Have you ever attended an event with your electronic devices fully charged only to find out there is a weak or totally lacking WIFI signal? Now compound that issue with the large number of cellphones all competing for service at the event and you might as well have left your device at home!

We took a closer look at how technology affects the selection of reception venues, exploring what event professional and guests are looking for most when it comes to technology at events.

Fast, Reliable WIFI

From the situation explained above, it’s clear that WIFI is no longer considered a convenience at events. It’s a necessity! Research shows that poor WIFI is the 3rd most frustrating factor with reception venues and venue selection.

When researching reception venues for events, be certain to double-check the WIFI available. Is it accessible to everyone? Will they need a log-in code? Is the signal strong? These are all variables to explore before booking reception venues for your events.


Changeable Lighting

Lighting goes a long way in setting the mood for an event. It become a double bonus if reception venues offer the option to make multiple changes to the lighting, and in turn the mood of an event, instantly.

A dim, romantic light is a great way to set the tone for the event but enhancing the lighting when you want to excite your guests or have them anticipating what’s coming next is a great way to spark fresh energy throughout the room. Changeable lighting is a major technology plus when it’s available at reception venues.

Charging Stations

Because technology is becoming a prominent focus for the entire event planning process, it’s important to consider how to keep it up from start to finish. Thankfully, charging stations have a fairly standard option available at reception venues. Consider strategic placement for the charging stations so that guests can continue to network, mix and mingle while charging their devices.

Digital Signage

Remember back to the time when it was necessary to print enough flyers, brochures, and other promotional items for events? Say no more, thanks to digital signage! With digital signage, you can promote your business or event with technology. Animated slideshows or marketing messages can be displayed on iPads, TV’s, and so much more. Since you already have WIFI and charging stations, getting your digital signage up and running at reception venues should be easy to implement.

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