10 Tips to Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck When Booking Your Event

By | August 29th, 2012|Location Considerations|

When it comes to thinking about your conference budget, it’s important to ensure that each dollar spent by your company goes as far as it can and provides a maximum return on investment. Get the best value for your dollar by considering these 10 event planning tips: Set a date early. Setting a date and alerting potential guests right away to save the date allows out of town attendees to book flights and hotel rooms early, avoiding inflated costs due to time restraints. Date flexibility. Keep an open mind with your event dates. Shifting things by a day or two could drastically affect the budget! Group transportation. Have a dedicated travel agent to coordinate flights so attendees arrive at the same airport around the same time. Schedule a shuttle bus to save on travel costs to and from the airport. […]

Five Ways to Achieve a Green Wedding Reception

By | August 24th, 2012|Weddings|

Some people might have you believe that “it’s not easy being green.” With so many things to consider when planning a wedding reception, thinking about the environment might seem like another worry. However, it is becoming simpler —and more fun—to apply “green” principles to weddings and receptions. There are easy ways to reduce your impact [...]

Plan Powerfully with a Dedicated Meeting Professional by Your Side

By | August 3rd, 2012|Meeting Services and Coordination|

You’re charged with planning the next corporate event or conference, and there is a long list of things to consider: attendees, location (venue), catering, hotel stay, meeting content, etc. Deep breath. The great news is you’re not alone in the planning process. Often venues will provide the support of a dedicated meeting professional once you have secured your space, like we do at Monona Terrace. Consider them your dependable partner, who can share valuable knowledge about what works well at their particular venue. They are there to help cross items off your event planning checklist and to offer suggestions for maximizing the value of your meeting. […]