TABLES & CHAIRS
Included in the rental fee are 200 white wooden chairs with white cushioned seats, 35 – 5′ round tables (which seat 6-8 guests each), and three 8′ long buffet tables. Linens may be provided by your caterer, or there are local rental companies from which you can rent linens and decorations, or additional tables and chairs, etc. Our maximum seating is 300 people.
Your use of the kitchen is also included in the rental fee. The kitchen is a large, industrial, restaurant-style kitchen which is there for your use. Included in the kitchen is a stove, oven, warming oven, two commercial size refrigerators, and a large freezer, as well as lots of stainless steel counter tops and triple sinks. Most of the local caterers are familiar with our kitchen.
Along with all the above, a Concierge Service is included in your rental fee. This service provides your event with an attendant that helps you make your event run smoothly. The Concierge arrives approximately 15-20 minutes prior to the beginning of your event and remains there throughout the evening and assist you with shutting down the building at 12 midnight or before. If you have any issues or concerns during your event, he helps clear them up quickly.
We have an “open” catering policy which means you can choose the caterer of your choice. You may also choose the florist and/or decorator of your choice.
You provide the liquor, wine, and/or beer for your guests. All alcohol must be served out of the bar area by a TABC certified bartender which you also provide. Coolers must be kept in the bar area or in the kitchen. Absolutely NO BYOB is allowed.
The building was built in the 1920s, and most of the interior is original. The central room on the main floor is enormous, very functional, and truly elegant. It has the original hardwood floors from the 1920s which were recently refinished. Also, the decorative trim on the walls is original. There is plenty of room for 15-20 tables as well as a large area for dancing.
Overlooking the main floor are two lovely balconies (one in front and one in the back) and two staircases with the original wrought iron railings. They provide a great view of the main floor, too. The front balcony will hold six tables which seat 48 guests. The rear balcony will hold four tables. There is a large room behind the rear balcony which will hold 10-11 tables, also.
The restrooms were completely renovated, painted, wallpapered, and enlarged. They are quite elegant, too.
POSSESSION OF THE BUILDING
You have the building from 8:00 am until midnight, at which time everything must be completed and all decorations and personal items removed. We will meet you at 8:00 a.m. the morning of your event and give you the key to the building, which will allow you to be able to come and go.
You are responsible for setting up the tables and chairs, decorating, linens, etc. We put all the tables and chairs away, do all the cleaning of the wood floors, sanitize the bathrooms and kitchen, sweep, and vacuum.
All we ask is that you remove any leftover food and drink, pick up any major spills or messes, wipe down the kitchen equipment, remove all trash when you are through, and leave the kitchen in the manner in which it is found. Be sure to take all your personal items before locking down the building.
If you are interested in touring this building and/or booking your Event with us, please give me a call at 806-765-7171 (office) or 806-543-4863 (cell). I look forward to showing you The Historical Watson Building “where elegance meets excitement.”