Event venues working hard to cope with bank holiday change

Function venues are already having to work extremely hard to cope with plans for the Queen’s diamond jubilee next year.

The Government has announced that the traditional bank holiday at the end of May will be moved in 2012 to allow a four-day weekend in celebration of the Queen’s 60th year on the throne.

The holiday originally scheduled for Monday 28th May 2012 will now take place on Monday 4th June, which is a day before the Jubilee celebrations.  

This has caused a number of event organisers to rearrange the date of their functions, leaving venues scrambling to alter their bookings system.

Those who already had events booked for the first weekend in June may also consider extending the length of their bookings in order to maximise profits during the bank holiday. 

Anyone who is planning to book party venues or a conference space during this time is advised to do so as soon as possible to avoid being caught up in the chaos.

Event Industry News predicted that the mass rearrangement of event dates may leave some contractors unable to cope with demand.

A source from caterersearch.com has revealed that the Government are considering plans to permanently move the May bank holiday in an effort to boost tourism.