However, this is not a perfect world, and you do have to choose from the many event space rental options available to you. With that in mind, this article is meant to simplify the process a bit, and give you some insider information from which to make an informed decision.
We are Tarrant Events Center, serving the Greater Fort Worth area, so we know a thing or two about event venue options. Call us at 817-996-3636 for more information and, if you reside in the Greater Fort Worth area, call us to arrange for a tour of Tarrant Events Center.
Now, about those options!
Renting an event venue is more than just a matter of price
Many people have the misconception that all event hall rental options are the same, and that simply is not true. There are theme-based venues, there are expensive venues, there are inexpensive event venues, and there are venues which offer a wide range of amenities. Sifting through this confusing landscape can be confusing.
If you are a price-first kind of person, know that event center rentals vary in price from about $500 per event to $10,000, or more, per event. That wide range of prices is dictated by the laws of supply and demand. It would be a mistake to believe a $10,000 venue is better than, say, a $2,000 venue, simply because it costs more. The pricing structure is a bit more complicated than that.
The amenities included in the rental price vary as well. One place may offer only tables and chairs. Another offers linens, while another may offer a serving staff.
There may be a state-of-the-art sound system, or there may be a single microphone. There may be no video monitors, or there may be multiple.
And, there maybe no restrictions regarding food vendors, or there may be a list of vendors you must choose from.
Like we said, a bit confusing!
Do this before your event venue search begins
The best approach for anyone looking for an event venue is to make a checklist sheet to use as a visual guide while you visit various locations. On that checklist, have important amenities you will need for your event. As you visit each site, you can check off each amenity, on your list, that is offered. That way you will have an easy-to-understand, and easy-to-reference, guideline to use for comparisons.
Bottom line: Find the best deal for you!
Will you find the perfect event venue, in your area, which marks off each item on your checklist, at a price you can afford? It’s possible. The larger the city you are operating in, the better the chances that you can check off every item on your list.
What we want you to understand is this: you have options, and you have some negotiating power. Start your search early; you can make reservations at reputable event centers a full-year in advance. By starting early, you will have time to see the entire market, you can gather all the information possible, and you can make the absolute best decision for you.
A final word about Tarrant Events Center
Tarrant Events Center is locally owned and operated. We are not the biggest, nor are we the cheapest, but we will try harder than the competition to make your event rental experience a pleasant one. Call us today and arrange for a tour of our event center.