FREQUENTLY ASKED

QUESTIONS

Can I come tour the space?

Yes! We encourage you to set up a tour so we can show you all that LaVela has to offer. We’d love to get to know you, and talk about the plans you envision for your event. Schedule a tour with us here.

What hours is your event space available?

When you book with LaVela on a weekend, you have access to venue for the entire day. Our hours of operation are 6 a.m. -11 p.m, with additional hours available upon request.

What staffing services are included with a reservation?

We are proud to offer full-service staffing with every reservation, including setup before the event, tear down after the event, and everything in between.

Is your venue suitable for a wedding ceremony and reception?

Yes, our venue is able to accommodate your ceremony and reception. With a little down time, we can flip the venue during a cocktail hour, so your guests don’t have to travel to a separate venue.

Can I book LaVela for my rehearsal dinner?

Yes, you can book your rehearsal dinner with us! With your venue reservation, you gain access to the Candle Club with a weeklong membership. If you book your rehearsal dinner with us, you will have the ability to come in and decorate early prior to your event.

What kitchen services do you offer?

As a full-service event venue, we are happy to fulfill all of your food and beverage needs. We have skilled in-house chefs and bartending professionals, along with food and beverage menus with a variety of items to choose from. In addition, we are proud to have a scratch kitchen for any off-menu items you wish to offer at your event.

Do you allow outside catering?

If you choose to bring in outside catering, we do charge a $500 fee that is added onto your reservation. With outside catering, you still have full access to our kitchen, along with dinnerware, utensils, linens, and cleanup.

Do you have bride and groom rooms?

Included with your reservation, we offer bride and groom rooms for you and your wedding party to use on your special day.

Do you offer security services?

Security is not included with your reservation, however, we are happy to hire security for your event.

Can I come in early to decorate?

Yes, you can come in to decorate ahead of time. With all reservations, you have access to the space as soon as we open at 6 a.m. and until we close at 11 p.m. If LaVela isn’t booked for an event the day before yours, you are welcome to come in and decorate a day in advance.

Can LaVela’s staff help with decorations?

We know you have a unique vision for your event, and for that reason, our staff does not help with decorations. We wouldn’t want you to walk into your event disappointed in the decorations if it was left up to our staff. However, we will have all tables, chairs, and linens set up and ready to go on the day of your event.

Do you allow candles?

Yes, however, we only allow tea candles in vases filled with water due to fire hazards.

Do you offer payment plans?

We require that all deposits be paid up front in the beginning to guarantee a date on our calendar. After that, we'll send an invoice which allows you to pay as little or as much as you want leading up to your event. Please note that all payments are due on the day of your event.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you cancel more than 30 days prior to your event, you only forfeit the deposit. If you cancel within 30 days, you will forfeit all costs you have paid for.

What kind of exits do you allow?

Most exits are allowed, including sparklers. Confetti exits come with a $250 cleanup fee, and please note that we have a strict no glitter policy.

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