The right amount of flexibility
A lack of flexibility is often cited as one of the biggest pain points for event planners when negotiating with venues. Skift’s global survey found that 42.6% of event planners surveyed said venues ‘not being flexible enough on contract terms’ was one of their biggest frustrations – something that can become an issue when opting for an all-inclusive package.
A dry hire venue might be your initial go-to as they typically provide greater flexibility in what you can do with the space. However, too much flexibility can also be a challenge, leading to choice paralysis which will only slow down the decision-making process. Factor in that event planners are having shorter and shorter lead times meaning less time overall to prepare, having to work with a totally blank canvas venue might not help.
Ideally, you need a venue that already provides everything you need for a successful event but also has that level of flexibility that lets you input some of your creative flare to truly make your event shine. From the AV to the catering, to everything in between, the Royal Society of Chemistry at Burlington House provides everything an event planner needs, and our events team is always on hand throughout the planning process should you require anything extra within the event space.
What’s more, having an in-house team to help ensures peace of mind that they know the event space and how to utilise it effectively, as well as how best to overcome any challenges should they arise.