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 (not including the 2 indoor balconies). Our little studio is roughly 1,100 square feet (not including the indoor balcony).
These two rooms do not directly connect.
2. How many people will your space hold?
Studio 215 holds up to 240 people if it is a reception, 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 (if added to your big studio rental). For a seated meal (including a buffet table, drink table, dessert table, and a small dance area) we strongly suggest no more than 40 people. For a social style event the guest count can go up to 60 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 I bring in MY own caterer?
We require a caterer from our preferred list for all events booked in the big studio.
Our preferred caterers are people we know, love, and trust. They have worked here many times and know our kitchen well. Their exquisite food, customer service, display, and pricing have impressed us over the past three years.
CATERERS: The Belmont Village, Cafe de Belton, Elite Catering, Elliotts Catering Co, Evans Catering, Funky Fresh, Mission BBQ, and R Burger.
Small weddings and events booked in the little studio can have any caterer or outside food although we do prefer the caterers listed above.
5. Can I bring in MY 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 is not required at events serving only beer, wine, champagne, sangria, and or mimosas). The 8 1/2” x 11” paper permit must be present & taped to the bar during the entire event. Also, an insured bartender is required with ALL events where alcohol is served.
Ask us about one of our preferred insured bartenders to help making the planning process easier.
6. How much does it cost to rent the space?
The little studio ranges from $100-$135 an hour. Our big studio varies from $1,450-$3,800 depending on the day of the week and the package that you choose.
7. CAN I BRING IN MY OWN CAKE CAKE, CANDY BUFFET, DJ, BAND, MUSICIAN, PHOTOGRAPHER, FLORIST, MINISTER, WEDDING PLANNER, LIGHTING DESIGNER, ETC?
We can also happily give you suggestions to trusted local vendors to help make the planning process easier.
8. How can I tour the space?
Tours are by appointment only. Please email our amazing manager, Taryn. We would love to give you a private tour at your convenience.
9. WHAT IS THE DEPOSIT?
Studio 215 requires a $1,000 non-refundable deposit and a signed contract which holds your date for a Friday, Saturday, and or Sunday event. We require a $500 non-refundable deposit and a signed contract to hold the date for a Monday-Thursday event.
Little Studio 215 requires a $400 non-refundable deposit and a signed contract.
10. How big is your patio?
Our outdoor patio is a fun place to hang out in a more intimate setting. It is attached to the big studio and is an ideal set up for yard games, a rehearsal dinner, live entertainment, dancing, and more. Our 30’ x 38’ private patio is adorned with bistro lights and plants. It comfortably holds 40 people for a seated dinner at round tables, 60 people at banquet tables, or more if its standing room only.
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 (15) of our five foot round tables, up to (15) of our eight foot rectangular banquet tables, (5) of our bistro tables (which are 30" in diameter and have two different height options), 240 mahogany chiavari chairs with our white padded cushions, 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 7:30pm-2am, and our parking attendant for the south lot for events with over 100 guests. After you book Studio 215 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 our manager, Taryn, so that she can schedule you in advance! (This applies to the big studio rentals only)
12. Do I get a wedding rehearsal with the rental of Studio 215?
Yes, for wedding ceremonies booked at our studio you get a one hour rehearsal for you and the bridal party the day before. Rehearsals go around our event schedule and cannot be scheduled more than 3 weeks prior. Most rehearsals are at 11:00am the day before your scheduled wedding. Please email Taryn on availability and to schedule your wedding rehearsal.
13. MaY I HAVE a photo shoot INSIDE/OUTSIDE aT Studio 215?
Yes! Amateur and professional photographers alike, 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 photo shoots during normal business hours. The price varies for video shoots depending on times and the noise level. Both are reserved on a some what last minute basis due to our scheduled tours and private events.
For weddings, vow renewals, bridal portraits, and engagement photo sessions we include access to our beautiful bridal suite. Unfortunately no other photo shoots are allowed to use this room.
We have hosted commercials, musical segments for Manna Church, TV shows like NBC's Dateline, family portrait sessions, the Dogwood Festival media campaigns, and hundreds of head shots in the past.
14. How big is the chalkboard wall?
The chalkboard wall in the big studio measures 15’ 5” wide and 8’ 5” high. Also, just a friendly reminder that NO chalkboard markers, pens or oil based chalk are allowed on the wall. Only regular “Dollar Store” chalk (white or colored) and also sidewalk chalk are allowed.
15. How big is the opening in front of the spiral staircase in the big studio?
The dimensions are 7’ 9” high x 13’ wide
16. What are the dimensions of the car lift?
The dimensions are 8’ 7” long x 2’ wide
17. Do you include linens?
We no longer include linens in our rentals. We can happily give you suggestions for local linen rental companies. See below for sizes.
5ft Round tables: floor length linen size is 120”
8ft Rectangle tables: floor length linen size is 90” x 156”
30inch Bistro/Cocktail table: floor length linen size is 120” or 130” if bustled