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Three Things to Consider When Choosing your Event Venue

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When planning an event, one of the most important aspects of the planning process is finding a venue that is both functional and pretty, but this is no easy task, even for the most experienced of party planners. There are so many factors to consider when choosing an event venue and it’s hard to know where to start!  Here are three things you may want to consider when choosing your event venue.

1. Location, Location, Location

You’ve probably already heard this. Would you like to reduce the chance of attendees being late? Or, would you like to reduce the chance of your invitees leaving early? Look for a venue within a reasonable distance from most attendee’s homes or work. Most people leave early if they have to drive long late at night. My advice, stay in the local area.

2. Parking

Does the venue have a parking lot? Also, does the parking lot have security guards? Having a parking lot at a venue is wonderful, but if it is not guarded by security, then it is pointless to keep the vehicles there. The dark and deserted spaces are often used by criminals for vehicle break-ins and theft as well as muggings and assaults. Therefore, it is important to check if your venue’s parking lot employs security services. That said, if your selected venue does not have a parking lot, then look for nearby parking lots for your attendees and either include the cost of the ticket prices or have attendees pay when they park. Be sure to let the attendees know the parking options prior to the event. Try and make sure the parking options have good lighting too, especially for the guests who are leaving later on at night.


3. Room Capacity

What’s the room capacity? You’ll need to know the room capacity to meet your event need and the need for fire and safety codes. Check the room for basic fire safety measures, like fire exit signs. Make sure when you set up that none of these are going to be blocked as they may be needed in an emergency. All venues have maximum capacity allowed by the local Fire Marshall. My advice, stay away from unregulated facilities.

Jupiter Gardens Event Center can seat up to 280 in the Athena room. This facility is located right off the LBJ freeway in Dallas, and offers more than 200 parking spaces onsite Book

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