We understand planning an event takes time! We have created a list of frequently asked questions to help with the initial research and the planning!
Can I use my own vendors?
Yes, we allow our clients to choose vendors that are most helpful to their event. We work with all vendors! But if you need some recommendations, we can help with this as well!
Can I bring in alcohol?
Yes, but you will need a licensed and insured bartender serving the alcohol. The insured part is the most important! The Liquor Liability must be at least 1 million dollar coverage. If your caterer does not have a license to serve, we have several independent companies that carry liquor liability.
What is included in the rental?
We provide tables and chairs. We also provide the table and chair set-up. Linens are not included. We do not offer any decor.
I have over 60 guests, can I still rent just The Garden?
No, the weather back-up plan for The Garden is the bridal suite. This space can only accommodate up to 60 guests. The Venue will need to be the back-up plan if over 60 guests.
When are rehearsals allowed?
We allow a 1 hour rehearsal the day before if a space is available. If all spaces are rented, times can be arranged during the week or in the morning.
Do I need to purchase insurance or pay for a security guard?
Other than an insured bartender if serving alcohol, this is the only insurance that is required. We do recommend event insurance, but it is not required.
What are the dimensions of your tables and what size linens do I need to order?
60″ rounds -use 120″ round linen
48″ rounds- use 108″ round linen (we have only 2 of these)
36″ round high tops- use 120″ round linen or 132″ if want martini glass look (we have 10 of these)
farm house tables are 7’x36″ ( these do not need a linen)
6 ft rectangles- 90×132 linen
8 ft rectangles- 90×156 linen
What tables are used upstairs?
We use four- 60″ rounds and five- 8 ft rectangles.
What equipment is in The Venue kitchen?
Convection oven, warming cabinet, prep tables, 3 compartment sink, double sided cooler and 500 lb ice machine.
Will a staff member from The Venue Chattanooga be at my event?
We will meet the lead person of the event in the morning and go over all important information. We will then check-on the event throughout the day, but no one from our staff will be on site the entire time. Clients will have all cell numbers to reach in case of an emergency. We do offer planning services if this is of interest to our clients for an extra fee.
I would like my event to be outdoors, but what about the weather?
We prepare a Plan A or Plan B layout with all of our clients. Clients must make a decision at least 24 hours of the rental start time. This gives us enough notice to plan the set-up. If a client decides to do an event outdoors and it starts raining, it is up to the client to move the event or make the most of the event. The Venue Chattanooga’s staff is not responsible for moving any tables or chairs after the decision is made. We will set-up one time once the decision has been made by the Client.
What are the hidden fees other than the rental and cleaning fee?
The only other fee would be a flip fee if the ceremony site needs to be flipped into a reception site. A flip fee is not necessary if all spaces are booked and weather does not allow an event to be held outside. A flip fee is necessary if weather is not a fector, but want to use the same space for 2 different layouts.