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FAQ's

What is the capacity?

We can accommodate up to 240 guests. However, with limited parking our guest count typically averages up to 80 guests.

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What is included with our venue rental?

Our venue rental includes a full day rental of space and an onsite manager.

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Do we require an appointment for a tour?

Yes, email Nina Ogor at the1883venue@gmail.com to book a tour of The 1883.

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Do you have an approved vendor list? what are the requirements for vendors?

The 1883  does not require you to work with any specific vendor. You can select vendors that you like as long as they provide proof of insurance.

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What is the rental fee for an event?

Our rental rates vary based on the time of week and year. 

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am i responsible for cleanup?

The 1883 will clean the space before your event: sweeping, mopping, detailing the bathroom, and taking care of any necessary repairs. 

In order to get your full security deposit back, you (or your caterer) must complete the following breakdown procedures immediately following your event:

  1. All personal items, centerpieces, candles, florals, furniture rentals, and additional décor brought into the venue for your event must be removed by 11pm on your event date.

The 1883 is not responsible for items left in the building overnight.

  1. All food and beverage items must be removed from the building following your event.  

  2. Linens must be bundled and tied or bagged and consolidated with your rentals and picked up same day.

  3. The catering areas should be emptied and cleaned according to the posted guidelines. 

  4. All large messes on the floor must be properly cleaned. This includes food, confetti, flower petals, etc. You are not responsible for the bathrooms.

  5. Break down all boxes and bag all trash, and remove this from the kitchen and event space through the rear exit. Place all trash in the provided two trash bins. If full, the over flow trash must be taken. No trash can be left inside the venue, on the loading dock, or in the parking lots. This includes cigarette butts.

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how do i book a date

A 50% deposit of the rental fee is due at the time of booking. In addition, we require a $500 security deposit, which is refunded 5-10 business days after the event, provided there are no damages. The remaining balance is due 30 days before the event. The 1883 accepts cash, checks, and online payments. 

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where do guests park?

There is a 15 car parking space. Street parking is also available. 

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are candles allowed?

Yes, however all candles must be contained in votives. Open flames are not allowed anywhere in the building.

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When can we get in and set up?

You and your vendors gain access to The 1883 at 9 a.m. on the day of your event. For earlier access, you can add additional time to your rental period for $130/hour. If you require more than four hours you can book a setup day (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) for $1,000. 

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are there restrictions on vendors i can use?

You must use licensed vendors and they must provide liability insurance. Other than that, we just ask that you send us your vendor list complete with their load in and load out schedule 30 days prior to your event. event. 

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DO i need to provide my own insurance

We require both renters insurance and liability insurance for all vendors, with details below.

Renter, along with all caterers, subcontractors, vendors, and any party providing a service to Renter or Renter’s guests during the Term of this Agreement shall maintain liability insurance in the form of a Combined Single Limit Bodily Injury and Property Damage Insurance Policy insuring The1883 and Renter against any liability arising out of use, occupancy, or maintenance of the premises and all other areas appurtenant thereto in an amount not less than $1 Million  Dollars per occurrence; and a policy of all perils property insurance covering loss or damage to all of Renter's inventory, fixtures, furniture and equipment located on the Premises to the extent of at least eighty (80%) percent of their insurable value. The 1883 will not carry insurance on Renter's property. 

Renter shall provide The 1883 with a certificate of all insurance policies required by this Lease evidencing the existence and amounts of such insurance. Policies for weddings and other special events may be purchased from www.wedsafe.com for a cost of approximately $195

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Is the building wheelchair accessible?

Yes.

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how many bathrooms are there?

Three individual, unisex bathrooms which includes a handicap for the guests. As well as a separate bridal bathroom suite f

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