LAKE ERIE BUILDING RENTAL

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the set up and tear down time work?

All weekend rental clients will gain access to the space at 8:00 am the Wednesday prior to their event. Your tables and chairs will be set up for you at this time. Linens and other décor, either hired or personally brought in, are the responsibility to set up. You are welcome to be in the space throughout the week between 6am and 10pm 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. 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 12pm 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 seven hours on their chosen event day to host, but regardless of start time, the event must end (music must stop, bar must close) by 11pm on Saturday evening to comply with noise ordinance. Outside of NYE events, there is no exception to this rule. 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 one staff member and one security officer for the day of your event. Beginning at 12pm, vendors will have access to the event space to do any last minute set up. Our 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. During the event, our event manager is here 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 350 guests with a dance floor. If you plan to have a ceremony onsite, 250 is our max, though the room is more comfortable with a max of 225.

Do you offer additional services?

In house we only offer the venue rental, but we have relationships with a number of vendors in the area that can completely service your event and we are happy to share that list with our booked clients and those who are inquiring.

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 their own alcohol and bartenders, but are required to select from one of our preferred caterers. 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.

Can we have our rehearsal dinner or Sunday brunch in the space since we have access?

Generally speaking, we don’t promote this as an option as we do not have staff scheduled for post-rehearsal festivities or on Sunday. If you are still choosing to host a rehearsal dinner or brunch in the space, you do have some options – please speak to us about these options and any associated costs.