The search for holiday party venues has begun in earnest as the holidays draw near, and we thought today, in this article, we would share a few cost-cutting ideas to consider as you plan your party. We are Tarrant Events Center, outstanding party venue in Fort Worth, and we are standing by to help you as you prepare for your big event. Call us at 817-996-3636 for more information and, if you are in the Fort Worth area, call us to arrange for a tour of our event center.
Now, though, let’s save you some money on that party of yours.
The cost of holiday party venues is what it is
Let’s get this fact established right out of the gate: you don’t negotiate price at most party hall rentals. The price is established, and you pay what the price is. Now, having said that, there are half-day rentals and full-day rentals, so you could possibly save money in that manner by simply renting a party room rental for a half-day rather than a full-day, if you can squeeze the party into a four-hour window.
One other way to save money on the established cost of a party space venue is to make that reservation as far in advance as possible. Many places, including our Tarrant Events Center, take reservations a full-year in advance. By doing that, you protect yourself against a possible price increase during that year you are locked in.
And, finally, make sure you sign a rental contract which includes all-inclusive pricing. This guarantees that there will be no hidden fees or last-minute surcharges, thus increasing the amount you pay for the holiday party venue.
You save money in other areas of party planning
The biggest savings, however, occur when you decide you are going to do most of the party prep yourself. Money spent on catering, on decorating, and on entertainment can be saved by adopting a DIY attitude. Enlist friends and family to do the catering, decorating, and entertainment . . . even the serving . . . and you will save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in the process.
Just consider this one facet of preparation: A good caterer will cost you, at the very least, $500 if you have a small party. Most likely, catering alone will cost you a couple thousand dollars, and that is money you most definitely can save by enlisting Grandma, or your best college buddies, to do the food prep for you.
Holiday Party venues cost summary
Get creative! Challenge yourself to find ways to save money on the holiday party preparation. It can be done, and it can be done rather easily as long as you adopt that “can do” attitude. Figure out your budget, make a list of items you absolutely must have at your party, and then go to work figuring out how to save money on that list.
A final word about Tarrant Events Center
Tarrant Events Center is locally owned and operated, one of the newest event centers in the Fort Worth area. Give us a call and arrange for a tour. We guarantee you will like what you see, and our friendly leasing agent will work with you to make sure your needs are met.