Many wedding venues and event spaces will tell you the size of the venue using its square footage. This information is useful, but often doesn’t give you a practical vision of how your special event will fit into the space.

The most important information that you will need to determine from an event space’s square footage is its capacity. Visit the venue in person or look at its online photo gallery and check for obstructions in the floor space, like columns or other unmovable structures. If there are permanent structures, this will limit your usable floor space. You will also need to find out the venue’s maximum capacity after your event is set up, as tables and stages will impede traffic flow.

If you’re looking for an affordable wedding venue or space for a party or corporate event, look at the online photo gallery for The Glasshouses in Chelsea. The Glasshouses provides two event spaces with gorgeous views, and amenities like a lobby doorman, easily accessible parking, and catering kitchens. Call them today at 888-836-2911.