How to get the best value out of your venue finder

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If you’ve ever organised a corporate function, business event or private celebration, you know how time consuming this task can be. From arranging the perfect venue to checking all the event planning details to making sure it all goes smoothly on the day – wouldn’t it be wonderful if expert help was available?

Venue finding agencies have been around for nearly 30 years to do just that. And with 10,000+ venues offering space for all sorts of events, from private dining to music festivals, board meetings to conferences and exhibitions, it’s good to have an industry expert to guide you through the maze.

Work with a good venue finder and you’ll have an extra member on your team who can secure the best venue for your event and take your event planning to the next level, saving you money, time and effort into the bargain.

Here’s what you should be looking out for.

1 – Do they have a solid industry track record?

Your venue finder is only as valuable as the experience they bring to the table. At Function Fixers, we have more than 20 years’ experience of dealing with venues of all descriptions, plus in-depth knowledge of many other areas of event planning. Our database is chockful of venues large and small, urban and rural, regular and unusual. What’s more, they’re continually being updated and regularly monitored for quality. When it comes to industry contacts, there can’t be many people we’ve never dealt with.

2 – Will you have access to an extensive directory of venues?

One of the main reasons for using a professional venue finder is that they can suggest suitable venues that you may not even have known existed. At Function Fixers, our vast portfolio of literally thousands of event spaces is at your disposal. Whether you’re looking for an intimate luxury space to impress foreign clients, a large dry hire venue for a product launch or media event, a functional and convenient team building venue or a simple yet cosy location for retirement drinks, we can offer a range of unique event spaces, historical venues, cool party pads and more.

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3 – Is their customer service second to none?

A great venue finder never stops communicating. At Function Fixers, you can expect our staff to be friendly and helpful, professional and knowledgeable. Not only do we work closely with you – from the first enquiry all the way through to booking the venue and beyond – to make sure your requirements are met, our seasoned negotiators know how to get you the best possible deal. Most of all, we are motivated to make your event a success and will go the extra mile to help in any way we can.

4 – What do other people say about them?

A venue finder is only as good as their last job. In an industry such as this one, customer feedback is everything – you want to know that other people have had a great experience and are happy to say so. At Function Fixers, we are thrilled to have received a great deal of positive feedback from customers who have used our services. Integrity and transparency are top of our list of priorities, and we pride ourselves on the professionalism of the bespoke service we offer, whatever the size of your event or budget.

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5 – How much does it all cost?

Arguably the most compelling reason to use a venue finder is the fact that it will cost you nothing. A good venue finding agency won’t charge their clients a single penny. Instead, they make their money by way of a commission direct from the venue that they’re introducing business to. At Function Fixers, we can even save you money by negotiating rates with the venues that are cheaper than if you had booked direct. And because we’re independent and impartial, you can rest assured that we always have your best interests at heart.

Why not give us  call on 020 7186 8686 to find out how we can help with your next event?

 

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