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Are all rental costs the same whether it is a wedding or other event?
Can I have my ceremony at The Haight and is there a fee?
What about curtains?
A standard canvas curtain is included with your rental cost. Upgrades are available for an additional cost.
How far in advance can I reserve the space?
We are currently booking now through December 2022.
How do I secure my event date for the space I want?
Reach out to one of our amazing event managers! Then a non-refundable 1/3 deposit is required along with the signed contract to secure your space. The second 1/3 is due six months prior to your event & the remaining 1/3 is due 60 days before your event.
How do I pay for my deposit?
We accept cash, check or any major credit card.
What are the options for getting ready space prior to my event?
The Haight has a large suite that is available for use at the time of your contracted rental time. There is an additional fee for early access. There is also a smaller room on our first floor available for use.
What time does my event have to end?
Midnight. The bar must close at 11:30pm or 30 minutes prior to the end of your event and you must allow 1 hour for breakdown.
When can we start setting up for our event?
Your set-up time starts at the time of your contracted rental time. Additional set-up time may be discussed with your event manager.
When do I need to have everything out of the space?
We require everything out of the space at the end of your event unless you extended the rental to the following morning for pickup/cleanup in advance with our event manager for an additional fee.
Are there decorating or other restrictions?
Yes. Decorations may not be stapled, nailed, glued, or taped to any surfaces. No glitter, confetti, birdseed, rice or similar is allowed. No fireworks or sparklers are allowed inside – outside may be allowed when approved by the Haight Venue Manager ahead of time. Candles are not allowed – flameless candles must be used. No amplified music is allowed outdoors or directed outside by propping open doors.
Are there any other restrictions for my event?
Yes, all vendors must be approved in advance by management. The venue manager will be present during your event day to make sure the rules and regulations are followed. As a reminder, this is an event space and we do not have on-site staff for things like serving, catering, trash removal, etc. We ask that you coordinate and work with our venue manager to cover all of the details of your day.
Are you dog friendly?
Yes! We do have some restrictions and a separate security deposit is required, but we welcome all pups and dogs within our venue.
Is smoking allowed?
Are tables and chairs provided?
Yes. We have three (3) custom made farmhouse style tables which comfortably seat 14-16 people, twelve (12) 8’ tables which seat 8-10 people, and eighteen (18) 60’’ round tables which each seat 8-9 people. We have enough tables and chairs to seat 200.
Is there an outdoor space?
Yes! Our outdoor space is included for peak season events to host your ceremony, cocktail hour, or after dinner. Non-peak season events has it available for an additional cost.
Is there a security deposit required?
No, but we do require a current credit card on file in case any damages should occur.
What if my event is canceled?
Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds. Your non-refundable deposits secure the date you book. Also, the final payment is due promptly 60 days before the event. If payment is not received on time, you will forfeit your space.
Do you have food and beverage minimums?
No. The Haight is an event space and has no on-site catering minimum requirements.
Do I have to provide insurance for my event?
No. You do not need personal wedding insurance although we do recommend it. For a small fee, wedding insurance covers any personal sickness, deaths, and more. See your contract for required insurance coverage for your vendors.
Can I provide my own alcohol?
No, all beverage service must be handled in-house.
Can I have my rehearsal here the day before my wedding?
As long as we do not have another event. The cost is $100 per hour for your rehearsal as well as any set-up. The Haight’s venue or event manager will be there to run the rehearsal as well. Dates and times are not guaranteed until 30 days out.
What is required for cleanup?
All rentals and anything else brought in for set-up must be removed from the space. The catering company is responsible for the end of the night clean up as well as removing all trash accumulated from the event. Your catering company will be aware of all responsibilities.
Do you have a sound system?
Yes and all of our preferred DJs are approved to use it. Should you choose a DJ not on our list, they are required to come in for a walkthrough of the system at minimum 30 days prior to the event to test it.
Do I have to hire someone from your preferred vendors list?
We recommend you hire a caterer on our list, however, if you would like to provide your own, you may, for a $1,000 fee. Your catering vendor must be approved in advance. All other vendors are open, and you may choose whomever you’d like. Alcoholic beverage must come from The Haight’s bar packages.
"Everything went smoothly, communication between vendors was flawless, and every detail was executed perfectly all due to the fantastic efforts of The Haight's staff."
Kasia F. | 12.13.19
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