Why should I use VenueScanner?
Full disclosure: there are a number of venue booking platforms showcasing the best outdoor party venues in Manchester. So why should you use VenueScanner?
A key reason is the depth of choice. If you search for Manchester office party venues, for example, your results page will present 335 options, each well-suited to a summer party in its own way. We work with venues right across the city - from Deansgate to the Northern Quarter and Spinningfields to Castlefield - so we’ll have a choice of places for you to consider regardless of where you’re hoping to party.
Once you’ve found somewhere that you like, we’ve got individual listing pages for each venue to give you a breakdown of how each space operates, with details on pricing, capacity, amenities, pictures and a full venue description. It’s easy to fire off a quick enquiry from our platform, and totally free to do so.
If the office summer party has fallen onto your to-do list, you could always outsource it to us, as well. Our concierge system is another free service where we take your spec and make it a reality. We make sure communications with venues are 100 per cent transparent, we negotiate the best rates, provide expert recommendations and get everything done really quickly. There’s no faff or dilly-dallying with our team.
How to plan an office summer party in Manchester
If you can, it’s best to allow plenty of time. The best private hire venues Manchester has to offer will naturally be in high demand, so if you have a particular space in mind that you want to use, plan to do so early to reduce the risk of them being all booked up.
It’s also essential to budget properly - some venues will work on a minimum spend basis, others will require a hire fee - and if you can establish a date when everyone’s available, that’s also a big plus point. It’s obviously tricky to ensure an office of, say, 30 people can all keep a certain date free, but last minute drop-outs / extra attendees could be a headache for both the party organiser and venue host.
Establish some must-haves nice and early: does the party have to be in a particular part of town? Do you want to have access to some outside space? Will you want some kind of activities, or just to focus on some food and drink?
Use a platform like VenueScanner to search and compare the best summer party venues in Manchester. Whether you’re looking for a chilled beer garden, cocktail bar, restaurant or rooftop space, contrasting the different options right here will give you ample opportunity to find the perfect fit for your group.
Once you’ve found a venue that you like (and sent a free enquiry via VenueScanner) be sure to arrange a site visit with the venue itself. Photos and reviews give you a good feel for the space, but heading down in person will let you scope out the venue properly, try some food and drinks, and generally picture how your summer party will pan out.
Alternatively, our free concierge service can do all of this for you.
Why should I even plan a Manchester summer party?
Over the past few years, we’ve noticed the office summer bash become almost as popular as the annual Christmas do.
Taking your colleagues out of the office and planning a sunny season party gives them something to look forward to: a chance to bond with colleagues they might not usually mix with and to let their hair down away from the nine-to-five graft.
Whether your company is looking to reward its top performers, say thank you for their efforts after the difficult COVID slump or generally bring everyone together for a day out, the benefits of proving to staff that they feel appreciated are plain for all to see.
So what now?
Over the next few pages you’ll find lots of information and advice on how to organise a memorable summer party in Manchester. With our venue finding tool making it easy to find spaces that suit your office preferences, simply enter your number of guests, budget and requested date, and we’ll source venues that fit all of your requirements.
To get started just click here, or to find out more on how our concierge can take the weight off your shoulders and sort the office party for you, click here. We’re always ready to field your questions too, just send us an email: email@example.com.