We have this problem about the word “cheap” with regards to cheap banquet halls, or cheap wedding venues, or cheap event venues, and we are going to discuss this problem in this article, presented to you by Tarrant Events Center, serving the Greater Fort Worth area with our high-quality event hall rental. Call us at 817-996-3636 for more information and to arrange for a tour of our facility.
Now, let’s talk about cheap banquet halls.
The truth about cheap banquet halls
Our problem is with the word “cheap.” It has a negative connotation, does it not? “Inexpensive” is all right; we can even embrace “frugal.” But the word “cheap” is a turnoff, no matter who hears it. This writer thinks of “cheap” and immediately an image of Cousin Eddie from National Lampoons Christmas Vacation comes to mind, and that is not the image one wants when shopping for banquet halls rentals.
The real truth is this: cheap in appearance would not last long in this industry. If prospective customers drove up to an event space rental, and from the curb thought the place looked cheap, that place wouldn’t be in business for a year. So the general public needs to think of “cheap’ as meaning inexpensive, which is a much-better vision and goal to pursue.
You control the vibe when renting cheap banquet halls
No matter which banquet halls you look at, the final vibe, the final appearance of that rental at the time of the event, is controlled by you, the customer and banquet organizer. You cannot do much to control, or alter, the outside appearance of event space rentals, but the inside is a completely different matter.
Hire a professional decorator, or handle the decorating yourself, to achieve whatever ambiance you envision. Hire a professional caterer. Bring in professional entertainment. Spend time, and be willing to spend money, to make the interior of any event center appear luxurious and extravagant, and in so doing combat any notions of cheap.
What’s that old saying about a sow’s ear and a silk purse? “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear? Well, maybe not, but you can go a long way towards changing a mundane event center into a grand banquet hall.
The truth about real-world costs when renting an event center
Here is the price breakdown with regards to banquet halls/event centers. Prices begin somewhere in the $500 per day area, and the top end of the range is $10,000 or more. Most will be in the area of $2000-$3000 per event rental.
In addition to the rental cost, there are also the secondary costs to consider, namely food, beverages, decorations, and entertainment, all of which are controlled by you, the customer. And keep in mind that there are amenities which are included with most rentals, and those amenities may include linens, audio and video equipment, and even dinnerware.
Your best approach when shopping for cheap banquet halls: start early, a full year in advance, have a detailed list of what you want, have a rock-hard budget, and then set out and find what you want. It’s most likely out here, and available, but it will take some work, on your part, to find it.
A final word about Tarrant Events Center
Tarrant Events Center is locally owned and operated. We take reservations a full year in advance, and we offer all-inclusive pricing. Call us for details and to arrange for a tour.