When planning an event for your work, you need to make sure that you find the appropriate space. That means looking for banquet venues that will meet your requirements. Your requirements will differ from other companies' requirements, so while you may take recommendations from them, you need to do some work to ensure that the banquet venue has everything you need. The way to do that is to make sure that you ask the venue manager some questions. What should you ask them?
One thing that you should ask the manager is if they have an audio-visual system or not. If you are having a going away banquet or an award ceremony, you will want to have a way to have a microphone so that people can hear you, and you may want to have a visual presentation of some sort. That requires the venue to have some kind of AV system that you can connect to. Ask the manager what they have and what you need to make sure that your computer is connected to their system.
Your banquet needs to have food. To have food, you need a caterer who can provide it. Check with the venue to see if they have an in-house caterer or a list of approved caterers that they prefer you use. If they don't have either, you will have to find a caterer who will suit your needs. Make sure the venue has the space that the caterer will need to fully serve the meals you are ordering from them. The caterer may need to talk to the venue manager to see if everything fits well.
A banquet venue should have all the tables and chairs necessary to see your entire party. That should be part of the rental fees you were paying for the venue. If you require some specialized chair or table, you may have to source that from an outside provider. The venue manager should be able to tell you if they can provide what you need or if you have to figure out a way to get it yourself.
If you are in charge of a banquet for your business, you want to ensure that you can find the best venue for that banquet. Talk to venue managers and ask them some questions to ensure that the venue will meet all your needs. For more information, contact a company like Savini's Pomodoro.