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When you decide to start planning an event, it is important to consider a lot more than just the cost, you need to think about location, accommodation, the number of people you are inviting and, of course, the type of impact you want to make.

Whether hosting a conference, or a product launch, you can use your event to bring people together in a new way, ensuring interpersonal relationships are developed in a way that could never be achieved through a typical business meeting.

Whatever your event, choosing the right venue is a key part to ensuring its success.

Here we have listed four different types of event, and what we think are the best websites to help you search for your ideal venue.

Seminars and Conferences

Seminars are often shorter than conferences, usually lasting anything from a couple of hours to a full day, they tend to be centred around a single speaker with guests all in one room. Conferences, on the other hand, typically have multiple sessions taking place at the same time, in different rooms. In either case this type of event is often held in a large hotel, which has catering facilities and accommodation capacities suitable for a large number of attendees in one go. The aptly named Find Me A Conference is a great website to use for this type of event, with over 10,000 venues to choose from, it allows you see all options available to you in the city of your choice, and you can filter the results by the number of rooms you need available, your budget and the facilities that need to be provided.

Workshops and Team Building

Group events such as this are supposed to build upon the company’s strengths, while boosting the confidence and morale of employees. This is a unique opportunity for your employees to spend time together in a non-work environment. It doesn’t mean white-water rafting and abseiling though, team-building and workshop events have come a long way in recent years, and are more diverse than ever, options for team building events now include workshops about emotions in the workplace, overcoming obstacles in communication and sensitivity training. A great venue finder for this type of event is Absolute Events, as one of the UK’s leading venue-finding agencies, they cover locations throughout the UK, Europe and further afield. You can choose anything from basic accommodation and meeting rooms, to spa hotels, or a country house with a lake, they also have a great ‘express venue finder’ option which allows you to fill out basic information and request a call back from one of their team.


Hosting your own networking event can be beneficial to your business, in more ways than one. It allows you to invite who you most want to meet, while giving the opportunity to combine client services with business development and, establish your company as an important part of the industry you work within. But, a networking event isn’t complete without a group of people to network with, using an interesting venue means you are more likely to be picked as the ‘go to event’, over another event that is happening around the same time. Venue Finder has over 16,000 venues listed from around the country and a dedicated option for ‘unusual venues’, where you can peruse steam trains, royal yachts, vineyards and aquariums.

Product Launch

A product launch can come in all sorts of sizes and styles, it may include a dinner, or a party with entertainment. The intention is to create a big buzz around the release of your new product among customers and the media. The best way to do this is to find a venue that compliments the way you want your business and product to be received, when it comes to product launches one size does not fit all, having your target audience in mind, you can choose a venue to suit the market you are entering into. Choose Your Venue has a huge selection of quality venues in great locations, suitable for all event sizes. Their intricate search filters allow you to create a shortlist of options, so you can easily hone in on the venue style that suits you best.

Now you should be well prepared for venues of all shapes and sizes, whatever your event. Have you got a favourite go-to website that you use when you need to find a venue for your events? Let us know in the comments!

Happy event planning!