What to Look for When Booking Your Next Corporate Event Venue

You may be looking to hold a boardroom meeting, a product launch, a safety training seminar or a cocktail function. So where do you begin? If you’re searching for event spaces in Melbourne or Brisbane then there are certain aspects that will help your event go off without a hitch. Here are the absolute must-haves for a corporate venue.


  • Proximity to the city centre

It doesn’t matter if your guests are your own employees, high-flying bankers or international contacts arriving for a product launch – proximity to the city centre makes it easy for everyone to find and travel to you. We’d recommend choosing a location that’s close to train and bus stations, and also a venue that includes either paid or free parking. Suburbs have their own unique reputations, too, so choose a stylish area such as South Yarra in Melbourne or Spring Hill in Brisbane to present your organisation in the best environment.


  • Capacity for your desired audience or group

Whether you’re holding a seminar for 10 or a cocktail function for 160, you’ll want to be sure that the venue is spacious and suitably equipped, with enough bathrooms for participants and guests. It’s also wise to seek a venue with a breakout area or an external courtyard or garden for your next event. This can be useful if guests need to work in smaller groups for an exercise wish or to take time to themselves during breaks.


  • A sense of sophistication

Potential business clients will be less likely to take your presentation seriously if you’re standing in front of an old whiteboard underneath a flickering fluoro light! First impressions are crucial, so put your best foot forward with a sleek and sophisticated corporate venue that stands apart from the usual bland corporate aesthetic. Look for modern carpeting and accessories, spacious rooms and up-to-date technology that means presentations and launches will be glitch-free.


  • Accommodation options for those travelling

If your guests are travelling from interstate or overseas, you’ll want them to enjoy a convenient and comfortable stay. What better than a corporate venue with its own serviced apartments in studio, one or two bedroom configurations? Participants will be able to relax immediately knowing they don’t have to travel far to make that next meeting or seminar. Again, proximity to the city and cultural centres will be invaluable for your guests, so keep this in mind when considering both accommodation and event spaces in Brisbane and Melbourne.


  • An events team

An events team can ensure that your corporate event goes exactly as planned, from identifying the right layout of the room, to organising catering, to making sure audio visual equipment is ready to go before the event begins. If you don’t know where to start, start by speaking with the event planning team! Quality conference venues in Melbourne and Brisbane will often provide their own dedicated events team, as we do here at Punthill Apartment Hotels.


You can view all of our beautiful event spaces in Melbourne and Brisbane on our Meetings & Events page. The team would be delighted to discuss your unique requirements and put together a tailored solution to suit.