4 Steps to Host Your First Gather Event!

In this article, you will find the necessary resources to help you host your first event. We've split the process into four steps: signing in, creating your Space, making a reservation, and inviting your guests. Want to get hyped? Check out our awesome events video!

Step 1: Sign In to Gather 

If you haven't created your Gather account yet, do so now! From your Gather homepage (https://gather.town/app), select Sign In in the Top Nav Menu. You will be directed to https://gather.town/signin. Sign in with your Google credentials or enter your email address and select Sign in with email.

Tip: While you can get started with Gather without creating an account, we recommend that you sign up to guarantee your Space is saved.

A view of gather.town/app page, where you can select Create a new Space or Sign in. Beneath the Sign in button is a Sign up link to create a an account. The Friends panel on the right also shows a Sign in button. You can use your Google credentials to log in, or enter your email address to sign in.

For more info about signing in or out of Gather, or checking which account you're logged in with, see our Log In & Out of Gather article.

Step 2: Create Your Space 

The second step is to create your Space for the event. There are a couple of ways to get started creating a Space, so this is just a high level description of some things to think about. The good news is—there is no cost to creating or editing a Space, and there's no limit to the number of Spaces you can create!

Pick a template that best meets your needs or build your own from scratch! Give your Space a name (remember, you cannot rename it later). Your Space name is part of the unique URL for your Space (avoid special characters and spaces to make the best URL). Select your reason for building the Space, then select Create Space.

A view of the Template picker. The Experience tab is selected in the Left Nav Menu, and the Botanical Garden is active and outlined in green. To get started with your Space, choose a template or select Start from blank. Give your Space a name, which will be part of its unique URL. Select your reason for building the Space and click Create Space.

For more info on how to customize your Space, be sure to check out: 

Step 3: Make a Reservation 

Gather is free for up to 25 people in the same Space at the same time! If you have more than 25 guests, or would like to host your Space on a Premium server for greater reliability and access to our Premium features, such as more extensive moderation controls, you can make a reservation for your Space.

Reservations and upgrades are made through your Space dashboard, which is tied specifically to each individual Space (not your account).  

Tip: There are a few ways to get to your Space dashboard. From inside your Space, select the Home icon in the Left Nav Menu, then select Upgrade Space.

A view of the gather.town/dashboard, where the Create Reservation tab is open by default. Three plans display: $2/user for 2 hours, $3/user for Per day, and $7/user for Monthly. Open your Space dashboard to make your first reservation.

For more information regarding pricing and making a reservation, check out the following links!

Step 4: Party!  

Now you're ready to host your first Gather party! The quickest way to invite guests is by copying your Space's URL and sending that link to your guests. For other invite options, take a look at:

  • Invite Your Guests - Choose an option for inviting people to to your Gather Event
  • Space Access Permissions - Learn more about setting a Space password, using a guest lists, or restricting access by email domain.

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Happy Gathering!