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February 21, 2017

Lincolnshire Showground shares their Top Tips for Event Planning


Are you looking to organise a conference or event that will run smoothly and make an impression on your guests? The Showground sales team have come up with some key things to remember when planning an event that will help to make it a success.

Amelia Chambers - Sales Manager

1. Have a contingency plan

It doesn’t matter how well an event is planned, it is always worth having a plan B, especially if your event is weather dependant. We host more than 300 events a year, and a proportion of those are outside. We always advise to have some indoor space too, or cover to keep your visitors happy.

2. Utilise the experts

When it comes to AV it is best to use the professionals. Giving a presentation or a speech can be stressful so we always advise using our friends at Peachy Event Services to run larger conferences ensuring a smooth delivery and good impression.

3. Use a checklist

It is very easy to forget something, so use one of our handy checklists to make sure you have everything ready before the event starts.

Lauren Richardson - Senior Sales Executive

1. Make a to-do list!

Add on everything you are going to need so you can tick off as you go along.

2. Get the catering right

It is one of the most important factors. This is what your guests will remember, so spend time analysing different menus and make sure you cater for all dietaries correctly. Here at the Showground, our in-house caterers CGC have been catering for more than 120 years, and offer delicious menu packages to suit every event.

3. Stay calm!

There is always one thing that doesn’t quite go to plan or changes at the last minute. Our front of house team will be here to help you throughout the day so your guests leave happy.

Will Taylor - Sales Executive

1. Make a list and you won’t miss a thing.

2. Think outside the box and make your event like no other.

3. Relax and enjoy every moment - You’re doing it because you want to!

So when planning your next event - make a list, remember to enjoy the process, think about AV, catering and a plan B.  

The Showground has so much space to take advantage of and can accommodate all kinds of events. From conferences and concerts, to private parties and vehicle rallies. The dedicated team will make your event even easier to organise and you could make use of The Eco-friendly Epic Centre for up to 1,200, the Tennyson Pavilion, or extensive outdoor space.

If you are interested in holding an event at the Lincolnshire Showground and taking advantage of their expertise, find out more about the venue here, or if you are planning an event and looking for the perfect venue you could use our free venue finding service.