Do I need to hire a coordinator?
Yes, we do require you to hire a professional Wedding Coordinator to manage the day of event. This cannot be an invited guest. Trust us, this is one of the best gifts you will give yourself!
When can I schedule my rehearsal?
Rehearsals are scheduled no more than 2 weeks in advance. Although we will do our very best to accommodate requests for rehearsals, venue availability will ultimately determine if and when they can occur. Only one hour will be allocated for rehearsals.
Does this mean my rehearsal will take place 2 weeks before my wedding?
No. You can host your rehearsal the day before your wedding; we just cannot schedule the date until we are two weeks out.
What is the role of a site manager?
The Mason Dallas' Site Manager is responsible for all things related to the building and The Mason Dallas staff. They are not responsible for the tasks pertaining to the wedding party, timeline, etc. That is the responsibility of the client's coordinator
Where do my guests park?
Valet parking for up to 50 vehicles is included with the rental fee. Additional cars can be accommodated at an additional fee of $15 per vehicle. Ample street parking is available for vendors. No overnight parking. No parking in lots owned by the Cliff Temple Baptist Church. Vehicles parked in these lots will be towed.
What is the bar/beverage policy?
All bar/beverage services will be provided by Mama's Medicine. Beverage packages start at $13.00 per person, plus staff, bar rentals and service charge. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for packages and a personalized quote.
Do I need to have security?
A door concierge/security is required and billed at $40 per hour. Guest counts above 150 may require an additional concierge. The concierge must be present 30 minutes prior to guest arrival and be present until the last guest leaves. Concierge/security is required to ensure that the safety and well-being of you and your guests is never at risk.
Can I arrive earlier to drop off event items?
All event pieces must be dropped off and picked up within the contracted rental times. This also means that no items may be arranged to be picked up or dropped off by rental companies the days prior to or following your event.
Can I put a hold on my date?
The Mason Dallas does not allow date holds. We work off of a first-come, first-serve basis and a non refundable $1,500 deposit is required to hold a date.
What is the security deposit used for?
The security deposit is used to hold your event date. In addition, any damages or overtime that incur will be taken from the security deposit. The security deposit may not be used towards the payment of venue fees.
Are linens included?
Since most bride's design ideas can vary greatly, linens and napkins are not provided.
Can I bring in my own caterer?
Yes. You can choose from a list of The Mason Dallas preferred caterers or bring in an "outside" caterer of your choice for a kitchen buyout fee of $3,000.00. Outside caterers must be licensed and provide required liability insurance naming The Mason Dallas as additional insured.
Can I have a live band?
Yes. All bands must adhere to the same sound regulations recorded music is subject to.
What time does my event have to end?
Music must end at 12:00am midnight during weekdays and weekends.
What is a design meeting?
During this meeting you will meet with a representative of The Mason Dallas to discuss your floor plan as well as walk the space with your vendors to discuss the flow and details of your event. of all the details for your event. The one hour design meeting is included in your rental fee.
Does The Mason Dallas have Heat/AC?
Yes! We will keep you and your guests comfortable no matter what season it is!
Can I use candles?
Candles are allowed as long as they adhere to fire department regulations with a flame 2'' below the rim of the glass and 5'' if they are being placed on the floor.
What are the sound and parking restrictions in the area?
Out of respect to our neighbors, it is important for us to adhere to the time constraints that we have for music and keep guest noise at a minimum. Parking in any of the surrounding unauthorized parking lots is strictly prohibited. Specifically, parking in lots owned by the Cliff Temple Baptist Church may result in vehicles being towed. The Mason Dallas is not responsible for damage, theft, or towing charges for any vehicle parked in an unauthorized lot.
What is The Mason Dallas' cancellation policy?
Your security deposit is non-transferrable and non-refundable.
Is smoking allowed?
Smoking is prohibited inside the building, but guests may smoke on the front stoop or side ramp, where we provide ashtrays. No alcoholic beverages may be brought outside.
Can I rearrange existing furniture and decor items?
The venue is rented as-is. All greenery and artwork shall remain in place. Moving any furniture will require permission from the Venue Manager and furniture may not move between floors. If permission is granted to move the piano, a $150 tuning fee will apply.
Do I need to provide insurance?
All vendors must provide proof of insurance.
What is the policy with children at The Mason Dallas?
We ask that children are always under the supervision of a guardian or designated babysitter for the entire event.
Should I get ready at the venue?
A beautiful lower-level suite is provided and provides the perfect location for a party to gather prior to an event. Additional hours beyond the 10 hour rental time is available at an additional charge.