Raising Customer Service Spirits This Holiday Season To Make Your Venue Shine Bright
As we enter the holiday season, the majority of our venues will be bustling with activity as they play host to various festive gatherings until the year’s end. Recognizing the inherent busyness that accompanies hosting multiple holiday events at your venue, we appreciate the challenges this season brings. We believe it is crucial to highlight the importance of customer service to maintain a joyful spirit of celebration, especially during this energetic time of the year. Consider these things when dealing with challenging clients or surprise situations:
Customer Experience is the Best Gift
The holiday season is not just about exchanging gifts; it’s about creating memorable experiences and your venue is the unique backdrop that your clients intentionally chose for their celebration. Exceptional customer service goes beyond resolving issues; it’s about making each interaction a positive and memorable one, even before the celebration kicks off. Every touchpoint leading up to the event should be cheerful, whether its over the phone, in person, or via email.
Navigate High Expectations
This time of year often raises customer expectations regarding service speed, venue ambiance, and unique experiences. When it comes to holiday parties, whether it’s a family gathering or a corporate celebration, your responsibility as the venue is to set the bar high to meet planner expectations and offer the most magical experiences. Not only will your intentionality and quality service create a successful event, but most likely, it will result in referrals and repeat business.
Intend to Build Lasting Relationships
The holidays are a time for building connections and strengthening relationships, and the same holds true for your venue. By providing a customer-focused approach this winter, you’re fostering trust and loyalty, and laying the foundation for long-term partnerships. Even if there are planners or local businesses that you’re not hosting at your venue this holiday season, think of sending a personalized card or greeting. These small acts of kindness go a long way in building a business relationship.
Resolve Issues Promptly
When all is said and done, despite your best efforts, issues may arise on the day of the event. It could be a catering concern, an audio/visual glitch, or an unexpected weather forecast that is out of your control – your team should be ready to address any challenges promptly and effectively. Your goal should be to instill confidence in your clients and let them know that you are committed to resolving any issues that may arise, allowing them to enjoy a stress-free event.
As you embark on this festive journey of holiday celebrations at your venue, let’s remember that the magic of the season extends beyond decorations and sparkling lights. It resides in the seamless experiences you create for your clients, turning each celebration into a cherished memory. By prioritizing exceptional customer service, you not only meet the high expectations set during this time but exceed them, making every interaction a testament to the warmth and dedication of your venue. Here’s to a season of joy, connection, and unforgettable celebrations!
Shine BRIGHT this holiday season!