If you’re looking for a place to host an event, look no further than Millennium Point. We offer a diverse selection of spaces perfect for almost any type of gathering. That’s why we’ve put together a few tips to help you host an unforgettable event.

Choose the right space

One of the most important aspects of hosting a phenomenal event is to find the right space. When doing this you need to consider your necessities and nice to haves. For example your necessities could include:

Nice to haves could include:

Here at Millennium Point, our facilities can accommodate a variety of occasions, such as expeditions, parties and performances making it a versatile venue that’s ideal for creating your dream event.

Customise your guests experiences 

Adding customisations to your event, no matter how small, can make guests feel valued and excited about attending. For example, personalising invitations and table places can make attendees feel as though a lot of thought has been put into the planning of the event. 

At Millennium Point, we’re here to help you through every part of your journey ensuring all your queries are addressed to guarantee a seamless experience. 

Consider the location

Location can make or break an event. If you hold it in a place that’s difficult to get to you may see a drop in the number of guests attending. For example, if you’re hosting a social gathering for employees and clients that involves alcoholic beverages, you’ll want to consider somewhere with a variety of great transport links. This will give guests the opportunity to take alternative transport so that they can join everyone else in the celebrations.

That’s why Millennium Point is the perfect place to host your next unforgettable event! We’re in the centre of Birmingham, putting you close to bus, train and motorway links, amazing restaurants and bars and affordable hotels, helping you hold the best event possible.

Invest in quality catering

Depending on the duration of your event, you may want to consider choosing a catered option. Providing high quality food and drink can be a talking point, for a lot of attendees, helping you boost word of mouth conversations about your business and your brand reputation. While food and drink isn’t the main thing you want your guests to be discussing (unless you’re hosting an event relating to the hospitality industry), it is a great opportunity to encourage conversations.  

At Millennium Point we offer sustainable catering options that can take your event to the next level. Whether you want to keep it simple by providing teas, coffees and biscuits in your meetings or you want to step it up with a fine dining experience we’ve got you covered. 

Utilise lighting

Lighting is a great way to set the tone of your event. For example, you’ll want to use bright lighting if you’re holding a formal corporate event or meeting, as this promotes focus and enhances communication. 

But if you’re wanting to hold a more intimate and less formal event, designed to break down corporate barriers and encourage more personal relationships to be built, you’ll want to use warmer and dimmer lighting.  

Millennium Point’s event spaces  

So if you’re looking to host an exceptional event, take a look at our array of spaces:

Atrium

Atrium is a large open-planned space on the ground floor of Millennium Point that’s perfect for exhibitions and banquets. It also benefits from high speed Wi-Fi and catering options and has even been utilised as a film set for major TV programmes.

Auditorium 

The Auditorium was previously known as the very first IMAX in Birmingham. The space features a 30m² stage underneath a giant 14m x 8m screen and has everything a business needs to entertain an audience. 

The space also features:

Concourse 

Concourse is placed between the entrance of Birmingham City University and Thinktank giving you more footfall, helping you attract more people. This is great if you’re hosting an event that’s open to everyone, such as an exhibition, performance or reception.

The space also benefits from:

Connect 1-3

Our rooms Connect 1,2 and 3 allow you to create an ideal space for you with their retractable walls. Whether you want to use one large boardroom or 3 small meeting rooms, Connect gives you the opportunity to really tailor your event space.  

The room also has:

Ingress

Ingress is a small outdoor space that’s great for intimate gatherings such as product launches, exhibits, parties and food festivals.

The space also boasts:

Intercity

This has excellent presentation facilities and high-speed Wi-Fi that’s perfect for holding board meetings, training and workshops. Intercity also has:

Platform 

Platform is located on the first level of Millennium Point and is an open plan, semi-private space. The area also benefits from:

Promenade  

Promenade is an outside space great for small and intimate functions. This could include things like product launches, brand activation or even a dramatic entrance to your event!

The space provides a:

So if you’re looking to host an incredible event, get in touch with Millennium Point to see how we can help you.

Looking for a memorable and enchanting experience for your children this Christmas season? Then look no further! Millennium Point is hosting a special screening of the beloved festive film, The Polar Express!

Families will be able to enjoy hot chocolate, gifts, and a special visit from the man himself, Santa. Christmas jumpers and hats are encouraged for this wonderful festive event!

