Frequently Asked Questions

What is the rental fee for The Brick District Playhouse and what does it include? 

We have transparent venue rental rates from $100 for the Front of House up to $950 per day for the Theater and Balcony space. Use of the Theater alone is $700 per day. Cost for the event space includes the use of tables and chairs.

What is the capacity?  

For seated events (concerts, presentations, plays), we can hold up to 275. This includes the upstairs balcony. For wedding receptions or other events with tables we can comfortably seat 175.

When are the payments due? Do you offer a payment plan? 

When the contract is signed, to continue holding the date, we require a booking fee of 50 percent of the agreed upon final price. The final installment is required one week prior to the event. You are welcome to send smaller, partial payments of any amount prior to the specified due date, so in effect creating your own payment plan on your own schedule.  Full payment is due by the specified due date. We also reserve the right to request a credit card on file for any damage to the facility or grounds. Applicable tax is applied to each payment.

How do I reserve a date? 

To reserve a date, email us at [email protected] saying you are ready to book XYZ date if it is still available. We suggest you email us stating you are ready to book your preferred date and then include a backup date in case your preferred date is unavailable. Prior to booking a date, we hope you can come out in person to visit. You can request a tour at any time, but an in-person tour is not required prior to booking a date. Dates are reserved on a first requested basis. Whomever has requested to start the contract process from us by email first for a specific date will be first in line.

Do I need to schedule a tour or can I just stop by? 

We kindly request that all tours are by appointment only. You can request a tour by sending an email to [email protected]. We love showing off the Playhouse, so be ready for a fun time.

What is the average budget of a couple getting married at the Playhouse? 

That is a great question! In general, we believe the average budget of a couple getting married at The Playhouse is between $5,000-$15,000 for all wedding expenses (venue, food, dress, bar, DJ, flowers, photographer, etc.).

Is there a food and beverage, or guest count minimum? 

No. Many venues have minimums because they make a 10 – 15% commission from the caterer based on how much you spend on food and drinks. We choose NOT to make a commission because we want our food and beverage options to be as elegant or affordable as your budget allows, and therefore we don’t have a food and beverage or guest count minimum. Some caterers may have a reasonable minimum for specific dates.

Do we have to utilize your caterers and bar service? 

Yes, sort of. You can bring in outside caterers or bar services, but they must meet our standards. Our goal is to provide a quality experience, and nothing ruins a party quicker than bad food or long lines to get a drink. All caterers must be approved by the Venue Manager and be able to show proof of liability insurance, same for the bartenders. The Venue Manager will ensure the caterers are on time and prepared. The caterers on our list have a track record of great service, and, better yet, great food.

Will there be another event the same day? 

At the Playhouse we only host one event each day to ensure that each event is special and receives our full attention.

Are there overnight accommodations nearby? 

Yes, there are several hotels in the Fulton area and even more if you venture to Kingdom City, Jefferson City or Columbia. We also recommend the fabulous Loganberry Inn, located just a picturesque walk from the Playhouse (https://www.loganberryinn.com).

Is parking available? 

The Playhouse does not have a private parking lot, but there is plenty of parking on the street and lots nearby.

Do you offer straight tables or round?  

We have both available and can configure a set up that best meets your needs.

Do you provide table linens, cups, silverware, etc?  

No. The Playhouse provides an awesome venue, tables, chairs, and lots of decor for the allotted amount of time. Linens can be rented through us but are NOT included in the rental fee. You are also welcome to bring your own linens. Talk to your caterer about plated services.

What happens in case of rain? 

We’re cool because everything is inside our climate-controlled venue.

We plan to have our wedding ceremony offsite, or only plan to have our ceremony at the Playhouse.  Does your fee change? 

Because we only host one event per day, our fee structure remains the same whether you hold your ceremony, reception, or both onsite.

Do you allow dogs onsite to play a part in our wedding day? 

We are dog people, and we would love to, but unless they are service animals, we can’t have them in the building.

