Personally visiting a site that you are considering for a meeting or event is one of the most important aspects of event planning. You should always visit a site prior to signing a contract on a space, since surprises can (and do!) happen even with well-established venues. Your priorities and needs may change according to the size and type of event, but your site inspection checklist should always include notes and ratings on the following service and use categories.
Event Space and Grounds
- Note overall appearance, from the parking lot to your event space. Is it professional, well-maintained, representative of how you want your organization perceived?
- Note quality and availability of parking. Is there adequate off-street space in a lot or garage, included free of charge to guests? Is valet service offered?
- Is the interior d