Tickets cost £20 for children, £10 for adults (plus fees) and takes place on Sunday 3rd December, this event is sure to be popular, so grab your train tickets and jump aboard the Polar Express here.

Why, to the North Pole, of course! This is the Polar Express!’

This magical movie follows a young boy’s adventure of a lifetime when a mysterious train appears outside his home on Christmas eve. As he hurdles towards the North Pole and a meeting with Santa, he discovers what Christmas is all about.

Shown on Birmingham’s biggest screen, families will get much more than just a screening

Millennium Point has everything you need to create an enchanting and unforgettable experience for your family. Join us for a magical afternoon with a screening of The Polar Express, a visit from Santa Claus, delicious hot chocolate, and even presents for your little ones. And the fun doesn’t end there – we’ll keep the excitement going with a festive disco after the film. Believe in magic again and give your family a Christmas to remember this year.

Take a photo by Millennium Point’s spectacular 39ft Christmas Tree

The tree, put together by Christmas experts The Christmas Decorators, takes a team of 5 installers and a team of 7 decorators to prepare the branches and baubles. The Christmas tree takes around 10 hours to complete. With good reason too as there is over 23,000 lights and 1,500 baubles to set up.

Where do you even get a 39ft tree from you ask? We’ll let you in on a secret, it’s not actually a real tree! The Christmas tree is made up of a metal frame with each individual branch attached separately each with their own power source.

As far as we know we have the biggest indoor tree in Birmingham at 12 metres tall. The tree is accompanied by two nutcrackers, giving visitors plenty of opportunities to snap a festive selfie.

At Millennium Point, there’s always something going on!

This festive season, Millennium Point has created a jam-packed event programme that will delight even the Grinch himself, but let’s not hope he doesn’t try to steal the tree!

Guests can enjoy four delicious cocktails and a special screening of Elf the big screen on 10th December. Expect in-jokes, cheeky banter and movie trivia all hosted by Tony and his team of elves at The Wine and Events Company.

Or if dancing is more your thing, why not join us on the dancefloor at our Festive Silent Disco! Back by popular demand, our Silent Disco night will be a night to remember! Millennium Point have teamed up with Silent Noize so you can experience three DJs battle it out to give you the best music throughout the night! Plus, there will be all your favourite Christmas songs too.

Hosting a business event is a great way to build relationships with your staff and clients. It’s the perfect opportunity for networking, building relationships and discussing important topics and projects. 

Here at Millennium Point, we’ve had a lot of experience in hosting various types of events, which is why we’ve put together a list of dos and don’ts to help you host the most effective business event. 

Do

Consider the location of event spaces

One of the most important things to do when planning a business event is to consider where it’s situated. For example, the ideal venue would be near multiple transport links and have adequate parking. If you choose to hold an event in a poor location it can discourage people from attending.   

With the increase in hybrid working, it’s essential that you hold your business event at an easy place for guests to get to. While London is often the first place people think of to hold a corporate event, it can be quite expensive when it comes to both booking the venue and travel costs for those attending. 

So if you’re looking for a more affordable event space, with excellent surroundings that give you the opportunity to interact with guests after the event has finished, Birmingham is the place to go. 

At Millennium Point we’re in a prime location in the centre of Birmingham. We’re close to motorway and bus routes as well as three main train stations, making it easy for you and your attendees to make it to the event.

We’re also close to lots of hotels that are perfect for varying budgets, making it simple for those travelling further to enjoy the event and make their experience as great as possible. 

Create a list of goals you want the event to achieve

It’s essential that you make note of what you want to achieve from this event. This can help you create an agenda or event plan that aligns well with the goals you want to meet. 

These could include things like:

This will also make it easier for you to decide who needs to attend, the dress code and the type of venue you need.

Create a checklist

Creating a checklist can help you keep on top of everything you need to complete before, during and after the event to make it run as smoothly as possible. For example, your checklist could include things like:

It’s also a good idea to make note of any emergency contacts or details required if you have any technical issues like poor audio or the presenting facilities failing. 

Don’t

Skip viewing the venue 

Viewing the venue before making your final decision can help you really understand if it’s the right fit for your event. For example, it can help you see if the venue is big enough to hold your desired amount of attendees and if it has the right facilities, such as presenting and audio abilities. 

This also allows you to ask any questions in person making it easy for you to understand how the venue works and what they can offer you. This gives you the opportunity to make any necessary negotiations with the events space. 

