Frequently Asked Questions

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How far ahead do you book?

That's impossible to say - your date may be available up until the day before the event (really not that likely!), or it might get booked today. We really have no way of knowing. Also, we accept bookings up until the end of the following year, meaning that we are currently booking dates through the end of 2018.

When are tours available?

Our regular tour hours are between 10am and 4pm on Tuesday to Friday. Morning tours are easiest as we sometimes book afternoon weekday corporate events. Please note that all tours and site visits are by appointment only.

What is the capacity of the space?

The inside will seat 80 guests comfortably, which allows for an outside ceremony and an inside reception. If you don't need the outside space for a ceremony, you can seat a total of 140 guests using both the inside and outside spaces, but then the weather becomes a greater concern as you can't just bring everyone inside if the weather goes bad. At that point you may want to consider renting a tent, or having one on standby.

What is the music / noise policy?

We are in a residential building, situated in a residential area - there can absolutely be music and dancing, but it needs to be kept at a reasonable volume. We have had many successful parties with great music. Speakers or anything that makes music are not allowed on the patio - there can be speakers set up as close as the doors, but not actually outside on the patio. We have a built-in music system that plays music over our in-house speakers from an iPhone, iPad or MacBook.

What time must events end?

Our event end time on weekends (Friday - Sunday) is 11pm. You still have 1 hour after that for cleanup / teardown. On weekdays (Monday - Thursday), we ask that events are concluded by 10pm.

How much do we need to book a date?

The initial payment consists of the $800 refundable security deposit plus 50% of the rental total. The other 50% of the rental is due at 30 days before the event date.

What is included in the rental?

We include valet, security, use of both the inside and outside spaces as well as chairs and tables. Click here to have a look at our chairs!

How much does extra time cost?

The listed prices are for a standard 4 hour rental, and additional event hours can be added on for 25% of the 4 hour price (not to exceed $500 / hour). The rental includes 2 hours for setup and 1 hour for teardown - additional setup or teardown hours can be added for $150 each.

What is your cancellation policy?

In the unfortunate event of an event cancellation, we keep the equivalent of cost of renting the space for your reserved date. What that usually works out to is if you cancel before your final payment, we keep the first payment, and if you cancel after your second payment, we return the security deposit portion only. If we are available, we are happy to move your event to another day for a $500 date / time change fee.

Can we use our own caterer?

Absolutely - we will need to see a food service license as well as proof of liability insurance from your chosen caterer. The way around that is for the event host to provide event insurance for the day. There are actually to excellent restaurants in the same building as the venue - Los Cucos, a great Mexican restaurant, and Helen's in the Heights - a Greek restaurant that can cater as well.

Can we bring in our own alcohol?

Yup! The requirement is that ALL alcoholic beverages are served ONLY by a TABC licensed bar person. We have an awesome bartender who will be happy to serve at your event. For full, no hassle bar services, we recommend ICIT Entertainment.

Can we use candles?

Yes, but we recommend flameless candles. Sometimes it gets windy out on the patio, and we would have for a wax candle to get knocked over and cause damage that you would then have to pay for. So in short, you can, but be careful.

What is your pet policy?

We will take double the security deposit for events that will have any animals attending, and we will be *very* stringent about anything that happens because of the animal, like pee, poop or even shedding. Animals over 30 pounds will not be permitted.

What is involved in clean up / teardown?

That's pretty minor - all that we require is that you take all your items with you, pick up any trash and leave all trash in the kitchen (we even provide trash bags!). Also any furniture used outside on the patio needs to be moved back inside at the end of the event. Depending on our schedule, you may be able to have rented items picked up on the next business day morning between 8am and noon, or you may have to arrange for pickup the night of the event.

Can we have sparklers?

No sparkers, no rice, no confetti - we recommend bubbles though!

What if it rains?

If it rains, or the weather is otherwise trash, for guest counts 80 or less, a rain plan can be as simple as just having the whole event on the inside space. When you start to go over 80-90 guests, you may want to seriously consider renting a tent or other canopy - if the weather goes bad, you won't be able to fit all your guests inside. The company we use for that is ACME Rental.

Do you have a floor plan?

Yes! Please click here to download it. We can also by found on AllSeated, so you can set up your event interactively!

Do you have a getting ready room?

No we don't at the moment - our clients typically just arrive ready to go. We do have arrangements with the Hampton Inn on I-10 (3.7miles / 8 minutes) as well as the Hotel Icon downtown (3.3miles / 10 minutes) for discounted room rates.

30 minute tours / Late Arrivals
We are excited you want to tour 1111 and we would love to show you our space. When you book a 30-minute private tour, we commit to having enough time to answer any questions you may have. Therefore, we recommend you are on time so you can get the most out of your appointment.
Contact information
Please note that 1111 tours may be subject to last minute rescheduling due to event reservations. We are committed to contacting you on any tour changes in advance – please provide the best mobile phone number to reach you.
Decision makers
We are confident we can address most of your questions in one private tour. Due to the limited availability of private tours, we typically recommend one viewing tour per client. However, we understand it may not be feasible to get all key decision-makers at once and will work with you on a case by case basis.
Be ready to book
Often, prospective clients come to a tour, love the space and then call back 3 months later only to find that their perfect date has been booked. While we understand your excitement to begin your wedding or event planning process, we encourage you to wait to tour venues until you are ready to book one - otherwise you run the risk of having to start the touring process with different venues all over again.
Business hours
Our tour hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. Every once in a while we offer evening tours, and even more rarely, weekend tours. Please note that while this may happen, they are not regularly scheduled and are extremely unusual. We are closed on Mondays, except for booked events.
Vendor information
Before your event, you will receive a vendor information packet with information for you to share with all your vendors. This packet really helps setup and teardown go very smoothly and is also very helpful with eliminating anything that may cause a deduction to your security deposit. Please go ahead and share it with your vendors upon receipt.