How to choose the right training venue – 9 tips

Published 25/04/2023
3 minutes

When it comes to your business, providing training for your staff is so important, as it helps them and your business grow and develop. However, we know that looking for a training venue can be quite stressful. 

Due to this we’ve put together a few tips to help you choose the right venue for your next training session.

Consider where you want your venue to be located

When looking for a venue you’ll want to choose a location that’s easy to find and has good transport links. It would be ideal to choose somewhere close to a train station, bus stops and the motorway. It’s also a good idea to choose somewhere that’s close to the staff’s usual commute so that it doesn’t take too long to travel.

How much are you willing to pay? 

When looking for somewhere to hold your training session you need to consider your budget and how much money the venue will take out of your budget.  When creating your budget you’ll need to think about:

  • How many people are attending?
  • Do you need to serve food and/or beverages?
  • Are you paying for staff’s travel costs?

What facilities are included in the venue?

When looking for a training venue, it’s a good idea to write down what features you need to make the event run smoothly. This checklist could include:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Projectors 
  • Speakers

What size venue do you need?

When figuring out what size venue you need, you will want to consider how many people are attending and how big of a room you need or if you need more than one room.

It’s important to consider these as well as required facilities so that you find the perfect building for you to help everything run smoothly and efficiently.

Will you need to provide catering?

If your event is going to take place all day you’ll probably want to consider catering options. You can provide things like sandwiches, salads, cakes, teas and biscuits etc. A buffet style lunch is ideal as it will give a variety of options for people to pick and choose from allowing you to easily cater for dietary requirements. It will also help people focus on the training session if it is taking place for several hours. 

Should you use an event organiser?

A great way to reduce the pressure of hosting a training event is to use an event organiser as they will help you plan your event properly. This will help everything run smoothly and help your staff get the most out of the training as possible.

Does the venue come with parking?

This is obvious, however not all venues come with parking. Picking a venue with parking, or even better free parking, will make it more easily accessible for staff, making it more likely for you to get a better turnout for your training session. 

Have you considered accessibility? 

Accessibility is massively important as it gives everyone the opportunity to access training, including providing access for those with disabilities. When looking for accessible buildings you should see if they provide things like ramps for wheelchair access as well as providing accessible seating. 

Do you want to provide breakout spaces? 

Breakout spaces are a great idea, especially if your training event lasts all day. This gives staff the opportunity to take breaks and move into different spaces so they can differentiate between where they’re learning and where they’re not. This will help people make the most out of your training session and increase the likelihood of them retaining information from the session.

Why choose Millennium Point to host your next training event? 

Here at Millennium Point we have multiple new rooms perfect for your next training event. Our Curzon rooms 1-5 are great for smaller training sessions (can cater for up to 60 people) and our Curzon Suite is ideal for larger events. We also offer catering options for your events.

If you’re looking for an even larger room then our Express room can fit up to 100 delegates and features 3 small boardrooms that can be used as offices, speaker green rooms or quiet spaces. 

Get in touch with us today to see how we can help you find the right room for your next training session.

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