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 getting the party started.
If you haven't created your Gather account yet, do so now!
Best Practice: While you can get started with Gather without creating an account, we recommend that you sign up to guarantee your Space is saved.
Step 1: Sign In to Gather
Go to https://gather.town/app. Any recently visited Spaces are listed in the left panel. In the center of the page or in the Friends panel on the right, click Sign in.
Make sure you are logged into the correct account in case you have different accounts. A few articles that can help with this process include:
Step 2: Create Your Space
Choose the 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. Select your reason for building the Space, then click Create Space.
This Space will have a unique URL that you can share to invite people to your space. You can easily create a new space in less than 5 minutes using one of our templates and customize it (or not) using our native map editor or in-space building tools. Alternatively, you can upload an entirely custom map or create one from scratch.
There is no cost to creating or editing a space. You can even invite up to 25 people to visit your space for free! If you have more than 25 guests, or would like to host your space on a premium server for greater reliability (or have access to our Premium Features such as more extensive moderation controls), you can add a Premium reservation to your Space.
You can find out more about creating your Space in the following articles:
And if you'd like more info on how to customize your space, be sure to check out:
- A Short Guide on Build Mode - Quickly and easily decorate your space
- An Overview of Our Mapmaker - Learn our in-house map editing tool
- Best Practices for Space Design - Familiarize yourself with Gather-Specific design considerations
Step 3: Make a Reservation
You can upgrade your Space temporarily with a reservation or purchase a monthly subscription to make sure you always have access to our Premium features. Reservations and upgrades are made through your Space dashboard, which is tied specifically to each individual Space (not your account).
For more information regarding pricing and making a reservation, check out the following links!
Step 4: Party!
As soon as you've created your Space and made your reservation, 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:
- How to Invite Attendees to your Gather Event!
- Space Access Permissions (Passwords, Guestlists, & E-mail Domain Access)