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F.A.Q.

Do you have questions or concerns about our Florida event and wedding venue, or are you looking for more information on working with one of our amazing event planners and coordinators for your wedding or another type of celebration? If so, then you have come to the right place! The District is your one-stop shop for party and wedding planning, and we would love to speak with you to determine how we can help you take your upcoming event to the next level.

We look forward to serving you!

1. HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN YOUR VENUE ACCOMMODATE?

Our large rooms, Zone 1 & Zone 5, can very comfortably accommodate 200 guests each. Our smaller room, Zone 2, is ideal for a more intimate event and can set up to 45 guests.

2. HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE PER TABLE AND CHAIR?

We don’t. We have simple inclusive pricing so everything that we have to offer, including our tables, chairs, linens are available for your use, at no additional charge. The only additional charges are optional and they are the decor packages and the day of management service. Providing all of these extras, at no additional cost saves you thousands of dollars, and is why a recent bride called us, “Crazy Affordable!”

3. ARE DECORATIONS INCLUDED IN YOUR PRICING?

As it turns out, we offer 3 different inclusive decor packages that will give you all the sparkle you need while still giving you the flexibility to match your theme! We also offer a-la-carte decor so you can pick and choose.

4. ARE WE ALLOWED TO BRING IN OUR OWN DECORATIONS?

Absolutely! We only ask that you do not alter any of our items with your decorations. We also ask that you not nail into the walls, or do anything that will leave permanent marks..

5. HOW MANY EVENTS DO YOU HOST A DAY?

As it turns out, our rooms are extremely private with doors to each room and hallways between each. This allows for multiple events to happen throughout the day while keeping your guests immersed in the experience you've created!

6. DO YOU OFFER A LAYOUT OF YOUR VENUE FOR US TO FORMAT OUR SETUP FOR TABLES?

We offer an amazing online software program called AllSeated. It allows you to quickly and easily add and move tables and chairs to the Barn’s exact dimensions and layout so that you can arrange the tables and chairs exactly how you’d like them. Plus, you can even add seating charts so you can plan out where every one of your guests is going to sit.

7. WHO SETS UP THE TABLES, CHAIRS AND DECORATIONS THAT THE VENUE PROVIDES?

We do! Our set up team will follow the layout you designed in AllSeated and will set up any of our tables, chairs or decorations. You and your wedding party are only responsible for setting up any additional decorations that you are bringing. If it is our stuff, we will set it up!

8. WHAT IS THE DEPOSIT FOR BOOKING A DATE?

A non-refundable deposit of 25% of your package total is due to reserve your date. The remainder of the total can be split into easy installments with no additional interest or fees. The event total must be paid in full 90 days prior to your event.

9. DO YOU HAVE A LIST OF RECOMMENDED VENDORS?

We have lists of the very best of the best vendors in the Tampa Bay area. They have been crowned worthy of being The District's Preferred Vendors!

10. DO YOU REQUIRE COUPLES USE SPECIFIC VENDORS?

No! You can choose any vendor you wish. We do not require that you use our Preferred Vendors, although we highly recommend them!

11. WHEN CAN VENDORS ARRIVE FOR SETUP?

When you book, you have the venue for a specific amount of hours.. Your vendors can arrive as early as your designated start time to begin setting up.

12. WHAT ARE THE CLOSEST HOTELS TO THE DISTRICT?

Our Beyond The Venue series as well as our Preferred Vendor List provide all of this information for you.

13. DO YOU HAVE SOMEONE ON-SITE DURING EVENTS?

Yes! A dedicated staff member is on site and available during the entire event, from start to finish. We also offer a Day of Management service.

14. WHAT ARE YOUR VENUE RULES?

We deeply care about the safety of our guests and the communities in which our venues are located along with following all local, state and federal laws. Therefore, here are some very important rules that you must abide by when having your wedding at The District.

(1) Alcohol can only be served by a properly licensed bartender.

(2) No alcohol can be brought in by guests (again, see rule # 1); although you as the event organizer can bring your own alcohol. But whatever alcohol is brought on the premises must be served by a licensed bartender.

(3) You must obtain an event insurance policy and they usually cost about $200 but they protect you in so many ways so it's so worth it!

(4) Each additional vendor (caterer, bartender, etc) must carry its own liability insurance.

(5) You will be liable for any damage or theft by your guests.

(6) Reception must end at 2AM due to the noise ordinances.

15. WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO SCHEDULE A TOUR?

As soon as you possibly can. Seriously! Our available dates fill up extremely quickly so you want to schedule your tour right away. And if you can't make it in-person, we have a virtual tour option as well.

16. ARE YOU PET FRIENDLY?

Yes! We are pet friendly for our event hosts only. Limit of 2 pets per event.

17. DO YOU OFFER A MILITARY DISCOUNT?

Yes! We offer 10% off your venue package for fighting for our great country. We thank you for your service.

17. WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY?

We aim to be as flexible as possible in these circumstances. You may rebook your date within 90 days of the original date while retaining 75% of your payment. You may reschedule your date within 90-180 days of the original date while retaining 50% of your payment.

18. WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY FOR ALL OTHER EVENTS?

You may cancel up to 90 days before you event date by giving us a written notice. After the 25% non-refundable deposit 50% off all funds paid will be returned.

19. DO YOUR PACKAGE FEES INCLUDE SERVICE GRATUITY? ARE THEY REQUIRED?

No, gratuity is not included in our pricing and it is not required, however it is highly appreciated. If you are pleased with the service we provided during your event please leave your tips with the front desk to be distributed amongst the team working on your event. You may also call in to add gratuity after your event.

20. WILL THERE BE A STAFF MEMBER ON SITE THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE EVENT?

Yes! We always have at least 2 staff members on hand to take care of the restrooms, trash cans, A/C adjustment and assisting in guiding your guests.

21. IS THERE A DECIBEL LIMIT ON AMPLIFIED SOUND?

No! Party as loud as you like.

22. DO YOU REQUIRE A SECURITY DEPOSIT?

Yes. Our security deposit is $400 and is due at least 48 hours before you event in cash/cashiers check only. This can be used for an additional hour if your enjoying yourself and don't want to end the party! This can also be used to cover any broken decor, or other minor incidents. Deposits can be picked up 48 hours after event is compete.

23. WHAT ARE YOU DECOR (ESPECIALLY HANGING) RESTRICTIONS?

You may use tape, mounting tape, command strips and sticky tack. You CANNOT puncture the walls with any nails or pushpins. We reccomend using 'ceiling hanger fish hooks' for hanging items from the ceiling grid.

24. ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS ON GRAND EXIT ACCESSORIES?

No. You are free to use any accessory you like!

Inside: Large confetti, Bubbles, Paper Planes, Flower Petals

Outside: Sparklers, Bird Seed

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