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, 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 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: 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 events serving only beer, wine, champagne, sangria, 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.

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-$3,700 depending on the day of the week and the package that you choose.  Please click our "Pricing" tab in the upper right to find out all of the details.

 

7.  Can I bring in MY own CAKE, CANDY BUFFET, DJ, BAND, MUSICIAN, photographer, florist, MINISTER, WEDDING PLANNER, LIGHTING DESIGNER, etc?

Yes!

 

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. Please click the "Contact Us" tab in the upper right corner.

 

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, movie, live entertainment, dancing, and more.  Our 30’ x 38’ private patio is adorned with bistro lights and plants.  It comfortably holds 40-45 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 (18) of our five foot round tables, up to (18) of our eight foot rectangular banquet tables, (5) of our bistro tables (which are 30" in diameter and have two different height options), 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, bright red, navy, or charcoal grey 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 7:30pm-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 which is usually at 11am.  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 HAVE a photo shoot INSIDE/OUTSIDE 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 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.

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.

Our full size mirror in the bridal suite of our wedding venue
Photo of a bride with a dog showcasing our wedding venue