Put the "Fun" in Function space.
1 - Location! Location! Location! Think carefully about who is attending and where they are coming from, and consider the duration of their journey over pure distance. We've got function rooms right across the country to minimize travel time for your attendees. Does it need to be in Central London? You'll probably find better value outside London zones 1 & 2 - lower venue hire rates, lower accommodation costs, cheaper transport links and value for money on food and drinks.
2 - The right mood lighting: While we all love bright and airy spaces, a recent study actually showed that you should try turning the lights down when you’re trying to get creative. According to findings published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, darkened lighting supposedly ‘elicits a feeling of freedom, self-determination, and reduced inhibition.' But don’t skimp on natural lighting! Research shows that low exposure to natural light is a mood killer.
3 - Tech it up. Has your function room got what it takes? Easily accessible wifi, video conferencing, a screen of the right size with the right connectors for sound as well as visuals. Be sure to check with your Venue Host when enquiring. And seriously, don't forget to double and triple check that the venue has the right cables to plug in the latest gadgets. Don't be scared to ask what may seem like daft questions of the venue host. Having the right technology could make or break your meeting.