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PRIVATE EVENT SPACES

Pros
These are often single-function venues, so they offer loads more flexibility than other places in terms of setup and breakdown (most spaces give you up to ten hours, twelve if you’re lucky). This means little to no overtime fees and few load-in related headaches for vendors. Many spaces have built-in state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems and an attractive overall look, all of which are money and time savers.

Cons
There’s usually a rigid vendor list you’ll have to abide by. Pry a bit about possible kickbacks, and make sure none of the vendors they’re recommending are mediocre. Schedule a tasting to ensure the food’s up to snuff, and check that rentals aren’t worn or rickety. Most places have on-site liquor licenses, which will add some heft to your bill. Some spaces are tasteful, while others are rather ostentatious, so shop around.

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