Choosing the Perfect Harbourfront Venue

You can enjoy a breathtaking view when you select a harbourfront venue for an event such as a wedding, corporate event, special occasion etc. You will be able to take in the stunning views of sunset and water at this venue.

If you are planning to choose a harbourfront venue for social events Sydney, you have to first consider the location. You need to check whether it is in proximity to hotels, transportation hubs and attractions so that out-of-town guests can be made comfortable. The venue has to be accessible and have sufficient parking along with convenient options for public transportation so that your guests’ needs can be accommodated. You also need to check whether the venue is close to bars, restaurants and entertainment so that you can plan activities before or after the event. The main attraction here will be the harbourfront view and the surroundings so you have to look for a venue that will provide a panoramic view of the skyline, landscape and the water. Think about how the venue is oriented and the layout of the key event spaces such as reception halls, ceremony areas, outdoor patios etc.

The size of the venue has to be evaluated

So that you can make sure the guest list can be comfortably accommodated. Some of the factors you need to consider are seating arrangements, dance floor space and outdoor event spaces. You need to check whether there are flexible options for the layout so that you can accommodate different event configurations from large scale celebrations to intimate gatherings. Another important factor in choosing a venue is the amenities offered. You need to check whether the harbourfront venue comes with essential amenities like sound systems, event coordination, lighting, audio-visual equipment, on-site catering, bar services etc. And if you are planning for a wedding, you can check whether they provide bridal suits and groomsmen quarters so that you can get ready at the location. As a harbourfront venue is exposed to the elements, it is important to have a contingency plan in place if there is to be inclement weather. You need to check whether there are indoor alternatives provided or covered areas such as pavilions or tents where the guests can find shelter from wind and rain. You have to develop a weather contingency plan by coordinating it with the venue staff.

You also need to research licenses,

Permits and regulations that are needed for hosting events in the area. You need to get the required permits from local authorities so that compliance can be ensured when it comes to noise regulations, zoning ordinances etc. You need to check whether there are any restrictions that the venue has imposed when it comes to alcohol service, music, décor, open flames etc. so that you don’t experience any issues on the day of the event. You can check out reviews for the venue to get an idea of its reputation, quality and credibility. Look for venues that have a majority of positive feedback. It is also a good idea to visit the venue in person so that you have a first-hand impression of its atmosphere.