Best For

All types of Festivals, Events, Runs, Bike Rides, Golf Tournaments, Conferences, Street Fairs and Markets Organizers.

Product Details

A robust set of web-based modules specifically designed for Festival and Event organizers to manage ALL your Ticket sales, Registrations, Volunteers, Vendors, Sponsors, Attendees, Bands/Artist, Donations, Reports, Contracts & more! Pick and choose what you need. We design match all our pages to your Website. Use your Merchant account or ours. Contact us to find out how you can drastically cut the hours needed to organize your event by managing ALL it's critical aspects in a single 24/7 System.

Contact Details

Event Essentials

http://www.event-essentials.net

Founded in 2011

Located in United States

Starting Price

  • Not provided by vendor

Free Demo

Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Support

  • Business Hours
  • Online

Event Essentials Features

Badge Management
Budgeting
Conferences/Conventions
Exhibit/Vendor Management
Gamification
Room Block Management
Social Media Promotion
Sponsorship Management
Surveys & Feedback
Ticketing
Volunteer Management
Weddings/Parties
Artist Management
Barcode / Ticket Scanning
CRM
Contract Management
Credential Management
Film Planning
For Film Festivals
For Music Festivals
Guest Accreditation
Staff Scheduling
Transportation Management
Vendor Management
Volunteer Management
Barcode / Ticket Scanning
Concessions Management
Customer Data Management
Employee Management
Kiosk Ticketing
Mobile Ticketing
Online Ticketing
Onsite Ticketing
POS
Print-at-Home
Promotions Management
Season Tickets
Seating Map
Ticket Brokering
Ticket Reservations
Website Management
Audit Trail
Performance Metrics
Self Service Portal
Sourcing Management
Transaction History
Vendor Master Data Management

Event Essentials Reviews

Showing 5 of 64 reviews
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
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Kyle H.
President
Events Services, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 22, 2018

“Event Essentials is great for small businesses”

OverallI have really enjoyed working with Event Essentials. They have taken the time to get to know our needs and modified their based products to develop a custom solution that meets our needs. They are
ProsThe main thing I love about this product is how it can be, and has been, customized to meet our needs. I love the ability to automatically have vendor bios (business name, contact information, description of services and products, and a photo) to be automatically posted to a web page once we approve the vendor. I really like the easy to use interface to view and manage vendors. I can quickly find vendors, view their status, make changes and approve or reject them. Our vendors love the "Returning Exhibitor" feature that allows the vendor to submit an application using most of the data they entered on their prior application. This saves them a lot of time.
ConsThe system does not (currently) allow vendors to make changes to content. This requires us to make changes on their behalf. Fortunately, this is not difficult to do.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 22, 2018
Kyle H.
IT Director
Entertainment, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 17, 2017

“It has been a pleasure to work with Event Essentials. They've made our festival management so easy!”

OverallIt's very easy to use and it integrates well into our current website. Managing festivals used to be a pain. Now, it's a breeze. No more trying to keep track of a bunch of data in different spreadsheets. The Event Essentials dashboard makes it easy to get a quick view of approved vendors, ticket sales and sponsors. And, everything is very automated. When we approve a vendor they are automatically sent an email that provides them with the link to submit a payment. I did my homework before selecting Event Essentials and it paid off! I truly think they are the best value when it comes to event management software!
ProsIt was very easy to get this product customized and integrated into our current website! The Event Essentials team was very responsive any time we had and requested changes that they needed to make. I am very pleased at how much easier it has become to manage our festivals, including reviewing and approving exhibitors, receive payments and selling ticket online. I also love their exhibitor profile feature that allows each exhibitor to have their own bio page. Best of all, their prices were very competitive.
Cons The only downside that comes to mind is that they are located on the West Coast and we are on the East Coast. Regardless, they have been very responsive and I am amazes at how quickly they respond to any change requests.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 17, 2017
Jessica E.
Volunteer Manager
Non-Profit Organization Management, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 28, 2018

“Wish we discovered EE sooner! ”

OverallTucson Meet Yourself is a Multi Cultural festival that attacks over 120,000 people over the span on 3 days. We host over 60 different food vendors, 160 performers, & 700 volunteers. Event Essentials fits our needs and allows us to use 1 software for multiple components of our sign up/managing needs.Rep is wonderful to work with! I would highly suggest Event Essentials.
ProsWe love how Event Essentials has created a software that is customizable to our specific needs. They are prompt to address the issues that may arise or adjust things that we need changed.
ConsI can hardly think of any cons. Hopefully this business can grow and expand. I think it would be wonderful for a representative to visit/physically interact each organizations within Event Essentials to completely understand and have a good grasp of what we do.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 28, 2018
Maribel A.
Executive Director
Unspecified
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 16, 2017

“The platform is easy to use. It has a lot more features than one at first realizes.”

Prosthe customer service is very professional and kind; Customer rep was super helpful at a moment of crisis in our organization. the customizable forms are great. The interface the public sees resembles our website graphics.
Conshave to wait for centralized staff to do changes --takes more days sometimes than we needed once you are in a doc reviewing an application there is no easy way to proceed to the next one -have to go back to the full menu
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 16, 2017
Nelson B.
Event Co-chair
Philanthropy, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 1, 2019

“Transformative Experience”

OverallEvent essentials has been great for allowing us to fully automate our online ticketing, while giving us fully flexible ticketing options as well as a way to manage the sign up and tracking of a variety of different vendors and competition groups at our event. Going from a manual method to online database management also allows us to retain customer information for future events, and get an accurate assessment of our advertising campaigns and the value of our ticket options.
ProsIn my third year in running this event, we brought on Event Essentials. The amount of volunteer hours their software has freed up has given flexibility back to our organization, and made efficiencies possible that we once only dreamed of. Automating portions of our event that have been done by hand for over four decades, has created a sea change in how we are getting the job done. I am so grateful we partnered with the Event Essentials team.
ConsMy biggest disappointment was that we didn't get started sooner. I am already looking forward to next year's event knowing we have these tools at our disposal from day one.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 1, 2019