FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You have questions, we have answers. Below are the most commonly asked questions we hear about our event space. Please message us if you have other questions that are not answered below.
1. How big is your space?
Our indoor, heated and cooled event space is roughly 6,100 square feet. Our little studio is roughly 1,100 square feet (not including the indoor balcony).
2. How many people will your space hold?
Studio 215 holds up to 270 people (including staff) if it is standing room only with cocktail tables, a conference, or a wedding ceremony. If you would like to hold both your ceremony and reception here we suggest a max of 150 people to be comfortable.
For the little studio our max occupancy is 95 for a seated ceremony, 70 for standing room/ cocktail tables. For a seated meal (including a buffet table, drink table, and dessert table) we strongly suggest no more than 65 people.
3. Is your space handicap accessible?
Yes! Both of our studios, our private outdoor patio, bridal suite, groom room, and our restrooms are all handicap accessible.
4. Can you bring in your own caterer?
YES! Any caterer is allowed at Studio 215.
5. Can you bring in your own alcohol?
YES! Just be sure to apply for the $50 North Carolina ABC license for your party at least 30 days prior to your event if you are going to serve any type of liquor. This must be present & taped to the bar during the entire event.
6. How much does it cost to rent the space?
The little studio ranges from $100-$135 an hour. The big studio varies from $1,450-$3,700 depending on the day and the package. Please click our "Pricing" tab in the upper right to find out all of the details.
7. Can you bring in your own photographer, florist, Caterer, Bartender, DJ, etc?
8. How can I tour the space?
Tours are by appointment only. Please call or email our manager, Taryn. We would love to give you a private tour at your convenience. Please click the "Contact Us" tab in the upper right corner.
9. WHAT IS THE DEPOSIT?
Little Studio 215 requires a $400 non-refundable deposit and a signed contract.
Studio 215 requires a $500 non-refundable deposit and a signed contract to hold the date for a Monday-Thursday event. A $1,000 non-refundable deposit and a signed contract holds your date for a Friday, Saturday, and or Sunday event.
10. How big is your patio?
Our outdoor patio is a fun place to hang out in a more intimate setting. It is an ideal set up for yard games, a rehearsal dinner, movie, live entertainment, dancing, and more! Our 30’ x 40’ private patio is adorned with bistro lights and plants. It comfortably holds 65 for a seated dinner.
11. What all do you get with the rental of Studio 215?
You get over 6,000 square feet of an industrial chic space adorned by cafe lights (bistro lights), up to (18) of our five foot round tables, up to (18) of our eight foot rectangular banquet tables, (5) of our high tops aka "bistro tables", 5 of our colorful can lights also known as "up lights", 240 mahogany chiavari chairs with our white padded cushions, up to 20 of our black, white, ivory, silver satin, bright red, and or bright purple floor length linens with the inclusive package, use of the private patio and prep kitchen, two indoor balconies, corn hole game, and ample on site private parking. We also include our security guard for parties or weddings 5:30pm-2am, and our parking attendant for the south lot for events with the inclusive package. After you book with us you are welcome to use our space for a 1.5 hour engagement photo session or a 1.5 hour bridal portrait session. Just be sure to check with Taryn so that she can schedule you in advance! Also, for weddings booked at our studio you'll get one hour the day before for rehearsals. Again please check with Taryn on the availability.
For weddings, vow renewals, bridal portraits, and engagement photo sessions we include access to our beautiful bridal suite.
12. MaY I do a photo shoot at Studio 215?
Yes! Amateur and professional photographers, videographers, models, florists, wedding planners, and make-up artists are more than welcome to do a photo shoot, style shoot, and/or commercial here! It is $50 an hour for photos shoots during normals business hours. The price varies for video shoots depending on times and noise. Both are reserved on a some what last minute basis due to our scheduled events.
We have hosted commercials, TV shows like NBC's Dateline, family portraits, Dogwood Festival, and head shots in the past.