About Us
We’re here to help people find places and places find people. In a nutshell that’s what we’ve been doing 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for 17 years. There’s no stop, and that’s how we like it. Our venue and event search engines are always there when you need them. Early on, we realised that ‘about us’ should actually be ‘about you’, because every little (and large) thing we do is done for the people that want places and the places that want people.

We like to keep our solutions innovative and fresh. First of all, we’ve avoided working from stuffy offices. Our friendly team of specialists work from a converted farm building surrounded by beautiful countryside. This is not just any countryside, this is Somerset countryside; with an added burst of inspiration from green hills and a lot of sky. We love it here, but we’re not all always here.

To have different ideas, you sometimes need to do something different. It’s amazing what you think of when you’re up a tree, clinging to a rope bridge, zooming down the straight of a racetrack or dangling upside down on the newest rollercoaster. We get our teams out of the office (in batches, there’s always people on hand to help clients) doing all of these things and more. We find shaking them up a bit and making them laugh is a good way to get the ideas to rise to the surface. It’s in line with our ethos too... Find it, Love it, Do it.

CYE Group is a friendly and efficient team of 9 and growing, that’s proudly at the forefront of the meetings and events industry working closely with the associations, exhibitions, charities and media. Despite our rural location, we’re fanatic about technology and receive over 2.6 million unique visitors to our websites annually. Our aim is to continually increase our profile and ensure that we’re the ‘go to site’ for event and venue finding, because that’s how people find places and places find people.
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"Chooseyourevent.com has proven to be an excellent team to work with, their website is easy to follow and the service has been superb!"
Bettina Maduro-Venn,
Cluster Marketing Executive at Hilton Worldwide
"Having worked with Darren and the team at CYE Group for a number of years, I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them to any client. Their customer service is second to none, with great people skills, and a natural ability and desire to build long lasting relationships with their clients, for me and my clients this is key and the proof it works is the high quality enquiries that drop into the In Box. A truly professional company in every sense and a pleasure to work with..."
Vicky Stone Marketing
"Fantastic news we’re renewing... I couldn’t be happier, not only because I had some great enquiries/conversions from CYE, but more so because I appreciate your personal approach – with all of your clients that you have, you never make me feel like ‘just another hotel’. Here’s to the year ahead!!"
Alison Dawson,
Senior Events Coordinator at Hilton Bracknell
"Darren and the team are fantastic! Always willing to help, or offer solutions and advice where needed. The customer service they provide is quick, efficient and first class. Nothing is too much trouble, and you always get a response. Great rapport with clients and advertisers – am always happy to work with the team at CYE."
Zoe Jones,
Diary and Events Coordinator at De Vere Venues Highfield Park
"Every day I'm impressed at the number of enquiries I see coming through my inbox from CYE. Not only is there a high quantity, but also exceptional quality - as a group, we couldn't ask for more."
Andrew Nicholson,
Head of Online at Sodexo Prestige
"We signed up with Choose Your Venue at the end of summer 2016 and within days we were receiving relevant enquiries. The team were very professional and efficient when it came to setting up the page - we were very impressed with the results too, it looked clean and professional. Since we have been present on the site we get an average of five enquiries a week and the conversion rate is around 65% which means we have made back our budget spent with Choose Your Venue within the first month. Good news and we would highly recommend."
Abby Knight,
Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Greenwoods Hotel & Spa
"It’s been a pleasure working with ChooseYourEvent , I really appreciate the time and dedication given by our Account Manager and his team to always ensure we manage our hotels profile efficiently and make sure the profile is up to date. We can see the result through a large number of enquiries we received with a great conversion for each hotel. I would really recommend ChooseYourEvent!"
Angelika Suwarno,
Meetings & Events Administrator at IHG
"Working with Choose your Event has been fantastic. They are always on hand to help and support and offer valuable advice on how to promote your business. The Hub is easy to use and lets you manage your enquiries with ease. I have had some fantastic leads which have been converted into firm bookings which I am sure I wouldn't have had without being on CYE. I would highly recommend"
Sophie Scott,
Sales and Events Executive at The Cedars Inn