It can be hard to know where to turn when beginning to plan for your special upcoming event, and there are many things to consider. Below, we’ve rounded up a few important items to consider when choosing an event center in Joplin.
Location, Location, Location
It’s been said that it’s all about location! If you are planning an event for your family, friends, or business, you must select an environment where they will be comfortable. Another important thing to think about is the distance from those attending to the event space. Some people may have a problem commuting a long way to the event. Finding a space that is centrally located in your town and easy to find is a must.
You Need Some Space
So now that we understand the importance of a great location, we need to talk about the venue’s space. When deciding between several event centers, we recommend calling each space and discussing your needs. Do you have a small party of thirty, or a large party of 150? This will help narrow down your choice. A bonus would be having an event center with more than one event suite so you can always add on more tables, chairs, etc. closer to the date of the event.
It is also important to understand what the room capacity of the venue is. Be sure that you are your guests will fit in the venue comfortably, yet intimately, and that you aren’t violating any fire or safety codes.
Parking May Be An Issue
Does the venue you’re considering have a parking lot or valet? A venue with a parking lot is what dreams are made of. If that’s not the case, are there parking lots nearby that your attendants can use? This can be a factor of convenience that, if not available, may just not be worth your trouble.
It’s All About The Money
You’ll need to get a figure of how much reserving the space, catering the meal, and any other fees will come out to be. Every venue has its own set of cost rules – some may have a minimum food and drink order, some may charge per hour, or some may charge per day. Knowing all the costs involved in hosting your event can make or break your decision to use a certain event center.
Let’s Get Cozy
Pay attention to the existing décor inside the venue. What’s the style and overall energy that the space conveys? If you’re holding a fancy event, such as a gala, you will want an elegant setting to match. If you are hosting an intimate wine dinner, you may want something cozy and inviting.
Every party has different wants and needs. You must first understand your guests and the theme of your event to understand what kind of event center you need.
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.