Event Central ~ 9912 Hosier Street ~ Newport News, VA ~ 757-873-1244
Q: When can I tour the event hall or wedding chapel?
A: Tour Hours are Mondays & Thursdays 10am - 3pm. These are the only days staff is in the office. 9912 Hosier Street, Newport News No appointment is required.
Q: How do I rent the event hall or wedding chapel?
1st: Click here to check available dates.
A: Fill in the contract on this website. Fill in blanks, initial, and sign where indicated. The form will submit to us automatically after you verify your email. An associate will call you to get your event times and payment. We will fill in our required areas. Both parties will then receive a complete copy of the contract. Remember... we have always been a LGBTQ+ friendly wedding venue in Newport News, VA.
Q: Where do I see event hall and chapel rental prices?
A: Click this link> EVENT HALL & CHAPEL CONTRACT".
Q: What is NOT allowed in our facility rooms?
A: No gum on a candy station. No live flames, except birthday candles, No selling alcohol or cash bar. No attaching to walls, furniture, or trim with tape, tacks, string, or command strips. No glitter. No confetti. No confetti balloons. No moving furniture or bar. No tables or chairs on dance floor. No food, drink, or bar stations in main event hall. No cooking in kitchen (only warming of pre-cooked food).
Q: Can I bring in my own food, decor, dj, and cake.
A: Yes, Event Central allows outside vendors.
Q: How soon should I book the facility for my event?
A: For best availability, as soon as you know you need a venue. We don't hold dates without a payment.
Q: How much is the first payment?
A: 35% of the total due in cash or card (additional 3% for card use).
Q: When is the final payment due?
A: 15 days prior to event date along with final guest count.
Q: Can I make changes to the contract after I make the first payment?
A: Yes, as long as the changes to be made are available.
Q: Can I cancel my contract, if I change my mind?
A: Yes, according to the policy in the event hall contract. There are no refunds issued.
Q: Can I change the date on my contract, if I need to reschedule?
A: Yes. Rescheduling would need to be done 61 days or more before the event date.
Q: Do I get a copy of the contract?
A: Yes. At booking all parties will receive a copy of the contract via email automatically.
Q: Can I bring in alcohol?
A: Yes. You will contact the ABC office in Newport News for their procedure. This information is also in the contract. Liquor license must be posted by the bar at Event Central during event. Alcohol is not permitted for teen parties or public events. We do not have an ice machine.
Q: Do I need my original paperwork when I come for my event?
A: No. Event Central will have the original copy with all the booked days and times noted as given by you at the original booking date.
Q: Do I have to use Event Central's vendors?
A: No. You can bring in outside vendors.
Q: What is required the day of the event?
A: A walk thru is done with an Event Central representative 15 minutes prior to your contract time to ensure what your responsibilities are during and at the end of the event. You are also required to setup your own tables and chairs in the beginning, unless you have contracted Event Central to do so. At the end of the event, you will be required to take out all items brought into the facility, including trash, restack chairs, and roll tables. (A clean up list is posted in the kitchen.)
Q: What if I break Event Central's property at the event?
A: The cost of fixing and/or replacing that property is due immediately. The responsible person on the contract is responsible for any damages to Event Central property, any injury to guests, and any intoxicated guests.
Q: What happens if I go over my original contracted time?
A: $125. an hour will be charged and due immediately.
Q: Do I have to clean the facility when we are finished?
A: You will be required to cleanup all items brought into the facility, pickup all trash in all rooms and take to dumpster, stack chairs, and roll tables. There is a required $100. janitorial fee for the building, which goes to sanitize all rooms after you and your guests, such as mopping, wiping tables, cleaning bathrooms, etc. The required clean up task list for clients is posted in the kitchen.
Q: Do you have a dressing area for clients?
A: Yes. Event Central provides two areas for dressing with a private bathroom on the second floor. A janitorial fee of $50. is required.
Q: How late can we stay?
A: Times are noted on your contract according to your request. The latest is DJ must quit by 11 pm, event breakdown 11pm -12midnight, and lockup is no later than 12 midnight.
Q: How many attendees does the facility hold?
A: 100 guests at round tables and 2 on the stage with King & Queen throne chairs.
Q: What comes with the event hall and chapel?
A: See list below....
Altar Arrangements, Double Step Stage, Pews & Arrangements, Unity Table, Audio Equipment
Photo Areas w/Thrones, White Hiboy & Seated Tulip Tables, Stools, Fireplace, and Couches
Assorted Backdrops for Photos, Fireplace, TV w/DVD Player for Slide Show
Dry Heat Tables (No Cooking), Oven, Stove Top, Tables, Refrigerator, Sink
Bar w/Chandeliers, Beverage Sign, 2 White Hiboy Tables, Storage Room, Bathrooms
100 White Chavari Chairs, 11/60" & 2/48" Round Tables, Head Table Stage w/2 Thrones, White Tulip Table, Crystal Chandeliers, Uplights, Easels, Cake Stage w/White Tulip Table & Uplights, DJ Stage w/Uplights, & Facade, 3 Trash Cans w/2 Liners
Upstairs, Fireplace, Tables, Chairs, Dining Table, Sectional, Hiboy Tables w/Chairs, Dressing Area, Bathroom
Q: Have more event hall questions?
A: Give us a call at 757-873-1244 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org