Frequently Asked Questions

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CAN I COME SEE THE SPACE?

Yes! Absolutely!  We would love to walk through the space with you and answer all of your questions.  Please message us to schedule a date!

HOW DO I HOLD A DATE?

We do not hold dates until the paperwork is signed, and payment made.  It's on a first come, first served basis.

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU TAKE?

We accept cash and all major credit cards.

WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS FOR PREP TIME IN THE SPACE PRIOR TO MY EVENT?

Depending on the time of event you are booking this varies.  Weddings are allowed 2 hours, and all other events get access one hour before the event.  Time may be added before and after the event if additional time is needed.

WHO PROVIDES LINENS, GLASSWARE, ETC?

We do not provide any of these items and are the renter's responsibility. 

WHO DOES THE SETUP AND BREAKDOWN OF MY TABLES AND CHAIRS?

We set up the initial tables and chairs as close to your requested style as possible.  Any movement of them during the rental time, is the renters responsibility.  After the event is over you may leave the chairs and tables in the space and we will disinfect them and prep for the next event.

WHEN DO I NEED TO HAVE EVERYTHING OUT OF THE SPACE?

We require everything out of the space at the end of your contracted rental time.

CAN I USE MY OWN CATERER?

Of course, as we do not have any cooking facilities.  We do require that your caterer be licensed and insured.  All meal cooking must be done offsite.

CAN I USE AN EVENT/WEDDING PLANNER?

Yes. We prefer the use of an event/wedding planner or organizer as they are generally well versed in helping events to go smoothly.  We also use them as a liaison during the event so that you won't be bothered for general issues that may come up. 

CAN I DROP OFF ITEMS THE DAY BEFORE?

Occasionally we allow drop off's during regularly scheduled work days the week before the event but hold no liability of those items.

DO YOU HAVE A SOUND SYSTEM?

No, any sound equipment must be provided by a band and/or DJ or other rental company.

ARE THERE DECORATING RESTRICTIONS?

Yes, you may only affix objects to the walls with painters tape or command strips. We do not allow the use of glitter, confetti, stickers or silly string. Rose petals, rice, bird seed and/or sparklers are not allowed inside or outside the venue as well.  A detailed list is given in the contract of additional items.

ARE PETS ALLOWED TO BE PART OF THE CEREMONY AND RECEPTION?

Yes, pets are allowed to be part of the ceremony and reception but may not stay at the venue during the remaining event.  This is also on a case by case basis and must be approved by management in advance.

DO YOU REQUIRE A SECURITY DEPOSIT?

Yes for larger events.

IS SMOKING ALLOWED?

Smoking is not allowed inside the Venue or on the Courtyard.  This includes cigars & e cigarettes.  

WHAT IS YOUR RESTROOM SITUATION?

We have two available updated restrooms available.

IS THERE A SPACE FOR THE WEDDING PARTY TO GET READY IN?

We allow access of the bride's party in our Bridal Lounge  for last minute touch ups two hours before the event.  It's a lovely location for final prep and photographs before the wedding.  The grooms party generally show up fully dressed 1/2 hour prior to photos.  

IS IT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?

Yes. Our Venue, Courtyard and our restrooms are all accessible.  Keep in mind it is a 100 year old building and the original layout can be a bit tight in some spaces.   

WHAT IS THE VENUE CAPACITY?

Table & Chairs - 80 guests

Chairs only - 180 guests

Standing only - 250 guests

CAN WE USE THE COURTYARD FOR OUR EVENT AS WELL AS THE WEST HALL?

Yes, weather permitting.  Our back space is decomposed granite and although it is wonderful most of the year, it is not available during the wet months.  

CAN I HOST BOTH MY WEDDING CEREMONY AND RECEPTION AT THE VENUE?

Absolutely! We can discuss the logistics of this during the walk through.

HOW DO I SECURE MY EVENT DATE FOR THE SPACE I WANT?

For standard events, a non-refundable payment must be made in full and a contract signed.  For weddings, a non-refundable 50% deposit of the venue rental is required to secure your space along with a signed contract.

HOW LONG DO I HAVE ACCESS TO THE VENUE ON THE DAY OF MY EVENT?

This depends on what kind of event you are having.  Wedding packages are for 6 hours and you are given 2 hours prior to the event to decorate.  All other events are for 4hours and you are give 1 hour before the event to decorate.  Additional hours may be added before or after the event for the cost of $100 per hour.

ARE TABLES AND CHAIRS PROVIDED?

Yes, the following tables and chairs are available: 

Chairs - Up to 80 Heavy duty white resin folding chairs

Natural Wood Farm Tables - 8 available - 96"x39.5"

IS THE ANTIQUE FURNITURE AVAILABLE FOR USE?

The set up in the 'check in room' stays consistent and is available for your guests to use.  The other antique furniture is available for use in the West Hall but there is NO eating or drinking on it.  If it is damaged you will be charged for cleaning.  

WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR CLEANUP?

All rentals, personal items, and anything else brought in for your event must be removed from the space at the end of your rented time. There is a detailed list in the prep area of responsibilities

CAN I HAVE A FOOD TRUCK?

Due to the limited amount of space in our back courtyard, small food carts are allowed but there isn't access onsite for a food truck.  We have no objection to a food truck parking on the side street to prep food and then bringing it inside.

CAN I ACCESS THE VENUE FOR REHEARSAL PRIOR TO THE EVENT?

Our space is so small we find that rehearsal's are not necessary in our space.    

ARE CANDLES ALLOWED?

As our building is well over 100 years old no open flames are allowed.  Battery operated candles are permitted.  

WHAT IS THE PARKING SITUATION?

We are located in the downtown area of Biggs and there is ample public parking to support a full size event.  

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

All payments are non-refundable. If you need to change your date and we have the date available, we will be happy to move your date at no additional cost.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK?

We generally don't book more than 18 months in advance.  

DO I HAVE TO PROVIDE DAY OF INSURANCE FOR MY EVENT?

A one-time event insurance policy must be purchased when bringing in alcohol for larger events. Details of how to do this will be sent to you if applicable.

WHERE DO GUESTS ENTER?

Our guests enter through the double doors in the area we call the 'Check-in Room'.  There is a lovely check-in area to display photographs, a guest book or other items.

FOR ANSWERS TO ALL OTHER QUESTIONS CONTACT US!