IS THERE A MINIMUM RENTAL?
We have a 5 hour minimum rental charge.

IS OFF SITE CATERING ALLOWED?
We do allow outside catering and alcohol service. All tables/chairs are at your own expense. (We can refer you to a rental company who will deliver, however.)  We have three 6’ long banquet tables (utilitarian kind from Costco), which you are more than welcome to use. In addition, we have 6 chairs that are already positioned around our conference table that can be used.

Our on-site kitchen is like a home kitchen:  domestic fridge, 4 top burner w/stove, and sink.  There is 1 counter for prep work.   If you need a commercial kitchen and appliances/storage, you will need to rent that.  Our kitchen is fine for staging/prep and you can serve food in the main space.

IS MUSIC ALLOWED?
Yes, music is allowed, but we do not have a speaker system.  Feel free to bring a mobile speaker system or even live music!

HOW MANY PEOPLE DOES YOUR SPACE ACCOMMODATE?
This depends on if your guests will be sitting or standing.  We can accommodate approx. 150 people standing (in a “mingling” type of environment), or 100 people seating at 10 tables for 10 people each.  The sweet spot for number of guests, if you also need room for a buffet/catering area, is around 50-75 people.

DO I NEED TO SHOW A GUEST LIST?
For any rentals at our space, we require you to know or to be able to vouch for all of your guests/crew.  If all of your attendees/crew are people you know, then it's no problem.  If this is a party/event/pop up open to the public, then it's probably not the right fit for you.

ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NIGHTTIME OR WEEKENDS?
Since it's a nighttime rental, you have to provide a doorman for the exterior of the building, which closes after 6:30pm.  It is absolutely prohibited to prop the door open for your guests.  The exterior building is also closed on Sundays, so if this is a Sunday inquiry, you will have to provide a doorman during the day on Sunday.  We can give you a referral for a doorman service, or you can provide your own.  This does NOT have to be an “official doorman”.  It can be someone who you deem trustworthy to not leave the door open and unattended; someone who is happy to relax and read a book and confirm that everyone coming in is to attend your event specifically.

You see, this is a workspace for us by day, with all the trimmings of things that we want taken care of.  The best way to do that is to make sure the space is open to those either we trust or that you trust (since you are providing the insurance).

IS THERE A CLEANING FEE?
For 20 total people and under, there is a $50 cleaning fee.  For 20+ people there is a $100 cleaning fee.

WHAT IS THE LIGHTING LIKE?
There is overhead fluorescent lighting and for nighttime events, we suggest you use candles (we have a lovely 40’ wall with a ledge that looks great with votive lights) or totem lights (the inexpensive kind from Bed Bath & Beyond).

DO YOU REQUIRE CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE?
Yes – there are several companies that provide one-day event insurance policies, and we need to be listed as “additional insured.”  We can refer you, if necessary.

WHAT OTHER EQUIPMENT IS ON SITE?
Unfortunately, we don’t have any office A/V gear on site at this time. If you need projectors, white boards for brainstorming, podiums, microphones, etc…, please feel free to bring your own.

HOW BIG IS THE SPACE?
We have 44’ of north facing, diffused window light. It’s gorgeous.  Also, the ceiling is approx. 12’ high.  You are not permitted to hang anything off the ceiling, unless approved in advance.  We also have 1 bathroom in the space.


If you are still interested in seeing the space or doing a walk through, just let us know by emailing info@studio308sf.com.