We asked our corporate event planners across the US what the standard event budget breakdown looks like? Here’s what they had to say:

Average Budget Breakdown
Venue – 45-50%
Food – 25-35%
Beverages – 15-20%
Entertainment – 10-15% (if there is budget remaining)
Decor – 5-15% (if there is budget remaining)

Start planning your budget today by downloading our handy budget guide here.

Make sure to also take a look at our How to Plan a Party while Staying Sane blog post for a comprehensive guide to planning your event.

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