Tips to Find the Perfect Venue for your Next Conference | YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
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Tips to Find the Perfect Venue for your Next Conference

Location, Location, Location!

As they say, location is everything! And, when choosing a venue for your next business conference, this can make or break its success! Make sure to evaluate not only the venue’s location but also its accessibility and ensure it has the right amenities to get there easily.

When visiting different locations, ask yourself if the venue makes for an inspiring environment. Providing your guests with a “retreat” style venue surrounded by nature often helps with creativity, team building and productivity. A lakeside location with fresh air and a scenic backdrop can be the perfect spot to keep your team energized and focused.

Great amenities

Determine how large your group is and make sure the venue has ample space to accommodate your guests. Make sure the location has all the components you will need to make your conference a success such as dining, meeting/break out rooms, technology, and comfortable sleeping accommodations.

If you’re looking to inspire your guests and provide more than a place to meet, try to find a venue that offers outdoor activities. Swimming, hiking and water sports in the summer months and snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and skating in the winter months offer guests an outlet to decompress after a long day of meetings.

Staff that go above and beyond!

Reputation matters! To get a sense of a venue’s reputation for service, ask for testimonials, reviews or the guest return rate. Good service is critical and can make or break your conference. When booking your location, find out the attendee to venue staff ratio to determine if there will be enough wait staff and support for your event. An on-site venue coordinator is also very helpful to assist with planning and any issues that arise during the conference.

YMCA Geneva Park – an inspiring environment for your next conference

Located in one of the most beautiful settings in Ontario, YMCA Geneva Park runs along three kilometers of shoreline overlooking beautiful Lake Couchiching. There’s a reason why guests return year after year. It offers a rare combination of natural surroundings and proximity to urban amenities, which makes for an inspiring environment for productive meetings and business conferences. Guests from across Canada and beyond have enjoyed a totally different learning experience – bringing together innovation, creativity, team building, a sense of community and staff that go above and beyond to make sure your stay at YMCA Geneva Park is perfect.

YMCA Geneva Park offers meeting spaces for groups large and small, with full conference services, including dining and comfortable accommodations at a reasonable price.

For more information about YMCA Geneva Park conference services and amenities, click here.

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