Outdoor party venues, for a wedding or special event, is often one of the first things that couples and party hosts think about when planning their event. This is because not only does the availability of potential party room rentals dictate the date of the big day, but it can also set the scene for the entire event.

We know a thing or two about places to throw a party. We are Tarrant Events Center, serving the Greater Fort Worth area, and we are going to share with you, in this article, our thoughts and expertise regarding outdoor party venues and party venues in general.  We not only offer a beautiful indoor venue, but also one acre, with picnic tables, for a lovely outdoor venue option.

Indoor or outdoor party venues?

A banquet hall in a hotel is very different from golf course, which is very different from a mansion. Each of these event venues conveys something different. Do you want your party indoors or outdoors? Do you want a big space or a more intimate space? Do you want a formal event, or a more casual affair? Do you want the event space to include catering and wait staff? Do you want your wedding reception venue to be different from the ceremony venue? There are many questions to ask yourself to narrow down your choices of venues in Fort Worth.

If you are lucky, in whatever city you are located, you will find a place like Tarrant Events Center, which not only offers a quality indoor venue but also a one acre outdoor venue area and management which can help you, through professional suggestions, to make your event the best it possibly can be.

Creative venue rentals

Museums, aquariums, old post offices, and train stations have become increasingly popular party locations. The architecture and open space of these buildings provides a unique setting for larger events such as weddings and galas and gives guests plenty to chat about.

Outdoor spaces often lend themselves to special events, particularly during the warmer months, particularly an outdoor wedding. It is generally a good idea to find an outdoor space that also has an indoor space or tent as a backup plan for bad weather. Gazebos, gardens and courtyards are all wonderful settings for pictures as well as for the entertainment.  This is our approach at Tarrant Events Center.  We not only have an attractive and highly-functional event space rental, but we also offer a one acre treed lot for outdoor activities which includes picnic tables.

Once you’ve looked at a few possible reception sites, you’ll get a better idea if you prefer banquet halls or more casual locations such as a restaurant. Either way, ask if you can visit the venue when there is an event going on so you can see how they set up the space and how it looks with the lighting, decorations, and people!

At Tarrant Events Center we believe this about outdoor party venues: always go with the pros who do this for a living.  A restaurant is primarily a place to eat.  Someone’s garden is primarily a place to grow flowers.  An actual event center, like Tarrant Events Center, is a place to hold events, and that means expertise born from experience, and that means a more pleasurable experience for you.

Also consider amenities offered, or not offered

The list of amenities offered can vary greatly from venue to venue.  Some, like Tarrant Events Center, do not offer on-site food preparations but rather encourage hiring a caterer or bringing in food trucks. We have specific food businesses we have dealt with in the past, businesses we trust and highly recommend. Other sites will have on-site food preparation as part of the package, but this can be rather pricey.  Make sure you know exactly what it is you are contracting for.

The Bottom Line in Renting an Outdoor Party Venue

We all love the bottom line, so here it is: plan early!  The sooner you know exactly what you want, and exactly when you want it, the more options you will have to choose from.  At Tarrant Events Center we always advise planning an event at least one year in advance so that you get the best facility and best deal available.