Event Tips

Planning Your Event In Elko, Nevada

With its convenient location on Idaho Street at Interstate 80 in Elko, Nevada and its large meeting and banquet facility, High Desert Inn is the perfect venue for your event.

Planning an event can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be that way. The staff at High Desert Inn & our sister property Red Lion Hotel & Casino are ready to assist you in planning the perfect event. We encourage you to ask as many questions as you like about planning your event. Our mission is to make your life easier and your event a success.

Event Planning Tips: Here are a few helpful tips to assist in the pre-planning process of your function. Our staff will assist you every step of the way.

When to Book: It is always best to book your event ahead of time. For weddings, family events, and Christmas parties plan on booking 6-12 months prior to the occasion, and for meetings and seminars, plan on booking 2-4 months prior to the event.

Calculating Drinks: Alcohol consumption generally averages two (2) drinks per person for the first hour and one (1) drink per person there after.

Estimating Snacks: For hors d'oeuvre parties, figure 6-8 pieces per person.

Seating: Seating is usually calculated at 5% over guarantee.

Menu Preparation: Menus should be finalized four (4) weeks prior to your event. Actual guarantee is required 72 hours (3 business days) before your event.