Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Finding your venues with a great new Web resource

Wow, this one is amazing... is your one-stop resource for more than 85,000 venues, 292,000 meetings spaces, and 28,000 related services providers throughout the U.S. – making Eventective the largest such resource available on the Internet.
“No other venue resource – including the major travel sites like Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, or TripAdvisor – comes close,” said Steve Robertson, Eventective's Chief Technical Officer. “More listings mean more choices and only on Eventective can wedding planners and future brides and grooms be assured of seeing the complete universe of available local sites.”

This site speeds your ability to find, evaluate, and select venues for a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, wedding and reception. You'll find the following features: Comprehensive search functionality that allows venue search by state, city, venue type, and/or capacity; Detailed profiles of venues, including descriptions of meeting facilities, amenities, and features, plus venue photographs and directions.

You'll get direct emails to query the venue, the tool to save favorite venues and vendors, track and organize multiple events, and invite attendees. You'll also see reviews from users who have used venues or vendors for their events.

“Now, Eventective offers listings that range from traditional hotel and restaurant-based venues to unique and special-interest venues, such as museums, boat cruises, and sports arenas that are often not presented elsewhere,” said Robertson.

"[You] can also send invitations to attendees, track responses, and provide travel directions,” said Robertson. “Eventective now is truly a one-stop experience for anyone desiring fast, easy venue and vendor selection while planning a wedding and reception.”

So for anyone who's ever written me looking for a great location, here's your ultimate resource. Keep it in mind for rehearsal dinners, bachelor and bachelorette parties, after-parties, morning-after breakfasts, and especially wedding vow renewal celebrations.