Sebastiaan Douma |
​Events & Venue Finding Consultant

VENUE FINDING & SUPPLIER SOURCING FOR CORPORATE AND PRIVATE EVENTS


After twelve years in the hospitality industry, working as a client, agent and supplier, Sebastiaan Douma has set up an independent events consultancy to support SME’s with their events.

Sebastiaan aims to support businesses through venue finding & supplier sourcing, all at no cost to the client.

Over the years Sebastiaan has acquired an exceptional, in-depth working knowledge of the many unique venues, conference centres, hotels, restaurants, and the simply exquisite hidden venues that London and the UK have to offer. His knowledge even extends to Europe where he has recently focussed on the Dutch & Maltese markets. 

This knowledge will help you find the perfect venue for your event. It will make your event stand out and help the delegates achieve their goals.
  

HOW DOES IT WORK?


In the first instance, Sebastiaan will discuss the event with you with the aim of thoroughly understanding the goals and needs of your event. He will discuss your expectations and the timeline involved and create a brief based on your specifications.

Through Sebastiaan's extensive knowledge of venue potential and unique qualities; a list of potential venues is drawn up where the qualities of each venue are assessed and matched against the event needs. The venues are contacted to ensure they have availability and are asked to provide a proposal based on the brief provided. This should lead to all venues providing comparable information, although it often takes two or three times before a venue submits a proposal that answers the brief. Sebastiaan negotiates the best possible rates and will provide the client with a spreadsheet of available venues and their offering. 

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HOW IS YOUR SERVICE FREE?


SD Consultancy can offer a free service to clients, as venues and suppliers will offer a finder’s fee or commission to agents. One condition in our venue search, to ensure that this is indeed a free service for clients, is that the commission is taken out of the venue’s cost of sales and not added on to the venue hire. To ensure this, we offer full transparency of costs across all venues and suppliers we put forward.

Venue finding is always dialogue, and clients are very welcome to suggest venues they know and like to SD Consultancy. We will then make the first enquiry, negotiate the best possible rates on your behalf and ensure all offers are put forward on a like for like basis.

  
KEY ADVANTAGES TO USING A VENUE FINDER


Sebastiaan is able to match the right venue

to the goals & needs of your event.

He has the very latest knowledge of venues.

He will save you time and resources.

He has strong negotiation skills and will get you

the best possible offer.

The service comes free of charge for your business.



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What People Say...

April, 2017

"Sebastiaan is an incredibly charismatic and personable individual and has a rare natural talent at supporting clients with Business Development. The differentiator between Sebastiaan and the rest of the pack is that his desire to remain client focussed is always genuine and authentic and stems from his personal commitment to always put the success of others before himself."


Nick Larkins
Head of Talent Management, Hire Space

"I had the pleasure of working with Sebastiaan recently and can honestly say he made a great business partner. I felt like Sebastiaan understood my vision and did his utmost to achieve this. Sebastiaan's dedication was amazing and I hope to work with him again in the future."


Rachel Boardman
Project Manager, BI Worldwide