Invite attendees at too late notice

You want to avoid inviting your attendees too late as this will prevent you from getting a good turnout. You may think that sending out invitations months early is too far ahead of time but it allows guests to plan around both their work and home plans, making it more likely for people to be able to attend. 

It’s also a good idea to send out reminders on the run up to the event, such as ‘2 weeks to go!’ or ‘1 week to go!’ with information on transport links, parking and hotels to make it really easy for people to attend the event. 

Be afraid of making your event a little less formal

We all know that some corporate business events can be extremely formal, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But it’s also okay to make your event friendly. This gives people the opportunity to make real connections without the pressure of needing to maintain an overly professional persona. 

It can also help employees and clients see a more personal side to you, which is becoming more and more impactful when it comes to winning and retaining new business.

How Millennium Point can help you host your next corporate event

Here at Millennium Point, we have an array of venues perfect for your next corporate event.

Our spaces benefit from:

To learn more about how our event spaces could be perfect for your next corporate business event, get in touch with Millennium Point today. 

Millennium Point is on a roll! After a tremendously successful award season, we are now celebrating being shortlisted for not just one, but three Famtastic awards! The national awards celebrate excellence in the Hospitality industry, showcasing the best agents, hotels, and venues.

The Awards include:

– Conference Centre of the Year

– Independent Hotel or Venue of the Year

– Unique Venue of the Year

The award ceremony will be held at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel on 27th October. The nominations alone are a great achievement and continues our achievements already for 2023 including Millennium Point’s first national win at the Conference & Events Awards.

Famtastic is a central resource for the latest industry diary dates and unmissable fabulous networking events that take place across the country.

Taking pride in everything we do

Over the past couple of years, we have reinvested into our building to expand our venue spaces that align with our client demands. Including the recent investment into our Auditorium and hybrid and live streaming technologies. We invested over £400,000 into upgrading equipment and refurbishing the space. Having this means our clients can reach their clients globally.

Our fantastic team of 16 have over 150 years combined experience within the industry. We treat each event with the same level of passion, enthusiasm, and customer service regardless of whether it is a small meeting or a 5-day convention. We provide advice guidance, and support to ensure the best result.

Along with all of this, at Millennium Point we also do our own events. Including a 7m diameter giant Earth exhibition, Gaia which welcomed over 80,000 visitors into our building. Throughout the year guests can also enjoy our fun and interactive movie and drink events from Dirty Dancing to Elf!

Versatile, spacious, and styled with the latest event technology

As we eagerly await the results of these Famtastic Awards, we remain committed to providing exceptional experiences for all who visit Millennium Point.

With over 19 event spaces available, from our showstopping 354-seater Auditorium to our tucked away training Curzon Spaces on Level 4. There is a space for everyone at Millennium Point. Get in contact with our friendly team to find out more!

If you’re looking for exciting events to fill your autumn and winter months, then look no further as here at Millennium Point we’ve got some amazing events waiting just for you. Ranging from Mean Girls bottomless brunch to the Birmingham technology and engineering career fair, we’re sure we’ve got something perfect for everyone!

Mean Girls prosecco bottomless brunch

Date and time: Saturday 23rd September 2023, 1PM

Price: £35pp plus fees

Are you ready for 90 minutes of bottomless prosecco paired with a special screening of American teen comedy Mean Girls?

Well if so, this could be the perfect way for you to kick start your weekend! Visit our website to learn more about the event and book tickets today! 

National Rabbit Festival 

Date and time: Saturday 7th October 2023, 10AM

Price: £0 – £15.87

Are you ready to hop into the weekend? Well the National Rabbit Festival could be perfect for you and your little ones if you love our furry friends. 

The event is all about celebrating all things rabbit with pet owners, charities, retailers and speaker experts. The festival will have lots of activities for everyone, including crafts and educational talks for the children, as well as being able to browse vendor booths for rabbit supplies and merchandise. 

To find out more about this event and book tickets, visit Eventbrite. 

Birmingham engineering and technology careers fair

Date and Time: Wednesday 18th October 2023, 12PM

Price: Free

Are you or your children considering a career in engineering or technology? Well the Birmingham technology and engineering careers fair provides a great opportunity to talk to industry employers.

This event can accommodate those attending on their own, families and even group registrations from schools, colleges and academies.

At the event, Equal Engineers exhibitors will be there to tell you what it’s like working in the industry and will have training providers and educational establishments to talk about how they can support you alongside employers.

