Timber frame houses are prized for their extraordinary craftsmanship, versatility and durability. With a wooden frame house from DC Structures, you can enjoy a magnificent residence with a timeless style. Practice your driving skills all year round on one of our indoor riding track designs. With hundreds of options and upgrades to choose from, you can create the perfect riding school for you and your horses.
With the help of our design team, our customers have transformed their stable kits into unique homes for their horses. Take a closer look at some of the equestrian facilities we have created for our customers. Our simplified process makes it easy for our customers to design the structures of their dreams with the help of our team. One of our project coordinators will help you select the right construction model for your project and will take note of any changes you want to see in your design.
Then, our experienced designers, craftsmen, and customer specialists will work together to create your custom construction package before sending it directly to your job site. According to the International Building Code, 15 square meters. It is calculated for an occupancy space with tables and chairs that are not bolted to the floor. This means that for an event space with a maximum capacity of 350 people, a minimum of 5,250 square meters is sought.
Ceremony and reception area by code. Something worth mentioning is that this provides the “occupancy code” and not the actual occupancy of your wedding venue. Most venues will include round tables for six or eight people, or even tables for 12 people, as part of their seating plan. Because of this, the size of the event space is often much larger than the minimum established in the code, especially when walk-in visits and the optional dance floor are taken into account.
To help you visualize your seating options and how they may affect the size of your venue, our design team can create sample seating designs based on the occupancy you want. As mentioned earlier, the services you plan to provide will play an important role in calculating the ideal size for your event venue design; and the choice between a preparatory kitchen or a commercial kitchen is an excellent example of this. The difference between a prep kitchen and a commercial kitchen is that a prep kitchen is designed to be a space where caterers can enter and heat your food, while a commercial kitchen allows you to prepare food on site. Since no food is actually produced inside a prep kitchen, the kitchen space will only need to include a hot oven or stove, along with a residential refrigerator and other essential items (not including a pantry or commercial freezer).
In most places, a prep kitchen is likely to be between 400 square meters. Ft. With a commercial kitchen, customers are looking for 800 square meters. Typically, this would include dry storage, a commercial freezer, a dishwashing area, a preparation area, and all the commercial stoves and production equipment needed for on-site food preparation.
The bathrooms included at the event venue will always be proportional to the size of the occupants of the building. However, the required number of toilets based on total occupancy can vary dramatically by jurisdiction, so it's important to understand the plumbing codes specific to your area before doing the calculations. To give you an idea of the average size of ADA bathrooms, the minimum size for men's and women's bathrooms in an event venue is 400 square meters. For example, a small venue with a maximum capacity of 150 people could meet this minimum.
However, if you are designing a catering event space with a maximum occupancy of 350 people, this number could increase considerably. Every wedding and event venue needs a considerable storage area for tables, chairs, and miscellaneous items. While most of our customers choose to store chairs and tables inside the main building, some prefer to have a separate structure dedicated to storage. From an operational standpoint, it's generally easier to store tables and chairs inside the event space so you don't have to lift so much weight.
However, if you plan to offer both indoor and outdoor event spaces, it might be useful to have a separate storage space where you can store your outdoor sets of chairs and tables. While the proportions of the storage space will depend on the needs of the room, the average size of a storage room in our space designs is about 400 square meters. Our customers should also consider a concierge's closet as part of their calculations, but these spaces usually average between 15 square meters. And sometimes they're added to a commercial or prep kitchen space.
An engine room is an area within your commercial building that houses your mechanical equipment. This space may include your fire elevator and other equipment needed to keep your building protected and operating properly. The average size of our machine rooms usually ranges from 80 square meters. If not, it also serves as storage space.
Typically, this room will be placed on the outside wall so that fire departments can easily access their mechanical equipment in the event of an emergency. Circulation is an important consideration in any structure, but it's especially important in a commercial event space. If you are going to start with a custom design for your premises, you will have to multiply the total square footage by 1.05% to calculate the right circulation factor for your project. For example, if you are designing a space of approximately 4,500 square meters.
