Planning Pod Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Planning Pod

Event management and venue management software platform

4.33/5 (27 reviews)

Planning Pod overview

Planning Pod is a cloud-based event planning and management software for professional event planners, businesses of any size, schools and universities, nonprofits, wedding and party planners, and event venues. With the aim of providing an all-in-one event management solution, Planning Pod facilitates scheduling, budgeting, attendee tracking, promotion, collaboration, lead management, and more.

With Planning Pod, users can track attendees, assets, vendors, budgets, and more, with features such as floor-plan creation, budget forecasting reports, shared calendars, attendee RSVPs, guest lists, messaging, lead tracking, proposal generation, contract creation, and more. Attendees can be managed and tracked with online registration using a customizable registration form and RSVPs to accurately track the number of expected visitors. Credit card payments can be accepted at the time of registration for paid events. Users can create floor and seating plans, a custom event website, and downloadable guest lists with meal choices and contact details to aid with planning and logistics on event day.

Planning Pod facilitates collaboration through features such as multi-user access to one account, file sharing through integration with Dropbox and Google Docs, messaging between team members and clients, a custom forms builder to gather feedback from clients and attendees, a vision board for visual brainstorming, and more. Communication between event employees can also be managed with the ability to create event itineraries with start and end times, to-do lists and task assignment, and color-coded team calendars with a drag and drop editor to manage every aspect of the event preparation and execution.


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United States, Australia, Canada

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Planning Pod screenshot: At-a-glance dashboards provide users with a snapshot of important business updates including upcoming events, to-do's, appointments, leads, and morePlanning Pod - Explainer VideoPlanning Pod screenshot: Create event floorplans or layouts and save them as a template for recurring usePlanning Pod screenshot: Registrations and RSVPs can be viewed and managed within Planning Pod with reports for attendance numbers and guest detailsPlanning Pod screenshot: Create invoices for events and send payment reminders for pending invoicesPlanning Pod screenshot: Create event timelines with specific start and end times for each task and assign team members

Planning Pod reviews

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Good, easy-to-use and practical planning tool

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-02
Review Source: Capterra

I use it to mostly manage my client's budget and timelines. There are many other features that I don't regularly use because I use other tools or processes, but it works well for those items and I'm on it frequently.

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Donna Aleman

I use PP to keep all my weddings in one place. It's an efficient tool to use in tracking my clients

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-27
Review Source: Capterra

My client info was everywhere, some in Google docs, some in excel...just everywhere. Now everything is in one place which has helped me organize and be a little more efficient.

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Lisa Linthicum

Easy-to-use, cost-effective event management tool

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-02-27
Review Source: Capterra

It helps with signing people up for our events, tracking submitted information, processing payments from attendees and communicating information to attendees.

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eric Gardner


Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-01
Review Source: Capterra

I like that you can acess it anywhere. We run 200 event through Planning pod. it is a good software.

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Theresa Henderson

Almost perfect!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-07-12
Review Source: Capterra

Planning pod keeps my business organized from almost every aspect.

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Planning Pod pricing

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Pricing depends on the type of product (event management vs. venue management). Event management software packages start at $19/month, with enterprise options starting at $99/month. Venue management software packages start at $99/month.

Planning Pod features

CRM Integration
Calendar Management
Custom Fields
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export

API (323 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (191 other apps)
Activity Tracking (140 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (180 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (169 other apps)
Contact Database (118 other apps)
Customer Database (135 other apps)
Customizable Branding (164 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (140 other apps)
Electronic Payments (122 other apps)
Email Integration (168 other apps)
Mobile Integration (123 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (191 other apps)
Social Media Integration (142 other apps)
Third Party Integration (188 other apps)

Category Leaders ranking


#17 in Event Management

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Additional information for Planning Pod

Key features of Planning Pod

  • Event booking management
  • Invoicing and payments
  • Attendee/guest management
  • Event layouts and design
  • Lead and sales management
  • Attendance management
  • Calendar management
  • Credit card processing
  • CRM integration
  • Custom forms
  • Customizable templates
  • Invoices
  • Promotions management
  • Proposal generation
  • Real time updates
  • To-do list
  • Vendor management
  • Data import/export
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Custom fields
  • Event scheduling
  • Room & Space Booking Management
  • Dashboard creation
  • Electronic signature capture
  • Visitor registration
  • Asset budgeting
  • Event Booking Management
  • Collaboration tools
  • Event ticketing
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Collect paid or free registrations online by creating a customized registration form with ticket options, prices, custom questions, and more, and manage attendees in one centralized guest list which includes contact details, meal choices, and more for each guest.

Create a customized, branded event website to attract event attendees and add images, videos, text, maps, event schedules, and other key information, and integrate with the registration module to facilitate attendee sign up directly from the website or through social media pages.

Manage ticketing, invoicing, and payment processing within Planning Pod with the tools to create custom invoices, bill vendors, process credit card payments, track payments for each invoice, prepare contracts and confirm them with e-signatures, and more.

Use the Planning Pod built-in customizable templates for common documents such as floor plans, to-do lists, budgets, itineraries, invoices, proposals, and more, or create custom templates for future use.

Integrate with third party applications including Salesforce, Google Docs, Gmail, Dropbox, MailChimp, Constant Contact, and more to share files, manage clients, promote events, and streamline important business data for reporting purposes.