Before the discovery of the balloon, it was thought that the only essentials for a party were friendly guests and a CD of whale screams. Get ready for a modern get-together with this Groupon.
$999 for Up to a Seven-Hour Rental of The Dream Room ($3,000 Value)
White drapes enclose a built-in bar and stage, tables, and chairs for up to 90 guests, all transformed with color and shadow from one of 12 LED lighting designs. Each guest receives admission to the adjacent NTX Automotive Museum, which augments the party with a rotating collection of 80 classic cars.
Tables and chairs are included in room rental, linens are available for an additional fee. Food and beverage are not included in room rental, catering options are available from outside vendors.
North Texas Automotive Museum
In 2007, the North Texas Event Center underwent a renovation that transformed a former call center into four fairytale ballrooms and a museum for classic cars. The gleaming Gull Wings, Alpha Romeos, and M6s catalyzed the project, as their owners sought a way to share their collections with the public. This desire dovetailed with the designs of city officials, who wanted to create an enduring cultural institution in Richardson and a way to see the cars without masquerading as stop signs. In order to realize this dream and reverse signs of aging in the 1980 building, contractors installed gleaming parquet floors valued at $2 million, and built out rooms with vaulted ceilings, broad stages, or bars. A crew of event planners oversees the chambers, which range from 1,883 to 14,000 square feet, and contain surprises such as 360 degrees of white drapes and a marble gazebo.