A: The Historic Post Office has a gated parking lot that can fit up to 10-12 cars. The renter can assign the spaces as they see fit. All vehicles parking in the gated lot must provide the make, model, license plate, and a point of contact for the vehicle. The event guests can park in the public parking spaces around the venue (a map will be given indicating these lots) or the renter can purchase a valet service through Express Valet.
A: Our assortment of 5 foot rounds, 3 foot rounds, 6 foot banquet, 8 foot banquet, and cocktail tables come with the price of the venue rental. Up to 200 mahogany colored resin chiavari chairs are included with the price of the venue depending on the rental package selected. Any additional chairs must be rented through Waterford Event Rentals for $4.95 per chair. If another chair is desired, they may be rented via another vendor. The HPO also offers ivory linens ($11/piece) and napkins ($.50/piece) and two hand-made wooden bars ($150/bar) for rental. The HPO does not offer dinnerware, centerpieces, etc. to be rented.
A: Yes, you can hold all three at The Historic Post Office. There are many possible layouts that will accommodate this but most require a room flip to transform the ceremony space into the reception space. You will need adequate catering staff available to assist in flipping the space. We are transforming our gated lot into a ceremony or cocktail space for renters as well.
A: No, we do not have an on-site caterer. However, clients are asked to choose from an exclusive catering list provided by the HPO. The caterers on this list are highly experienced and vetted in the event community. They will set up and break down your tables and chairs, and provide food service throughout the event. They can accommodate most price points and are flexible when it comes to food preferences. They are also licensed, insured and have passing health inspections. Clients must pay a $250 administrative fee if they would like to bring in caterers who are not on this list.
A: Any vendors that participate in an event at The Historic Post Office must be certified and insured. Proof of this insurance can be asked for at any time and the vendor may be asked to leave the premises if they cannot provide us with POI. However, caterers must be chosen from our exclusive list or a $250 administrative fee will apply.
A: If you are bringing in your own alcohol then we require that you get an event ABC license online and turn it into us 30 days prior to your event. If your caterer is bringing in the alcohol then we require that they have an active ABC license on-site. No open alcohol containers can be taken outside of The Historic Post Office unless it is inside of the gated lot attached to the building.
A: The building is open from 9 am - 12 am. You are allowed to come in at this time and begin setting up and getting ready. If you need the building earlier because you are having a brunch wedding, please inquire. You are not to have any "event" activities going on at this time - it is only open to the host, their wedding party, their close family and their vendors.
A: Your event can be as much as 5 hours long. This is the time where outside guests are allowed in the building and all event activities can take place. This includes a ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. If you would like to purchase more hours for your event, they are available at $250 per hour.
A: Guest are allowed on property until 11 pm. All event activities must cease at this time and all guests must leave the premises. You will have an hour at the end of the night to clean and pack up. The facility must be closed by 12 am.
A: Any décor items that are being hung from a permanent structure at the HPO must not leave any damage to the building. Any holes left in the walls from use of thumb tacks or nails will result in the loss of a security deposit.
A: Domesticated pets are allowed but are expected to be leashed and watched by a guardian at all times. Sparklers are allowed outside of the venue but must be disposed of properly. Any open flames must be contained in a votive, vase, hurricane glass, etc. Damage to the building due to pets, sparklers or flames will result in the loss of your security deposit.
A: Sparklers, bubbles, ribbon wands, glow sticks and flower petals are allowed to be used outside of the HPO. Anything edible (example: rice) cannot be used as an "exit". If the item is not biodegradable (example: confetti), then it needs to be picked up immediately after the "exit". Failure to properly dispose of these materials will result in the loss of a security deposit.