Frequently Asked Questions

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What does the rental rate include?

The rental rate includes use of the agreed upon space. Pre-event set-up may begin at 9:30 am on Saturday. On weekdays, pre-event set-up may begin at 4 p.m.; a one-hour window is allotted for breakdown immediately following the event. All events hosted on a Friday or Saturday must end no later than 11:00 p.m., while events hosted on Sunday through Thursday must end no later than 10:00 p.m. You may rent the space for additional set-up and/ or breakdown hours at a rate of $250/hour.

Are chairs and tables included in the rental rate?

Sorry, no furniture or rentals are included in the rental rate. However, tables and chairs may be rented for an additional fee. All linens, china, flatware, glassware, etc., may be rented through a third party vendor.

Are deposits required?

We require a signed contract and 50% of the rental rate to guarantee your event date with the remaining balance due ninety days prior to your event. A $500 refundable damage waiver is due thirty days prior to your event. Please note: if you should need to cancel your event, the damage waiver will be returned while all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

May I bring my own caterer?

Of course! If you are looking for a caterer we would be happy to tell you about the caterers who are tenants of our commercial kitchen.

May I supply my own alcohol?

Yes. Please discuss with Venue Manager for particulars.

How may I decorate the venue?

Your decorations are welcomed! All application of decorations, lighting, fabric, etc. must be approved in advance (no nailing, gluing, stapling, or any other punctures in the walls, ceilings, etc.). If you choose to use candles, we require that they are in containers to prevent damage to our surfaces. Rice, glitter, and confetti are not permitted. Flower petals may be used provided they are cleaned up. All decorations must be removed within an hour after your event.

Do I need an event planner?

All Events over 200 people require an event planner/coordinator. They must have an up-to-date business license and proof of liability insurance.

Do you have a noise ordinance?

Yes, all events must end by 11:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. All events must end by 10:00 pm on Sundays through Thursdays.

Where should my guests park?

Weekday rentals allow for 20 cars to be parked on campus. There is parking for 70 cars after hours and weekends. Additional parking is available at Ackerman Park, ½ mile from the venue. Street parking is not recommended.

Is handicap access available?

Yes, the building is handicap accessible by means of a ramp. Every accommodation has been made to ensure the property is handicap accessible, but please inquire with our venue manager to discuss your specific needs.

I'm interested in seeing the what?

We are available for tours during business hours, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., as well as weekends, depending on our event schedule. Please email us at or call the office at (801) 550-0280 to schedule your visit. We look forward to assisting you with your event!

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