Finding the Best Prom Venue: 5 Things to Consider First

Dec 31 2018

Finding the Best Prom Venue: 5 Things to Consider First

“It’s just plastic.” That’s what Cady said in the iconic scene as she broke the crown in half. Breaking, in a way, the facade of “plastics” that circulated and penetrated the culture of her screen-written high school. “A piece for Regina George, she fractured her spine, and she still looks like a Rockstar.”

Maybe Mean Girls isn’t your jam, but what about Napoleon Dynamite? Swaying to “Time After Time” awkwardly holding Deb’s shoulders at an arm’s length. “I like your sleeves,” he says, “they’re real big.”  

And who can forget Molly Ringwald calling for Blane outside the Prom Venue for a final kiss in the classic movie Pretty in Pink? I sure can’t! And I wasn’t even alive when it came out.

The point is, prom is one of those unforgettable moments, critical to your high school experience and important enough to be featured in countless movie classics. So, it makes sense that selecting the best prom venue is vital. Here at NOAH’S, we’re Event Venue experts; we’ve seen it all, and we know exactly what you need to keep in mind when selecting a prom venue. Here are the top 5 things to consider when selecting an event center for prom!

 

1. Prom Site Décor


Elegant sparkling chandeliers, sweeping organza, mood lighting, or Edison bulbs are all décor options that can be added when booking your event at a NOAH’S Event Venue. Many venues offer in-house décor options, but not all venues allow you to bring in your own décor to cut down on costs. Finding a venue like NOAH’S that allows the prom committee to bring in their own DIY or purchased décor is a great way to personalize the event space for a specific prom theme. This shouldn’t be a “this or that” situation either. Find a venue that will allow you to add their stunning lighting accents and your balloon arches. #nailedit

2. A Pretty Promenade


“Prom” is short for promenade, the highly-formal, highly-staged, and highly-traditional parading of students to the party. Select a venue that has a beautiful exterior design for couples and peers to show off their fancy getup as they enter the party. At NOAH’S, we take pride in our modern and elegant architecture inside and out. Snap a selfie and promenade under the stars and into a NOAH’S building using the modern and refined path to the main entrance or the innovative open-air patio area.  

 

3. Catering


Many event venues require clients to use their catering services, locking them into paying high-end prices. Don’t be fooled into paying more because a meal is included in the venue package; you’ll lose a lot of the decision-making power and the ability to find more affordable options. If you want to bring in a punch bowl and a snack table instead of paying for Chicken Florentine, you should be able to. NOAH’S pioneered the open-vendor policy, allowing you to choose your favorite caterer for your prom. Save your prom budget and select from favorite local restaurants or even food trucks to feed the teenage masses.

4. Entertainment

An open-vendor policy is the best way to save money and get full decision-making power in your prom entertainment, too. Not only should you search for a venue with plenty of dancing space and a stage that elevates chaperones, presentations, and DJs above the crowd, but you need to find a venue that allows you to bring in a DJ or band. Whether it’s a local band, popular DJ, or a simple Spotify playlist, you need the freedom to bring in music that fits your prom budget and desires. You should also be free to bring in a photo booth, caricature artist, or hypnotist for entertainment. Seriously, an open-vendor policy is an absolute must. Open. Vendor. Policy. Check it.

5. Multiple Rooms


Utilizing multiple rooms during your prom is a crucial but often overlooked element. Cramming a photo backdrop and photographer next to the dance floor is not a good plan. #fail. Find a venue with smaller rooms to accommodate group, couple, and individual photos, as well as a game room, a room for prizes, and a place to fix fashion emergencies. It’s never a bad idea to have multiple places where students can mingle away from the noise of the dance floor. NOAH’S has smaller rooms in addition to the Main Hall (imagine a Disney Princess classic ballroom. Yeah, we went there) that you can utilize in the most strategic and beneficial way for your individual prom.

The best piece of advice we can leave you is simply this: Inadequate or restricting event centers can suffocate your prom dreams, so find a venue that is fully customizable with the ability to bring in chosen caterers, entertainment, and décor.  

Staying within your prom budget in a top event venue may seem like a daunting task, but it shouldn’t be! Shoot us a text to see how NOAH’S can help make your prom team’s prom theme become a prom dream. Too much? In any case, we’d love to help you craft a prom night even John Hughes would be proud of!

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