Marketplace for renting event venues
Globally, there is an abundance of venues that have low usage rates. These include cafes, restaurants and conference facilities that are only open during the day. For example, the usage rate of conference rooms at hotels is typically around 30%. Event organisers may find it difficult to find appropriate and interesting venues since many venue owners who rent out facilities as their primary or secondary business do not necessarily invest in making venues easy to find. The underuse of venues can lead to needless construction of new facilities and, in turn, to a wasteful use of resources and a rise in rents.
Solution: a marketplace for venues
Venuu lists venues offered for booking by various types and different-sized venue providers on its website. Venues can be booked for parties, conferences, weddings and other events. Potential bookers can search for facilities on the company’s website on the basis of the type of event they are arranging, the location of the venue and the number of people who will attend the event. Venuu also offers personalised customer service for corporate clients to help them find suitable facilities. The efficient marketplace cuts down on the need for building new facilities, increases the use of existing venues and thus decreases the venues’ environmental load over their life cycles.
Revenue logic and benefits for Venuu
The use of the service is completely free for parties that book venues. Venuu charges a commission only for realised bookings from the parties who are providing their facilities for booking. This lowers the risks and costs of the facility owner for advertising free facilities which, in turn, can increase the range of venues offered.
Benefits to customers and end users
It is simple for parties looking to book facilities to find venues for different types of use and to compare these with others because the prices and availability of venues are clearly listed. The booking process has also been made as simple as possible. The company also indirectly helps prevent rents for venues from rising drastically.