When you’re trying to find a venue to host an event, you’re generally trying to find the best event venue possible. Indeed, no one begins planning for an event hoping that their venue will be subpar. Instead, they eagerly look through various options hoping to find the best available venue at the best possible price. However, it’s important to keep your options open when selecting a venue and gauge your options on a few more criteria than just price. To make your party planning a little easier, we’ve compiled a short list for your consideration.
When planning an event for your family, friends or corporation, it’s important to select an environment that is complimentary to the type of event you’ll be hosting. For instance, you probably don’t want to have your retirement party at the local biker bar as the environment might not lend itself to the occasion. This causes your event to lose some of its appeal and keeps it from achieving all it could have had the environment matched the type of event it was being asked to hold.
Food and Drink Options
You also need a value that is capable of catering to any food or drink options you may require. Many restaurant-based venues require a minimum food order to use the space. While this can be a great cost saving option, it’ll do more harm than good if the type of food served by the restaurant isn’t well-liked by the majority of those who will be attending. Call ahead to see what options are available and what it will cost to feed your party. This will give you a good understanding of what they can do and how many they’ll be able to serve.
How does your prospective venue charge for space? Is it a minimum food and beverage order, a per hour charge, a daily rent? Knowing the answers to these questions will greatly help you as you plan and make your budget for the event. Be sure to call as early as possible so that you can make the reservation before the date you have in mind is booked by another party.
You might be considering a particular venue due to its decor or environment, but space should be a major consideration as well. Just because a restaurant can see 150 doesn’t mean that it can be reserved for the same number of people. You’ll need to call each venue you're considering and ask them how many people they allow in a private party so that you know which ones will truly be able to facilitate your event.
As stated before, its important to begin planning your event early and getting your reservations made as soon as possible to ensure availability. This is especially true if your event falls on or near a major holiday as many other people will be trying to book a venue as well. The earlier you call, the more likely it is that you’ll be able to secure the right venue for your event.
To learn more about event planning or how we can help with your next event, contact our restaurant in Joplin, MO and let us know how we can help you. We have one of the best restaurants in the four state area and are certain we have the right solution for your needs.