Never again hand-draw event layouts or fuss with design files. Our drag-and-drop event floor plan builder gives you dozens of timesaving tools like instant table grids, snap-to guides and reusable templates for creating designs fast.
Whatever your needs, our tools simply work. Great for event planners looking to set up anything from meetings to weddings, indoor or outdoor events. Ideal for venues that need stylish, accurate designs to aid with sales and event setup.
No CAD software or graphic design experience required! Our platform is built for on-the-go event professionals who want an easy, intuitive, Web-based tool for creating flawless event layouts for clients, staff and vendors.
EASY-TO-USE AND INTUITIVE
Simplify and streamline your event design processes
Our simple drag-and-drop tools give you the power to build detailed event designs from scratch in a matter of minutes. Hundreds of discrete layout elements at your fingertips, including standard tables, chairs and furniture. Automated setup for instantly adding grids of tables, chair rows and trade show booths. Smart function menus to make quick edits. Rulers and snap-to grids for aligning items. And intuitive keyboard shortcuts (delete, copy, paste, etc.) to speed up the entire process.
SALES AND MARKETING
Impress clients and boost sales
Giving your leads and customers a clear picture of what you plan on delivering can play a big role in closing more deals. Our event space design tools can help both event coordinators and venue managers upgrade your pitches with full-color PDF layout files and show you are committed to go above-and-beyond in helping your prospects realize their vision.
COLLABORATION AND COMMUNICATION
Easily share ideas and collaborate
Planning Pod’s virtual event layout software platform enables you and your staff, clients, prospects and contractors to connect in a single place to view, edit and brainstorm on your event designs. Log in from any web browser and any Web-enabled device. Invite unlimited users into your account to collaborate on event diagramming. Set viewing/editing permissions for user groups.
CUSTOMIZATION AND CONVENIENCE
Create custom room boundaries and templates
The shape and size of every event space is unique, and our tools let you upload images of room outlines and draw custom boundaries of your rooms and spaces. Then, you can create reusable templates of your most common event designs and setups so you never have to start another floor plan from scratch. You can even brand your designs with your organization’s logo.
GUEST LISTS AND CHECK-IN
Manage attendee details and track guest check-ins
Not only can you track attendee details like names, email addresses and phone numbers. You can also drag-and-drop singles or groups of attendees onto chairs to create seating charts that display names, meal choices, RSVP statuses and VIP designations. And on event day, our event check-in app lets you use multiple devices to track when attendees enter the venue.
Event planning professionals have been diagramming floor and room layouts for decades to better represent to clients, vendors and internal staff the visual flow of an event as well as where guests, tables, furniture, equipment and other items will be arranged in an event space.
Originally, venue and event managers as well as wedding planners had to manually draw floor plans (yuck) until computer-aided design or CAD technology came along. However, CAD software programs often had a fairly steep and lengthy learning curve and were prohibitively expensive.
Next came PC-based floor plan generators and tools like Microsoft Visio, which offered more flexibility and shorter ramp up times. And now online event floor plan apps offer an all-in-one approach by delivering a wealth of features and instant access to event planning tools while simplifying the entire design process and the ability to create seating arrangements (just do a quick Google search and you will find several great tools including Planning Pod's easy to use solution plus AllSeated and Social Tables).
Yes, event technology has come a long way, from hand-drawn layouts and spreadsheets to online tools that let you manage hundreds of event details, including event registration, scheduling and booking, timelines and gantt charts, social media management, and intricate layout designs with 3D modeling. So let’s take a look at the advantages of these more design-oriented Web-based tools that can help planners and event venues from New York to Berlin to Sydney to Hong Kong and beyond.
There are quite a few key advantages that current online tools have over older methods of building event diagrams.