Main Event Entertainment


Main Event Entertainment
IndustryFamily entertainment center
Plano, Texas, United States
Number of locations
Area served
United States
Key people
Sarah Beddoe
(Chief Brand Officer)
Tony Wehner
(Chief Operating Officer)
Alissa Church
(Chief Human Resources Officer)

Main Event Entertainment, LP operates family entertainment centers headquartered in Plano, Texas, with 44 locations in 17 states throughout the United States. The company is owned and operated by Ardent Leisure.


Main Event Entertainment operates family entertainment centers which feature billiards, bowling, arcade games, virtual reality games, laser tag, rock climbing, mini golf, gravity ropes course, and karaoke. Main Event offers facilities and services for birthday parties. The company also provides food and beverage, as well as meeting and event space with accommodations for corporate meetings or group gatherings; and event facility rental services. Main Event Entertainment was founded in 1998 and is based in Plano, Texas, with locations throughout the United States. Main Event competes with Dave & Buster's, EVO Entertainment, Round One Entertainment, and Topgolf.[1][2][3][4]


Food and drinkEdit

Each Main Event location offers full restaurant services, with items like appetizers, pizza, hamburgers, salads, and unique desserts. Each location also has a full-service bar, serving beer, wine, mixed drinks, and a bar menu.[5] Main Event also offers "food and fun" packages for delivery and curbside pickup through third-party delivery services like Uber Eats.

Private parties and eventsEdit

Main Event offers Private Party and Corporate Event space at each of their locations, as well as dedicated party planners, who help customers organize and coordinate their group events.[6] Birthday, company, corporate, retirement, anniversary and other types of parties can be accommodated. Main Event has been recognized as the No. 1 place in America to celebrate a birthday. Main Event also offers meeting room space and A/V capabilities for business events and hosts team building, providing facilitators and programs designed to improve communication and productivity.[7]

Corporate giving and community relationsEdit

Main Event is a proud partner of Special Olympics International as well as The Birthday Party Project. Main Event has sponsored the Special Olympics since March 2019, with a focus on inclusiveness for all. Main Event has hosted numerous events and bowling tournaments at its centers for athletes that are part of Special Olympics. In November 2019, Main Event and The Birthday Party Project kicked off their partnership by celebrating birthdays for over 400 kids in homeless or transitional home living situations at the company's location in Grapevine, Tex. The kids received two hours of complimentary games and activities at Main Event. Main Event is also an official partner of the Dallas Cowboys football team.

Safety and operationsEdit

Main Event quickly adjusted its business to address the importance of safety and sanitization inside its center as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The company set up sanitization stations throughout its center, established roles for staff dedicated solely to the cleaning of activities and games, introduced a bowling valet service and rolled out contactless payment and play. Main Event was recognized by Forbes magazine for its "Play Smart, "Play Safe" initiative.


  1. ^ "Main Event Entertainment Competitors, Revenue and Employees - Owler Company Profile". Owler. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  2. ^ "Guests Can Head For Fun At Main Event Entertainment's Second Chicago-Area Location".
  3. ^ "Main Event Entertainment brings fun for all ages to Avondale".
  4. ^ "Main Event opens in north Fort Worth".
  5. ^ "Main Event Entertainment Enhances Its Distinctive "Eat. Bowl. Play." Experience With New Spring Menu |". 2018-04-13. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  6. ^ "Event Planning, Venues and Meeting Facilities". Visit KC. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  7. ^ "The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center - Team Building". Retrieved 2018-08-16.

Further readingEdit

External linksEdit

Company website