Do you want to organize a meeting on a budget? Have no fear! We’ve shortlisted the best budget-friendly spaces from all across San Francisco, which means that your dream one is only a few clicks away. It doesn’t matter if you want to discuss urgent business about your start-up, organize a brainstorming session to nail a project, or resolve an important problem, here on Tagvenue you will find the perfect space options that will contribute to the meeting’s success. So hop on our platform and scroll through our listings of prime cheap meeting rooms in San Francisco and book your favorite one today!
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Booking the right space is one of the most important elements to get right when planning your meeting. Things like interior, furniture, illumination, size, etc., all matter and can actually have a huge impact on participants’ mood and their engagement. So to increase everyone’s enjoyment and turn your meeting into a success, make sure to research what your first-choice studio offers. If you’re struggling with what to pay attention to while hunting for your dream (and cheap) meeting space, make sure to check out our list.
1. The color scheme
Take a look at the colors that dominate your first-choice meeting room. Are they dark or light? Dark colors tend to depress our mood and cause drowsiness. So if you expect every attendant to be actively involved in the meeting, make sure the space has a neutral color scheme. White or beige makes the surroundings bright and airy and will add some energy to the atmosphere.
2. Proper illumination
Check whether the space is properly lit. Dim light, just like dark colors, may cause fatigue, as well as eye strain which can contribute to loss of focus among the participants. It’s also worth checking if the space has any access to natural light. Large windows with access to lots of sunlight will help everyone feel better overall.
3. Room size
Make sure the space will accommodate everyone comfortably. Check that it isn’t cluttered with unnecessary items you won’t use during the meeting, and which may distract from active participation. Generally, in order to find the perfect room, we recommend roughly estimating how many people will attend, as it will give you the general idea how big of a space you will need.
Will the room give you some much-needed privacy to successfully conduct the meeting? Each meeting should take place in quiet surroundings, so make sure to check if the walls are soundproof, or if at least the room is located in the area free from any distractions that may cause any unnecessary ruckus.
5. Room fit-out
Make sure the layout of the room will support the purpose of the meeting. Will a long table, or a few smaller ones work best? Maybe you would prefer laidback surroundings with sofas and armchairs for everyone to feel as relaxed as possible? Whatever the case, it’s also important to check whether the seating arrangement is comfortable. Chairs are one of the most important elements of the meeting room, so make sure they’re ergonomic and at least offer back support.
Once you roughly know what to focus on when searching for a meeting space, now it’s time to start planning! We strongly recommend that everyone draw up concrete plans when organizing any type of event. In this particular case, an action plan will help you organize a great meeting that is productive, yet enjoyable at the same time. Also, it may save you money, smoothly guide you through the whole process and make you feel less stressed out that something may go wrong. If you have never made an action plan before, why not see for yourself the great benefits of an action plan by making one. And don’t forget to check out our tips for organizing a meeting on a budget!
Set your budget - Determine how much money you can afford to spend on organizing the meeting. We recommend drawing up a rough budget, either on a simple sheet of paper or in a spreadsheet. This will help you keep track of all your costs, and increase your chances of not overspending.
Don’t settle for only one date - Be flexible. Pick a few dates and thoroughly check the offers available on those specific days. That will give you a little insight on whether you have picked the best budget-friendly offer and that there isn’t any better one available on a different date.
Make a guest list - Calculate how many people will attend the meeting and look for meeting rooms that will accommodate all of them. Having a guest list can prevent you from booking a too-big space for a too-small crowd when you could have found a smaller one for less. Once you’re done with the guest list, try out our smart filters. They will help you search by the number of guests, so you can search among a curated list of meeting rooms that are perfect for the number of attendees that you expect.
Do you need equipment? - Always check whether the equipment you need is included in the price offer. It is extremely important when you’re on a budget, as it’s a good idea to avoid any situations where you are faced with unexpected extra fees for any equipment. When you’re not sure about what is included in the rental package and what may cost extra, always discuss this with the venue managers before finalizing your rental.
Go digital! - If your meeting requires any printouts, think of sending out digital copies to everyone before the meeting. You won’t have to bother about printing out any of the documents, your attendees will be prepared for the discussion and you’ll also save some time and money!
According to data from Tagvenue, prices for a cheap meeting room rental vary between $40 to $100 per hour. But don’t hesitate to ask the venue managers for any special deals and discounts. Also, to lower your costs you can try to search for recently launched meeting rooms in your neighborhood, as usually, they have special offers and promotions.
The areas around Union Square hide some fantastic and cheap hidden gems, especially streets near the Embarcadero and Montgomery St subway stations. These spaces offer a lot of variety in size and interiors, we are confident that you can find the perfect one to suit your requirements.
To have the best and cheapest options available, start your search immediately after settling your budget, optimal dates, and a number of participants. This will give you a chance to compare prices and what the meeting rooms have on offer. But generally, it’s best to rent a meeting room no later than 2 weeks before the meeting.
Generally, meeting rooms offer some basic equipment such as chairs, tables, projectors, whiteboards, access to the power supply, and WiFi. However, each meeting space is different, so before signing the contract make sure to check whether the space has the equipment essential for conducting your meeting. Also, don’t hesitate to ask venue managers for further information regarding the equipment.
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