When I began the process to leave the Army, I didn’t know quite what I wanted to do next, but I knew I wanted to do something that mattered. Like most people, I desire meaningful work that changes the world and moves us forward—if even in a small way. So, as I began to dream up Perfect Venue, I knew I wanted giving back to be a part of our DNA, but had no idea what that would actually look like.
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The first event I ever planned was for my Army unit. It was an annual event, and around 100 unit leaders and their spouses were expected to attend. My boss had just been switched out, and I made the false assumption that my new boss would like the same venue that had been used in previous years—and I couldn’t have been more wrong.
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Event planners can fall into the trap of assuming the policies from one venue apply to others when they can be entirely different.
Unfortunately, many venues for mid-size events of 20-200 people have limited information on their website about such policies. Contacting them to find out more is always a mixed bag, too. Some venues will get back to you immediately, while others may take days, and some you may never hear from again.
You may have planned an incredible event at a stunning venue with beautiful decorations, but if you mess up food and drinks, people will think it was a flop.
We’ve all been to those events where there isn’t enough food—or the food is cold, and the drinks are warm. You don’t want to be the one responsible for an event where people leave early and go to a drive-through on their way home.