Think about how special it will be to have a valet parking service providing exceptional service to all of your guests as they arrive at your reception. Especially if you are having a large number of guests, this kind of service can really be a huge deal. And if parking is limited or inconveniently located, it really becomes important. But more than anything, it is a way in which you can treat your guests to a very special time and in a way in which they will feel like royalty. There are a number if factors that you will want to keep in mind as you start to check out valet parking companies in the Houston area. There is a good chance that you have never had to search for or hire this kind of vendor before so we want to help you as much as we possibly can. With that being said, we have provided a brief guide on how to conduct your search and the questions that you want to ask in your quest.
The first thing that you need to do is to find some valet services worth checking out. Talk to your family, friends and coworkers about any events that they have been to where there was valet service. Ask them if it ran smoothly and was a pleasant experience. Do a Google search for valet service in the Houston area. Check with your wedding vendors, they may have some connections as well. Meet with each candidate on your list to talk about their service and what they might be able to do for you and for your wedding. You need to find out some information from each candidate that will help you in your ultimate decision. Ask about how long they have been around providing valet service. We really believe this is important, the more experience the better. What do they charge for their service? Make sure you can nail them down on the bottom line cost. You don't want them to hit you with any hidden fees at the last second. How much training do they provide for their associates? Is safety and customer service important to them as a company?
Are they properly insured and licensed? Tell them the number of guests you will be having. Based on this number, how many valets will they provide. If you wanted to have additional valets on site, how much would that cost you? Provide them with pictures of what the parking area looks like. Obviously, they need to know time the reception begins and ends. Talk for a bit about how they will park your guest's cars. If the parking area is going to be quite a distance from the venue itself talk about the option of golf carts or a shuttle service.
What can they provide in case of inclement weather? This is very important because a storm or rainy weather can make things very dicey in a hurry. Ask if the valets be equipped with umbrellas. What if your wedding is in the winter? Will they have ice scrapers and salt and snow shovels? They should. And where will your guests be waiting while the valet goes for their vehicle? Ask for references and testimonials. Now that you have done your due diligence, it is time to be an informed decision.