There are many reasons why people like small venues. From the reduced cost involved to the fact that they are easier to prepare before an event and clear up in afterwards, there are lots of advantages. Whether you own your venue or you’re hiring a small venue for an event, it’s important to make the most of the space that you have so that you can get the best out of it.
The easiest way to do that is with the event furniture that you use. Hiring furniture with the right dimensions and functionality can make all the difference when it comes to enjoying the space, whatever the event.
What do you need to consider with space saving furniture?
Try before you buy
Whether you’re renting or hiring the furniture, it’s often a good idea to ensure that it fits the room if the venue is small
Look for dual purpose pieces
Furniture with more than one function is a useful addition to a small venue. It provides double the usefulness for the same surface area.
Think outside the box
Furniture can serve a purpose it wasn’t necessarily designed for and help you to make better use of available space as a result – think bookshelves that can also be used to serve drinks or tables that double as seats.
Maintain your aesthetic
Whatever options you choose for your furniture try to keep these in line with the look that you’re going for. If in doubt, pick something neutral.
Top space saving furniture ideas
Easy to store chairs
Today, many furniture manufacturers design with smart storage in mind. So, if your venue is on the smaller side look for quick to store chairs that are either foldable or stackable. This will make it easier to keep the chairs tidy between events and enable the space to have more functionality, as chairs can be removed to make way for a dance floor etc.
The vertical buffet
It makes a lot of sense to use vertical space if you’re short on horizontal area. Ideal for this are buffet tables that essentially include shelves you can add on to hold more items vertically.
Go to any hipster coffee shop today and benches are the tables and chairs of choice. Not only are these super versatile as furniture but they also take up much less space than chairs.
During many events with extensive seating arrangements, very little of the available table surface is used, which is why cocktail tables make a lot of sense. There’s enough room for drinks and canapés but cocktail tables won’t hog the space like a regular seated arrangement will.
We can supply you with event furniture that is ideal for a smaller venue – contact us to discuss your requirements.