“It’s not the heat… it’s the humidity.” Ugh. How many times have you heard that? Too many? Yet it is definitely a concern when it comes to outdoor venues. People who don’t have serious problems with heat and humidity sometimes forget about those who do. Yet it can be a major concern when it comes to events that are held outside in places like Houston. It’s a beautiful place to plan events with outdoor venues but it can get a tad warm if you’re not careful… and not prepared. Big, outdoor fans, plenty of shade and maybe even the possibility of an air conditioned building should be a definite consideration at any outdoor venue in Houston. But – there are more.
When You Gotta Go…
There are few things worse than underestimating the need for porta potties at an outdoor event. People may not mind standing in line to enter a raffle or by delicious food but nobody wants to spend the majority of the event standing in line for a restroom. And at some point, standing in that line is going to change from wanting to avoid an inconvenience to a necessity. And woe be to the event planner who forgets to get at least one porta potty for handicapped individuals. That planner has just doomed the entire event without even knowing it. Don’t skimp on the number of porta potties at your outdoor event and don’t skimp on the quality and reliability of the porta potty rental service in Houston . Make sure that they are stocked and clean from day-to-day, if the event is going on for more than one day.
Walking, Walking and More Walking
Being at an outdoor event already means walking, at least in most cases, and more walking. Schlepping from your car to the event, around the event itself, and back to your car at the end of the day. The walk to and from your car should not be excruciating. At the same time however, you need to make sure that there is ample parking to accommodate the number of guests you have predicted will attend. You can’t tie up city streets or have attendees driving around aimlessly looking for a parking spot.
There are many keys to pulling off successful outdoor event, not the least of which is the chosen venue. By paying close attention to the three potential problems listed here, you can avoid the catastrophe which could possibly ensue.