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Finding the Perfect Venue with Online Event Finders

Finding the right venue for your event is similar to creating the perfect habitat for a beehive. Sure, bees can thrive in domesticated environments, but they truly thrive in a tropical climate and heavily forested areas.

Just like a beehive, location matters. Several factors play into building a thriving beehive (precise temperature, insulation and thousands of worker bees), there a variety of factors that can make your event fall flat or be an amazing success that creates a lasting impression.

To build buzz and have your event swarmed, we offer these fast, effective tools to find the perfect location for your event. Even when you know the city or area, these solutions can help uncover undiscovered gems to create excitement in going to a new venue.

Open Space

It’s the Airbnb for event spaces. You can search, find venue options, communicate with the host, and finally book it – all in one spot.


It touts that they making events a snap. You can search for a venue and an event planner. The tool is geared for three audiences:

  1. Someone planning an event
  2. Venue owners
  3. Professional event planners


With Splacer, you can search by unique activities such as film shoots, retail pop-ups, networking events, and cocktail parties. It also offers Business Class, where for a fee, you can gain access to exclusive spaces that aren’t publicly available. Talk about creating a buzz.


Acquired by Cvent in 2018, you can search and filter by the number of attendees, room sizes and total size needs, number of meeting rooms, even number of hotel rooms. This option is great for conference planners. It even allows you to check must-have amenities such as WiFi, business center, and other hotel accommodations.


EVENTup brings a few special features to its search. You can search by city neighborhoods, the number of guests (standing or seating), and look and feel you are hoping to achieve. Of course, they do give the expected search features such as budget, amenities, venue type (banquet hall, bar, country club), and type of party.


This tool includes an advanced search with details on rooms that include capacity and how you want the room configured (U-shape, banquet, classroom or theatre). If you are pressed for time, they even offer to do the legwork for you.

PRO TIP: Use Offline Resources

In the age of technology, we still always recommend talking with the locals. We work closely with the Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitor Bureau and other CVBs across the country. They not only can give you insight into a variety of finding venues, they know their community and local businesses for you to add a local flair to your event.

You can also contact the CLE team. Not only do we provide insight and resources for midwest events and attractions, our red trucks and team members travel across the United States for live event productions.

Get your event buzzing with the perfect environment based on your event goals and what you need to achieve. The right space can increase engagement by setting the stage for educational or entertainment focused events.

Looking for more way to increase engagement and measure it?

Read about our 4 Ways to Engage at Live Events, then check out more solutions that help
Quantify Your Event’s Success.

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