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Top Tips on How to Pick a Philadelphia Venue That’s Right for Your Entertainment Plans

It doesn’t matter what kind of an event you’re planning.  Whether it’s a wedding or another landmark celebration, you need to choose a venue that has what you need to make of your night a stellar experience.

That’s especially true when it comes to finding the location that best serves your entertainment needs for the night.

Here are some top tips on how to pick a Philadelphia venue that’s right for your entertainment plans.

Read the fine print.

Some locations may seem like just want you need, but unless you read the fine print, you won’t know what’s included.  That can mean not having the lighting you need for the amazing band you’ve hired to entertain your guests for the evening and additional costs.

Always ask the right questions to find out what your chosen venue is including in the total price, to ensure you don’t get any costly surprises.

Too much of a good thing?

If you’ve lined up a great band, you need room for your guests to get up and dance, so that’s fundamental when choosing a venue.

That said, too much of a good thing can see your event swimming in what may feel like an airplane hangar and that’s going to kill the mood.

Seek out a venue which feels both spacious enough to accommodate cutting a rug and intimate enough to facilitate a warm, inviting vibe.  Choosing the right sized venue can make a tremendous difference to the overall tone of your event.

You can’t get there from here.

The location of your event is of primary importance.  It needs to be easy to find.  You don’t want your guests relying on dodgy GPS to find an obscure location in the middle of nowhere.

Choose a venue that not only has adequate parking, but which is close to transit for guests who may prefer not to bring their cars.  The location should be central enough to make everyone happy, easy to get to and easy to get home from (if some are using taxis).

With your own eyes.

This is, without doubt, a fundamental tip.  If you’re not going to the venue to see it with your own eyes, you have no idea what you’re getting into.  If you think that goes without saying, we could tell you some very unfortunate stories.

You need to know that your venue can accommodate the band you’ve hired with adequate electrical outlets, accommodation for performances (a stage, whether built in or assembled by the venue management) and other amenities to make your band’s life easier.

These top tips on how to pick a Philadelphia venue that’s right for your entertainment plans are offered in the interest of ensuring your wedding or other landmark event goes off without a hitch.  Following these simple guidelines will ensure that everyone has what they need (including the band) and that your guests have a wonderful time.

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