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Don't see an amenity you're looking for? Ask the host, Nate
Don't see an amenity you're looking for? Ask the host, Nate
In the heart of the Castro District, this newly-renovated 2000 sqft space is perfect for Receptions, Product Launches, Client Events, Fundraisers, and Premier Parties. MAIN FLOOR Our 1300 sqft gorgeous main floor space has 3 distinct rooms plus a service kitchen, a custom blackjack table, hardwood floors, rotating artwork by local artists, multiple seating areas, designer furniture, 12-foot ceilings, A/V system and sound, and [beginning May 2019] access to an outdoor terrace with heaters, fire pit, and multiple seating areas. BASEMENT SPEAKEASY A few words to the host gets you escorted downstairs through a secret door. The 700 sqft basement speakeasy is accessed through a hidden bookshelf (or via private side entrance), and features a cool "underground" atmosphere filled with unique decor, games, music, and a private bar with direct access to the outdoor patio. OUTDOOR LOUNGE (BACKYARD) [opening May 2019] This brand-new outdoor space features a gorgeous Brazilian Ipe deck, fire pit, heaters, outdoor lighting, speakers, and plenty of space for your group to hang out and enjoy a beautiful San Francisco evening. Perfect for seated dinners, cocktail events, and more. **PLEASE NOTE** Friday & Saturday bookings may require ADDITIONAL flat buyout amount of $2,000 when reserving the entire space. Alternatively, you may work with the host to reserve only partial area(s) as-available. **SPEAKEASY ONLY may be reserved via separate listing INCLUDED IN BOOKING RATE Staff "Host" Full use of the Main Floor ❧ Standing up to 75 ❧ Seating up to 25 ❧ 70" Television in Lounge ❧ Mounted roll down projection screen/mounted projector ❧ Sonos sound system ❧ Custom Bar (stocked upon request) ❧ Custom Blackjack Table (staffed w/ professional dealer upon request) Full use of the Basement Speakeasy ❧ Accessed through a hidden bookshelf ❧ Standing up to 50 ❧ Seating up to 10 ❧ Custom-made Bar ❧ Fireplace sitting area ❧ Unique seating and lighting ❧ Cool "underground" atmosphere FOOD & BEVERAGE ❧ Preferred vendor Beverage and Catering options available. Outside caterers will incur an additional fee and require a separately-scheduled walk through. ADDITIONAL SERVICES OFFERED UPON REQUEST ❧ Blackjack dealer ❧ DJ ❧ Cocktail class / demonstration ❧ Wine tasting ❧ Entertainment options ❧ Additional staff available at $35/hour per person (required for larger parties) ❧ Food & Beverage services
REGULATIONS ❧ No smoking on the premises (including backyard); smokers must be in front of venue at the curb ❧ No shots may be served as part of any beverage service or bar packages ❧ Backyard space closes at 10PM; no loud noise at any time outside (backyard opens spring 2019) ❧ Guests must provide proof of insurance (venue-specific) and valid permits for all outside vendors ❧ All rental times must include any needed set up and tear down - please arrange w/ host ❧ Overtime is charged at 1.5x hourly rate plus applicable beverage costs (no partial hours allowed) ❧ No confetti, glitter, adhesives, or other decorations which may damage flooring, paint, or otherwise cause a delay for our custodial team are allowed; guest must clear any and all decorations with event manager prior to the event. Additional cleaning fee / damage charges will apply if this rule is violated. ❧ No pets allowed ❧ Any guests under 21 must be supervised by a parent or legal guardian at all times ON-SITE STAFF Staff (number depends on guest count) will be on location for the entirety of the event, ensuring the success of the event and also for maintaining the rules and regulations of the venue. ADDITIONAL EVENT INSURANCE Event Insurance is required. You may obtain by reaching out the firstname.lastname@example.org for recommendations. Upon booking, Host will provide you with insurance inclusions within the COI. LOAD-IN/LOAD-OUT All load-ins and load-outs must take place within the designated timeframe we agree to. If there is an event prior to yours a timed delivery will be required. Guest is responsible for checking in and/or handling any items brought into the venue. CLEANING Standard cleaning is included within the booking. FURNISHINGS/ARTWORK The artwork and furniture cannot be moved except by explicit permission from management. The artwork on display ranges from $5,000 to $50,000 just to give you an idea. The guest is responsible for any damage to the artwork/furniture/premises should it occur. ❧ Non-profit discount available
Guests may cancel their Booking until 30 days before the event start time and will receive a full refund (including all Fees) of their Booking Price. Guests may cancel their Booking between 30 days and 7 days before the event start time and receive a 50% refund (excluding Fees) of their Booking Price. Cancellations submitted less than 7 days before the Event start time are not refundable. Learn more
The Academy is an incredible space and Nate and his hosted a group of about 80 of us for drinks on a Sunday afternoon. The entire set up was organized very quickly on short notice - thanks! Peopel especially loved the downstairs speakeasy which has several rooms and a really nice bar. We will come back again. Thanks for hosting us!
Amazing meeting venue! On site service was fabulous. After our team meeting we went downstairs to the speakeasy for a cocktail demo and drinks/chat. My team loved it! Would be awesome for a happy hour or corp/theme party. So beautiful, I want to live there. =)
Head of Corporate Events
This place is absolutely amazing, the staff and host Nate made our event the absolute best. I am astounded by how lovely and so wonderfully enjoyable the space and place was. I highly recommend booking an event here, and hope we can work together in the future.
This space is wonderful. Decor is cool/trendy but not intimidating. We had our office party here and it was totally perfect. All of the staff was so helpful and accomodating. Would book this again 100 percent.