Equal Engineers focus on connecting inclusive employers with diverse talent in the industry. 

To find out more about the careers fair and how you can book tickets, visit our website today.

Rocky horror picture show with cocktails

Date and time: Saturday 21st October 2023, 7PM

Price: £39.95

Join movie geek Tony Elvin for an evening of fun with our special showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show paired with unique cocktails.

The showing will take place on Birmingham’s biggest screen, along with a state of the art sound system. Our cocktails are also themed throughout the film giving you an unforgettable experience unlike anything you’ve had before.

To discover more about the event and how you can book tickets, visit our website.

Halloween silent disco

Date and time: Saturday 28th October 2023, 7:30PM – 12:30AM

Price: £12

By popular demand our silent disco is back! So if you’re ready to dance the night away while 3 DJs battle it out to the monster mash this event is just right for you! The night won’t just be filled with your favourite Halloween hits, but will play songs from genres like:

Visit our website to book your tickets today!

Shared Christmas party night

Date and time: Saturday 9th December 2023, 7PM

Price: £44.95 (plus VAT & Booking Fees)

Our shared Christmas party is perfect for smaller businesses wanting to celebrate without breaking the bank! 

The night will feature a three course meal, complete with tasteful centrepieces, as well as luxury crackers and novelties. After an evening of indulgence, you and your team can dance the night away to our DJs festive hits on our platform dancefloor. 

While this is available for groups over 8 and your table is exclusive to you and your company this is a shared experience, allowing you to mingle with other businesses. 

Elf with cocktails

Date and price: Sunday 10th December 2023, 3PM

Price: £43.66

You know Christmas is around the corner when Elf is back on the big screen!

Throughout the screening, four delicious cocktails will be served and the film will be paused at appropriate times to share and highlight how the cocktails can be made at home.

So if you’re looking to get in the Christmas spirit, book tickets to Elf with cocktails today!

Festive silent disco

Date and time: Friday 22nd December 2023, 7:30PM

Price: £12

Christmas can be a really busy period, with shopping for presents usually being the way people get in that Christmas feeling. 

Well how about this year you start the Christmas weekend with a silent festive disco, guaranteed to get you in that festive mood? 

We’ll be playing genres like:

Book tickets today!

If you’re looking to host your own event at Millennium Point, take a look at our Events Space Matcherator to see which of our venues is perfect for your next event!

Here at Millennium Point, we’re Eastside’s largest events hub. We have a diverse selection of spaces available and are here to assist you in hosting exceptional gatherings. 

We understand that no matter what you’re hosting, the space you choose is critical to holding an incredible event.

So why choose to host an event at Millennium Point.

The benefits of hiring an events space at Millennium Point

Here at Millennium Point, our events spaces have an array of benefits, such as:

Fully flexible spaces 

We have multiple spaces available that are suitable for almost any event. Some spaces boast meeting spaces, auditorium stages and a giant screen.

Outstanding services and add-ons 

Alongside your functions, we offer bespoke catering and hybrid and virtual packages all delivered with excellent quality service.  

Right in the centre of Birmingham 

Due to us being located in the centre of Birmingham, you’ll be close to transport links like train and bus routes, and with HS2 currently being built it’ll be quicker and easier for people to attend. 

We’re also close to local restaurants, bars and hotels, giving you the opportunity to socialise afterwards, giving attendees the opportunity to stay overnight if they need to.

Our event spaces 

Atrium

Located on the ground floor, the Atrium is a large, open plan public space ideal for exhibitions, banquets, expos, performances and more. 

The space benefits from:

Our space also boasts exhibition stands, standing and banquet areas and has even been used as a film set for major TV programmes. 

Auditorium 

Previously the Auditorium was the very first IMAX in Birmingham and is now equipped with everything a business needs to engage its audience. The space features a 30m² stage beneath a giant 14m x 8m screen. Other advantages include:

Concourse

Located on level 2, this area has high footfall due to it being placed between Birmingham City’s entrance and ThinkTank, helping you attract more people. 

Concourse is perfect for exhibitions, displaying products, performances and receptions and has stunning views of Eastside Park and the development of the new HS2 Curzon Street Station. 

The space also benefits from:

Connect 1-3

Our rooms Connect 1,2 and 3 have retractable walls allowing you to create the ideal space for you, whether that’s one large boardroom or 3 small meeting rooms. 

