Hosting a Safer Event at Pine Lake Ranch


Hosting a Safer Event at Pine Lake Ranch

Hosting a Safer Event at Pine Lake Ranch

With the state of the world, we understand our client’s increased concern for the health and safety of their guests. The show must go on, but there are steps you can take to ensure that everyone is comfortable. Here are just a few tips and ideas for how to host safer events at Pine Lake Ranch!


Sanitization Stations


No matter the type of event you are hosting, social or corporate, sanitization stations are a must. These areas will make your guests feel more safe, especially in high contact areas such as entryways, restrooms, and food or beverage stations. Although sanitization stations can look less than appealing, understand that they will increase everyone’s comfort. There are plenty of ways that you can get creative and spruce up the look of your sanitization stations, such as fun signage.


Celebrate Outdoors


As our venue covers 25 beautiful rolling acres, ensuring that your guests can remain socially distanced is never a concern! Ceremonies often take place beneath our stunning ancient live oak, or down by the sparkling lake. For your reception, choose between our 6,500 square foot reception barn, or celebrate beneath the stars in our string-lit corral. At this point in time, outdoor spaces are more popular, as they allow more room for guests to move about.


Spaced Out Seating


One simple way to make sure guests keep the recommended 6 feet apart, is by spacing out seating. At your ceremony, chairs can be set up in pairs at 6 feet apart. At reception tables, consider leaving an empty space between each setting. And, should you opt to have lounge or cocktail areas, be sure to pull furniture further apart than normal. In which case, we recommend using a beautiful rug to fill in the empty space – and act as a frame.


Disposable Servingware


An inexpensive and safe way to dish up food and drinks are disposable servingware. Including plates, flatware and cups. Stock each station with the materials needed and place signage in an easy to view area that informs guests not to reuse any of their servingware. This will help reduce repetitive contact! Want to remain conscious of your waste? We totally understand! Spend some time researching bulk servingware that is compostable or recyclable.


Pre-Packaged Drinks & Food


An alternative to disposable servingware is pre-packaged meals and drinks. When booking your caterers, inquire as to whether or not they are capable of individually packaging food. Whether it be a small cardboard to-go container or another recyclable material. For drinks, consider skipping on the glassware, and stocking the bar with canned drinks that can be recycled. For example, personal mason jar cocktails and individual champagnes.


At Pine Lake Ranch, the health of your guests is our top priority! We are taking all possible measure to ensure the safety of all of our clients and their guests, in addition to following state mandates and the CDC guidelines. When booking your event at Pine Lake Ranch, we encourage you to address any concerns with our team, so that we can provide you a solution and ease your worries. Reach out today to schedule a venue tour, or with any questions!