Archive for October, 2012

Mercury Hall is a lovely venue in south Austin that succeeds in offering seclusion in a busy part of town. Complete with 100+ year old church brought in from a small town, Mercury Hall has serene ambiance in a convenient location. It’s a venue where we’ve worked multiple times and where our years of experience help us do our job as excellently as possible.

I had planned on writing a venue overview of Mercury Hall complete with some excellent (eh, mediocre) cell phone photos, but the event proved to be one of our busiest of the season and so I’ve decided to write on that instead.

In short, we were told that there’d be around 100 guests attending the party, but we wound up parking around 120 cars. This meant that we had about half of the valets that would have been optimal for that amount of cars. We were kept busy utilizing all the space available to us to keep cars moving as our valets got them parked. The available parking at Mercury Hall filled up rapidly, a gravel lot nearby also filled up and we parked a lot of cars on nearby streets.

There wasn’t too much room for relaxation, as guests started trickling out shortly  after all the cars were parked. Fortunately though, there was time enough to call in some extra valets to ensure that guests weren’t left waiting too long for their cars. After that initial rush of visitors, some help was called in to ensure that everything would run as smoothly as possible when guests left.

We don’t often have events where we receive far more cars than we expected, but in this case we handled the increased traffic as well as possible to ensure that guests and planners were happy with our service. If you’d like to use Uptown Valet for your next event, request a quote or contact us today.

October 29, 2012 - Posted by jacob

Uptown Valet provided valet services for Ferrari of Austin recently.

A smaller event on a gorgeous evening, cars were parked in a lot behind the venue, on a nearby building’s lot where we had gained permission, and some were parked on a nearby street. We kept the Ferraris out front though; nearby for their owners and creating quite the nice display outside the dealer. It was a smaller event on a gorgeous evening.

It was a good, well-run event and were happy to be able to help Ferrari of Austin’s night run smoothly.

Up next this week is ACL weekend. We’ve got valet events throughout the day Thursday and plenty on the weekend along with lots of chauffeur events as well. Please contact us if you’d like more information.

October 7, 2012 - Posted by jacob

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