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5 Important Questions to  
Ask Your Venue Before Booking 

1. Does the venue supply tables and chairs? 
Believe it or not, there are several venues out there that may not supply tables and chairs for your event.  A question like this may be easy to overlook but renting tables and chairs is no small expense and can add up very quickly! 

Chiavari chairs are the most common and desirable for weddings, these chairs can run up to $10 per chair to rent.  White garden chairs are another common wedding chair, averaging at about $4 per chair.  120 inch tables seat 10 people and typically rent for about $10 each.  In the end it will cost you about $11 per guest if you were to set up with chiavari chairs and round tables with seating for 10.  If you have 150 guests, that already an additional $1,650! 

2. Does the venue have china, glassware, and silverware?
This information is not always presented at the beginning when getting a quote from a venue or caterer.  Unfortunately, most independent venues do not supply china, glassware, and silverware, and these necessities can end up being extremely expensive.

On average, China, glassware, and silverware can cost $5 to $10 per person, depending on what type of event you are having.  If you have 150 guests, that can add up to an additional $750 to $1,000.
 
3. Does the venue have a dance floor?
There is no better day to celebrate and dance than your wedding day, but your guests are going to want to join you!  Make sure there is room on the dance floor for both you and your guests to enjoy your special day. A 20 by 20 foot dance floor can cost you about $1,000.
 
4. Does the venue supply table linens and linen napkins?
If the venue you are looking at does not supply tables and chairs like we talked about previously, it is likely that it does not supply linens either.

Napkins start at around 75 cents each, and liens for the average 120 inch table go for about $17 each.  You must also keep in mind, you are responsible for covering more than just the tables for your guest’s seating.  Buffet tables, cake tables, gift tables, registration tables, and whatever else you may have will also need to be covered and should be added into your cost.  A 150 guest wedding will consist of about 22 tables and 150 napkins, bringing the price for linens to around $486.50.

5. Does the venue charge for parking?
If you are having your reception in or near a downtown area, there is a good chance your venue either charges for parking, or requires valet service.  

Parking could cost anywhere from $5 to $15 per car.  If you calculate a 150 guest wedding by one care per two guests, you would have 75 cars, averaging an additional cost of $750.

As you can see, the necessary items for your wedding can add up fast! If you don’t ask the right questions you could be facing thousands of dollars in additional charges that possibly could have been avoided. Be informed, ask first and save money!

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Beyond the Box has been catering homes, offices, weddings and corporate events in Dallas and Fort Worth for over a decade. Beyond the Box is proud to be one of the premier wedding and special event caterers in Dallas.  Our creative cuisine, personalized service and unique approach to catering has earned us a reputation as one of the Best Caterers in Dallas.  As a full service caterer, our goal is to provide you a complete experience that covers every catering detail of your event.  Let Beyond the Box take care of your food, beverage, rentals and staffing and enjoy a seamless experience.  We are confident you will enjoy our "Compete Service" approach to catering. Beyond the Box is the preferred and exclusive caterer at some of the city's best venues.
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Catering Dallas and Catering Fort Worth for over a decade, Beyond the Box continues to innovate and remain one of the premier Dallas Catering and Fort Worth Catering companies. If you are in need of Catering in Dallas or Catering in Fort Worth, please contact us so that we can assist you with all of your special event needs.  Beyond the Box is one of the few Dallas Caterers that is considered a full service catering company; meaning we take care of everything you need for your event.  Many Caterers in Dallas say this, but few can actually deliver it.   Our catering services include:

 

Breakfast Catering/Buffet Catering/Boxed Lunch Catering/Wedding Catering
Staffing Services/China, Glass and Silver Rentals/Tables and Chair Rentals
Linen Rentals/Spandex Rentals/Alcoholic Beverage Catering

 

Beyond the Box Catering is proud to be Catering Dallas TX and the surrounding areas for over a decade.

 

Our Venues

The Pads Dallas
The Carlisle Room
The Orion Ballroom
Perot Museum

Some awesome companies we've had the pleasure to work with

Sysco Foods
Anheuser-Busch
Match.com
Starwood
Lockheed Martin
AT&T Stadium
Perot Museum
JiffyLube