Three Things to Ask Before Choosing an Event Venue for A Formal Dinner

Formal dinners require a lot of preparation, starting with selecting the right Dallas event venue. “Pinterest Worthy” is sure to be at the top of your list for venue requirements – but make sure to ask yourself these three questions before you choose an event venue for a formal dinner!

Is Your Event Venue The Right Size for Your Guest List?

Consider the size of your guest list and the type of dinner service you would like before you choose your event space. You may love a certain venue, but renting a large ballroom in Dallas for 30 people will seem cavernous, just as the private dining room at that fancy restaurant you love will be too crowded for your company dinner. In general, if you’re choosing a venue for your formal dinner you should budget 9 to 12 square feet per person. Your event venue can provide you with a customized, scaled floorplan to help you visualize what the space will look like on the day of your event! Don’t forget to plan for and include any entertainment or activities in your floor plan!

Can Your Event Venue Accommodate Presentations or Entertainment?

If you’re planning on having any kind of presentation or entertainment (dancing, games, photo booth, etc.) at your formal dinner you should consider whether your venue has the right equipment and space. Some event venues come with their own advanced AV and lighting systems or even a built-in stage ready to be customized for your event. Have a clear picture of what kind of entertainment you’d like to have at your event and search for a venue in Dallas that has some (or even all) of those aspects included.

Can Your Event Venue Accommodate Food Service?

Consult with your Dallas event venue to see what kind of food service they can accommodate and which catering vendors they allow onsite. In addition to seating, a plated meal requires onsite preparation and additional staff to ensure food service is a success. Make sure that any event venues you’re considering have an adequate prep space for the caterer and plenty of space for waitstaff to deliver meals and bus table to ensure that food service is executed flawlessly!

You may know Gas Monkey Live for its high-profile concert calendar or the popular TV show Fast ‘N Loud. However, event planners in Dallas are discovering this unique event venue for their clients. It offers a unique event space with tons of great elements to fit a wide range of event themes. Gas Monkey Live can seat up to 900 for a formal dinner (600 if you want additional entertainment) and provides state-of-the-art AV and lighting for your event – perfect for a corporate presentation, award ceremony or social galas. Your guests are guaranteed to have a-rockin’ time!