2616 Commerce Event Center Dallas' Most Unique Venue 214-748-5567
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do I have to put down to secure a date for my event? To secure your date we require 50% of the rental fee and a signed contract. If your date is a year or more away you may pay 25% down and 3 additional payments of 25% over the following months. Payment in full must be made 30 days prior to your event date.
What is included in the venue rental fee? 60″ round Tables & Black Chiavari Chairs (inside spaces), Cocktail Tables & Bar Stools, 6ft and 8ft rectangular tables for catering, gift, cake & sign in tables if needed, lighted chandeliers & LED Lighting and on-site event manager. Full length table linens with many colors to choose from our also provided. ($10 cleaning fee per linen) The Rooftop patio includes wrought iron patio furniture, cedar bar and globe lighting. Additional items and décor can also be provided. Please ask one of our event managers for details.
When can we begin set up for our event? Generally the venue will be available for vendors to drop off and do set up 3 hours prior to your event start time the day of your event. Vendors have 1 hour after the end time for break-down and load out. Everything needs to be removed from the venue within 1 hour of your event end time unless you receive prior written approval. All items must be removed the night of your event and 2616 Commerce does not assume any responsibility for items left behind. *Florists may access the venue 5 hours prior to the start time if assembling centerpieces at the venue.
Rental Times: Events may last as late as 11:30pm Sunday-Thursday, 12:00am on Friday and 12:30am on Saturday. The maximum time allowed for an event or reception is 5 hours with an additional hour for a ceremony. Vendors may access the venue for set-up 3 hours prior to the start time of your event. An additional hour is allowed for vendors to break-down and load out at the end of your event.
How early can I access the bridal suite and how long can I use it? Use of the bridal suite is for weddings only. You may access the bridal suite as early as 2pm to get dressed. Use of the bridal suite will extend through 2 hours after the start time of your ceremony. We will close and lock up the bridal suite 2 hours after your reception has started. All personal belongings and trash must be removed from it prior to this.
Do you allow outside caterers? Yes but all caterers must be approved by the venue manager prior to catering your event. If they are not on our list of preferred vendors we will need to get a certificate of coverage providing proof of minimum liability insurance that names Nola LTD./ 2616 Commerce Event Center as additional insured. They will also be required to sign an outside vendor agreement. We can provide you with a list of our preferred caterers as well as their menus and pricing upon request.
Outside Vendors We do allow the use of outside vendors. All outside vendors must sign an outside vendor agreement and be approved by the venue manager at least 10 days prior to your event date. All vendors must show proof of general liability insurance at least 10 days prior to your event date. All vendors are responsible for cleaning up after themselves and removing any trash they bring into the venue. Vendors are not allowed to consume alcohol on the premises before, during or after and event. Outside Vendor Agreements Florists and Planners DJ's, Entertainment, AV & Lighting
What is your policy on Alcohol? Host Provided Alcohol-You may bring in the alcohol to be served to your guests. It may only be brought in by the person hosting the event and must be served by 2616 Commerce TABC certified bartenders. A minimum of 2 bartenders is required and must include 2 hours prior to the event start time for set up and 2 hours after for clean-up. All alcohol will be packed up at the end of the night and placed in the designated area to be picked up the next day. No alcohol may be taken out of the venue at the end of the night. A host liquor liability insurance policy must also be purchased which covers you and 2616 Commerce in case of any alcohol related injuries or lawsuits. Cost for coverage is $150 and can be purchased online at www.wedsafe.com or www.privateeventinsurance.com. Please list Nola LTD/2616 Commerce as the additional insured. The alcohol may only be brought in by the host for invitation only private events. Ticketed events must get a Temp permit to sell alcohol from TABC. We can also arrange to have a bar set up by a third party vendor. This can be done as a cash bar or pre-paid or a combination of the two. This must be done through a specific vendor and approved by the venue manager.
Where do guests park? There is a city parking lot that can be entered from the Canton St. entrance or from the back of our building. Parking in this lot is $2-$5 per car depending on the day of the week. Guest can either self-pay or the lot can be reserved and pre-paid so that guests do not have to pay to park. The cost to reserve the lot with the city including an attendant to block it off from the public is $550. This must be done through the city at least 2 weeks prior to your event date. Click the link below for a pdf map and directions to give to your guests. map_to_lot_c.pdf There are also several private lots close by where guests can pay an attendant to park. Please ask an event manager for details.
Valet- If you are interested in valet we can provide you with an estimate from one of our preferred vendors who offer valet services for our facility. Please check with your event manager prior to hiring any valet service to make sure they are an approved vendor and have the proper permits.
How can I make a payment? We accept cash, checks and credit card payments. If paying by check please make payable to Nola LTD/2616 Commerce and mail to 2616 Commerce St. Dallas, TX 75226. Please write your event date on the memo of the check. If you would like to pay with a credit card please fill out a credit card authorization form. A link to the form is below. Credit Card Authorization Form
*You are required to notify 2616 Commerce of all vendors hired for your event. All outside vendors are required to sign a vendor agreement and must receive prior approval by the venue manager prior to your event date.