It is important that event planners stay until the end of the function. Once all guests have left, check in with the caterer and allow access to any suppliers who are returning to the venue to bump out or pack down (e.g. staging, furniture). While cleaners will attend to the space each evening, it is important that you leave the space the way you found it or arrange with the venue contact to pick up your event items the next day.
Things to look out for upon conclusion of your event:
reserved seating signs on chairs are collected and blu tack removed
name tags are disposed of and holders recycled
all brochures are picked up and disposed or recycled
banners are packed down and returned
borrowed tablecloths are clean or sent to the dry cleaner before returning
floral arrangements are collected and donated to reception or the ACU chapel
any lost property is collected and taken with you or delivered to reception
all equipment you came with is returned to its place
caterers have packed up their equipment accordingly and left the kitchen in a clean state with all cutlery/crockery items in the dishwasher or packed away
all AV equipment is turned off
all suppliers have access to leave the building after hours if necessary (check your ACU access card with reception).