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(255 reviews)

Gather is streamlining the way private events are planned, empowering thousands of restaurants and venues with innovative software to grow their event business.

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Gather Features


Event creation

Process of creating a new event.

(Based on 203 reviews)

User registration process

User experience of registering for an event

(Based on 184 reviews)

Payment processing

Ease of use in processing attendee payments.

(Based on 129 reviews)

Mobile check-in

Check attendees into events and sessions using a mobile device.


On-site tickets and registration

Register attendees and sell tickets on-site.



Billing and Invoicing

Creating and sending bills and invoices to customers and vendors within the platform.

Not enough data available


The ability to create reports that display a variety of important information such as resource usage, revenue, and more.

Not enough data available

Venue Calendar

A calendar to track all events booked in various rooms or halls with room capacity information.

Not enough data available

Staff Management

The ability to allocate staff to different rooms or events to help with setup or other event managemetn tasks.

Not enough data available

Task Management

A means to alllocate tasks to various staff members in order to effeciently manage event setup or other day-to-day tasks.

Not enough data available

Marketing and Communications

Event website creation

Design and manage a dedicated event website.


Email automation

Automate email communications with attendees.

(Based on 182 reviews)

Email customization

Customize email communications.

(Based on 189 reviews)

Contact list management

Organize and manage contact list of attendees.

(Based on 180 reviews)

Social media promotion

Advertise and promote event using social media integrations.


Lead generation and retrieval

Tools for capture and follow-up of leads generated during an event.

(Based on 185 reviews)

Event Management

Online Booking

The ability for customers to book events online and be notified if there is a conflicting booking already in place.

Not enough data available

Resource Management

Tracking the usage and location of resources such as tables, chairs, sound equipment, lighting, and other items used during events.

Not enough data available

Facilities Management

A means to create maintenance and other requests to keep the venue in good working condition.

Not enough data available

Food and Beverage Management

The ability to purchase food and beverages, manage in-house catering, or coordinate with outside vendors hired by customers.

Not enough data available

Event Operations

Site selection

Tools or directories to select and manage a site or venue for an event.

(Based on 173 reviews)

Supplier procurement

Tools or directories to select vendors and suppliers for an event.


Hotel and transportation planning

Organize hotel blocks and transportation arrangements for attendees.


Staff management

Manage staff resources and communications

(Based on 158 reviews)

Budget management

Tools for organizing and managing event budgets.


Session scheduling

Plan and organize event sessions and schedule.

(Based on 139 reviews)

Speaker submissions

Manage abstracts and proposals for event speakers.


Exhibition management

Organize exhibits and displays at an event.


Sales and Marketing

Customer Database

A record of customer information such as contact information, event requirements, and payment history.

Not enough data available

Sales Tools

Tools to aid sales in selling event spaces such as CRM capabilities, lead generation, and sales reporting.

Not enough data available

Email Automation

The ability to send emails automatically to confirm event bookings or receipt of payment.

Not enough data available

Attendee Engagement

Event agendas and schedules

Ability for attendees to customize and access a schedule or agenda for an event.

(Based on 158 reviews)

Floor plans / maps

Ability for attendees to access floor plans and maps of an event venue.

(Based on 100 reviews)

Social media integrations

Tools for attendees to post to social media during an event.


Attendee networking

Tools to enable networking for attendees during an event.


Attendee surveys

Tools for gathering feedback from attendees during and after an event.



Performance and reliability

Software is consistently available (uptime) and allows users to complete tasks quickly because they are not waiting for the software to respond.

(Based on 207 reviews)

Reporting and dashboards

Access pre-built and custom reports and dashboards.

(Based on 198 reviews)

API / integrations

Application Programming Interface - Specification for how the application communicates with other software. API's typically enable integration of data, logic, objects, etc. with other software applications.

(Based on 134 reviews)

Multiple event management

Ability to plan and organize multiple events within the platform.

(Based on 195 reviews)