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 a payment of 25% and a signed contract. A second payment of 25% is due 60 days after signing the contract and payment in full must be made 1 week prior to your event date.
What is included in the venue rental fee? 60″ round Tables & Black Chiavari Chairs (inside spaces), white garden chairs (outside), Cocktail Tables & Bar Stools, 6ft and 8ft rectangular tables for catering, gift, cake & sign in tables and an on-site event manager. We also have full length table linens in many colors to choose from ($10 cleaning fee per linen) The Rooftop includes a built- in cedar bar, stage and cafe 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. Florist, planners and decorators may access the venue up to 5 hours prior to the start time. Vendors have 1 hour after the end time for break-down and load out. If you are using a band, they will have an hour and a half after the end time for break down and load out. All rentals and items brought in by outside vendors must be removed from the venue within 1 hour of your event end time unless they receive prior written approval. Rental Times: Events may last as late as 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 12pm to get dressed. All personal belongings and trash must be removed from it prior to the end time of your reception.
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
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 $600. 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.
*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.