Q: Where do I see banquet facility and chapel rental prices?
A: Click the red link labeled "Click here to print "banquet facility contract"" on the right side just above this answer.
Q: Can I bring in my own food, decor, dj, and cake.
A: Yes, Event Central allows outside vendors.
Q: How soon should I book the facility for my event?
A: For best availability, as soon as you know you need a venue. Dates go fast; book early.
Q: How much is the first payment?
A: 35% of the total due in cash or card (additional 3% for card use).
Q: When is the final payment due?
A: 15 days prior to event date along with final guest and head table count.
Q: Can I make changes to the contract after I make the first payment?
A: Yes, as long as the changes to be made are available.
Q: Can I cancel my contract, if I change my mind?
A: Yes. There are no refunds issued. A credit will be issued for future decor rentals.
Q: Can I change the date on my contract, if I need to reschedule?
A: Yes. We will check availability for the new date. If the new date is not available, no refunds will be issued.
Q: Do I get a copy of the contract?
A: Yes. When you make your first payment, if in person.
Q: Can I bring in alcohol?
A: Yes. You will take the copy of the banquet facility contract to the ABC office on Mercury Blvd. in Hampton to fill our their application and pay their application fee. Liquor license must be posted by the bar at Event Central during event.
Q: Do I need my original paperwork when I come for my event?
A: No. Event Central will have the original copy with all the booked days and times you asked for.
Q: Do I have to use Event Central's vendors?
A: No, but they may give better pricing than another vendor and Event Central's vendors are familiar with our facility.
Q: What is required the day of the event?
A: A walk thru is done with an Event Central representative 15 minutes prior to your contract time to ensure what your responsibilities are during and at the end of the event. You are also required to setup your own tables and chairs in the beginning, unless you have contracted Event Central to do so.
Q: Do I get a discount on party rentals when I rent your banquet facility?
A: Yes. You get 10% off party rentals when you rent Event Central's banquet facility.
Q: What if I break Event Central's property at the event?
A: The cost of fixing and/or replacing that property is due at the event.
Q: What happens if I go over my original contracted time?
A: $100. an hour will be charged and due at end of event.
Q: Do I have to clean the facility when we are finished?
A: You will be required to pickup all trash in all rooms and take to dumpster, stack chairs, and roll tables. There is a required $200. cleaning fee, which goes to the individuals hired by Event Central to thoroughly clean all rooms after you and your guests.
Q: What is included with the banquet facility and chapel?
Q: Do you have a dressing area for clients?
A: Yes. Event Central provides two areas for dressing with a private bathroom.
Q: How late can we stay?
A: The DJ must quit by 11 pm and lockup is no later than 12 am.
Q: How many people does the facility hold?
A: 100 guests at round tables, up to 12 at the rectangle head tables, and 2 on the stage with King & Queen throne chairs.
Banquet Facility/Chapel Information and Frequently Asked Questions
9912 Hosier Street, Newport News, VA 23601