Promoting your venue can be tough! Where to start? Pictures? Pricing? Location? It is hard to come up with a strategy to market your extra space. Don't fear, we have you covered. Here are 5 tips to better market your party, event, or wedding venue!
1. Picture perfect
Marketing your event venue or vacation home online can be difficult if you do not have clear pictures of your space. Pictures say a thousand words and they can speak even louder when you want that picture to equal a purchase. Having many clear, accurate pictures of your space can not only increase visibility but sharability of your space! Make your space more appealing by hiring a professional photographer. The cost of the photographer will pay off in bookings.
2. Vote yes for Video
Video-based, walkthrough software is all the rage these days however, you don't have to have it to accurately convey your space. There are so many free ways to have a video of your space whether it be through vimeo, youtube, or your venue's website. A video can help give a virtual "walkthrough" which can also increase bookings without spending too much on software. Getting an accurate layout of the space can help event planners get an understanding of how large the space is and what types of events it can hold.
3. Connect with Locals
If you want to promote your space there is no better way than connecting with local creative community. If you have an event space you are looking to market, consider putting together a team of preferred vendors. Inviting photographers and event planners to see your space can be the beginning of great relationships with vendors. Local vendors can also give you referrals creating a win-win situation.
4. Keep it social
Social Media is a must for your venue. Whether you have a website or not, creating social media profiles to promote your property increases visibility. Consider creating an instagram, facebook, and pinterest account. These outlets in particular are oriented around photos and gives you a great opportunity to share content you have created like video and professional pictures. This is also a great way to connect with other venues and get feedback on their business model.
5. sell with software
The power of software can make bookings easy. Consider signing up for Venyou if you are looking to promote, message, and receive payments without having to go through the logistics on your own. Did we mention it is free to list? Check out apply.venyouspace.com/steps for more information!