What form of payment does The Playhouse accept? 

Cash, check, Venmo, PayPal or credit cards. Zero-interest monthly payments can also be arranged.

 

What time will I have access to the venue to decorate? 

You will have access to the venue at the time listed in your contract, not earlier. Please plan accordingly!

Do you include onsite day of event staff? 

A member of the Playhouse team will be there to help you however they can (be an extra set of hands decorating, answer questions from your vendors and direct them as necessary, etc.) Their goal is to do everything possible to help your day go smoothly and ensure your day is as stress-free as possible!

What are our catering options at the Playhouse? 

After several years of working various events around Mid-Missouri, we have selected our favorites to work with. These caterers include Come to the Table Catering and Events, Ohanna’s Pizzeria, Sweet Chipotle, Argyle Catering and Sara Fougere Catering. Caterers who are not on our list must be approved by the Venue Manager.

How much should we expect to spend on catering and bar? 

It is possible to have an open bar and delicious meal for 150 people for under $5,000 with several of our caterers when you make careful food and beverage decisions.  (Disclaimer: we are sure you could spend more than this, but if you’re looking for awesome budget friendly options, they definitely exist with these great caterers.)  The average bar bill at The Playhouse for 150 guests is approximately $600 — $1,000 including two bartenders, delivery, setup, insurance, and alcohol. The Playhouse operates without a liquor license so if a client wants to offer a cash bar, the bartenders must have a liquor license and letter of permission to serve.

Does The Playhouse handle the catering orders for these caterers, or do I work with the caterer directly? 

In our experience, it’s most efficient and most cost effective for couples or groups to work directly with the caterer. Simply book your big day with The Playhouse and reach out to our caterers to get the ball rolling!

Can we have fireworks on the property?

Fireworks are not permitted. This includes sparklers. We don’t want to scare the neighbors and we want to keep the fire department happy!

What time does the music need to end? 

Music on Friday’s/Saturday’s must conclude by 10:30 p.m. to ensure that you, all of your items, and all of your vendors are off-property by midnight. Music on Sunday’s must conclude by 9:30 p.m. to be off property by 10:00 pm.

We are using a rental company.  Can they drop items off or pick them up outside of the rental period?  

All deliveries must happen during the standard rental period. Please advise your vendors of this policy.

Are candles allowed? 

Yes, candles are allowed if the flame is completely contained in a candle holder. Tapered candles and any type of hanging candles will not be allowed for safety reasons.

How far in advance do you need our final headcount? 

Three weeks

Are outside snacks and drinks permitted? 

Outside food and drink is permitted while setting up or decorating. It is not allowed after the start of the event. Please no drinks in glass bottles.

  

What is the event clean-up process? 

Groups are required to return the Playhouse to the same shape it was in when they arrived, that means clearing all personal items and taking out the trash. Groups of more than 50 will be required to pay a security/custodial deposit depending on the area of the Playhouse being used. This ranges from $100 to $500.

  

Can we take photos around the Playhouse on our wedding day? 

Sure, and we can make some recommendations for great pictures around Fulton or the Brick District.

Can we attach decorations to the walls or hang things like streamers or lanterns from the ceiling? 

No, no nailing, gluing, taping or otherwise attaching anything to the walls. Hanging decorations from the ceiling is definitely an “at your own risk” adventure. We are a grand old theater with extremely high ceilings. Consult with your wedding planner or event organizer to discuss the options.

Is there Wi-Fi available?  

Yes, we do have WI-Fi.

Is the Venue handicap accessible?

Yes, everywhere except the Balcony .

Is there a baby changing station in the bathroom? 

Yes there is, but please put the evidence in the trash can, don’t flush it.

Are we members of the Callaway County Chamber of Commerce?  

Yes we are!

How can I donate money to the Brick District Playhouse? 

Checks may be written to the Brick District Playhouse, money sent through PayPal.

What makes our venue stand out from others? 

The possibilities are endless!