table setting

The restaurant dining room plays the largest role in the overall vibe and look of your restaurant. The look and feel of your restaurant consist of many things such as the wait staff, décor and tables and chairs. The types of tables and chairs you choose for your restaurant determines what type of restaurant your guests perceive it to be. For example, long tables promote family-style meals, small tables for two promote intimate settings for guests, and pub-style tables promote mingling amongst guests.

You can’t help but notice all the great wedding barns and venues opening up over the past few years. Who doesn’t love the rustic feel of a charming wedding barn nestled on a picturesque null overlooking a beautiful landscape? McCourt Manufacturing is certainly not in the wedding venue building business, but McCourt knows about furnishing these venues and the space required for proper flow and storage. Many years of experience in this business has allowed them to gain expertise based on client’s needs, city and state ordinance requirements such as handicap accessibility. Whether you are building a venue from the ground up or renovating an old building you will need to consider storage space, the flow of the room for guests attending an event at the venue and wheelchair accessibility.

Summer outdoor events are some of my favorites because they are typically a bit more laid-back and relaxed. With that being said, it is important that event venues and restaurants offer proper food storage in the right temperatures to avoid foodborne illnesses. The last thing you need to tarnish your reputation is someone or several people getting sick from food served at your venue.

The warmer evenings bring about patio season. The season often brings in more customers to enjoy the great weather. Customers tend to want to hang around a little longer enjoying a relaxing evening with friends, which means large groups of restaurant or bar-goers. While you enjoy the increase in customers, it can create a problem with seating. McCourt Manufacturing has the answer to your dilemma by offering two styles of tables and nine styles of chairs suitable for outdoor use.

One of our customers requested a 10-foot diameter round table for their event. Since the raw material for these tables is not available in that large of a size, we came up with an innovative solution that left this customer with an adaptable 5-part table with multiple uses!

If you’ve seen an episode or two of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing, you know that they can throw some extravagant open house parties. Of course, when your commission is $100,000 or so you can afford to throw an expensive party. Venues rarely, if ever, have the opportunity to clear that kind of profit from an event, especially in today’s competitive market. Events themselves have not slacked, but have remained steady to an upward trend, according to an article published by Special Events. They went on to say that the number increases by 90 percent for in-house event planners. They also stated that this year’s outlook for business/corporate events is “robust” while social/private event revenues are expected to increase, but not at the pace of the business and corporate events. 

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Summer weddings are fast approach and fall weddings are right around the corner. These seasons bring about a lot of events. McCourt Manufacturing can help you supply your venue with a wide variety of tables and chairs for all your clients’ needs from folding chairs to Chiavari to farmhouse-style. In addition to offering your clients with a great selection of tables and chairs, they are also looking to you for advice and your expertise. It is not uncommon for brides and event hosts to get overwhelmed and “lost in the weeds” and overthink every decision. It is best to guide them to focus on the key details having the greatest impact on the event. The rest will fall into place.

March is fast approaching and before you know it, we will be donning our pastel-colored Easter attire. Did you know that the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics reported that Americans were expected to spend roughly $18.2 billion last year on Easter? Of that amount, 17% were expected to make eating out at a restaurant a part of their Easter celebration plans. Take it down even further 35.1% of those plans involve an Easter egg hunt.

Farm to table restaurants have steadily seen an increase in popularity over the past few years and that upward trend doesn’t appear to be stopping anytime soon. Personally, I’m always looking for a great new local restaurant that offers great nutritious food with an amazing atmosphere. My youngest college-aged daughter and her friends feel the same or are possibly more inclined to search out a unique restaurant.  I’ve noticed that her generation is really into unique boutique-type restaurants that offer a great selection of coffee, good food, and a cool vibe. In order to create this vibe, you need all the right décor and furniture. McCourt Manufacturing is here to help you with the perfect farmhouse table and chairs that will give your restaurant that homey, cool feel patrons are looking for.

Many churches of varying denominations have been making the move from rigid, wooden pews to seating that is more comfortable for their congregation.

Do you feel like you are blending in with all the other party rental or event venues out there? Unfortunately, you may be right unless you are setting yourself apart. How can you position yourself as the premier event venue or supplier of folding tables and chairs?

The season of love is upon us and soon weddings will be abounding in the spring and summer months. Brides and grooms are making venue and rental reservations as we speak. Most couples have a general theme and/or color combination in mind; however, they like to get input from an expert in the business such as someone like you. As the expert, it is important to keep up with trending colors. Most color schemes and color combinations are a result of the PANTONE Color of the Year. The 2019 color of the year chosen by PANTONE is number 16-1546 Living Coral. Their website describes it as “an animating and life-affirming color hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”

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1001 North 3rd St 
Fort Smith, AR 72901