The room also boasts:

Ingress

Ingress is a small outdoor space perfect for intimate gatherings like product launches, exhibits, parties and food festivals.

It benefits from:

Intercity

Intercity can hold board meetings, training and workshops and has access to fantastic presentation facilities and high-speed Wi-Fi. It also provides:

Platform 

Platform is an open plan, semi-private space on level 1 of Millennium Point. It benefits from:

Promenade  

This outside space is great for small and intimate outdoor functions like product launches, brand activation or even a dramatic entrance to your event!

Promenade provides a:

So if you’re looking to hold an exceptional event, get in touch with us today to see how we can help. 

Meetings are essential for running a business smoothly. But we’ve all been in a meeting where we’ve felt uninspired or unmotivated. 

With meetings paving opportunities for brainstorming, problem-solving, and clear communication among employees and clients it’s critical that they’re optimised for productivity. After all 50% of higher management’s time is taken up in meetings.

So here are a few ways you can boost productivity within your meetings.

Create time

When planning a meeting it’s important to consider what everyone else’s schedule is like or if it will cause any stress to employees that may already be struggling with their workload. Aligning it with everyone’s schedule is crucial to helping improve productivity and avoiding burnout. 

It’s also important to stress to staff that they can talk to you about any calendar conflicts and step out of a meeting if required. If the employee must attend the conference, you should work with them to help with any overwhelming workload they may have. 

Only plan meetings if they’re necessary

You should really aim to only have meetings when absolutely necessary. We’ve all been in meetings at some point where they could have been an email instead. This can help your team feel as though their time is valued and can help them organise and complete their tasks effectively without any non-essential tasks getting in the way. 

Create a meeting agenda and try and stick to it

Creating an agenda can help you keep your meeting as short as possible. Make sure it’s detailed so that you have the opportunity to cover everything you need to talk about on the day. 

You should think about the purpose of the meeting and who’s attending to help guests prepare for the meeting and prevent any unexpected surprises that could increase stress levels and decrease productivity and motivation.

An agenda can also help you keep the topic on track and ensure you don’t overrun.  

Invite as few people as possible 

35% of employees from different professions agree that having a smaller number of people in a meeting improves productivity.

Limiting the number of people in a meeting stops participants from getting confused about what’s happening. It will also help you stick to your meeting agenda, as there won’t be too many people projecting ideas and asking questions.

It can also help you gear the meeting more effectively to your desired outcome by having a small number of people in the meeting that understand the goals and requirements. 

Ensure you’re meeting room has optimal space

The best way to improve productivity is to ensure your meeting room has optimal space and the facilities you need. 

Whether you already have a room in your office or you’re looking to hire one, you want to ensure you get it right as it can have a negative effect on their mood and motivation. 

Technical difficulties and working in a cramped space can lead to frustrations and a lack of focus, preventing you from gathering the information you need. 

Aim for a change in scenery 

Changing the scenery of your typical working day can help to significantly boost productivity. Trying a new space can keep attendees alert and aware of their settings, helping to increase motivation and improve mood. This in turn can lead to a better quality of information and conversations being had during your meeting, helping you smash through your agenda and get the ideal outcome. 

Another way to change the scenery is to include walking meetings, as this moves people away from their desks and closed spaces and into the open where they can get some fresh air and sunlight. This can reduce stress, improve mood and ultimately boost productivity and engagement.

Keep meetings short and concise

Keeping meetings short and concise can help avoid scheduling issues and encourage people to stick to the agenda as they only have a short period of time to get through everything that needs to be discussed. This can therefore improve engagement and productivity as you’re more likely to achieve everything you set out to during your meeting.

Recap the meeting

When the meeting has finished, it’s a good idea to recap everything that’s been covered and what everyone’s next steps are to ensure all attendees are on the same page and that nothing has been missed. This should encourage those in the meeting to complete any additional tasks after it has ended.

If you’re looking for a meeting room, our office spaces could be perfect for you. With some spaces boasting their own meeting rooms, they could be perfect for your business to complete its day-to-day tasks in the main office while conducting conferences in your very own meeting space. 

To learn more about what office space could be the right one for you, get in touch with us today.

Join Tony Elvin and the team in our giant screen Auditorium as we present a special screening of the ABBA-filled, musical romantic comedy, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. This summer singalong event will include five different glasses of prosecco and a screening of the film all for £35.95 (plus fees).

The event takes place on Saturday 1st July at 7pm.

