You asked. We answered.
How does the set up and tear down time work?
All weekend rental clients will gain access to the space at 7am the Wednesday prior to their event. Your tables and chairs will be set up for you at this time. If you are renting linens through us, we will place them on the tables once they arrive on Thursday. You are welcome to be in the space 24 hours a day after your move in time to get any pre-wedding prep out of the way.
Immediately following your event, you will be responsible for removing your cards, gifts, and leftover alcohol. Any other items can be locked in the space overnight and collected on Monday. All personal items must be out of the space and keys must be returned to the lockbox by 2pm on Monday unless other arrangements have been made with the Lake Erie Building Staff.
What time does my event have to end?
We allow our clients to begin their event at 4pm and end the event at 11pm on Saturday evening. You will be given a courtesy hour, until midnight, to usher guests and vendors out of the space.
What does your “day of” staff do?
We schedule three staff members and one security officer for the day of your event. Beginning at 8am, vendors will have access to the event space to do any last minute set up. Our morning staff person will be able to run the elevators for any vendors coming in, get the lights turned on for you, and turn on the heat or ac if applicable. Two event managers will be in about an hour prior to event start time – they are here to run the elevators for vendors and any guests that require use of our elevators, remove trash, keep the restrooms clean and stocked, and lock up the building after the last guest has left. If you would like to hire a day of coordinator, we are happy to offer suggestions!
What is your capacity?
We can comfortably hold a seated reception for up to 375 guests. If you plan to have a ceremony onsite, 250 is where we like to cap this number.
Do you offer additional rentals such as linens and furniture?
We partner with L’Nique for our linens and Borrow for any furniture rentals! We are happy to discuss selections and pricing upon request and at your planning meeting!
Is your facility handicapped accessible?
Yes! Our building is over 100 years old, so our elevators are of the old freight variety, but it adds to the charm of the space. Once our staff gets you to the second floor, the venue and restrooms are all accessible.
What about catering and alcohol?
All our clients are welcome to bring in any licensed, full-service caterer and their own alcohol and bartenders. We are happy to offer recommendations on catering, mobile bars, or bartending services. You can stock your bar with anything you’d like, but we do not allow shots to be served at any time. No exceptions.
Can we bring our dog?
Our building and weddings in general are not pet friendly, but if you wanted your best friend to be your ring bearer, we’ll say okay! We do just ask that your pet enter the Lake Erie Room from the south entrance and leaves immediately following the ceremony. You will be responsible for any messes your pet may make while onsite.