3 Things To Consider When Choosing An Event Center To Rent For Your Wedding Reception

11 March 2020
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Are you getting ready to choose an event center to rent for your upcoming wedding reception? Here are a few important things that should be considered before making a final rental decision:

Rental Equipment

One important thing to think about when renting an event center for your wedding reception is rental equipment. There are several rental items you will likely need in order to create a festive atmosphere and ensure the enjoyment of all your guests. Make a list of everything you think you will need access to, including the following:

  • tables and chairs

  • tablecloths and napkins

  • silverware

  • flower bouquet stands

  • a DJ booth

  • microphones, amplifiers, and speakers

  • wall decor

After making a list of your own, use the list to compare rental options at the facilities you consider hosting your wedding reception at. This will help ensure that nothing important is overlooked and that you will know exactly what to expect from the facility so you have time to make alternative arrangements for any rentals the facility doesn't offer itself.

Food Service

It's also a good idea to consider food service for your reception when choosing an event center to rent. The wedding event center you rent should feature enough space for a buffet table or food service station that is segregated from the dance floor and other social areas where people will be moving around a lot.

The food service space should be situated near the dining tables and bar where there is plenty of room for foot traffic. This will help ensure that people won't have to carry their plates far before they can get to a table and eat. Make sure that the event center you rent will allow your catering team to access the kitchen area well before your reception is scheduled to start; this will give them time to prepare appetizers and meals before guests start showing up.

Security and Cleanup

The event center you choose to rent for your wedding reception should offer security services so you can ensure that only invited guests will have access to your event. At the very least, a security guard should be onsite to make sure that people stay safe in the parking lot and to offer support when an uninvited guest shows up.

You aren't going to want to spend a lot of time cleaning up after your reception is over, so consider choosing an event center that offers cleanup services. All you'll have to do is make sure that the rental equipment is ready to be picked up and the event center will take care of the rest.

Reach out to event centers like Express Suites for more information.