How much is the down payment to reserve a date on your rental calendar?
A $500 deposit and a signed contract is required to book a date on our rental calendar.
Is the down payment refundable if I have to cancel my reservation?
The $500 deposit is non-refundable. With receipt of a signed contract and deposit, we agree to hold a specific date for you and are bound to refuse any future requests for a booking on that date. We understand that cancellations are sometimes unavoidable and unintentional, but to maintain our viability as a rental venue, we must insure against recurring losses with a non-refundable deposit.
Do you charge extra for tables & chairs?
How many guests can you accommodate in your facility?
We can seat about 230 guests if you are using the entire upper floor (PLAN A). Due to the particular layout of our floor space, though, we can also accommodate small groups very comfortably. To view all the plans click here.
Can I bring in any type of music?
Yes, you may have any DJ or pianist of your choosing or other type of entertainment as long as the noise level is limited to 90 – 100 db’s for the duration of the performance.
Can I bring in my own food for an event?
Any food or meals served at your event must be provided by someone on AMOA’s approved catering list. We do NOT, however, have any restrictions on cakes, nuts, mints, etc., that you would like to serve.
Can I bring in my own alcohol & bartender?
You are welcome to bring in your own alcohol if you wish, and also to hire or find your own bartender as well. We require that whoever is serving alcohol have the proper permits and a license to sell alcohol if you want a cash bar.
How much time is allowed for my event?
Our standard contract is for 8 hours, however, midnight is the latest end time allowed for any event unless prior arrangements have been made for additional rental time. AMOA has 4 hour rentals available for some afternoon events. See the various PLANS/OPTIONS on our website.
Do I have to clean up after my event?
Renters are responsible for only normal clean up. Unless prior arrangements have been made, this needs to be done immediately following your event. Normal cleanup consists of boxing up your decorations & displays that were brought in during your setup time, and sweeping up table favors or wedding toss that has accumulated on the floor. All trash must be bagged, tied, and taken to the dumpster.
When can I decorate for my event?
With a weekend rental, we are usually able to let you come in on the day before your event from Noon – 5 p.m. to decorate, bring items in, or do special set ups. This is a courtesy service and the space may not always be available the day before, so please ask or email a AMOA representative to confirm.
Are there restrictions on the type of decorations that I can use?
Fire retardant materials must be used for decorating. Open flame candles must be contained within a hurricane or chalice. In order to protect the restored surfaces in our building, no glue, tape, hooks or other fastening devices can be used to hang objects. Displays and décor can be arranged on surfaces such as tables, easels, and fireplace mantels.
Is there a dressing room that brides and attendants can use?
Yes, we have a secluded room for brides and their attendants downstairs; a restroom is nearby. For the groom and his groomsmen, we have a large outer office area that serves well as a dressing room.