A school formal is one of the most anticipated nights of the year for students. There is always a lot of discussion around what to wear, if you’ll be inviting a date and if you’ll be hiring a limo. But behind the scenes, the organising committee is working hard to ensure the school formal is a success.
Choosing the venue for your school formal is an important decision to make. So how do you choose the right venue to hold your school formal?
Here are 4 tips to help you.
- The size of the venue
The size of the venue space is critically important. If the room is too big, it will feel empty and lack atmosphere. Too small means it will feel cramped and have limited scope for a dance floor.
So before you start researching your ideal school formal venue, you will need to estimate how many people will be attending.
Your calculations should include students, their dates, teachers and other adults. Not every student will be attending or bringing a date so base your numbers on the previous year.
In addition, the venue you choose will need to accommodate:
- A dance floor
- Space for a DJ or band
- A lectern, stage or AV equipment if your school formal includes presentations or speeches
The venue will help you determine the right room for your school formal requirements.
Before you begin making venue enquiries, you will need to know your budget. Don’t forget to include the cost of:
- Meals and drinks for each guest
- Room hire (this can be an additional cost at some venues)
- Music and a dance floor
- Any equipment hire that may be required
- Look for school formal packages
Many schools choose venues that offer school formal packages as these tend to include most of the items you’ll need. With a fixed price per person, it is much easier to keep your school formal within budget. Plus, a package means the venue does most of the organising for you so it’s easier to plan.
You may need to consider the location of your school formal venue. It needs to be easy to get to and provide ample parking for hire cars and limos on arrival.
A night to remember
Your school formal should be a fun-filled time that you will always remember. Selecting the right venue means you will be able to relax and enjoy yourself knowing everything will run smoothly.
WatervieW in Bicentennial Park is a popular choice amongst Sydney schools. It offers well-priced school formal packages so all you need to do is choose the date and send the invitations. Click here for more information or to enquire online.