IS THERE A ROOM FOR ME TO GET READY?
Yes, we have a Bridal Suite that can be used for getting dressed and photography. This room is available two hours before your event - Weddings and Rehearsals.
DOES DOWNTOWN SOCIAL ALLOW CANDLES?
Does the Venue require Insurance for Events
YES, Many venues will require you to purchase general liability insurance for your event to protect you and them in case someone gets hurt or the property is damaged. You might even be at risk of losing your event spot if you don't provide proof of insurance. But you could lose even more than that if you don't get the right coverage. It is relatively inexpensive - you can search online for Event Insurance - Wedding Insurance.
DO I HAVE TO HIRE A WEDDING COORDINATOR?
Downtown Social is leaving that decision to you, however this will be one of the best gifts you give yourself. TRUST ME.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE A CEREMONY & RECEPTION AT DOWNTOWN SOCIAL?
Yes, many of our wedding clients host both ceremonies and reception on site. The ability to do this is dependent on a number of factors—-number of guests and guest tables, intricacy of décor, and budget for additional catering and rental staffing needed in order to ‘turn-over’ or ‘flip’ the space during your cocktail hour. Cocktail hours can be hosted on our Mezzanine or Rooftop area.
IS SECURITY REQUIRED?
Security may be required depending on the guest count and type of event. Requirement and number of security is at DOWNTOWN SOCIAL’S discretion.
WHAT IS THE SECURITY DEPOSIT USED FOR?
The Security Deposit is due at time of booking and is provided in case of any damage to the space. Please refer to your Event Contract for further information regarding damage charges and possible repair costs. Should the premises be left in good condition, the Security deposit will be returned in full.
WHAT IS REQUIRED TO FORMALLY BOOK A DATE AT DOWNTOWN SOCIAL?
We require a non-refundable retainer and signed copy of our Rental Agreement to consider your date formally booked. Personal check or cashier’s check is accepted for payment. Credit Cards can be used for an additional fee. The remainder of the Facility Fee is due 60 days prior to your event date.
CAN I PUT A DATE ON HOLD?
Yes, we offer complimentary holds on dates for up to two weeks. If someone else wants to book your date during that two-week period, you would be required to make a decision, sign a contract, and submit a deposit.
WHERE CAN MY GUESTS PARK?
We have street parking available for your guests; others have used the Downtown Parking Garage and are using the trolley or buses or even the golf cart services around Campus.
DO I HAVE TO RENT A DANCE FLOOR?
No. It is entirely up to you.
ARE TABLES & CHAIRS INCLUDED?
Tables are included. We will have some modern white molded chairs soon available for rent.
CAN I BRING IN MY OWN ALCOHOL?
No. It must be provided by our approved Bar Service.
I HAVE SPECIAL FOOD REQUIREMENTS. CAN I USE MY OWN CATERER?
DOWNTOWN SOCIAL requires you use one of our preferred catering partners for your event and will not refer or allow catering services from outside caterers other than for special dietary, cultural, or religious reasons that our preferred Caterer does not customarily provide. DOWNTOWN SOCIAL will determine if the outside caterer is adequate and capable of providing services that meet our high standards. There will also be additional fees for outside catering. If your catering is not on the preferred list, they can fill out the applications to be added to our Vendor Program.
WHAT TIME CAN SET-UP BEGIN?
Two hours before your event unless otherwise arranged.
WHAT TIME SHOULD MY EVENT END?
Events should end at 1:00 am.
CAN I HAVE AMPLIFIED MUSIC OR A LIVE BAND?
WHAT IS THE EARLIEST TIME MY EVENT CAN START?
Events can begin at any time.