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Stage Engage Express Hire - The one stop solution for your small event

Have you used Express Hire yet? We stock everything from a projector for a presentation to a full sound system & lighting package for a party. Our Express Hire system is the simplest way of hiring equipment from us from either Exeter or London.

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Stage Engage Express Hire

Available for hire from both our Exeter and West London branches, we have an extremely wide range of equipment for collection. We stock only the best equipment from industry standard brands such as EV and Chauvet.

Simply access our website: www.sehire.com and browse through the categories to find the products you require, you can then add this to your basket and press 'continue and review' to pay and confirm your hire.

Helpful instructional videos are supplied on most of the product pages. These allow you to further understand how the product you are hiring works and is setup.

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We can also deliver from our West London branch via courier, this comes at an extra cost. Please speak to a member of the team today to organise this.

Available day or night, SE Hire is truly a one stop solution for your small event which we are proud to offer from our two separate locations.

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Posted: Monday, September 28, 2015, Tags: Conference Audio Visual Hire, Corporate Events, Projector Hire, Stage Hire , Filed in:

Tips on choosing the right venue for your event

Choosing the right venue for your event can make a vast difference for your guests. When you are looking at a venue, whether it’s for a large conference, an intimate wedding reception or a lavish dinner, there are lots of things to consider to ensure you exceed expectations.
We have put together a few simple top tips to help you pick the best event venue possible.

Location
The venue location needs to be the most important decision for your event. It should have good transport links, parking space nearby and accommodation if the event is more than a day.

It’s essential to evaluate where your guests will be travelling from and ensure that the location is accessible for the majority as well as being an attractive venue.

Don’t forget to consider marquee hire; flexible, mobile event spaces are attractive, create a great atmosphere and can be set up easily anywhere you like, as well as giving you more control over catering and brand display.

Layout
Whether you are hosting a drinks reception, stand-up buffet, cabaret style dinner or conference presentation, ensure the venue has experience and plans in place to cater for your desired style and seating arrangements. You can also ask the venue if they have a seating plan or a gallery of images from past events that have used your desired style to ensure the format will match your expectations.

If you are considering stage hire or rigging this is even more important, but a professional stage hire team will help you plan down to the last detail. Remember, you know what you need, but the venue staff and your set provider will know what can be done! Work together and you’ll arrive at a great result.

Size
The venue size and capacity needs to be considered carefully so that it can make your guests feel comfortable.

Most venues should have capacity numbers available for all their rooms; if you aim to be ever so slightly under the capacity limit it helps to create the right, relaxed ambience.

Menu
Great food and drink is essential for success. Whatever you are providing, ensure you have something available for everyone’s tastes. Provide non-alcoholic and vegetarian alternatives as well as catering for those with food allergies. Considering every eventuality is key to letting your guests enjoy every minute.

Date and Time
Make sure you check your calendar for significant events around the time you are planning, both within your industry (similar competitor events for example), seasonal events and in particular events local to your desired location.

The date is crucial to maximise your attendance numbers.

Lighting and Sound
Whether you're in a plain conference suite or a baroque dining room, good lighting and sound is essential in getting the best out of your venue. Highlight features and create interest in the room with smartly placed lighting, and make sure every speaker is heard with crystal clarity by working with your venue and a professional AV supplier. Properly integrated lighting, sound and video projection makes for enjoyable and memorable events, and the services of a great AV design team will keep the process as stress free as possible. Ambient light is to be considered as the brighter the room, the brighter the projector will need to be. In very bright rooms, you should consider plasma screens.

Allow time
Events take time and trying to create a successful within a few weeks is not easy. Invitations needed to be sent out in time to allow for possible attendees to check their diaries and other commitments. When setting up for your event bear your requirements in mind, and try to allow yourself enough time to overcome any problems. One hard-and-fast truth of event planning is that something always crops up! Knowing what time you will have access to the venue, and when you need to be out by can make the difference in terms of equipment setup. For larger events, it is worth booking out the venue for a day earlier to have time to get in and set up.

Event planning is many things; exciting, challenging and rewarding to name only a few. By working with a professional event support team you will minimise your worries and maximise your impact. For advice, ideas and anything else, contact us today and make your next event your best yet!


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