Why should I use VenueScanner?
VenueScanner makes speculative searching a thing of the past. We were tired of typing in things like “function room hire in Manchester” and being met with a sorry mix of adverts and unsuitable spaces. So we built our platform and strived to change the game.
With VenueScanner, you can effortlessly browse the best function room hire Manchester has to offer, comparing each space until you find your perfect match. All you need to do is add in a few details relating to your event, we’ll draw up a list of venues that meet your criteria and, if you’re ready to do so, you can make a free enquiry directly from our website.
We’ve been working in the city for a few years now, and we’re always looking to feature the best spaces around. Whether you’re looking for function room hire in Middleton or Chorlton, Altrincham or the city centre, we’re confident in the range of spaces included on our site.
And we’re not just about data, either. Our people are bloody lovely. We know, we would say that, but the team here at VenueScanner is built of experienced event-planning professionals who know the city very well. Our platform is only successful if every customer gets the result they were after, and our team work hard to achieve that goal. If you ever need some extra support finding a function room to hire in Manchester, just drop us a message on firstname.lastname@example.org.
6 steps to creating your dream event
First thing to think about, like most things in life, is the budget. Corporate functions and private parties are like chalk and cheese in some areas, but definitely not here. Make sure you have a clear plan with the purse-strings - and what is allocated to the venue, entertainment, food and drink - and you’re off to a great start.
It’s always a good idea to plan your event as far in advance as possible. You can still get a result if you leave it late, but the best function rooms to hire in Manchester are often in hot demand, so enquiring months in advance naturally boosts the chances in your favour.
Consider whether you’d like food and drink included in your event, or whether you’d prefer to dry hire the space instead. The former gives you one less thing to worry about, but the later can save a fair bit of money. We’ve also got the best self-catering function room hire in Manchester here on our website.
Using a venue discovery site like this one helps you to discover, compare and book the different spaces that could hold your event. Rather than relying on word of mouth or booking the same space you always do, use VenueScanner to open your eyes to a whole host of different options. You can look at capacity and layout, flick through pictures and 3D tours, read a little about each space and contact the owners directly. It’s a free asset built for any and all event types.
COVID has made it complicated, but it’s well worth heading down for a site visit if you can. Looking around a venue gives you a comprehensive feel of the space; it lets you ask questions, sample food and drink, and generally picture how your event would go down here.
Once you’re happy and the booking is confirmed, it’s time to get started on marketing the event itself. This is obviously way less important if this is a birthday party or other private function, but corporate events will need more of a push. Effective use of social media comes in handy here; so create a Facebook event, select a hashtag to use on Twitter and start adding to your Instagram stories - the event starts now!
What is VenueScanner Concierge?
If you’re seeking pubs with function rooms in Manchester, there’s a good chance your event is more of a private gathering for friends and family.
If you’re booking from a corporate background, however, then our Concierge service could be one for you.
First thing to remember is that it’s free to use. Simply get in touch explaining a little about your requirements, and our Concierge team will get to work immediately; drawing up a shortlist of venues that match your needs and negotiating the best possible rates with all of them.
Once we’ve whittled it down to a handful of options, we’ll curate a spreadsheet so that you can pick your favourite without having to devote hours of effort to the cause. We keep everything 100% transparent - so we communicate, but you’ll see everything that we discussed - and we’ve got a trusted selection of event suppliers who we can recommend if you need that too.
We aim to have you booked in within a week of your first enquiry, so it’s a good one to consider if you’re pressed for time.
How do I start?
To start discovering the best restaurants, pubs and bars with function rooms in Manchester, just click here. If you want to conduct a more broad search of the city as a whole, head to our Manchester hub page.
More details about VenueScanner Concierge are here, and our blog is constantly updated with news of the latest trends in our industry!