Summer is here, but it’s already time to plan for fall outdoor events! Whether your fall calendar includes a concert, food festival, wedding, sporting event, fair, or another large event, planning ahead of time is important.
Event planners have to consider many details – from seating to catering options to restroom services – to create an unforgettable experience for your guests.
To help organize your fall event in Texas, consider our handy checklist of items you should consider, including the unsung heroes of every outdoor party: toilets for events!
Why Portable Toilets for Events?
The first item on any outdoor event checklist should be portable toilets. Having the right restroom services helps make sure that your event guests can enjoy your event without having to worry about access to facilities.
When looking for portable toilets for your fall event, consider the type of portable toilet you need, such as:
- Standard Portable Toilets: These are the classic portable toilets your guests are familiar with from attending other events.
- Women’s Portable Toilets: These units are specifically geared toward women. Be sure to rent for special events catered towards women, such as races, outdoor benefit events, weddings, or festivals.
- ADA-Friendly Portable Toilets: Being inclusive of all guests is always a great idea. Consider reserving ADA-compliant and handicap accessible portable toilets for guests with disabilities.
- Restroom Trailers: For multi-day events such as music festivals or outdoor art exhibits, restroom trailers are a great option to support VIP guests.
- Luxury Restroom Trailers: For more upscale events like outdoor weddings, consider Luxury Event Trailers to add a touch of luxury and comfort to any event.
Don’t forget that with portable toilets and related units, you may want to consider renting hand wash stations or hand sanitizer stations. These can be strategically placed throughout the event grounds to enhance hygiene and safety for your guests.
Other Items on Your Event Planning Checklist
At Texas Outhouse, we focus on renting portable toilets and other units to event planners. We also have three additional recommendations for your fall event planning checklist from our experience supporting events throughout Texas.
1. Schedule Waste Services
While food, decor, and entertainment are key parts of an event, it’s equally important to consider how you’re going to manage waste build-up during the event.
Start by deciding the number of trash cans you need to place throughout the venue to handle common waste such as food scraps, cans and bottles, packaging, and disposable forks and knives.
Some events may require dumpsters, such as the roll-off dumpsters offered by our partner company Gainsborough Waste. This effort is especially important if you expect the work crew to generate a heavy volume of waste during event set-up or tear-down.
Good waste management will reflect well on your event and you as the event planner. So make sure you plan for this important part of outdoor fun!
2. Ensure Proper Seating
For events that include sit-down times, like weddings or concerts, it’s vital to have the right seating. When planning seating, there are a few things to consider, such as:
Deciding whether you have enough seating can be tricky, but it’s always better to have extra seats than not enough. For more casual events, you can offer guests the option to bring their own chairs or picnic blankets to lay on.
If you are planning an outdoor performance, make sure the layout of the seating is arranged so that guests have a good view of the stage.
Comfort is also important, especially for longer events. Whatever seating you choose, make sure they’re appropriate for your outdoor event.
You should also consider the needs of guests who might need reserved chairs in certain areas or spaces wide enough to make room for wheelchairs.
For a fancy wedding, you will want classier seating options other than regular metal folding chairs. Consider the theme of your event so that you can choose between covered chairs, rustic benches, or even hay bales for fall harvest events!
3. Have Appropriate Signage
Another aspect of outdoor events to consider is clear, appropriate signs. If your event happens at a large space, make sure your guests know where to find portable toilets, dining areas, and help services, with visible signs placed around the event location.
Having the right signage for your event can prevent confusion, limit long lines, and help guests easily access specific areas of the event.
Access Top-Quality Toilets for Events in Houston
Texas Outhouse is the leading provider of portable toilets for events throughout the Greater Houston area. As a locally owned and operated company, we appreciate the opportunity to help our local communities enjoy wonderful outdoor events during the fall season.
We work directly with event planners to ensure you have access to essential units that help support successful events. Trust our team to deliver clean units directly to the event venue and get them set up in the appropriate location. Contact us today at 713-785-8050 for expert event solutions and portable toilet rentals. We’ll help you support each guest so they can focus on having a great time.