graduation venues

No, not all graduation venues are the same, and it is that point which is the focus of this article. With so many graduation venues to choose from, which one is best for you?

We are Tarrant Events Center, one of the newest all-event space rental in Fort Worth, and in this article we will share some insider information which should benefit you as you plan your graduation ceremony.  Call us at 817-996-3636 for more information.

So many graduation venues to choose from.

If you live in a small town, with one school and two or three event venues, then you probably don’t need this article.  However, if you live in a large city, like Fort Worth, with literally hundreds of schools and hundreds of event room rentals, you have some work to do in choosing a suitable event center.

You could, of course, hold the graduation ceremony in your school auditorium, but that will only work if you have a small school.  Graduations of one-hundred or more students calls for an event center which can comfortably hold four-or-five hundred people, because loved ones will be attending.

Choosing from among so many graduation venues calls for a plan.

Before you ever start visiting the various event centers, establish your budget. That will immediately shrink your list of possibilities.  Make sure you include, in your budget, the cost of decorating, the cost of entertainment, and the cost of food prep and serving.

With the budget established, and still with a rather long list of possibles, it is time to make a list of the features you need in an event hall rental.  You will need a stage, of course.  Audio equipment? Video equipment? Do you want tables? Linens?  A kitchen?  What kind of floor plan do you want, or need?

With those features in mind, you can now eliminate more of the possible venues on your list, which hopefully will leave you with a manageable number of venues to actually visit.

Look for these key amenities.

The amenities we will mention in this section are what we like to call the deal-breakers, amenities we believe should be standard in any event room rental agreement.

The first is called all-inclusive pricing, which simply means there will be no surcharges or hidden fees.

The second is accepting reservation a full-year in advance, which will protect you from a possible price increase down the road.

And the third we like to call a willingness to embrace the DIY movement.  There are many event venues which require that you use their catering, their set-up crew, and their decorators. These are all added costs, and we happen to think that’s ridiculous.  At Tarrant Events Center, we rent the venue; we leave the rest of the planning and execution up to you, which lowers your costs considerably.

Fourth, ample parking and a central location.

Fifth, extra room to mingle and stretch your legs.

By now, you should have a game plan, and the choosing of your graduation venue will go much smoother.

A final word about Tarrant Events Center.

Tarrant Events Center is locally owned and operated, and we would love to talk to you about your next big event. Call us and arrange for a tour of our facility.