The 228 FAQs

How much does it cost to rent The 228?

The Venue rental fee is based on the number of guests you are having and the duration of your event. We offer 3- and 4-hour events and 5-hour
wedding/reception options. Weddings (5-hour events) have an option to add
additional hours to their event time.

❖ How can we reserve the date?

You would meet with us, confirm your date, sign a contract, and pay a nonrefundable deposit. The deposit applies to the total Venue fee. No “date holds” are accepted without a signed contract.

❖ What time slots are available for our event?

At The 228, we only hold one event daily – you choose the block of time most convenient for you.

❖ What kinds of packages do you offer?

We don’t have any packages at all. After the Venue fee is satisfied, you can choose how you want to prioritize your budget – and put your money where it is most important to you.

❖ What kind of food do you serve – what’s the food budget?

We don’t have a required food budget or a full kitchen – you can bring in your own licensed and insured caterer. We have a wonderful and varied list of vendors to choose from, but they are not required.

❖ Do you allow Food Trucks?

Absolutely! We even have several on our preferred vendor list.

❖ Can we decorate?

Yes, although we do have some restrictions as to how you may hang items. All items must be brought in and removed on the day of the event only – we do not store anything. The 3- & 4-hour events have 1 hour included for set-up; weddings have 2 hours included for decorating. Any rental items and linens provided by The 228 will already be in place when you arrive.

❖ Can we bring our own alcohol?

No. We have two Bar Service vendors from which to choose on our required
vendor list or a limited alcohol service is an option by The 228 in certain kinds of circumstances. We are happy to provide more details when you visit.

❖ Can we use the Patio if we are inside?

Your venue rental fee pays for use of the entire property – you and your guests will be the only party on the property at that time so you may enjoy the whole of The 228’s grounds.

❖ Do we have to do the clean-up?

The 228 venue comes fully staffed for your event and we take care of all of the clean-up – including any décor you have brought in. We pack it all up at the end of the event and even load your cars! Any professional decorators or planners are responsible for the décor they have provided and must plan to remain at the end of the event.

❖ What is your cancellation policy?

It is reviewed during the contract process that the date hold fee is non-refundable. Should you choose to cancel, any further payments after the deposit are refunded based on our detailed liquidated damages policy.

❖ What if we want to change our date?

Any client that wishes to change their date must notify us before their event date. They may change the date once to another within 12 months of the original contracted date based on availability. There is a nominal date change fee but all monies paid up to that point are 100% transferable to the new event date. Any other changes you wish to make as to the details of your event will be addressed at the time.

❖ Do you allow dogs?

Well-behaved dogs are welcome at The 228 for ceremonies or engagement photo sessions but must depart before food is served per Board of Health guidelines if not a service animal. Client is responsible for cleaning any messes caused by the dog.

❖ Can we bring our own food?

All prepared food must come from licensed and insured caterers who are responsible for delivery, set up, serving, and clean-up of the food. Pastries can be prepared and brought from home.