You've prepared for your event in every way possible: ordered the decorations, planned an itinerary, wrangled a catering service, and even made the smart decision to hire a valet company to manage the chaos of parking in Minneapolis

You're all set to sit back and relax until the event happens, right?

Well, not quite. Understanding how your valet company will handle your guests is vital to a stress-free event, as it prevents any surprises on either end and allows you to quickly adjust your plans when the uncontrollable surprise naturally occurs anyway. Moreover, it allows you to prepare your venue to make your valet company's job easier and your guests happier.

Unparalleled Parking, a Twin Cities Valet Company, provides a brief rundown on how to prepare to use a valet company. 

When the Weather is Worrisome, Have a Plan B

Minnesota in the summer is as moody as can be; you never know when the weather will turn on a dime and become an annoyance—or worse, downright hazardous. For the sake of your guests and valet company alike, make sure you have options to keep everyone comfortable in:


Understand that our valet drivers will slow down in poor visibility to avoid crashes and property damage. Your guests might spend a few moments longer waiting out of their cars; it pays to have a tent or pavilion set up nearby so they are not forced to stand in the rain.


Many events will still be on rain or shine, but if the worst happens and the tornado sirens wail, it's best for the safety of your guests and valet parking service alike if you have an alternate date available.


Though we at Unparalleled Parking take care of our drivers, it's important that event planners consider excessive heat and make accommodations for their guests. Having extra water and sports drinks on hand is always helpful, as is ordering a shady, air-conditioned tent.

Do You Have Room?

Of course, a valet parking service can only efficiently operate if there is room to park your guests' cars. It pays to count exactly how many parking spots you have available. If you want to be safe, plan for thirty percent more guests than on your list. 

It is also smart to consider the amount of space valet drivers will have to maneuver the cars. At least two lanes of traffic is helpful, as this enables us to pass.

Layout All the Details

Details are everything, and once you have a definitive outline of how your event will function, find a company that can fulfill your needs. Use flexible and experienced professionals who can accommodate your requests by adding personal touches, like if you need them to wear a specific uniform or if there's a mood you want them to help set when your guests arrive to make the event unforgettable.

Expect Great Service, Nothing Else

Your valet company's behavior directly reflects your business in the eyes of your potential customers. Think about it: you're paying your valet service to give your company a good name. As a patron of these services, you have a right to demand the best quality service the business can provide. 

You should expect:

Courteous Drivers

"Courteous" changes its meaning depending on what kind of customer the driver is serving. Some customers like a bit of chit-chat, while others want nothing more than a nod. Regardless, you should always expect your valet drivers to behave in a sensitive fashion and adjust their behavior depending on the customer's mannerisms.

Safe Driving

Reckless behavior has no place in this industry. You should always expect the company you hire to follow all traffic laws and the drivers to be mindful of their surroundings. Remember, how this company treats your customers directly reflects your business's public image. If your customers come out to find damaged cars, imagine what that could do to your business's profits.

Quick Driving

Good valet drivers know how to hustle so as not to add unnecessary wait times to your customers' dining or hotel experiences. Again, think of valet services as an extension of your business's service. 

Slow service here suggests that your other services will be likewise! However, you must give allowances for slower driving in adverse weather conditions—this is part of what "safe driving" means.

Need Saint Paul Valet Services? Unparalleled Parking Have You Covered

If you're looking for an agile, driven valet parking service in the Twin Cities area—well, you've found it! For over a decade, our focus has been providing 5-star experiences for our clients, and we are happy to customize our services for your next event.

To find out more about our valet and limo services or to reserve a date, call us at 651-300-1515 or reach out to us online.