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Top Five Resources to Find a Venue in Another City

Posted by Jeanine Chmiel on Jun 6, 2016 11:44:51 AM

Top Five Resources to Find a Venue in Another City

If you’ve been tasked with booking an event in a city other than the one you work in, then you probably have also gone through the process of trying to find resources to help you figure out where to book your event. To assist you in your search, we have put together a list of resources that will help save you time in finding a venue in another city. Of course, you can always start your search on VenueBook for searches in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Washington DC.

1. Check with the Concierge:

Concierges are incredible resources for everything and anything local. A huge part of their job is being knowledgeable about their local market (from the best private dining rooms to the best comedy shows) so starting with the concierge desk of the hotel your team is staying at is a great place to start.

2. Hospitality Focused Websites:

Eater, Crain’s, Thrillist and Grub Street are all great places to go to find what’s happening in the dining world, and they cover most major cities. They provide reviews and photos, which can be particularly helpful if you have a group with specific needs.

3. Phone a Work Friend:

For the most part, we all interact with various other professionals in a number of different cities. These people are great resources for learning about venues they may know about (or, even better, have booked at). Suggestions from people like you that have booked for groups like yours are wonderful resources for finding a great venue in another city.

4. Google:

If you are not finding what you need from any of those resources, a simple Google search for “Best Private Dining Rooms In (enter city name)” will typically send you on the path to finding the information you are looking for. In a search for Chicago, we instantly found this post, which is a list of what Crain’s considers the best private dining rooms in Chicago.

5. Ask a Local Venue Manager:

If you book events often with a local venue, there is a chance that person is in the know with regard to what is going on in the food and dining world in other cities as well. Calling a trusted local venue manager may result in getting the perfect suggestion, or, a referral to someone in the market you are searching in.

So there you have it: our top five resources for helping you finding a venue in another city. We wish you luck in your search!


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Topics: Venues, Event Planning