A meeting room search usually includes a “meeting spaces near me” search because, let’s face it, nobody wants to travel all over Hell’s half acre to have a meeting.

So, what does “near me” mean in your situation?

We are Tarrant Events Center in Fort Worth, Texas.  “Near me” to us means the following cities:

  • Fort Worth
  • North Richland Hills
  • Alliance Area
  • Keller
  • Southlake
  • Arlington
  • Northeast Tarrant
  • Haltom City
  • Watauga
  • Colleyville
  • Haslet
  • Roanoke
  • Trophy Club
  • Westlake

All within ten miles of our event venue rental.  Ten miles is convenient.  Ten miles is certainly not out of the way.  The point being this: ten miles assures an organization that most people invited to the event will attend. Anything more than that and, well, the odds diminish regarding attendance.

What to look for in an event space rental

While sorting through the possibilities for your meeting, use these criteria to shorten the list of possibilities of event space rental:

  • Flexibility
  • Cost
  • Ample parking
  • Indoor and outdoor options

Let’s look at each of these.

Flexibility in a meeting space

The best meeting spaces have flexibility. They are capable of handling a number of circumstances.  Not all meetings are the same, and a good venue rental is built with that fact in mind.  Is one room needed or multiple rooms?  Can partitions be put up?  Are there outdoor options?  Tarrant Events Center has indoor event hall rental and outdoor options.   You can set up partitions at our venue.  You can configure it any way you prefer to meet your needs, but not all venues are that flexible, so inquire about it before signing a contract.

Cost of the event space rental

The cost of an event hall rental rarely changes.  It is possible there will be an off-season discount for a meeting space, but that is rare.  In a city like Fort Worth, there is no “off-season,” so money must be saved on amenities.  Do you need your meeting catered?  You can save money by shopping around for the best price in caterers.  Tarrant Events Center simply rents the venue at a very reasonable and competitive all inclusive pricing. We let our customers negotiate for a good price on amenities.

Ample parking

There should not only be immediate parking at the venue site, but overflow parking as well, similar to what you will find at Tarrant Events Center. We can handle attendance of between 10-275 people, and we have the parking for that top figure.

Indoor and outdoor options

We touched on this earlier.  It is nice to have options.  Options allows you to split up into groups and have separate meetings.  And it is nice to be able to go outside for a breather during a lengthy meeting.  Tarrant Events Center has both available to our customers, making it rather unique among Fort Worth event centers.

Our final word of advice: start your search for a meeting space early, and we mean at least a year in advance.  Early means options, and having options means finding the best possible venue for your meeting.