The busiest times of the year usually revolve around holidays. And it’s during these times that corporations, restaurants, community organizers, and other entities plan their events. When it comes to event planning, you should schedule your valet parking or transportation in advance, as those services generally book their entire schedule early.
Unparalleled Parking offers high-end valet parking and transportation service in Minneapolis, Minnesota. If you want to reserve one of our services for the upcoming holiday season, we recommend that you do it now before our dates fill up.
Below are some of the busiest times of the year for valet services.
1. The Christmas Season
The entire month of December is filled with private, corporate, and community events across Minneapolis. It is not unusual for organizations to call Unparalleled Parking up to six months in advance to reserve valet parking for the holidays.
Therefore if you have an event coming up, now is the time to call us and reserve your date. The holidays are quickly approaching, and you could be left out in the cold.
2. Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is one of those special occasions where valet parking and transportation reservations fill up fast. Restaurants will often book valet companies to accommodate the increase in parking and provide a unique service for couples on Valentine’s Day. Couples or groups will often rent vans or limos to arrive at their destination.
Whether you are a restaurant owner looking to spice up your service or wanting to rent a limo for a night out on the town, we recommend reserving your date at least two to three months out.
3. Wedding Season
The wedding season typically begins in late spring and continues through early fall, with weddings peaking in June and September. Granted, the weather in Minnesota may alter the season a bit.
If you are planning a wedding during the wedding season, we suggest that you reserve your valet parking or transportation eight months to a year out. Most wedding planners contact us within this timeframe. If you do not get your reservation at least six months ahead, you may be out of luck.
4. Major Sporting Events
You may not realize it, but valet and transportation services are valuable during major sporting events, especially if those events happen right here in Minneapolis. Companies or restaurants will often reserve valet service during the Super Bowl, World Series, NCAA Final Four, or the Stanley Cup.
Although our valet services stay busy during these peak sporting events, our entire transportation fleet is generally booked up. So you’ll want to reserve transportation for sporting events one to two months in advance.
5. Proms & Homecomings
Limos, luxury vehicles, and vans are a hot commodity during proms & homecomings. High school students will often rent limos for their group. In some cases, they may book a van for a large group. Both high schools and colleges secure vehicles for homecomings.
Restaurants and other businesses will generally reserve valet services during proms to create a memorable event and generate new business. Since proms are one of the highlights of the high school experience, high schoolers or their parents will reserve a limo or other transportation three to five months in advance.
6. Thanksgiving Parties
Many companies have thanksgiving parties that are made more convenient with the help of valet services. Some Minnesota residents may have private thanksgiving parties with family traveling into town from far distances. These types of events can benefit from valet services because during the holiday season, many people brave the cold weather to see their families.
7. Year-Round Birthday Celebrations
Birthdays are always a festive occasion with large crowds of people in attendance, and they happen all year long! Regardless of the size of the birthday celebration, these types of events can benefit from valet services to reduce stress on the event planner and/or host. By choosing to use valet services, they can focus on other aspects of the birthday celebration to make sure the event is a success.
8. Anniversary Gatherings During Wedding Season
Like wedding celebrations, anniversary gatherings are a special event. And because wedding anniversary parties happen around the same time of year as the couples’ original nuptials, it adds to the demand for valet services during the already busy wedding season.
Anniversaries are a time for a couple to celebrate years of marriage and family life spent together. This type of event doesn’t just include families of the couple, but also friends, coworkers, and other individuals. At times, there may be guests coming from across the country. After traveling a long distance, the guests will be happy to not have to worry about parking.
What Is Parking Like in Minneapolis?
Parking in Minneapolis is often challenging and expensive. Street parking in the city is charged by time and zone. Most street parking charges a rate for up to two hours, but this depends on whether you are parking in a business or residential area. During certain days and times, street parking in Minneapolis may be unavailable.
Street parking requires much patience, because you will have to drive street by street searching for an open spot. Then once you discover a spot is open, it is important to read any signs that are posted to make sure you are able to park in that spot or if it is, for example, a tow zone. Street parking is time consuming, and it is possible that you may not find an available spot depending on the time of day and location.
Once you do find a spot, it often requires parallel parking – a technique some drivers haven’t had to practice much unless they live in a metropolitan area. This is one of many reasons why a lot of Minnesota residents opt for garage parking instead of street parking. Although parking garages are more expensive than street parking, people choose this option because they do not have to spend the extra time looking for and maneuvering into a parking spot on the street.
Valet Parking & Transportation Service in Minneapolis
If you are looking for a valet or transportation service for your upcoming event or business, contact Unparalleled Parking. We offer luxury services to all entities in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area.
To reserve your valet service or transportation, call us today at 651-300-1515, or contact us online!