Are you planning a conference or a meeting for employees or executives of your company, or perhaps you are planning on a brainstorming session with designers or your public relations staff? Then you might be looking for a meeting space. Finding the right meeting venue for your needs may not be as easy as you think.
There is a lot to consider, and it depends on what exactly you need to have there for the meeting and even how many people will attend. Here are a few tips for choosing the right type of meeting space for your needs.
What Is The Meeting About?
Your first consideration is, what is your meeting about? Is it a general meeting so you can fill employees in on the progress of the company and explain any new directions you are heading in? Is it a seminar or board meeting? Whatever your meeting is about should factor in the type of meeting space you are looking for. For example, you might need equipment to show presentations, such as a whiteboard or projector, If you are having a workshop, you might need a larger space and room for product setup or space to do activities.
How Do You Want Everyone Seated?
Meeting rooms come in different sizes and configurations, so you need to decide how you want everyone to be seated before choosing a room. If you want space to move around and do activities, or so participants can check out displays, then you will need a much larger space. If you want everyone to sit closer together to collaborate, then a smaller space would fit your needs. Think of the layout of the room; do you want a traditional conference-type setting with a long table along the center of the room, or would you prefer a "huddle space" in which everyone gathers closer together?
Do You Need Any Amenities?
Depending on the type of meeting, and how long you plan to be there, you need to think about whether you need certain amenities or not. This can include WiFi access, telephones or video conferencing spaces, TVs and displays, and more. It also includes things like a catering company to plan for lunches or a light dinner for your participants. It can mean the location is close to hotels — if not located within a hotel — for out-of-town visitors and other amenities such as airports or train stations.
Contact a company that offers meeting venues in order to learn more.