The Ultimate Checklist for Planning Events

Planning an event can be a daunting task, but with the right checklist, it can be a breeze. At West Monroe Sports & Events, we specialize in hosting tournaments and special events of all sizes, and have put together a comprehensive checklist to help you plan your next event with ease.

Set Your Goals

The first step in planning any event is determining your goals. What is the purpose of the event? Are you trying to raise money for a cause, attract sports enthusiasts, or celebrate a special occasion? By setting clear goals, you can better understand your audience and plan accordingly.

Determine Your Budget

Once you’ve set your goals, it’s time to determine your budget. This will help you make decisions about things like venue, equipment, catering, entertainment, and more. Be sure to factor in all expenses, including any unexpected costs that may arise.

Choose Your Venue

Choosing the right venue is key to the success of your event. Consider factors like location, capacity, amenities, and cost when selecting your venue. At West Monroe Sports & Events, we offer a variety of event spaces to fit all your needs, from top-tier courts to conference rooms and more.

Plan Your Catering

Food and drinks are an important part of any event. Determine what type of food and beverages you want to serve, and work with your caterer to create a menu that fits your budget and satisfies your guests. Check with us for our preferred vendor list.

Decide on Entertainment

Whether it’s a DJ, band, or photo booth, entertainment can take your event to the next level. Determine what type of entertainment fits your event and budget and book early to ensure availability.

Promote Your Event

Promotion is key to getting people to attend your event. Use social media, email marketing, website blogs and other advertising channels to promote your event and generate buzz.

Ensure Smooth Execution On the day of your event, make sure everything runs smoothly by having a detailed schedule and ensuring all vendors are on the same page. Assign roles to team members, and have a backup plan in case of unexpected issues.

With this checklist, you’ll be well on your way to planning a successful tournament or event. At West Monroe Sports & Events, we’re here to help every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more about our event spaces and services.