- What are your rental rates?
- What is the minimum rental time?
- What amenities come with each room?
- What is the seated capacity of each space?
- What are the building hours?
- Can we rent past the building closing time?
- Can we hire an extra elevator operator?
- Can you provide A/V equipment?
- Can you provide a mic/sound system?
- Do you have any recommendations for where we can rent A/V or sound equipment?
- Can we bring in or rent extra tables, chairs, etc?
- Can we have access to the freight elevator?
- Can equipment be brought in earlier in the day or left overnight?
- Is there staff on-site for my event?
- Can we have food and beverages?
- Can we serve alcohol?
- Does my rental include the use of the piano?
- How often are the pianos tuned?
- What type of lighting is available in the space?
What are your rental rates?
What is the minimum rental time?
All rentals are a 2 hour minimum, which must include set-up and tear-down time. After the 2 hour minimum, rental time is booked in full hour increments. Each space is rented “As Is”. Set-up is not provided.
Example: An event from 6:00 – 7:00 PM should be booked for 5:30 – 7:30 PM (at a minimum) to a) meet the minimum time requirement and b) allow for set-up, tear-down, entrance and exit of attendees, etc.
What amenities come with each room?
Curtiss Hall rental includes: 100 banquet chairs, Wendl & Lung 7′ grand piano (on stage), music stands, up to 8 six-foot rectangular tables (upon request and based on availability)
Suite 833 rental includes: 120 Wenger “Symphony” chairs, up to 8 six-foot rectangular tables (upon request and based on availability), 70 music stands, Kawaii RX-1 piano. Large percussion rental is available at an additional fee.
What is the seated capacity of each space?
Cutiss – 130 (100 banquet chairs provided, additional plastic chairs can be supplemented from the 8th floor)
Room 833 – Max 80 theater style, 120 orchestra rehearsal with minimal percussion set-up
Room 820 – 10
What are the building hours?
Monday – Friday 7:00am – 10:00pm
Saturday 7:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 9:00pm
There are 2 elevators running during weekday, daytime hours (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) with the exception of the elevator operator breaks, and only 1 during “off-peak” hours. The elevators are small and run slowly, so plan extra time to get up & down through the elevators.
Can we rent past the building closing time?
Can you provide A/V equipment?
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No. Only what is provided in the space is allowed.
Can we have access to the freight elevator?
Can equipment be brought in earlier in the day or left overnight?
Is there staff on-site for my event?
No. Rentals do not come with staff support. Renters are responsible for set-up & tear-down, as well as requesting the number of chairs & tables needed in the space prior to the event. All table, chair, piano use, and other requests must be made prior to receiving a rental agreement.
Can we have food and beverage?
Yes, non-alcoholic beverages and pre-prepared & pre-packaged foods are allowed (think Corner Bakery or Jewel Osco food trays). Absolutely no food may be prepared on site or held-hot with sterno heaters, electric hot boxes, or other heating methods. Alcohol is not permitted.
No, alcohol is not permitted.
Does my rental include use of the piano?
Yes, in rooms that have a piano (see “Rate & Amenities” for room details). You must request use of the Curtiss Hall piano in advance and the piano lock combination will be emailed to you. If you do not request use of the piano, the instrument will be locked.
How often are the pianos tuned?
What type of lighting is available in the space?
All spaces have overhead lights with on/off switches. There are no dimmers. Curtiss Hall does have stage lights.
If you have additional questions or would like to find out availability for a particular date and time, email Kaytie Faries at email@example.com. No phone calls, please.