Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 12:05 PM | Tina Carletto
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Have you ever just wanted to plan a party in the most hassle-free way possible? Well, then you are in luck because a brand new start up,  VenueTap has just launched today! The new venture is a customized venue matchmaking site based in New York City. It aims to combine the ease and efficiency of the web with the personal touch of a talented Venuologist

“Think of VenueTap as the Patti Stanger of venue matchmaking, except our members don’t need to be millionaires- in fact, our service is entirely free,” says co-founder Dan Rieger.  "We filter through the city’s venues, weed out the duds and pair our members with only the best selection.  Through our custom-built online platform, members can now easily find their perfect match, based on their celebration type and specific party needs.”

Whether it be a bridal shower, planning a corporate event or throwing a birthday bash, VenueTap easily matches users at no fee with hand-picked venues and exclusive party packages. Just a few features include a proprietary and objective rating system, a customized search engine, and personal introductions to selected venue managers. VenueTap brings clarity and confidence to the daunting task of finding and booking the ideal venue for any given occasion.
This inventive company was co-founded by two longtime friends and venue veterans, Mike Russell and Dan Rieger.  Over the past seven years, the two have mastered the venue planning industry offline, coordinating thousands of events throughout NYC and now they’re bringing their insider expertise online.  With the launch of VenueTap, all local party hosts now have a one-stop alternative to peruse the city’s infinite venue options.
To ensure quality control and a beneficial user experience, VenueTap will be rolling out slowly in the New York metro area, starting with a hand-picked selection of 20 VenueTap Verified locations on tap.  “We personally visit and evaluate each venue and work with approved venue managers to negotiate exclusive 'off the market' party packages,” says co-founder Mike Russell.  “Only the venues able to provide our members with the best value, a seamless booking process and a stellar celebration experience will be granted VenueTap verification, a requirement to appear on our site.  We are working to add more than 100 new venues in the coming months, doing our due diligence and taking the hand-picking process very seriously.”

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