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FAQs

What is the venue capacity?

The venue can accommodate 130 guests seated or 170 guests cocktail style. The Courtyard can be used for ceremonies and celebrations for upto 130 guests.

What is the parking situation?

We provide an on-site parking lot with 40 spaces. For events with a higher parking requirement, we advise opting for valet services which can be arranged at an additional cost or street parking for upto 15 vehicles which is adjacent to the venue. 

What is included with a venue rental?

In addition to the inclusions specified in the Services menu, all bookings grant access to common areas, The Banquet Hall, and The Brickwall Room. However, The Bridal Suite and Crimson Lounge are included only with a Ceremony & Reception or Reception-Only package unless paid for additionally. Standard round or rectangle tables and chairs will be provided. 

Ceremony & Reception - 10 hour access to venue

Basic Venue Package - 5 hour access to venue

Operating hours: 10am - 11pm

How do I book a date and make a payment?

You may reach out to us via our contact form for bookings or send us an email. We require 50% of the venue rental fee upon booking to secure your date. The remaining 50% is due 60 days before your event. For events booked less than 2 months in advance, the balance must be paid 30 days prior to the event date. Payment can be made via cash, check, Zelle, credit or debit card. Service charges applicable with credit or debit payments.

Should I pay a security deposit for the venue?

Yes, a security deposit of $1000 is required for Ceremony & Reception packages or $750 for all other bookings. This deposit must be paid 3 days prior to your event. Your security deposit will be refunded within 7 - 10 business days if the venue agreement is met after your event.

What is your cancellation policy?

Any payment made to us, excluding the security deposit, will become non-refundable upon event cancellation.

Are external vendors allowed?

We recognize the importance of making your special occasion truly exceptional and unique. Therefore, our customers are welcome to utilize the services of vendors of their choice or those recommended by us. All vendors must provide proof of insurance 2 weeks prior to the event.

What is your policy on serving alcohol?

You are welcome to bring your own alcohol for your event. However, we do require a venue-approved and insured TABC bartender to serve.

Do I need liability insurance?

Yes, we do require day-of event insurance for all events to protect against any venue or property damages caused by event guests. This insurance must be provided at least 2 weeks prior to the event. The security deposit will be applied first to address any damages, with additional charges being the responsibility of you or your insurance. There are several online services and providers (eg: Eventsured, The Event Helper) offering day-of event insurance.

Do I need to have security?

All Ceremony & Reception packages will include security as part of the package. However, for all other events with over 80 guests or where alcohol is served, a security officer is required throughout the duration, at the expense of the customer. We can assist in coordinating this service.

When can I schedule my rehearsals and photoshoot?

All Ceremony & Reception packages will include a complimentary 1-hour rehearsal, scheduled no more than 2 weeks in advance, and a 2-hour photoshoot on a day coordinated around other booked events. The photoshoot can be scheduled two weeks before the event or within two weeks after the event. The rehearsal time and date cannot be guaranteed until two weeks prior to your event based on availability.

What is not permitted at The SchoolHouse Dallas?

Because of the historical significance of our venue, we maintain a strict policy prohibiting the use of firearms and candles indoors or outdoors. Additionally, confetti is not allowed outdoors and would incur extra charges for cleaning. Attaching anything to the ceiling or walls is prohibited. Please refrain from using nails, screws, staples, or other penetrating items on our walls. Any tape or similar materials must be removed properly. Damages to walls, floors, furniture, etc., will incur repair charges.

Who is a Venue Manager?

Our Venue Manager oversees all aspects of the venue and its indoor/outdoor facilities. However, tasks related to the event itself or your vendors are the responsibility of the customer's event coordinator or planner.

How do I book additional hours for my event?

You may extend your reservation at an additional fee based on availability.

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