Trying to find the perfect venue for your event can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. With just a few considerations, you can narrow down your event space selection to just a few options.

First and foremost, consider the theme or purpose of your event. A graduation party, a wedding ceremony, and an employee appreciation party will all have different needs required to make the celebration successful. The type of event will also affect the space requirements; a wedding venue will likely need to accommodate more guests than a small business fundraiser. Making a guest list can help you nail down a specific capacity range to search for in an event space.

Choosing an Event Location

The wrong space will ruin an event before it begins, which is why choosing the best event location matters. Knowing what your event needs in terms of space and facilities is crucial for choosing a venue that fits the theme.


As with any event, your budget is one of the primary considerations. Before planning anything else, set your budget. Make a list of must-have features that should be included at the venue, as well as a list of “desired” features to keep your focus on what’s absolutely necessary for an event space.


Privacy is perhaps more important today than ever before. Securing a venue that is away from prying eyes or potential party crashes can take stress off you as the organizer and make your guests feel more at ease. Be sure to discuss security measures with potential venue staff.


Every event space has its own array of features. Know what you need from your space to make your event a success. This could include features like:

  • A private suite for your bridal party or groomsmen
  • A stage for live music, a keynote speaker, or an expert’s panel
  • In-house catering
  • Bar service
  • Entertainment
  • Outdoor photo spots
  • Indoor shelter from poor weather

Choosing the proper space for your event is critical to its success. For business events, graduations, and weddings, no event space offers the functionality, versatility, and abundance of unique features as Blackberry Ridge Event Center. Learn how we can help you plan your next event, and gain access to full-service catering, an 18-hole golf course, and more.