Do you have a work, business or other event conference coming up? One of the hardest decisions you need to make is the venue for your event conference. There are so many things to consider including location, cost, size, accommodation and more. As professional event conference planners we have many years’ experience helping people like you organise and plan the perfect event conference.

In this blog post we share just some of the things you need to consider when finding the perfect venue for your event conference.

Very often conference venue finding can feel like a never-ending task. This is especially the case if you don’t know where to start. Here at Elite Events ECL we have links and working relationships with local venues. We can also offer venue sourcing for anywhere in the UK or overseas. We will take the time to understand what you want from a venue and then help find the right venue for your event.


The first thing you need to do is think about how many people will be attending. This will help you decide how big the venue needs to be. Think about your guest list. Remember that not everybody you invite will attend. If you are selling tickets, the bigger the venue will mean the more tickets you can sell. However, a larger venue will cost more.


It’s important that you think about your event too. How will the event run? Will different rooms be required for different talks? Perhaps you will need outdoor space for activities or larger rooms for bigger talks with smaller rooms for break out sessions? When you know the plan of your event, you can ensure you find a venue that can meet the needs of the event layout.


If it’s a one-day conference, then you will want somewhere that is easy for people to get to. This could be a city or other central location for example. However, if the conference is over a few days and guests will be staying over, why not choose somewhere a bit different? We recently sourced a castle for a client’s conference event over a few days. The castle-feel definitely added to the atmosphere of the event!

Conference event planning often looks very exciting from the outside. While it is exciting, it can be very time-consuming too. You need to have experience in event planning, venue sourcing, conference organising, health and safety and so much more. Here at Elite Events ECL we have experience in all these areas and more.

Call us now to outsource your conference event planning needs