Now is the last chance to grab your ticket to the Island Kalokairi, for sun, fun and bubbles.

‘Life is short, the world is wide. I want to make some memories’

In 1979 young Donna, Tanya and Rosie graduate from Oxford University, leaving Donna free to embark on a series of adventures through Europe. On her journeys she makes the acquaintances of Harry, Bill and Sam – the latter whom she falls in love with, but he’s also the man who breaks her heart. In the present day, Donna’s pregnant daughter, Sophie, dreams of renovating a taverna while reuniting with her mother’s old friends and boyfriends on the Green Island of Kalokairi.

‘How can I resist you?’, you eyeing our prosecco, probably

Tickets are priced at £35.95 (plus fees) and you’ll get more than just a screening!

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again on a very big screen

Hosted in our giant screen Auditorium – previously the regions biggest and best IMAX – our host Tony Elvin, from film geeks The Wine and Events Company, will be providing entertainment and movie trivia throughout. For example, do you know both Björn and Benny both make cameos in the film?

Along with all of this, the film will be paused at intervals so you can enjoy five different glasses of prosecco.

Our movie and drink events are not to be missed!

Check our one of our last ones of the eighties classic Dirty Dancing below. Guests had the time of their lives with a live band, themed cocktails, and movie trivia with host Tony Elvin.

Getting to Millennium Point

Millennium Point is in the Eastside of Birmingham City Centre just 5 minutes’ walk from Moor Street and 15 minutes’ walk from Grand Central and the tram. There is also limited parking onsite parking which means we’re easy to get to regardless of how you travel. For more information, please click here.

Awards ceremonies are exciting and are worth celebrating, but they can be hard to plan. Due to this we’ve put together 11 simple tips to help you plan a successful awards ceremony. 

Write a brief

Writing a brief is a great way to get all your ideas down and make sure you tick off everything you need or want to do before and on the day. When creating a brief you should consider:

Consider choosing a theme

Giving your ceremony a theme can be a simple way to make it memorable. When picking a theme you should think about:

What’s your budget?

When setting a budget, this may depend on whether you’re going to sell tickets or allow people to attend for free. 

Choose a venue

When choosing a venue there are various factors you’ll want to consider such as:

Do you want to create a floor plan?

Creating a floor plan is a great way to ensure things go smoothly on the day of your event by knowing exactly where you want people to sit and what the event will look like. It would be a good idea to place award nominees near the stage so that they can access it more easily. 

What entertainment are you going to implement?

Entertainment is crucial to a successful awards ceremony. You need to decide whether you want live music or other types of entertainment like dancers, comedians or magicians. Providing these sorts of things will help keep the audience engaged throughout the whole ceremony and will make it more interesting in between awards sections.

How are you going to present your awards?

One of the most important parts of an awards ceremony is the host. You need to decide whether you’re going to host the ceremony yourself or hire someone else to do it. 

The role and responsibilities of a ceremony host can include:

You’ll also want to decide whether you want to use multiple presenters, for example using different people to host each award like they do at the Brit Awards or just use your host to announce each section. 

Another thing to consider is whether the host will make a speech at the beginning and end of the ceremony and how long the award winner can speak for when they make their speech. 

Do you want to create a programme?

Creating a programme for the ceremony will allow both your staff and guests to know how the event is going to run on the day. Printing these out and giving them to guests can also act as a souvenir, making your ceremony even more memorable and can be a great way to get attendees to post about your event on social media.. 

When creating a programme you should consider factors like:

How are you going to promote the awards ceremony?

Promoting your ceremony is important as you don’t want all your hard work planning the ceremony to go to waste if no one knows it’s happening. When it comes to promoting your ceremony you’ll want to think about:

How are you going to invite your guests?

When it comes to inviting your guests you should consider how you’re going to invite them. You should also think about who you’re inviting and they’re preferred form of contact. For example you could send invitations through the post, by email or text or phone them up to invite them personally.

Why choose Millennium Point for your next awards ceremony? 

Here at Millennium Point we have multiple rooms that could be perfect for your next awards ceremony. We’re also close to bus, train and airport transport routes, as well as parking areas, making it easy for you and your guests to get to your event. 

Rooms that could be great for your next event include our Auditorium (Birmingham’s biggest screen), the Platform (perfect for dinner awards) and Atrium. 

Get in touch with us today to see how we can help you find the perfect room for your next awards ceremony. 

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:

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:

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.