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Thank you for viewing our listing! Please be sure to read our FAQ, which will answer most common questions, before reaching out with an inquiry or booking request. **PLEASE NOTE** Artwork and decor changes periodically, and therefore there may be differences in the actual space vs. what you see in the photographs. The artwork and furniture cannot be moved except by explicit permission from management and may involve additional cost. ——————— In the heart of the Castro District, this gorgeous, one-of-a-kind private club location is perfect for photo / video shoots, receptions, client events, fundraisers, cocktail parties, off-sites, presentations, luxury activations, and much more. ——————— SPACES INCLUDED IN THIS LISTING: MAIN FLOOR Our gorgeous 1,200 sqft main floor has a custom blackjack table, hardwood floors, rotating artwork by distinguished local artists (please keep in mind artwork may be different than the photos), multiple seating areas, designer furniture, and tall 12-foot ceilings. PLEASE NOTE: Main floor includes a street-facing, active barber salon, which may be seeing clients during your production. Talk with your host about coordinating timing, and whether or not the space is available to shoot in. ——————— PRODUCTION FAQ 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. Q: Will there be a person on-site to let us in? A: Yes. Hourly rental includes a minimum of (1) staff member scheduled to be on-site for the duration of your shoot. Please be aware the staff person may not arrive until shortly before load-in, so do not panic if you arrive early and the building is closed! 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, elevator, or designated loading zone. Street parking is available or you may temporarily double park on Market Street for quick drop-offs. The outdoor space is below street level (down a few steps and through the building). The top floor lounge is up ~20 steps at the front of the building. Q: Can we arrive early? A: All load-in, set-up, tear-down time must be part of the hourly rentals. In other words, your rental begins at the time you enter the building. Please plan accordingly and book all the time you will need. Overtime is charged at 1.5x the hourly rate. Q: Is there WiFi? A: Yes, we have a 1GB guest network; the login information is provided by Peerspace upon booking, and can also be obtained from the on-site staff. Q: Can we tour the space before the shoot, or before making a decision on booking? A: Yes, of course. Just ask the host, who can provide a calendar link to schedule a site visit. Q: What about music? A: For video and photo shoots, please plan to provide your own self-contained / portable music system. Please keep music at a reasonable volume so as to not disturb our neighbors or other events happening on different floors.
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Sasha T. booked a holiday party for 50 people
The Academy was the perfect place for our company holiday event! The staff and venue both exceeded my expectations. We had catering, open bar and a card dealer. Cozy, trendy space. Would recommend this venue to anyone!
Sid G. booked an event for 50 people
Everything was perfect, Nate was responsive and thought of everything, the venue is even better than it looks in pictures, bartenders, caterer recommendations were all amazing. Got rave reviews from all the guests and everyone had a blast.
Anastasia L. booked an event for 55 people
AMAZING! We had such a great time at The Academy! The staff was incredibly professional and fun! The overall process of planning the event was pleasant, Nate was able to help with all needs! I would recommend this place for the events for 50-100people.
Gustaf A. booked an event for 90 people
Second time booking this space and we couldn't be happier. Its beautiful, central and much bigger than you think. We were 100 people and could easily fit just downstairs in in the backyard. We will absolutely come again!