The thing to remember when searching for “outdoor venues near me” is that to save your sanity you really need to narrow down your search a bit.  This writer just did a similar Google outdoor party venues search and came up with 199,000,000 results, and none on the first page was actually near me in Fort Worth, Texas!

Just sayin’

The same thing happened with outdoor wedding venues.

We are the Tarrant Events Center, serving the Greater Fort Worth area, places like Fort Worth, Arlington, Keller, Southlake, Watauga, and the Alliance Area.  We have a few thoughts for you to consider in choosing among outdoor venue rental.  The way we see it, and we do this for a living, you have several options when searching for an outdoor event venue:

  • Go natural and cheap
  • Pay for outdoors but be strategic
  • Plan on the unexpected
  • Be your own agent

Let’s take a look at each of these options/considerations.

Go natural and cheap

Drive around!  Nature has provided you with countless options for a natural setting/outdoor venue, and none of them cost you a penny if you choose wisely.  The pretty spot by the river that has a natural, wide, sandbar . . . what a great place for an outdoor wedding venue . . . and it costs nothing . . .

But there are problems with that plan of attack.  Where are the attendees going to park?  Will the caterers and musicians and other vendors be willing to drive off into the wilderness for your event.  Corporate events for team building are wonderful in a natural setting, but there are also major logistical problems you must be aware of and prepare for.

Pay for the outdoors but be strategic

You could pay for a public amphitheater, but you might pay a lot, and you are at the whim of the rental season.  Or you can rent from a private party, like a local farmer, and pay much less and not have to worry so much about specific dates and competition for those dates. All of this relates to the fact that the sooner you begin your search, and the more flexible you are, the better your chances of finding what you need at an affordable price for an event space rental.

Plan on the unexpected.

You want an outdoor venue.  For sure they are beautiful, but only when the weather cooperates; what are you going to do if it rains the day of your event?  Many a wedding has been washed out without a back-up plan.  Don’t let that happen to you.  Tarrant Events Center not only has an indoor venue but a one-acre outdoor venue as well, doubling your options and allowing you to plan your event with confidence.  Find a place like the Tarrant Events Center.  It is the only way to win the battle of wits against Mother Nature.

Be your own agent

Places like the Tarrant Events Center are known as turnkey venue rentals.  That means you are renting the venue, tables, chairs, and other bare basics to hold your event.  But amenities like entertainment and caterers are left to you, and that is money waiting to be saved.  You can negotiate with vendors and save money.  You can negotiate with entertainers or DJ’s and save money.  You only pay for amenities you want when you rent a venue like the Tarrant Events Center, and that can mean great savings.

The good news is you have a great many options, but that also means you need to start early in planning and get busy!