I love to host events in my home. I don’t have to go far and I know the territory. However, people don’t like driving all the way out to my home, especially if they plan on drinking. An event venue is the most important part of planning an event. People want to be close to home, have lots of room, an acoustically sound environment (if it’s a concert or music event), convenient parking and they want to feel they are in a safe environment they wouldn’t mind being seen at (or checking in at on Foursquare). Make sure your venue is pleasing to your guests, a place that makes them want to stay all night. If not, it will be a quick hi/bye for you if they even show at all.