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**Please note: last-minute bookings (within 2 weeks) may incur a 15% surcharge due to added administrative cost with staffing, etc. ***Please be sure to read all FAQ before submitting booking requests, including rules about alcohol. _________ Is your team restless from working remotely? Do you need a space where they can safely gather and reconnect in-person? We have the perfect venue for you. In the heart of the Castro District, this newly-renovated 1,200 sqft heated outdoor space is perfect for Corporate Retreats, Team Meetings, Training Events, and more. Under the "event" listing, you'll also find the space is perfect for larger events such as Receptions, Product Launches, Client Events, Fundraisers, Catered Dinners, Cocktail Soirées, and Premier Parties. This space features a Brazilian Ipe deck, two fire pits, overhead heaters, outdoor lighting, speakers, and plenty of space for your group to enjoy a beautiful San Francisco day or evening. It is private, secluded, shielded from wind, comfortable, and free of distractions so you and your group can get maximum enjoyment and productivity. We can work with you to customize your setup (including complimentary table/chair arrangements if you prefer a "boardroom" style setup vs. our lounge seating; also, we have optional add-ons including a projector and screen, full beverage packages (alcohol or non-alcoholic), happy hour cocktail service, etc. ——————— INCLUDED IN BOOKING RATE ❧ Site Manager ❧ Full use of the Outdoor Terrace ADDITIONAL SERVICES OFFERED UPON REQUEST ❧ Beverage and Food Catering ❧ Coffee bar / non-alcoholic beverage station ❧ Barber services ❧ Cocktail class / demonstration ——————— EXPECTATIONS PRIOR TO YOUR BOOKING Guest will set expectations w/ Host 2-weeks prior to booking. *PLEASE NOTE* due to the pandemic we have received a ton of last-minute requests. Please understand that within 1 week we will need to charge a 15% late booking fee which helps with last-minute staff scheduling, etc. ——————— FAQ Q: How is the venue set up? Can we request a specific furniture layout? A: The venue is set up as a social club / lounge, but can be configured (with some limitations) to accommodate a more "boardroom" style layout, depending on which area. Q: Can we bring our own alcohol? A: Our licensing and insurance do not allow for “BYOB” and therefore this is not allowed. If you would like a bar package as part of your meeting (or at the end for a happy hour, for example), please inquire with host for pricing and availability. Q: How about food? Do you have preferred catering vendors that you work with? A: We have preferred vendors who can give you a separate quote and take care of all food-related needs. We do not handle food in-house, and we do not have a full kitchen on-site. If you work with an outside caterer not on our preferred vendors list, we charge a $250 fee. This covers time and expenses required for a new vendor, such as permit and insurance verification / paperwork, added email communication, required venue walk through, etc. If you do not hire professional catering but decide to bring in food or have it delivered, we charge a $100 fee to cover added staff clean-up time and waste disposal. Q: Is there parking included, or a garage nearby? A: There are no included parking spots with the venue, and unfortunately, The Castro does not have a parking garage. We are located right on Market Street, and there is generally street parking available within 1-2 block radius. Of course, for any guests who will be consuming alcoholic beverages, we strongly advise taking a car service or public transportation, which is readily available outside our venue. We are located less than a block from Church St. MUNI station. Q: How do vendors or personnel load-in to the venue? Is there a loading dock or designated area? A: There is no loading dock or designated loading zone, however, we do have a side gate on Market Street that goes to the lower level (Speakeasy or Outdoor Terrace). This can often be the easiest way to load in, depending on which space you have reserved. Street parking is available or you may temporarily double park on Market Street for quick drop-offs. Please coordinate specific arrival times with venue management, and be advised that all set-up time must be part of the hourly rentals. Your event contact can go over these requirements to ensure a smooth experience. Q: Do you allow guests under the age of 21? A: Our licensing does permit guests under age 21, however, they will not be served alcoholic beverages per state law. Any minors (guests under age 18) must be supervised by a parent or adult guardian at all times. Our venue is not suitable for young children, and we strongly recommend childcare services in lieu of bringing kids to the venue.
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Stephanie C. booked an off-site for 15 people
Beautiful tucked away spot for a work offsite of 12 people. Lots of different arrangements to work around on the patio. Very convenient and wonderful staff.
Lester L. booked a team offsite for 8 people
Amazing space and support from Nate and the team. We hosted an 8-person offsite and it was perfect with their sound system and in-house projector and screen. The staff was very kind and helpful throughout.
Tamisha A. booked a team meeting for 17 people
Beautiful space, and perfect for our team meeting. Nate (the host) was very responsive to questions I had leading up to the event. I would definitely look to re-book this spot again. Thank you!
Leah R. booked a team offsite for 9 people
Beautiful space, looks just like the pictures. Had everything we needed for a team offsite. Host was super attentive and helpful with our requests.
Aba M. booked a meetup for 15 people
Loved this entire space and the team who supported us were nothing shot of amazing! Looking forward more events in this space.
Andrew B. booked a team offsite for 8 people
This space was perfect for our team offsite! We originally planned to have this meeting indoors but moved it outside at the last minute because of COVID. The team here was super supportive in getting us locked in at the space quickly and making us comfortable when we arrived. Thank you!