3 Considerations to Think About When Choosing a Non-Traditional Venue


An event planner organizer is tasked to pick the venue first and foremost so that they can make the necessary preparations. The venue is, in fact, the most important aspect of any event since it is going to be the place where any special happenings are held. That being said, there are two categories to choose from: the traditional and the non- traditional.

The formal are places where we usually hold events and conventions such as a resort, a convention center, or even a hotel ballroom.

The latter is where a venue is not really made for events, but rather it has been repurposed so that an event can take place.Getting traditional venues are

tried and true, yes, but they also offer nothing new. There’s no excitement and it is just the same place all over again.

However, even though non-traditional venues are not exactly made for formal and informal occasions, but making it a suitable place to hold such is much better since it is more exciting and, well, you could say that it is a breath of fresh air. With that being said, if I have convinced you to take the more non-traditional approach, then here are some things to consider:

1. Rentals

Since non-traditional venues were not originally designed to hold formal events, you might need to provide your own chairs, tables, and other equipment.

Although, there will be times where some of these services are offered; for the most part, you will have to think of bringing your own.

This is something that you need to think about since getting a non-traditional venue is already more expensive as it is and having to rent your own stuff apart from the accommodation would mean that you would have to dish out more money than what you’ve originally anticipated.

2. Food and Drinks

If you’re thinking about repurposing an aircraft hangar to hold an event, you might not have the ability to ask for food and drinks because the owners might not be offering it.

However, if you have rented the place, you will have to get a catering service yourself. This is not at all too surprising since event planners already get their own food and drinkvendors anyway.

The good news, though, is that most non-traditional venue owners are more lenient and they might not charge you extra if you bring something to eat and drink in the premises.

3. Event Safety

Although you’ve probably already factored in the safety of the event-goers, picking a non-traditional venue will require you to double your efforts with regards to their security.

You could hire even more security personnel to oversee everything and to ensure that every attendee will not experience any troubles at all.


If you’re going for the non-traditional venue, be prepared to pay a lot more than usual since these places were not meant for events anyway.

Still,renting the place and making it more beautiful would be more advantageous on your end since people will most likely notice what you’ve done to make the event more memorable.