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How To Find An Event Venue For A Corporate Event In San Diego County

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February 28, 2022

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How To Find An Event Venue For A Corporate Event In San Diego County

Whether you’re planning a company-wide retreat day, looking to host a networking event, planning your team’s annual meeting, or putting specs together for next year’s holiday party, corporate event planning can be a lot on your plate. In recent months, many Southern California businesses have opted to let go of their physical office space, moving to remote work full-time, so finding an event venue may have become necessary for company-wide gatherings. 

Not sure how to find a venue for an event? Fortunately, you discovered this article. When it comes to all things event planning, we’re San Diego County’s one-stop-shop. Our team of event planners has years of experience working with corporate entities to help bring their visions to life. 

How To Find A Venue

Have a general understanding of what you’re looking for before making your first “corporate event venue San Diego” search on Google. Narrow down your search by knowing what you want–doing so will help you find what you’re looking for the fastest. 

In general, you’ll want to first know the specifics of these important details: 

Number of Attendees

Knowing how many people are planning to attend your event will dictate how big or small the venue should be.

Event Dates

Having specific dates in mind is important to know before reaching out to venues. We say dates here because it’s also helpful to have some flexibility. When it comes to seasonal events, more often than not, there are a few companies competing for event space at the same time. Having flexibility can create more opportunities to book the space you want, but it’s great having a couple of specific dates in mind when reaching out to venue spaces. 

Where Are Most of Your Attendees Are Commuting From?

While traffic is a common obstacle in many big cities, local San Diegans know that the struggle can be too real. Attendees will appreciate your attention to detail when they aren’t sitting in traffic to and from your event. This information can help you narrow down your venue search as well. 

Here at The Centre Escondido, we’re located near where the 15 and 78 Freeways cross paths. So, it’s an easy-to-get-to spot to and from coastal and inland locations in North County. 

Budget

Knowing your budget before shopping around for venues will provide some clear parameters to work within. There will always be a limit to how much you can spend on an event, and understanding that limit will help you make responsible and informed decisions. 

Must-Have Tech Equipment

If you’re planning on sharing a presentation or playing music, you’ll want to make sure the venue you’re renting has the right equipment. While The Centre’s conference rooms and event venue options include amenities like down screens with Apple TV and AV capabilities, this may not be true for every venue you inquire about. 

Time To Search

Now that you’ve narrowed in on your event’s specific needs, it’s time to venue shop. While Google will probably play a big role in your search, there are a handful of other ways to find the best venue for your event. 

Ask Your Coworkers and Friends

Crowdsourcing information is a useful way to access information, and when the information comes from trusted coworkers and friends, you’re more likely to land on something right up your alley. Throw out a Slack message or send a quick text and utilize your network to your advantage. 

Look on Yelp

Along similar lines, Yelp is a great place to read real customer reviews and gain insights you may not have noticed by simply visiting a venue’s website. Yelp is a crowdsourcing platform that allows users to leave reviews about businesses. Type in a venue you have your eyes on and read through the Yelp reviews to learn more about other people’s experiences. Customer reviews highlight both the good and bad experiences, allowing you to make a more informed booking. 

Our Recommendations

Located in the heart of Escondido, with easy access to the 15 freeway, our central location is the ideal place to bring clients and teams from all over San Diego County. For a full list of our corporate event venues, look here. Below is a sampling of what we have to offer: 

Diamond Ridge

Perfect for large events like a speaker series, networking opportunity, or company-wide meeting, Diamond Ridge comfortably holds up to 400 guests. Boasting nearly 4,000 square feet of space, this venue is a stunning canvas for any event. 

With amenities like sound-absorbent ceilings, beautiful Italian stonework, textured wood, and AV features for presentations, speakers, and music, no detail was overlooked here. 

Delta Ridge

Our Delta Ridge venue offers an ideal space for small to mid-sized corporate events up to 20 guests. Made with your team in mind, Delta Ridge is our premier business meeting space. From ultra-plush executive chairs to movable tables, and state-of-the-art AV features, you’ll be set for a productive day. 

Panorama Point

upper patio overlooking fountain

Maybe you’re looking to switch things up by hosting your meeting under the sunny San Diego skies. If this is the case, Panorama Point has your name all over it. This 1,106 square foot patio offers stunning views of North County’s hilly landscape. Panorama Point is a great place to socialize with your team or hold a special celebration. 

There are plenty more spaces and ways to make your event sing. If you’re looking for more information on our corporate event spaces, or if you have additional questions about finding a corporate event venue in San Diego County, reach out to our event planning team. We look forward to hearing from you.