The duty of an events planner has never been easy-peasy. If planning and organizing for small events is already a challenge, large-scale events present an even bigger challenge. They require an extra measure of planning, coordination, and event management grit. One of these challenges is looking for the perfect, appropriate, and budget-friendly venue that can accommodate thousands of attendees.
If your large-scale event happens to be set in Paris, worry less as Paris gladly welcomes your large-scale events.
Paris and its immediate surroundings have a great range of large-scale auditoriums and entertainment venues–right in the city center, at world-famous heritage sites, and in atypical places with bold architecture.
DMCFinder presents to you the top 3 large-scale event venues in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Each venue offers a complete range of services and possibilities for your events.
1. Accor Arena – up to 20,000 seats
The venue has up to 20,000 seats. At the heart of Paris, one of the world’s biggest concert and sports venues became the Accor Arena. Designed by the architectural firm Andrault-Parat, Jean Prouvé and Aydin Guvan, the arena has a pyramidal shape and walls covered with a sloping lawn. Accor is starting out on an innovative approach in France. In October 2015, it officially signed a naming contract for the Accor Arena for a duration of 10 years, formerly known as the Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy (POPB). This strategic partnership provides a high-profile window onto the expertise of the Group and highlights our commitment to sharing our passion for hospitality with everyone.
2. La Seine Musicale
The venue has up to 4,000 seats. La Seine Musicale is a music and performing arts center designed by architect Shigeru Ban and constructed on Île Seguin, an island on the Seine River in the suburbs of Paris, France. Located at the point of Île Seguin in Boulogne-Billancourt, this national and international music complex has many facilities. The Grande Seine hosts many different events, including concerts, musicals and ballets. The Grand Salon, with unobstructed views of the Seine, accommodates up to 1,500 people.
3. Opéra National de Paris – Opéra Bastille
The venue has up to 2,745 seats. Opéra Bastille is a modern opera house located on the Place de la Bastille in Paris. Commissioned in 1981 by President Francois Mitterrand, it was designed by Carlos Ott and inaugurated in 1989 on the occasion of the celebrations of the bicentennial of the Revolution as part of major works for Paris.There are world class and expensive opera performances at Opéra Bastille. The venue offers a unique ensemble of performance spaces, including the huge 2,745-seat main auditorium, a 500-seat amphitheater and a 230-seat studio, surrounded by foyers that can be used for events, product launches, fashion shows, promotional shoots, and any other corporate events.
There are still other venues in the beautiful Paris that accommodate large-scale events and they are waiting for you to discover. The most important thing is that as event planners, we continue to read on to learn tips for managing the common stumbling blocks of large events, as well as strategies to make sure large groups of attendees get where they need to go—safely and on-time.
Author: Deb Davad