Choosing the Right Conference Location

Whatever event you are planning to hold in a conference centre – whether it’s a training course, an exhibition or a meeting – the location is an essential part of its success. There are some main points you should consider when deciding on a final location.

First of all, you should think about the obvious things such as budget and capacity. Your budget should be very specific and should consider any catering or refreshments you may require. You should look at what packages are available so you get the best value for money. For example, at Oakmere conference centre, we offer flexible packages that can be tailored to your individual needs. With regards to capacity you need to think about how many people are attending and what layout you want to use for your conference or event so you can find out if everyone will fit comfortably.

Once these things have been decided upon, you should then think about things like facilities and accessibility. You should find out what equipment the conference centre has and whether they are included in the price. This could include stationery, break out rooms, flipchart and pens – all the things you will need to help your event run smoothly. Our conference centre is equipped with the latest multi-media technology and the cost of room hire includes use of our syndicate rooms so it is worth asking the venue these kind of questions.

It is also important to think about how delegates will get to your conference or event. It is better to choose somewhere that has free parking as this is much more convenient for delegates and will keep their costs down. If people are traveling from far away it is important to find somewhere that is easy to get to. Oakmere conference centre is located just off Queen’s Drive which is conveniently accessible from both the M62 and M57 motorways and has free onsite parking for up to 100 cars.

Overall, the venue you choose should be affordable, accessible and well-equipped.  If you remember these three key requirements you will be on your way to picking the perfect location!

To find out more information about Oakmere conference centre or to arrange a viewing, please contact Rachel Slater at Rachel.slater@oakmere.net or 0151 213 0187.

 

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