Be honest with yourself about how many people will attend- your guests will become irritable if there’s not enough room on the dance floor, but conversely, you don’t want a room that is so large it feels impersonal.

  • Can the room be styled or decorated in a chosen theme?

Some venue providers will offer styles or themes as part of a package, and some will let you decorate the venue yourself. If you want to bring in your own balloons, flowers, or streamers, check what the venue provider is happy with and make sure you have time to set up before the start of the party. West Park offers a ‘Celebration’ graduation ball package where the choice is all yours- you can even book your own DJ or band.

  • Does the party venue have a great entrance?

A fabulous entrance will set the tone for the party. Do you want your guests to come in to the events room through a balloon arch or a flower garland or is the entrance to the venue grand enough on its own? Choose a party venue that is adaptable and that makes a statement.

  • Is the location ideal?

Make sure your party venue is located centrally for your guests and is easily accessible. A stunning view or unique architecture will make the party memorable.

  • Is there a party planner that can help you?

A professional party venue will support you by providing an expert events planner. They’ll help you work out all the detail from music to catering and decorations which can really take the head-ache out of party planning for you. You’re looking for excellent service and attention to detail, so make sure the venue staff leave nothing to chance.

If you’re thinking of planning a party or celebration event and you’re looking for the perfect venue, look no further than West Park.

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