Sean Gleeson the Founder & Managing Director of Find a Venue has being regularly featured on national media over the last number of years. Most recently he was featured on national radio on Today Fm’s Sunday Business Show. He has also being featured on the Sunday Business Post quite a bit. Dublin Leo ( Local enterprise office) have had Sean speak at various events from the National Ploughing championships to the likes of Start up Ballymun. Find a venue have also sponsored various events including the annual Staff relay event which takes place in the Phoenix park every May.
February 25th 2018
Written by TODAY FM’S: NIALL FITZMAURICE
Find a venue might just be the best venue finding service in Ireland. Need help finding the right place? If you are organising a conference, corporate event or party then “Find A Venue” might be just what you are looking for. The company helps to organise all types of corporate events from company Christmas parties to Gala dinner events, after work parties, small and large conferences and International conventions.
Sean Gleeson founded the company in 2011 to help organisers find venues for the best after work parties Dublin had to offer. The company is now established as the number one venue finder in Dublin & Ireland.The unique selling point of Sean’s business is that the service is free for all searching clients. Sean spoke to Conall O Moroin all about his business and noted some of the top venues in Ireland, which some people may not have thought were available for events.To find out more about the business, listen back to the podcast. Sunday Business show Today fm Podcast Link – https://www.todayfm.com/podcasts/83966
19th November 2017
Start up Ballymun Event
Fantastic evening and a great time sharing my experiences with new Business owners. Speaking at the
@StartUpBallymun entrepreneurs panel with co-organisers @BillyLinehan and @liamcbarry1978 with @Marggranddesign @WorkJuggle @soundadvice_pro @gogetfetch @findavenue @GuardianSafety2 – thanx to all for time and effort #BoostYourBusiness #StartUp #Ballymun
September 20th 2017
Speaking at the National ploughing championships in Tullamore
Sean was invited by the Department of Communications Climate Action and Environment to speak about growing a business online at this years national Ploughing championships- Play Video here
Sean Gleeson of Findavenue.ie on The Dublin Business Radio Show
Seán talks about his business of sourcing venues at no cost for his clients. Seán will also source all the add-ons to theme your party. He talks about his career in the pub industry and plans for the future (and the oddest request he’s gotten). Click to listen
December 23rd 2016
Sean was Featured on the Sunday Business Post By Leanna Byrne
Already thinking ahead to next year’s office party? You may have left it too late to secure a Friday night, according to one industry figure.Sean Gleeson, managing director of the event website Findavenue.ie, said many venues in Dublin were already booked up for some nights during Christmas 2017.“All the Fridays are booked,” he said. “When you’re ringing up the venues, you’re being put on a cancellation list. If you’re looking for something for 200 to 1,000 people or more, you need to book now.”Gleeson said spend was up for Christmas parties this year. “The corporates were trying to look after their staff a little bit more. They were probably afraid to do it for the last couple of years,” he said.Depending on the venue and the number of people, companies spent an average of €30 per person at the bar and €45 to €75 per person on food if the party involved a sit-down meal.
“Companies have gone back to the more substantial food menu, whereas before it was just canapés,” said Gleeson.
He said competition for space was becoming an issue in Dublin. “I’ve been saying for the past two years that what’s really needed is a warehouse space that would allow you to create your own event,” said Gleeson. “I think it would be a real hit.”
The crypt at Christ Church Cathedral is the oldest working structure in the capital, and in 2000 was repurposed as a space for private hires and events. It seats 120 for dinner and has capacity for 200 standing, with prices starting from €1,900.
Susanne Reid, tourism development manager at the cathedral, said the space was booked out every night from late November through till Christmas.“My impression is that we’re definitely busier on last year. This year, we were refusing business – from June we didn’t have very many dates left to sell,” she said. Deirdre O’Brien, director of sales and marketing at the Powerscourt Hotel near Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, said companies were spending this year “in a really considered, understated way. It’s definitely not like the Celtic Tiger years”.The resort is already taking bookings for events for 2018 and is expecting significant growth despite the challenge of Brexit. “It’s not having an impact,” said O’Brien. “The way we look at it is that it is two years away, and sterling and the euro have always fluctuated.”Laura Barry, marketing executive for the Canal Boat, a barge turned events venue on Dublin’s Grand Canal, said its Christmas party business has almost doubled since 2014.
“There’s a stereotypical idea that Christmas parties are either a bit stiff and boring, or too intimate and rowdy. But we’re offering something a bit different,” said Barry. “We’re already getting enquiries for next year.”
Dublin Staff Relay
Find A Venue has being a sponsor of the Dublin staff relay which is the best corporate fun day out in Ireland for a few years now
Checkout some of the Snaps with winning companies on the day