We are still here to help and happy to support if you need us. What we have noticed is that with the number of events postponing (corporate, wedding, coach travel etc.), some of the March – June Lodges that we recently postponed were a real struggle to find an alternative date due to other events wanting the same dates.
2021 is already filling up. With the possibility that Autumn events may also need to postpone this will only increase the number of events looking for 2021 dates. Early indications suggest venues will be open for business come September.
I believe this will cause two main issues. The first being the obvious lack of availability with conferences choosing to run over weekends, a year of weddings to deliver as well as 6 months+ of those postponed from 2020, an increase in people holidaying in this country all contribute to an increase in demand.
This leads onto the second issue and that is hotel prices. Prices will inevitably go up as hotels look to recoup their losses over this lengthy period of inaction. I genuinely believe this is where agencies such as Square Events are going to be ever more important in ensuring rates are competitive and contract terms realistic in the post COVID-19 world.
The difficulty will be trying to not only negotiate best possible rate in a market where we’re competing with other events for the same dates but we’ll also be expecting improved contracts with greater flexibility on numbers and protection in case of any secondary spike.
Please be assured at Square Events we will be doing everything we can to reinvigorate these fantastic events, to bring confidence back to the guests and ensure we secure the best possible rates and contract terms. If you are starting to think about your 2021 event, now really is the time to get your enquiries over to us. Most venues are operating with skeleton staff so our turnaround times are a little extended but getting ahead of the upturn in enquiries expected at the end of lockdown would be wise. Give us a call on 01202 400855 or fill out the enquiry form by CLICKING HERE.