So you’ve got a brilliant music festival concept and what you need next is an equally brilliant event space to complement it. Where do you begin?
Here in Singapore, we’re fortunate to have a ton of event venues to choose from: cosy to large, eccentric to mainstream, budget to upmarket spaces and so on. That said, how do you choose the right venue that would suit your event’s budget, location preferences, food and beverage needs, and other amenities?
Kick-start your search by checking out a couple of notable websites we’ve taken the liberty to review here. Most of these have features that make the search for a venue easy pea-sy!
Remember that music festival mentioned earlier? Let’s see which venues we can come up with using these websites below.
We Are Spaces: Most user-friendly
Filters for capacity, location, event type and even the vibe of your event – talk about unique! We also love the Pinterest-like layout with an immediate overview of the venue.
You can add suitable venues to an “enquiry cart” and send enquiry forms to all venues all with one click. The search for a venue is literally at your fingertips.
Venuerific: New kid on the block
New to the online venue search scene and still working on gaining a substantial listing, Venuerific aims to showcase the best venues throughout Asia. The accessibility filter’s great! Inaccessibility can sometimes be a major deterrence so that would help in identifying more convenient locations depending on the occasion.
Yelp: Hear it from the public
Looking forward to a larger listing of venues but the ability to view other’s reviews on the venues is its saving grace. Yelp makes it easy to choose a venue by neighbourhood. So if you’d like to situate your event along the hip locale of Arab Street, you might chance upon the lovely event space of the Axis Auditorium (its precision acoustic design perfect for a music event).
SG Venues: Venues at a glance
Want a quick overview of possible venues catering to particular event types or ambience? This site provides that with each venue linked to their website.
Your Singapore: MICE-focused
With MICE (meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions) being the top three key drivers of Singapore’s hospitality industry in 2012, it comes as unsurprising that the Singapore Tourism Board has a web page dedicated to MICE venues. Although it lacks the variety and filtering of venue options available on other sites, it is sufficient for big-scale MICE events. The website also provides useful information for MICE planners.
RED Events Pte. Ltd.: Taking it offline
If you prefer to bring it offline and take a more consultative approach to your venue search, event management consultancies with great links to venues across Singapore could be another option. RED Events help to choose, book, and prepare the right venue.
So there you go, hopefully we’ve helped put you on the right track to choosing the right venue. The right people gathered at the right place could leave a lasting impression and help your event be the next talk of the town. Now get on to searching for that perfect venue, happy choosing!