Planning Your Event With Indaba Hotel

Planning an event at our Johannesburg hotel is easy thanks to the resources at hand as well as our qualified and experienced staff. Whether you're looking for a party venue in Johannesburg, a conference facility or somewhere to hold a corporate team building event, we can assist you.

Basic Steps to Event Planning

  1. Choose the date (and a backup) for your event.
  2. Decide how many people you want to invite.
    Once these two basic questions have been answered then you need to contact the professional coordinators at the Indaba Hotel who will check availability for you. The coordinator will send you a booking sheet - make a provisional booking before you lose the date.
  3. Decide what type of event you would like to host - casual, smart casual or formal.
  4. Decide on whether you are you going to theme the event?
    Your coordinator will send you a quote with a variety of menu options - have a look at these and decide which one is perfect for you. If you want to make some changes, give them to your coordinator who will communicate your suggestions to the chef, who will investigate whether they are feasible.
  5. Meet your Johannesburg event coordinator.
    It is a good idea to come to the Hotel to view the menu and meet with your coordinator. You are going to be chatting regularly on your event and it is always nice to have a face to put to the name. She will also be able to advise you on our preferred suppliers such as decor, entertainment, flowers and so on.
  6. Dotting your Is and Crossing Your Ts.
    Remember to read the terms and conditions on your contract clearly and adhere to them. If you are unsure of something or have any queries it is best to contact your coordinator to discuss these with her. It is also important that your contract is signed in time.
  7. The Finer Details
    Now you need to start filling in the details for us (we can assist with any queries you may have). The details we require to plan your Johannesburg event include:
  8. Bar details - are you having one of the following:
    FULL CASH BAR - all beverages are to the master account. Is there a limit? Are there any tables that don't need to pay for their drinks, such as your VIPs
    PARTIAL CASH BAR - some items such as beer, wine and soft drinks are for the master account and spirits,shooters, etc. are for cash. Is there a limit
    Agenda - this is especially important for the food as if you run late on your agenda there is a good chance your food will be spoiled.
    Decor - what decor are you bringing in and who is your supplier
    Flowers - are you having flowers? Where are they going to be place (tables, entrances, etc.)? Who are you using to do these?
    Entertainment - who is your entertainment? What are their requirements? For example if you are going to require staging, remember that the bigger the stage, the smaller the setting room for your guests.
    Signatories - who will be at the event who is allowed to sign to the Master Account?
    Setting arrangements - if you are having a formal setting plan, remember to let your coordinator know how many seats are required at each table so that our Banqueting department can set your room up correctly.
  9. The Big Day
    You will meet your banqueting manager on the day of the function. He will ensure that your venue is setup to your specifications and that all runs according to plan with as few hiccups as possible. He will see you right through till the end - until the last guest leaves.

We're Here To Help

The Team at the Indaba Hotel look forward to hosting and planning your next event.

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Just north of the fast paced business world of Sandton, Johannesburg lies the Indaba Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre nestled beneath the vista of the magnificent Magaliesberg Mountains.
It is a compelling blend of business-like convenience and efficiency, along with a relaxed and warm country hospitality atmosphere.

Phone: +27 (0) 11 840 6600

William Nicol Drive & Pieter Wenning Road Fourways

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