EVENTup has venues in over 300 cities. Their listings are detailed and easy to digest. Because they’re an event venue-only website, the summaries and bullet points in each listing are essentially written by event planners for event planners.
They do a good job of providing a high number of good-quality photographs for all of their venues. So, all in all, you’ll feel very comfortable when you’re ready to book.
The platform also offers blog articles, planner resources, and venue resources, covering all spectrums of the even space sphere.
Primarily located in NYC, LA, Miami, and San Francisco, Splacer has a peer-to-peer model similar to Peerspace’s. It connects property owners and event coordinators, as well as helps to forge relationships between them.
Keep in mind that Splacer is only available in a handful of cities in the U.S. Conversely, Peerspace is available in cities across the globe.
Seated has a slick-looking site that helps connect you with local restaurants for personal and corporate events. When you use Seated to book a space at a local restaurant, you earn rewards.
Seated has a concierge service that helps you plan your event, although this is a service for large-scale events with 12 or more guests for personal parties and 200 or more for corporate functions.
It’s worth noting that Seated only offers its services in New York City, Dallas, Atlanta, and Boston, currently. Peerspace restaurants and hosts are available to you in cities across the globe.
eVenues aggregates properties and provides a simple search tool for event planners to search based on their event’s criteria. Additionally, it offers scouting and booking services to anyone who could use some extra VIP treatment.
Because eVenues’ specialists can help you find your space based on a form you submit, it might be more challenging for you to find that perfect spot. We recommend you start with Peerspace and use our simple search tool to find your ideal event space rental.
Spacebase has over 4,000 meeting spaces, all carefully maintained and monitored, so your satisfaction is guaranteed. They pride themselves on affordability. Though only in a handful of American cities, they have a sizable international presence.
Spacebase also helps you set up virtual workspaces, something extra appropriate these days. Their spaces come bundled with everything you need. For example, if you require catering for your event, it’s taken care of when you rent.
Social Tables’ real strength is its search engine, which lets you use sliders to adjust your parameters, such as the number of attendees or rooms needed, total square footage, etc. This is unlike other event space searches that use drop-down boxes for the same task. It’s a very subtle difference, but it’s advantageous.
Like Spacebase, Social Tables is also heralding in the virtual event space, making it easier for planners to create virtual events as needed.
Unique Venues has venues all over the country, including DC, Philly, Vegas, Denver, Louisville, and several smaller cities as well. Their venues are unique (hence the name), meaning you can rent a college football stadium or even a cruise ship for your event.
Remember that Peerspace also offers you access to unique venues, but without the geographical barriers.
Meetings.com began as a site for meeting spaces, but they have established relationships with over 50,000 hotels nationwide. Thus, they can help you find a suitable venue for just about any event you have in mind.
Also, because of those same relationships, they can make it easy to help your guests find nice hotel rooms in which to stay the night. Just need a hotel for a party or a conference? Then search Peerspace to ensure you find the perfect hotel partner.
Eventective specializes in party, meeting, and wedding venues primarily, and only has spaces available in North America.
Besides offering event spaces, Eventective also lets you add additional services like catering and photographers to maximize your event space booking.
Finding your venue is important, but it’s just under half the battle
Remember, when you’re planning a great event, you should plan for your venue to be about 40% of your total budget. And if it’s less than that, then that’s a pleasant and welcomed surprise.
The other 60% will factor into things like:
Do you need a DJ? How about a sound system? Lights? A stage? For renting equipment, check out: PRG Gear (especially if you need top-quality equipment) or Fat Llama (where you can rent almost anything peer-to-peer).
When you book a Peerspace venue, be sure to browse the venue’s listing thoroughly to see what the space offers.
Many of our hosts either operate event businesses or have helped plan many events for their guests. So it can be easy to find a venue that is not only perfect in terms of its style, location, and pricing, but may also provide extras like entertainment and staffing options.
As a unique possible option for your event, check out this modern indoor/outdoor event house in Los Altos Hills, CA. It’s 3,000-square-feet, and just $120 per hour, yet the host also provides extras like a laser light show and a spark effect machine. These are sure to delight your guests, no matter your event!
Catering is another significant cost for many events. It’s one of those make-or-break decisions when planning an event.
For instance, check out this mid-century modern coffee house in Greenwich Village, NYC. It’s not only incredibly stylish and makes an ideal backdrop for a variety of functions, but the host will work with you to create a custom menu for your event.
Think about all the time and money you save by having these extra services available to you on-site!
If you’re planning a wedding, you’ll want to hire a photographer to make records of the occasion for posterity. (Check out our favorite wedding photographers in Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, New York, San Fran, Seattle, and DC.)
And if you’re planning an event for your business, you’ll want both a photographer and videographer, so you have plenty of media to promote your business after the event. Once again, this is something the local host may be able to arrange when you book a Peerspace venue.
If you’re looking for a gorgeous venue to host your event in Seattle, then this pristine photography studio is a wonderful example of what a Peerspace venue can offer. In addition to its 1,550 square feet of open, elegant space, the host also provides optional catering, A/V equipment, and production staffing services. Talk to them about hiring one of their very own photographers and videographers and ensure you capture every moment of your amazing event there!
Security, permits, insurance, or deposit
Are you throwing a big party or shindig with lots of VIPs? Then you may need to increase the amount you spend on security and perhaps consider short-term insurance for the event. Event liability insurance can protect you from property damage, vendor negligence, and cancelations due to weather.
Learn more about the supplemental insurance available to Peerspace hosts here.
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