On April 12th, many of the UK’s hospitality venues reopened to serve groups of up to 6 guests from their exterior spaces. As per the UK Government roadmap, events for up to 30 guests outdoors will be permitted no earlier than May 17th, with some indoor business events permitted, subject to meeting Covid safety guidelines. 21st June is the date it is hoped all remaining settings will reopen. Flavour Events have recently experienced a huge increase in enquiries for events at venues. However, many clients are still booking virtual events for their key 2021 dates. If you’re unsure whether to choose venue based or virtual event options, here some useful tips to consider.
Most event venues represented by Flavour Events have introduced fair cancellation policies which protect bookers during these unprecedented times. Excellent venues such as The Botanist, Jin Bo Law and Church House Westminster allow flexible cancellation in the event of new restrictions being implemented. This gives event bookers the confidence to book ahead without worrying about what might happen. Flavour Virtual offer flexibility in virtual event bookings too. Our Music Bingo, Gameshow Bonanza and Bespoke Virtual Events come with an option to reschedule your event date, provided 7 weeks-notice is given.
Finding and securing the perfect venue can be challenging, which is why we’re here to help. Despite uncertainty, we highly recommend booking well in advance to get the venue you want. Please note that while many venues have reopened, some will remain closed until further restrictions are lifted. The Flavour Venue Search team are working to ensure enquiries are fulfilled as quickly as possible. Most virtual events can be booked at relatively short notice, subject to availability. Many of our popular events, such as Music Bingo, Craft Workshops and Escape Rooms can be delivered by multiple suppliers. This increases the chance of booking the best virtual event for your occasion.
Video communication platforms allow people from all around the World to easily connect from the comfort of their homes. Virtual events are great for reuniting friends and colleagues who’ve not met up in a long time. During the festive season, we received lots of positive feedback relating to our bespoke virtual Christmas parties. Guests enjoyed not having to travel, and that their families could join the fun too. When planning events at venues, consider how your guests will arrive there and return home. Many attendees will decline invitations if travel is too difficult. We’d advise looking for an event venue near to your workplace or choosing a location with great transport links and a choice of travel options. Flavour Events can help you navigate to the perfect venue.
The Flavour Events team are very experienced in finding the best event venues and virtual event options for our clients. If you’d like help understanding what’s available and choosing the right type of event for you, we’re ready to assist.