The website has seen an increase in repeat business and enquiries have doubled compared to this time last year, with budgets having grown 6% despite inflation being at an all-time low. Christmas parties accounted for over 11% of bookings in 2014 and growth is set to continue as a result of a more optimistic economic forecast and higher budget allocations for events.
Whilst the demand for unique and newly-opened venues continues to increase, Hire Space has also observed a rise in demand for blank canvas and dry-hire spaces as Christmas party organisers try to create more personalised experiences for their companies.
The organisation has also noticed more parties of less than a 100 people making enquiries early which didn’t happen at the same time in 2014, indicating that even smaller groups are preparing early in order to secure the right venue.
Hannah Durrant, venue expert at Hire Space commented: “Increased confidence in the market coupled with a successful 2014 for us, means we have seen very positive changes in the numbers of enquiries and bookings we have received. Having expanded to Liverpool and Birmingham recently we are now able to offer our users a wider range of spaces and an enhanced offering. We are experts in unusual venues and we are really pleased that our users are recognising that and tapping into our network for advice.
The company boasts a portfolio of over 2,500 venues in the UK, with 40 new listings added each week. Experts in unusual, quirky venues and always the first to hear about new venue openings, Hire Space provides users with thousands of spaces for meetings, events, conferences and private parties.