How to Choose the Perfect Picnic Venues in Chicago

When you’re looking for the perfect company picnic venues in Chicago, the hard part isn’t necessarily finding a place – it’s finding the right place when you have so many options.

So how do you decide which picnic venue is the best for your company? We’ve pulled together a few considerations to help you narrow it down.

Guests and Space

Before you begin searching for picnic venues in Chicago, you should know a rough estimate of how many guests you’re inviting. As you look through the different options, you’ll be able to see how many people each location can accommodate.

Duration of Event

Will your company picnic last a couple of hours or all afternoon? Know what you’re working with before you start your research, because each venue may have different time limits or you may have to pay more for a longer event.

Staff Availability

If you’d rather relax at the event instead of work, then you probably want a staff to handle the setup, cleanup, food, entertainment, etc. Find out if your venue will have staff available before, during and after your company picnic.

Your Food or Theirs

Some picnic venues in Chicago require you to use their own catering partners, while others allow you to bring in your own food and drinks. If you have a preference, then be sure to ask about these policies beforehand.

Activities/Team Building

If you plan on adding activities or incorporating a team building program into your summer picnic, then you’ll want to be sure your venue has the space for it. Check with the coordinator about what’s possible if your company books an event.

Company Picnic Planning Assistance

Your mission to find the perfect picnic venue can be time-consuming, but you don’t have to do all the work yourself. WCF Events specializes in company picnic planning for small and large companies. We work with a variety of venues in the city, suburbs and across the U.S. Our experts can source a location that will be a great fit for the type of picnic you want to host.

For more information, head over to our section on company picnics.

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