Frequently Asked Questions

What is included with each room?

All rooms include table and chair set-up and break down and use of the AV equipment.

Do you offer catering or can I bring my own food?

We have several catering options that can be included with your room rental (excludes large dinners and weddings).

You are also welcome to use a caterer or food vendor of your choice (vendor must provide copy of Health Dept Certificate and Proof of Insurance).

You are welcome to bring your own food, however, we do NOT allow crock pots. If you are bringing your own food YOU must provide all serving utensils, plates, forks, napkins, etc. The prep-kitchen will not be available for use except for the refrigerator and warming cabinet. 

Is there an on-site kitchen?

We have a prep and staging kitchen for you or your caterer to use.

Cooking is not allowed anywhere on the premises. all food brought to location must be fully cooked ahead of time. Please let us know in advance if you will need use of the prep-kitchen or room in the refrigerator.

The kitchen must be wiped down and free of any food and garbage at the end of your event. any food leftover will be discarded.

What is your alcohol policy?

If alcohol is being served you will need to hire our APPROVED bartender to serve your guests. BYOB is NOT permitted. There is no exception to this policy.

Do you require an Insurance policy?

We require that you have an insurance policy (“Special Events Insurance”) naming The Blankenbaker as an additional insured that will cover you in case there are any unexpected incidents. This can sometimes be obtained through your homeowners insurance, but there are also other companies that provide this service. It is relatively inexpensive for a $1,000,000 one-day coverage.

What decor is NOT allowed in the event space?

We do not allow any use of confetti, glitter, sparklers, bird seed, flower petals as celebratory activity following any event within the premises. This includes the exterior of the building as well as within the event space.

The use of glitter is strictly PROHIBITED. No glitter is allowed within the building including table decor, makeup, costume/wardrobe, accessories, gift wrapping, etc. Any use of glitter will result in a deduction from you damage deposit.

Are coolers allowed?

No, we do not permit coolers within the building nor are coolers allowed to rest outside any of the doors leading in or out of the venue.

Can I hang things on the walls?

Yes, lighter objects such as posters and banners may be hung from the walls. Please only use 3M strips and hooks to hang any items. Any damage to the walls including thumbtack holes, nail holes, or peeled paint will result in a deduction from your damage deposit. 

Are computers provided in the AV eqipment?

No, we do NOT provide computers. If you would like to utilize the AV equipment you will need to provide your own computer and any additional connection cords you may need. We provide HDMI connections ONLY to our systems. 

Additionally, any text, link, site, or video you may want displayed is your responsibility. 

If you would like to test the AV system with your computer or additional equipment prior to your event we are more than happy to set up an appointment with you to do so. 

Can I move the tables and chairs?

We will strive to finalize a layout prior to your event so you do not have to move any tables or chairs. However, if you decide you do like the placing of any one item in particular, please feel free to rearrange. 

Please do not set up any additional rooms we do not have marked off for you. Please do not pull chairs or tables out of any additional rooms we do not have marked off for you. We can certainly rearrange the room the day of your event, however, we will add an additional charge to your invoice.