If your company is preparing for an upcoming event at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, you are most likely coordinating each day’s private events and networking receptions from somewhere else. When you are unable to do a walk-through of a private event space or meet with vendors it can create challenges in your event planning.
Want to simplify event planning for your upcoming convention in Philadelphia? Consider the following key tips for hosting a successful private networking event:
Choose The Perfect Location For Your Private Event
Although many event planners think it is easier to hold their private event right at the hotel, this is not always the best choice for your guests. After a long day of conventioning, attendees do not want to be cooped up at their hotel.
That being said, you also do not want to send your guests to some far corner of Philadelphia. Your hotel is likely within walking distance of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, so the location for your private event should be within walking distance from the convention center and the hotel.
In Center City Philadelphia, finding restaurants that are capable of accommodating 50 to 300 guests is no small feat. R2L Restaurant is one such venue, featuring the floor space and expert event-planning staff to host impressive, post-convention networking events.
Located in the heart of Center City, R2L is set on the 37th floor of Two Liberty Place, and the views of Philadelphia are stunning. This location is a 10-minute walk from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, only five city blocks.
With such a convenient location, you do not have to spend precious event-planning time worrying about your guests having to travel around the city. And, in case of inclement weather, taxi cab and Uber drivers are in abundance in Center City.
Use Your Venue’s Event Planner To Your Advantage
Once you’ve found the perfect location for your private networking reception,you should work alongside the venue’s in-house event planner. Essentially, she is there to take the burden of planning off of your shoulders.
R2L’s event planning specialist has years of experience hosting a wide variety of private events, from weddings and holiday parties to networking events for conventioneers. Whether you need a florist, audio-visual capabilities or entertainment, your venue’s event planner already has a vetted list of trusted vendors who also know the venue well.
Your event planning specialist starts by evaluating the needs of your private event, so she may match the menu, decor and floorplan to meet your unique vision. Once planning starts, she will contact you each time an event-planning milestone has been completed, so you know everything is on track.
While the convention agenda is already determined, planning an impressive networking event for potential clients or franchise opportunities has its challenges. However, with the right private event venue location and planning specialist, you free up your time to focus on preparing other details for your trip to Philadelphia.
Ready to plan your private networking event in Philadelphia? Schedule a consultation with an event planning specialist at R2L.