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Event orchestration | 22 August 2018

4 Tools For Finding Event Venues and Spaces

Maria Waida

Having trouble finding the right space for your event? Looking to impress clients and fast track engagement? Here are 4 incredibly useful event venue and space finding tools that make organizing, planning, and executing the perfect occasion easier than ever!

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Finding the ideal space within your event budget that conveys a personality as unique and special as your brand can be ridiculously hard.

It can often feel like the perfect venue doesn’t exist. Luckily for you, there are a number of tools dedicated to helping you find the right event venue that fits your needs like Cinderella’s glass slipper.

You’re probably familiar with the more common event venues in your area but have you really investigated the hidden gems of your region beyond sending a frantic email to a colleague or wasting time scouring conference blogs? Better yet, have you found one that will help you achieve your revenue goals?

There are hundreds of resources available for finding all kinds of event spaces, but only a handful of these actually provide the search flexibility and one-of-a-kind options that will truly dazzle your guests. 

To help make your search as quick and pain free as possible, we’ve narrowed down your choices to 4 tools. These resources can instantly provide a curated set of options — along with bonus features you didn’t even realize you needed. Happy hunting!

 1. thisopenspace 

  thisopenspace Event Venue Search

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We already know it’s all about location, location, location. So when it comes to finding a unique retail spot, thisopenspace delivers.

In fact, the 2018 Global Meetings and Events Forecast predicts that there will be a 3.8% increase in demand for nontraditional event spaces, yet demand for traditional venues is expected to stay the same.

As more and more event planners are opting for locations that help them stand out, the search for venues worth investing in grows more and more competitive. But how do you know which venues are worth your dollars?

Thisopenspace seems to have the answer.

In addition to helping your products get in front of thousands of people, thisopenspace helps you search neighborhoods that best serve your target demographic. Their listings are exclusive, meaning you never have to worry about a copycat competitor trying to snag your vibe.

They’ll even provide peace of mind in the form of a $2,000,000 liability coverage guaranteed with every booking! 

This Tool Is Great For: Unique retail locations in trendy and targeted neighborhoods.

2. Snappening

  Snappening Event Venue Sourcing

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We know that, according to the 2018 Event Marketing Benchmarks and Trends report, 70% of event professionals believe event marketing is critical to the success of your business. Even the more reason to empower yourself with this all-in-one tool that ensures success from start to finish.

Snappening helps make sure you get the most bang for your buck by offering an array of extra features like online calendar tools, secure document sharing, reviews and ratings on each venue from real event planners just like you.

Having a peer review system is a smart idea. As you already know, you never quite learn the quirks of a location until after you’ve loaded in and set up — only then will the inconveniences and surprises arise that could demolish your prep.

Learning from the experiences of those before you will help you sleep well at night, knowing exactly what to expect the day of the event.

This Tool Is Great For: Getting the skinny on what hosting an event in this space is really like.

3. Splacer 

 Splacer Non Traditional Venue Search

Source: Splacer

As marketers, one thing we know we can agree on: we see live events as a valuable opportunity to form genuine connections in an increasingly digital and isolated world. And according to Forbes, the spaces we do business in matter, especially when setting the stage for quality teamwork.

The right venue design can help you achieve the following: increase attendee satisfaction and productivity, improve general event mood, promote collaboration, and skyrocket the likelihood of positive interactions. 

Splacer can help you find the perfect, most engaging space. From luscious grass walls to gorgeous Italian villas tucked away downtown, creativity abounds in these boutique and jaw-dropping venues.

By far the most heavily curated of venue location tools, Splacer gives you out-of-the-box suggestions that will make your event marketing efforts truly stand out.

They even boast a community of people who have volunteered to provide videos, detailing the fascinating back stories behind their venues —a perfect little cocktail conversation starter, should you need one. 

This Tool Is Great For: Smaller events that seek to provide intimate and creative experiences for their attendees.

4. Social Tables 

Social Tables Venue Design 

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With a search tool as popular as this one, sometimes you really should follow the crowd. Social Tables has earned itself a 4.5 out of 5 stars on G2 Crowd, and for good reason.

Among its chief successes, customer service has certainly been a standout feature of this tool. Marketing professionals consider the support team exceptionally easy to work with. And when it comes to planning events, having a built in team to help you wrangle your event in place can really make a difference.

In addition to going above and beyond in terms of service, Social Tables also offers stunning 3D views and handy design features that make sharing your vision with clients much more successful.

And if you like drag and drop, Social Tables has you covered. We believe event management and planning tools should be easy to use and highly productive, just like this one. 

This Tool Is Great For: Easy startup and outstanding customer support, meaning fewer headaches and hiccups along the way.


Turbocharge Your Event Planning With Outstanding Venue Search Tools

Have you ever fallen down the rabbit hole of event venue and space search tools only to emerge hours later with six half-finished user accounts and no clue as to where you’ll actually host this thing? Yeah, we feel you. As marketing enthusiasts ourselves, we appreciate how exciting these new tools can be. Here’s a recap on the ones we truly believe are worth your time:

  • For events that require a location based on target market, look no further than thisopenspace.
  • DIYers will appreciate the extras featured in Snappening’s platform which includes a trusted peer-based ratings system for the inside scoop on your targeted locales.
  • Splacer offers a truly unique selection of offerings as curated as the event schedule you’ve laid out for the occasion.
  • Planners who appreciate tried and true tools will love Social Tables for its excellent reputation and incredibly responsive customer service support.

Using the right event venue and space search tools, you can create beautiful and memorable experiences that will enhance brand recognition, improve customer engagement, and generate social buzz in a way that will keep guests talking for years to come.

Check out the Event Technology Assessment below to see how you can improve your events by using the right tools! 


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