An online toolkit for event organisers

  • Porthcawl Splash Up
    Porthcawl Splash Up
  • Porthcawl Interceltic Festival
    Porthcawl Interceltic Festival
  • Traders at the farmers' market
    Farmer's Market
  • Porthcawl Interceltic Festival
    Porthcawl Interceltic Festival
  • Wiggle Bike Ride Wales
    Wiggle Bike Ride Wales
  • Crowds at Elvis Festival World Record Attempt
    Crowd at Elvis Festival World record attempt
  • Wiggle Bike Ride Wales
    Wiggle Bike Ride Wales
  • Elf-Steddfod
    Elf-Steddfod
  • This is Your Heritage ladies in costume
    This is Your Heritage
  • Elf-Steddfod
    Elf-Steddfod

Things to Consider

The nature of your event will help inform the type of venue you select. We are fortunate in Bridgend County Borough to be able to offer a range of venues. The venues listed on this site can help to help identify somewhere that will work for you.

Some of the issues to consider when looking at venues include:

  • Location
  • Budget
  • Audience (venue capacity)
  • Transport & parking
  • Timing
  • Permissions
  • Restrictions
  • Lay-out
  • Availability

Once you've booked your venue, you can develop a site plan to show the layout. Prepare a sketch plan of the site, preferably to scale, showing the position of all the activities and attractions, circulation routes, access and exits. This drawing should be updated if your plans change and copies of the final version should be available at the event.

If you're hiring a venue, you may need to extend the hire time to allow for setting up on the day or night before, and clearing up afterwards.