New Website, New Features

Today we’re very happy to announce the launch of our brand new VenueSearch.ie website. It’s been over a year in development, totally redesigned and built from the ground up….twice! (We weren’t happy with the first version, so scrapped it and started again, let’s not talk about that again though #struggles).

All of this was done to ensure that visitors to our website and party planners have the ultimate stress free, easy to use platform to find venues for their events in flash. For venues we wanted to make it super easy for them for people to find their venue, promote it and receive enquiries for group bookings with minimal hassle.

What’s New?

Improved Searching & Filtering:
Apart from the new modern design of the website itself we’ve drastically improved the search functionality. You can still search by location and category as usual but we’ve now added a third element to this; the ability to filter down those results by the venue’s amenities or other important tags. For example now you can spend less time searching and refine results with laser specificity: e.g. ‘corporate event venue in South Dublin that can hold 100-200 guests with a BBQ and a beer garden’.

New Categories & Tags:
We’ve added lots of new event categories to search for. You can still search for popular categories such as corporate events, weddings, party venues as usual but we’ve added further categories now as well like engagement party venues, venues for communions and plenty more to come once venues start to populate their profiles. Tags are new to the site, these help you refine your search further as mentioned, perfect if you’re looking for something specific at a venue e.g. rooftop or sports shown etc.

Venue Profiles:
We’ve made venue profiles much more user friendly. Information about the venue is displayed to give you an idea of it but now we’ve also included information on the spaces and/or events they are best suited to.

Photo Gallery & Video:
The image gallery can now be clicked and opened for viewing to get a better idea of the venue spaces for hire. Prefer video? Well if the venue has added one you can view that also now.

Social Media Feeds:
We’ve added automatic social media feeds so you can easily follow a venue and more importantly always see what offers or events a venue is currently running without ever having leave the page.

Quick Booking Enquiries:
It’s now even easier to contact the venue. If you’re tight on time send a booking enquiry via on the page form or just click the call button at the top of the profile page. The booking enquiry is fully secure and your details are passed directly to the event manager of the venue. We encourage all our venues to respond promptly, they will only use the contact information provided for the purpose of contacting you back.

Reviews:
A new reviews tab has been added. If you’ve had a good experience at a venue you hired, why not leave them a glowing review and help other people!

More to Come:
We have a few more things coming later in the year that will blow your mind. If you have any suggestions, feedback or comments please get in touch. We hope you love the new website and thank you for visiting 🙂

Matthew
VenueSearch.ie Owner

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