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No, you cannot hire your own caterer for an event at the Plano Event Center. The center's catering department is the exclusive caterer for Plano Event Center. The catering manager will assist you in selecting from a wide variety of menus.
No, you may not bring you own alcohol for a Plano Event Center event. Plano Event Center is the alcoholic beverage license holder and is required to purchase and serve all alcohol consumed at our facility.
Events serving alcohol will require security at the customer’s expense. Plano Event Center management determines the ratio of guests to officers.
The following number of guests can be held in the Plano Event Center:
Collinwood Hall can seat up to 2,000 people theater-style and up to 1,400 people banquet-style.
The Windhaven Room can accommodate up to 350 people theater-style and up to 200 people banquet-style.
Plano Event Center events may be booked up to one year in advance. Trade shows and conventions with a minimum number of hotel room nights are booked two years in advance. Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. A non-refundable 50% deposit (half of total rental fee) and a signed contract are required to secure a date for your event.
The Plano Event Center room fee includes rental of the room, tables and chairs, and set-up and tear down of the room. Our catering fees include table linens, china, glassware, and flatware. Tradeshows and expos pay extra for furniture.
Other than room fees, the following additional fees are required for Plano Event Center reservations:
The following guidelines pertain to decorating your room at the Plano Event Center:
Yes, you may bring a display vehicle into the Plano Event Center. Collinwood Hall has a 12-foot by 12-foot street-level move-in door. The Plano Fire Marshall requires that the gas tank contain less than 1/8 tank of gas, the gas cap be taped off, the battery disconnected and protective plastic placed under the engine.