VenueSearch.ie are a small company with a big vision based in Dublin. Our backgrounds are in digital marketing, web design, development and social media. We are the number one ranked website for searching for party venues, function rooms and venues for hire or reservation in Dublin and eventually across Ireland. We’re a young vibrant team, hoping to grow this little seedling of an idea into a fully grown forest (ok, maybe we’ll settle for a few trees first and then work on the forest!).
The first version of our website was launched in early 2015. In August 2018 we relaunched the website, after redeveloping it from the ground up. In fact we actually built it twice, we weren’t happy with the new version so we scrapped it and started again. We did this so that we could bring you the best possible experience and in doing so we’ve made our site even easier to use, more beautiful to look at and added tonnes of functionality for both party planners and listing owners with lots more to come.
Many of us have had a time where we have had to plan or host an event somewhere but there has never really been a dedicated venue finding website where you could go to for your search. We make it simple and easy for people find function rooms for hire in Dublin or nationally for corporate events, birthday party venues, that unique wedding venue you’ve been looking for or even just a pub or restaurant to have after work drinks with your team. We also list outdoor venues and sports club houses for hire on our website, so a venue can really be any establishment or space in which a venue owner is willing list it for hire for an event.
For venues, they have the opposite problem, empty space that could be used for events yet nobody knows it exists because there hasn’t been a platform to properly promote it until now. A Google search only gets you so far (page 1 for most people) and if they don’t already know your venue name how will they find you? That’s where we shine, people can easily search by location, event or venue type and some of the key amenities they require all in one place, allowing potential customers to see your venue where it may have gone unnoticed before. We’re ranked number one for many top keyword searches so if your venue is with us you’ll never have to worry about not being found!
What makes us different from other directory type websites is that all of our promotional and marketing efforts are solely focused on targeting event managers, party planners and organisers of all types of events to our website. Think of us as a community more so than a directory, we’ve built a website where venues and event planners connect of course, but we have created a platform for venues to create a buzz through social media and through our blog with reviews, events and special offers, bringing venue promotion to a level that it has not seen before.
We like to build close relationships with all of our listed venues, creating leads for them and maximising their reservation and bookings potential. We recognise that there is a mutually beneficial relationship between us having your venue listed on our website and the promotional and lead generation potential we know you will gain from your venue being on our site, and therefore we strive to make your business shine across our website and social media channels.
Sure there are businesses, much larger and and far more american than us (Yelp/FB/Google My Business), but our view is that none of these are specialising in bringing party planners and venue owners together. Customer can find your business on them easily, but only IF they know your venue name already. What if they don’t know your venue name or exactly what they are looking for yet? That’s where we bridge the gap!
We also believe sites like that have already become basically just a review platform. Are they focused on bringing the right type of customers that your venue is looking for or do they just want reviews. Is their sole purpose to get your business reservations or are they just a modern day Golden Pages with some stars after their listings? You can decide for yourself but I hope you get a feel for the passion we have in making our simple little site do a simple little job, perfectly.