The date is set, the food is ordered, all decor and supplies are en route. What about your valet service? Preparing to receive your guests is one of the most crucial parts of the event. Unparalleled Parking can help you work with all details from parking the first car to releasing the last set of keys. Below are some quick tips to make your valet parking experience go as smoothly as possible.
Provide Tickets for Parking
When hosting a large event with lots of guests, it can be difficult trying to keep up with which car belongs to which owner. Unparalleled Parking solves this dilemma by providing claim tickets for each driver. As soon as a driver hands us a ticket, we can easily locate the vehicle and drive it around for pickup. You can even set up VIP parking or designated parking using color coded tickets. We can customize your tickets exactly the way you want them.
Prepare for Inclement Weather
You never know when bad weather will strike. Therefore, what is your strategy for parking if it starts to rain or, worse, storm? Do you have a tent ready to set up to protect guests as they get in and out of their cars? Is there a pavilion, a porch, or an overhang that can keep them dry? Developing a Plan B for weather will solve a multitude of potential problems.
Is There Enough Room for the Guestlist?
When it comes to ensuring that there is enough space for event parking, we recommend considering three factors:
● Space per vehicle. Providing plenty of parking space per vehicle, allows to us to get in and out of cars more quickly without the threat of slamming doors into the car next to us.
● Total parking area. Do you have enough space for all your guests? We recommend that you send out the guestlist and then designate 30% extra space just in case.
● Parking lanes. Is there enough room for two vehicles to pass each other in the lane? The ability to easily drive through a parking lane will help us to operate more efficiently, thus, serve your guests more effectively.
Announce VIP Parking in Your Invitations
If your guests do not know that you are providing valet parking, then they are likely to park on their own. In some instances, it may work. Most of the time, however, rogue parking can disrupt the valet system and cause a disruption in the flow of parking or a bottleneck in traffic. When making your invitations, be sure to include that valet parking is available (or mandatory, if necessary). With that in mind, Unparalleled Parking can also set aside certain areas for valet parking and personal parking for individuals who insist on parking their own cars.
Choose Unparalleled Parking for Your Upcoming Event
Add a touch of class to your next event by hiring Unparalleled Parking to handle all valet. We provide first class valet service for home and business owners in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota and the surrounding Twin Cities area. Call us today at 651-300-1515 and make your reservation!