There are many questions you must answer when organizing and planning an event. One of the most important decisions you will need to make is picking the venue where you will hold your event.
Before you start searching for venues for your event, there are few items you should already have available, which include:
- Location of the Event – Ease of access and proximity to transit and amenities are key factors in attracting guests to your event.
- Type/Theme of Event (i.e. Formal, Business Casual, High-Tech, and so on) – Knowing this detail will help you select a venue based upon the amenities offered.
- Event Budget – You need to know how much you want to spend on the event so you can factor in the cost of the venue, along with catering, entertainment, and other costs.
- Anticipated Number of Guests – Event spaces have set limits on the number of guests they can accommodate, so you need to have an ideal of how many people you will expect to find a venue.
In addition, you should have a date in mind. The further in advance, the better, as it will give you more time to market your event for the best turn-out. Even with last-minute events, they can still be a success, as long as you find the right venue and utilize social media channels as part of your marketing.
To help save time searching for event venues, and allow you more time to focus on the finer event details, contact iQ Office Suites. We offer two different event spaces in our shared office spaces in downtown Toronto – The Vault and The Dineen Lounge.
This event venue location is remarkable because of its location inside an actual vault! The venue space was originally the gold bullion vault for the Bank of Canada. It is located at 250 University Avenue, on the corner of Queen Street West in Toronto. The space has been modernized to feature stunning exposed concrete walls and columns, along with uniquely designed iron and LED lighting elements.
There is a combination of banquet seating and soft couch seating available, as well as access to a fully equipped kitchen and bar areas and catering prep room. The event space is 4,500 square feet and able to accommodate up to 250 guests. You can even have your guests compete on the indoor 18-foot putting green! The Vault also features four 70 inch wide screen TVs and a variety of presentation/AV options.
The Dineen Lounge
The Dineen Lounge is located at 140 Yonge Street in the historic Dineen Building. The event space features an open floor concept, offering 1,300 square feet with charming concrete floors, reclaimed wood elements and furniture, and exposed stone and brick walls. The space has a mix of reconfigurable seating, along with a 28 foot bar and lounge style seating. The event space can accommodate up to 60 guests. The Dineen Lounge has four 60 inch wide screen TVs, a floating media wall, surround sound, and a variety of AV/presentation options.
Both of our event venues are perfect for office parties, new product launches, private receptions, retirement parties, engagement parties, charity auction events, art shows, and more! For more information or to schedule a tour of the event spaces please feel free to contact iQ Offices at 416.238.1111 today!