Cedar Court Hotels’ MD Wayne Topley tells us why holding your next event in a multi-purpose venue can help enhance your delegate’s experience.
While multi-purpose venues are becoming increasingly popular for event organisers to use due to their flexibility in size and usage, they provide a wide range of extra benefits that make them a versatile and convenient option for various events. H&E North reports.
One of the significant advantages of multi- purpose venues is their flexibility. These venues are designed to cater to a wide range of events, which means they can adapt to different setups, themes, and sizes. They offer a customizable space, which is a significant benefit for event organisers who want to create a unique experience for their guests. Wayne Topley, Managing Director of Cedar Court Hotels explains: “Because we have so many different businesses using our spaces for different events, we’ve invested heavily in our various meeting spaces to give us the flexibility to accommodate these events. We’ve updated our large meeting spaces, which has then impacted our foyer spaces, and over the last year we’ve also created space for a new, smaller meeting product, allowing us to accommodate for any event type.”
Multi-purpose venues can also be used for multiple events simultaneously, which means that several events can be held in different areas of the same venue. This flexibility can help event organisers save time and money by eliminating the need for multiple venue bookings.
Multi-purpose venues can also offer a cost-effective solution for event organisers. By booking a venue that has everything is one place, organisers can benefit from a range of facilities and services that are often included in the rental price. These facilities and services can include audio-visual equipment, furniture, and catering services, among others. Multi- purpose venues also often come with staff dedicated to helping your event reach its full potential, as Wayne points out: “We have what we call our Minister of Fun, and that person develops events at our venue. Within these spaces we run all kinds of events successfully and uniquely each year. We also have on-site catering, which does draw in event organisers.” By having everything in one place, event organisers can save money on logistics and coordination, which can be a significant expense for events.
Multi-purpose venues offer versatility in terms of the types of events that can be hosted. From corporate events to concerts and sporting events, these venues can accommodate a range of events. This versatility means that event organisers can cater to a wide range of guests with different interests and preferences. It also means that multi-purpose venues can generate revenue from different events throughout the year, making them a profitable investment. So what kind of events are being booked at Wayne’s venue Cedar Court?
“Fundamentally we’re seeing a lot more events from associations using our spaces, and also a lot more sporting events as well.”