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FAQ

CAN WE BYOB?

Yes, you can BYOB. We just require all alcohol be served by a BASSET certified bartender. Alcohol cannot be sold without a liquor license, including ticketed events.

Bartenders available at partyhosthelper.com

CAN WE HAVE A DJ?

Yes but DJ's must use our included large speaker. This is sufficient to fill the space well and have a party vibe. No additional speakers allowed. Additional speaker details available here

Music must end by 10pm the latest. If you are looking to continue a later night, there are many great options for bars and breweries just a 5-10 min walk. 

Bands are allowed. All rentals include use of our AV equipment, including a large bluetooth speaker, microphones, projector, and screen. 

DO YOU REQUIRE PREFERRED CATERERS?

No, you can use any catering you would like. For full service, we highly recommend our catering partner, Jordan's Food of Distinction. JFOD.com Their food and service are fabulous and they will assist with all aspects of your event (rentals, staff, cleanup). If you are not using a caterer we highly recommend hiring staff to help with setup, serving, and cleanup.  Available at https://partyhosthelper.com/ 

ARE YOU HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE?

Unfortunately we are not. The space is located on the 2nd floor and there is not an elevator. Please inform all vendors of stair access.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

Tables and chairs for 100 people. 6 cocktail tables. Lounge seating. Green wall backdrop. Decorative lighting. Speaker & Mics  View full inventory list here.

HOW LARGE IS THE SPACE?

Our space is about 4500sq ft indoors plus includes a 900 sq ft outdoor deck. It is very spacious even at our maximum capacity. There are 5 gender neutral restrooms throughout the space. Rentals also include use of our large driveway for load in and parking.

IS INSURANCE REQUIRED?

Yes. You are required to purchase general liability insurance. Please provide us with a copy no less than 30 days prior to your event. Available at www.eventhelper.com for about $150

CAN WE BRING OUR OWN DÉCOR?

Yes however the space speaks for itself and does not require much décor. No glitter, confetti, or any other difficult to clean items are allowed (all balloons must be popped and swept up). Outdoor decor by approval only.

HOW IS THE SPACE SETUP?

The space comes setup as seen in most of the photos and shown on the floorplan layout in the gallery photos. There are 80 chairs around the 8 farm tables (the 20 additional chairs are stored behind the green walls). You can move any furniture you would like, but your staff must move it back at the end of the night.

WHERE CAN WE HAVE A CEREMONY?

Ceremony can be indoors, usually in front of our green wall backdrop, or outdoors on the deck (up to 80 people). Your staff would arrange chairs during your setup time and then after the ceremony, guests can move outside or to the bar area while chairs are moved back around the tables.

IS ANY STAFF INCLUDED?

Hangout staff is on-site to greet vendors upon arrival and answer any questions. Our staff does not help with setup and cleanup. If staff is not included through your caterer we highly recommend hiring additional help, available at https://partyhosthelper.com/ 

WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO FOR CLEANUP?

Take out everything you brought in. Take out the trash. If you move any furniture (tables, chairs, etc), must return them to where they were. Sweep any large debris. Usually the catering staff handles the cleanup.

HOW DO WE BOOK A SHOWING?

Let us know when you want to come by! Email events@hangoutlighting.com or use our contact form 

WHAT IS THE NEIGHBORHOOD LIKE?

It is a manufacturing district and very quiet outside of business hours. There are many breweries in the area.  I live here with my family and always feel safe.

HOW IS PARKING / PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION?

Street parking is unrestricted and typically widely available outside of weekday business hours. Our driveway can fit 4 cars in tandem. The Grand Ave bus is a few steps away and Damen bus is a short 3-5 minute walk.

DO YOU HAVE PACKAGES?

We do not have food and beverage packages. For venue packages view our Pricing Page which includes our full inventory list here.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BOOK?

We require 50% deposit to reserve your date. The remaining 50% is due 30 days prior to the event

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELATION POLICY?

Your 50% deposit is non-refundable. Remaining balance is due 30 days prior to event and is non refundable. You may reschedule your date for a $500 fee.

SECURITY DEPOSIT

$500 refundable security deposit is due 30 days prior to event.

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