Membership benefits

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Members range from large international multipurpose venues through to more specialist regional providers. Whether you are a hotel, racecourse, stadium, educational establishment or conference centre membership is open to ALL types of venue.. Join the conversation today!


Being well-informed with a network of contacts is vital in the events industry. 

Becoming an AEV member offers a variety of ways to add to your knowledge and understanding of the events industry both at a general and specialist level. 

We offer you the opportunity to learn from your peers' best practise, to ensure your voice is heard and to be certain that the interest of venues are best served.



As a member you and your teams gain unlimited access to a member zone which allows you to download our Industry wide recognised best practice document - the eGuide, annual industry reports and post vacancies and press releases.

Collaborate with members via a strong network of Working Groups from all areas of the events industry. Our sister organisations; Association of Event Organisers (AEO) and Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) are represented on 5 of our 10 Working Groups.

This vital co-operation provides a platform for the cross-industry discussion and analysis of significant issues affecting the events industry.

What else?

Our collaborative approach allows you to communicate with fellow members, pose questions, educate through sharing ideas and best practice, suggest working group agenda items and guest speakers. We encourage these opportunities to connect and act as conduit to cascade information and a platform to share knowledge.

Delve deeper into our website to explore who is on the Board, who chairs and who are on the various Working Groups. Feel free to read meeting summaries and of course connect and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter (links at the foot of this page).

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Click below to cascade what membership will bring!


We welcome members from the entire venue spectrum. Our current members range from large international multi-purpose venues through to specialist regional providers - here is a sample:


  • Access bespoke research for benchmarking and strategy development through regular contact with other members
  • Read industry news delivered monthly


  • Join multiple working groups
  • Download free Health, Safety and Environment policy templates
  • Have your existing documents audited 


  • Join over 40 leading venues and engage regularly through AEV
  • Participate in partner events and awards (AEO and ESSA)


  • Stand out to AEO and ESSA members as an approved AEV venue
  • Use the AEV Logo, an increasingly recognised brand: a kite-mark for event venue excellence
  • Use the eGuide adoptee logo demonstrating best practice in the industry 


  • Advertise for free on our industry wide recruitment pages
  • Drive awareness of your venue through our free news service


  • Collaborate across the wider industry via our allied associations, AEO and ESSA
  • Get member rates at selected events:  AEO Excellence Awards, ESSA Conference, AEO Marketing and Ops Forums
  • Join the ESSA Discount Card scheme


  • "Great day hosting our first AEV working group event!..WOW did I learn a lot and some great insights into how other venues work and the challenges they are trying to overcome. If you are a venue looking to network with other like minded professionals I would recommend looking at joining the AEV".
    Danielle Worker - Corporate Events Team Leader at Silverstone Circuits Ltd
  • "“Great essential for a successful venue. The AEV provides a platform to establish consistent best practice in this field"
    Phil Wetz – Retail & Catering Manager, ExCeL London
  • “The AEV provides collective representation for its member venues, turning individual commitment into a group effort"
    Paul Brough – Venue Health & Safety Manager, Olympia London
  • "Proud to be part of this Cross Association discussion. I am confident in our ability to improve and progress our working platform through conversation".
    Amir Vered, Head of eForce and IT at Olympia London (Chair of Cross Association Technology WG)
  • “The AEV is essential to the venue sector’s ability to cooperate and collaborate"
    Jazmin Beale – Head of Marketing & Communications, Olympia London
  • "AEV is a powerful voice behind the venues that hold incredible events that enable the meetings of millions of people - an integral part of the experience economy"
    Julia Galbraith – Marketing Manager – Exhibitions, ExCeL London