You just never know when and where you will stumble across a great new events venue and in most cases they are right under your nose.
This was the case when I recently discovered One Fine Day in Liverpool. For months I walked past this lovely little coffee shop not knowing what lurked behind the set of sliding doors at the back.
One Fine Day is a great multipurpose venue that can be used for a wide variety of events. On initially entering the room you can see why it is a popular wedding venue, but open your mind and it can be used for many other events. I recently discovered that it is used for Yoga and mindfulness sessions, I feel at ease already.
The open space has been finished to a high standard and having a private entrance and toilets allows you to the privacy you would want from an events space. The extra benefit hiding above is a sizeable mezzanine level. The upstairs is a great space for presentations and meetings, it can comfortably hold 100 people theatre style with front projection.
We recently used this venue for a meeting which required a networking area at the beginning for guests to arrive and grab a drink before heading into a presentation. Following the presentation all the guests were then invited to dinner and drinks to end the evening.
I can say that the venue was able to accommodate all of these requests without having to make our guests wait for rooms to be turned around. This is something that I hate when guests are made to go and stand in a lobby or less than adequate bar area to wait for the room to be set up for dinner.
Our guests entered through the private entrance to a bright open space where drinks were already laid out and waiting for them, once everyone had arrived we then moved our guests up onto the mezzanine floor, where it had already been set up for the presentation.
It was light and airy, but I would recommend some kind of PA for your event as more softly spoken speakers may not be heard at the back, if you have a full room. Due to the unusual weather conditions in the UK this summer the room was warm and we had to open the windows, this meant we had to deal with noise form outside, also because the room beneath is so open you can hear any noise that staff are making no matter how quiet they are so a PA system would have been beneficial for us.
Following our presentations all our guests returned back downstairs for a drink at the bar whilst the buffet was laid out. The tales were already set so our guests could move around freely until the food was ready to be served.
The food at the venue was excellent, they provided us with a great selection of mains, sides and salads, my only slight complaint was the vegetarian option wasn’t great, if you are holding an event and you do have vegetarians perhaps asked for a more substantial option for them in advance (My bad I didn’t).
Over the venue was clean and fresh with nice finishing touches. It was perfect for what I needed it for and can see lots of other potential uses for the space.The staff were extremely helpful and attentive and the prices were well set for the market.
We would definitely use this venue again and Faulty gives it a 4.5 / 5 rating. It only really lost points for the noise factor.