In a fully conditioned space, its corridors and traffic routes would add about 225 square meters. Most of our venue designs include a bar area in the main room, but the size and layout generally vary depending on the venue. In terms of size, the bars we design for customers are usually between 120 square meters. However, at an event space like The Weinberg at Wixon in Bryan, Texas, the bar area is about 340 square meters.
To accommodate the large number of people inside the main room. If you plan to design a larger venue, we recommend adding a bar area that can accommodate two waiters for maximum functionality. This type of bar will normally be approximately 10 feet in length in one direction and approximately 4 feet of useful space behind the top of the bar. Dancing is an important part of any wedding celebration.
Whether you plan to organize intimate gatherings or larger parties, consider adding an optional dance floor to your venue design. Our dance floors are usually around 400 square meters. However, this number will vary by location. Another optional add-on for clients is the inclusion of a bridal suite as part of their venue design.
Our bridal suites are usually quite spacious, with an area of 400 m2. We usually add a bridal suite to a higher level or mezzanine level, and many include a private bathroom, vanity area, and balcony. Some clients have also created separate bridal suites for their wedding venues, and some have private kitchens and patios. That said, you can design your bridal suite with or without these additional features. Like our bridal suites, our groom's suites are large enough to meet the needs of the groom and his groomsmen.
However, these suites tend to be smaller than the bridal neighborhoods, and most have an area of 350 square meters. These suites can also include a private bathroom, balcony, kitchenette, or in-space entertainment area. Many of our customers choose to add a balcony or terrace to their venue designs for weddings and events. While some customers choose to add balconies outside the bride and groom's suites, others choose to include them above the entrance to achieve visual and functional appeal.
Your outdoor area can be as small or large as you want for your venue, with our terrace and balcony designs averaging between 200 square meters. We offer several options for your structure, including our cantilever platform upgrades and heavy wood decks. If you plan to run an event business full time outside your venue, you might consider adding a workspace and a conference room to your design. These can exist within your event space or as a separate unit from the main building.
Typically, the office areas in our commercial event spaces are approximately 100 square meters. Our conference rooms are usually 100 square meters. Coat closets are certainly not essential, but they serve a valuable purpose in our wedding and event venue designs. If you're planning to include a coat closet in your event space, you'll want to add about 50 square meters.
However, this number may vary depending on your needs and the size of the venue. A good rule of thumb is to overestimate, rather than underestimate, the number of people you expect to attend your event, within reason, of course. For example, if you know you're expecting 100 people, make sure your place can accommodate at least 150 to 200 people. That way, you'll know that you'll have space for any last-minute confirmation of attendance, +1 or registrations for the day.
There's nothing worse than having a place that's too small and making your guests feel cramped. Likewise, you don't want a place that's too big; all that empty space will make it look like you were expecting more people to attend. For example, if you plan to build an all-inclusive event space suitable for larger parties, you might consider adding a commercial kitchen to your venue so that you can offer preparatory and commercial cooking capabilities to potential customers. This is often overlooked and the lack of them can prevent certain events from taking place in one place.
Determining the right size for your wedding venue and event may seem like a simple task, but it's a bit more complex than most people think. Also consider your service contract with the elevator installer or maintenance company when designing a new event venue. The first consideration to consider when choosing a venue for your event is how many people will be attending. Broader architectural considerations are likely to determine ceiling height when designing a new event venue.
However, if your goal is a larger event with greater participation, considering white-box spaces, hotel conference rooms, or auditorium-style venues might be your best bet. If you sell tickets and you're not sure how many people will come, try to make an informed assumption based on current ticket sales, the performance of your past events, and attendance at similar events in your industry. For an event operation to work, it needs to attract events of the right caliber, and that requires the right infrastructure. As any London venue finder will tell you, choosing a site for your event is probably the most crucial decision you'll ever have to make.
It's slightly smaller than larger convention centers, but it still has 450,000 square feet of total event space, along with 92 event rooms. To help you determine the minimum square footage required for your event venue, I provided the space planning key for the wedding venue below. .