Each family reunion is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gather your loved ones together from all over the country (and sometimes the world) to spend time together. It gives all generations a chance to meet and learn from one another and this is something that you definitely want to encourage!
Venue is extremely important for these events – how do you choose the right one?
The location of your venue can be everything. You’ll need a location that is as central as possible to all family members so that they do not have to travel very far. Event planning software can help you select a venue by calculating the media distance between attendees and any locations you are considering! When choosing venues for your short list, make sure that they have hotels, car rentals, an airport, and dining facilities with an hour’s drive so that your family members will have a good time.
Is there a catering service affiliated with the venue you are considering? If you’re having your reunion at the local park, chances are you’re on your own. If you’re meeting in a conference center or larger building there might be a service that is contracted to the facility that can be prevailed on to assist you.
This can mean a variety of things from media services (video, audio, etc) for presentations to restrooms and other sanitation services. If you are going to be hosting a gathering of a large number of people you’re going to need access to restrooms for sure, but if you’re planning on some kind of presentation you might want to look for a venue that offers the equipment necessary to make your presentation a success.