If you think about it, any event room rental can be a reception venue in the Fort Worth area. All you need is four walls, parking, and amenities. We mention that because many people limit their search by just searching for reception venues when they should be searching for a venue rental or an event space rental.
Or you could just save yourself time and effort by calling Tarrant Event Center, a quality reception venue in the Fort Worth area, serving most of Tarrant County with professionalism and a personal touch people come to expect from Texans born and raised. Give us a call and we’ll walk you through the entire event center hall rental process.
We can summarize the venue rental process with these main steps:
- You write down your needs and your vision
- You meet with the event hall venue management
- An agreement and price are agreed upon
- Your event is scheduled for that venue
Seems so simple, right? And it really is, with the exception of that first step in the process: your exact needs and how those needs are going to be met.
Let’s look at a normal wedding reception
A normal wedding reception consists of the following:
- Tables, chairs, audio and visual equipment
- Entertainment optional
- Ample parking
The problem arises in arranging for those items on the must-have list. Almost all venues, like Tarrant Event Center, provide the basics, the chairs, tables, linens, parking and overflow parking, audio and visual equipment. Those items are standard for any event venue rental. The problems arise when we start talking about food, music, drinks, and entertainment. Who will be providing those services at all halls for rent?
Some venues provide those extras
If you have your reception in a restaurant, you can pretty much count on that restaurant providing the food, and you can also count on that food costing a premium cost. Venues like restaurants make good money by contracting out for the catering and/or bartending services.
Some venues supply a preferred vendor list
Some venues, like Tarrant Event Center, simply recommend food trucks, caterers, DJ’s, photographers they have worked with in the past. You are free to use vendors from that list, or you are free to find your own. Money can be saved using this approach. The ultimate money-saving technique is for you to provide home-cooking, for a relative to serve as bartender, and for a friend’s garage band to provide the music, all at discounted prices.
But the point is that those decisions are in your hands, and the opportunity to save money is very real.
One word of advice
The ultimate money-saving step is to have the reception and wedding held at the same venue. We highly recommend this be done, if possible. You can arrange for a better price for the wedding venue and reception venue in a package deal rather than separate rentals.
About Tarrant Event Center
We are locally owned and operated, which means we are your neighbors, and in Fort Worth, neighbors treat neighbors right. Give us a call, tell us what you need, and we will work with you to make your reception a smashing success.