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Yesterday we provided you with the ultimate checklist for sourcing a venue for a corporate team building activity. Today we’re showing you some of our favourite websites to use when venue sourcing for indoor or outdoor team building activities.

DesignMyNight.com

Designmynight is a great site that allows you to filter your selection of pubs, bars, and restaurants by what kind of event you’re looking for (e.g. sitting and chatting), location and price. It also shows you useful information such as drinks deals the venue offers and public reviews. However, the site only includes bars and restaurants so if you’re looking for a large meeting room or hotel space you will need to look elsewhere.

Thisisfunky.com

This is funky has a huge selection of interesting venues, and a lot of easy filtering options including capacity, function, and type of venue make searching through them extremely quick and easy. It’s probably not the best site if you want to stay super low budget, but definitely one to add a bit of interest to any kind of event. There is venues suitable for everything from award ceremonies to team building activities to conferences.

Avoidhumans.com

Avoidhumans does exactly what it says on the tin – provides a variety of places to go which should be less busy than anywhere else in a particular area. Brilliant if you want to find somewhere secluded from the masses. It works using your GPS location though so not ideal if you’re planning a team-building event far from your place of work.

Hirespace.com

Brilliant for those that want to keep to a low budget or have unusual space requirements. Hire space lets you find all kinds of spaces from village halls and dance studios to great halls and council chambers. Unfortunately, they only cater to London, Manchester, Liverpool, and Birmingham at the moment.

DeVere.co.uk

If you’re looking for a reliable hotel-based meeting room which employ expert event staff across the country, you are likely to find a DeVere venue that suits your needs. They have 55 hotels across the UK, and all have excellent facilities and plenty of different event spaces.

Wedding-venues.co.uk

Even if the event you’re looking for a venue for is actually a corporate event, not a wedding, this site provides plenty of options. Full of different barns, marquees, and country houses often these venues make ideal bases for a company away day or team-building weekend.

Londonist.com

And finally, if you’re not looking for a specific venue, but just want to keep your eye on what’s out there, online newspaper the Londonist often runs features on the best venue of a particular type. For example, here they discuss wedding venues, here jazz venues and here alcohol-free venues.
If you are having trouble sourcing a venue (or simply don’t have the time) then let us at Zing Events find one for you. We have a huge database of venues across the UK and are always look for new and interesting venues to share with our clients Whether your next event is in Kent or Windsor, Glasgow or Hertfordshire, we can source a brilliant venue for you.
Alternatively, if you’ve got the venue and it’s the team building activity you need, we have that covered too. Take a look at our website to see the extensive range of competitive, collaborative, creative and bespoke team building activities we offer.
Call us on 0203 621 1080, email us at enquiries@zingevents.co.uk or follow us @zingevents for more information!