BookEventZ is a chain of branded venues that provide best in class services to its clients for weddings, parties and corporate events. Founded by the duo, Harsh Baid, and Shriti Chhajed. Shriti is an MBA from SP Jain School of Management, while Harsh is an alumnus of IIT Mumbai and IIM Lucknow, Till now BookEventZ managed to raise Series-A funding from Mumbai based VC firm Equanimity Ventures founded by Rajesh Sehgal (Formerly with Franklin Templeton Investments). The fresh funding will be used to increase the number of flagship venues. The company that already has over 30 venues in Mumbai aims to push the envelope further with 1000 venues in India by 2021, to reemphasize its market leadership position.
- What was the inspiration behind the concept, Chain of branded venues?
In India, there are so many standalone banquets with no standard brand. This makes the services very unpredictable. This results in customers being apprehensive to give a final ‘Yes’ to any venue. The idea behind BookEventZ is to bring a solution to this problem. BookEventZ is a network of branded venues that provide best in class services to its clients for Weddings, Parties and Corporate events. We can host events for 50-1500 people at our varied venues such as Hotels, Banquet Halls, Lounges, Lawns, Resorts, Seminar Halls, Conference Halls, and Corporate training centers. The venues at BookEventZ can events for a guest list ranging from 20-1,500 people. BookeventZ Venues offer a plethora of options like Hotels, Banquet Halls, Lounges, Lawns, Resorts, Seminar Halls, Conference Halls, and Corporate Training Centers.
- How does BookEventZ’s model work?
BookEventZ is a network of branded venues that provide best in class services to its clients for Weddings, Parties and Corporate events. BookEventZ takes complete ownership and control of the venues and makes sure that the venues function properly taking care of the proceedings starting from venue discovery, booking process to connecting vendors and going forward with the activities involved in the proper functioning of the venues for the event days.
- Why do you think your company’s concept will work in the Indian hospitality market?
BookEventZ gives personalized attention to every detail of the event. We give significant importance to Indian traditions and understands customers diverse requirements in terms of variety of choice in food, customs, ceremonies. BookEventZ gives services at every stage of the process.
The process starts with venue discovery either from Google listing or BookEventZ Website. At BookEventZ website, the customer fills in his requirements in terms of occasions, food type, no. of guests, venue type, budget range and gets an automated list of shortlisted venues as per his needs. BookEventZ representative understands their requirements in detail and arranges for the recce/venue visits at the venues chosen by the customers from the list. Venue Manager at each BookeventZ venue is assigned and is accessible for any queries regarding our venue, services, minute details about event execution & more. BookeventZ plays a significant role in the post-booking phase and remains until the event concludes successfully. On booking the venue, BookeventZ event manager is assigned who helps customers in deciding food menu, decor, all event-related arrangements, coordinates with the vendors.
We understand our customers’ requirements, dreams, and expectations at the varied functions like weddings or any other social gatherings which help us win our customers. We provide the solution to every event venue related need of the customer today.
- What are your expansion plans?
The company is growing manifolds every year with over 3,50,000 customers & 500 corporates events served. It is expanding rapidly with over 40+ BookEventZ branded Venues in Mumbai. Today, it employees around 100 people. We are now heading to have over 100 banquets in Mumbai by this year-end and a 1000 venues in India by 2021.
- Where do you want to see the company five years down the line?
Five years down the line, we will find BookEventZ venues in every city of India and believe that any individual planning personal or corporate event would first think of the name BookEventZ. The unpredictability factor associated with events would take a back seat to pave the way to hassle-free events and people can rest assured of the services to be provided. The event experiences from varied occasions like weddings, corporate functions and birthdays would become seamless to build lifelong memories.
- How are your services different from other competitors?
BookEventZ offers the highest standards of professional conduct, assigned venue managers who have final authority on prices and control over end solutions. We ensure to provide value for money deals, standardization, and transparency. Our services are just not restricted to bookings, we go beyond that with our post booking services which makes us stand out from others in the related business.