Please carefully review our host rules. We are an accommodating small business, so if any rule looks like it won't work for you please send me a message and we may be able to make an exception.
COVID protocols: Please note that the number of guests permitted may be limited by public health restrictions depending on the date of your event. Please contact us to find out more.
Set-up and Breakdown: We recommend at least one hour of set-up/breakdown time total for medium to large events.
Please remember to include set-up and clean-up time in your total booking time. For example, decorations, food arrangements, extra sound systems, extra tables, among other things, often take longer to set up and clean up than anticipated. Please note that we do not provide tablecloths. Access to the event space is only during your booked time. Any time you are using the space outside of your booked time will be an additional fee.
Cleaning Expectations: Your cleaning fee covers our basic janitorial services, including sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and emptying the dishwasher. It does not include cleaning food service items or disposing of supplies or other items you brought to the premises.
As a guest, you are responsible for returning the space to the same condition in which you found it. This includes:
Returning any rearranged furniture or decor to its original place
Returning borrowed amenities to where they were found in the space and generally tidying up the space before departure
If you used Workstation dishes, glasses, or other kitchen items, they must be rinsed and placed in the dishwasher. Disposing of trash and recycling in the designated bins. Any excess garbage or recycling that doesn’t fit in the designated bins must be removed from the premises.
Removing catering materials including, but not limited to, stereos, fuel, serving platters, leftover food, and beverages. These may not be left on the premises.
Failure to follow these cleaning rules, and any damage to the space (including the floors, walls, furniture, or appliances), may result in a deduction from the security deposit.
Photography: Unless notified in advance of the event the following notice will be posted:
By entering an event or program at Workstation West Berkley, you are entering an area where photography, audio and video recording may occur.
Your entry and presence on the event premises constitutes your consent to be photographed, filmed, and/or otherwise recorded and to the release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction of any and all recorded media of your appearance, voice, and name for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity in connection with Workstation West Berkeley and its initiatives, including, by way of example only, use on websites, in social media, news and advertising.
By entering the event premises, you waive and release any claims you may have related to the use of recorded media of you at the event, including, without limitation, any right to inspect or approve the photo, video or audio recording of you, any claims for invasion of privacy, violation of the right of publicity, defamation, and copyright infringement or for any fees for use of such record media.
You understand that all photography, filming and/or recording will be done in reliance on this consent. If you do not agree to the foregoing, please do not enter the event premises.
Children: Children under the age of 13 must have a designated supervisor, parent, or guardian throughout the event. If you know your event will have multiple children in attendance, you must designate someone to supervise the children at all times, and you must identify this person to WWB staff at the start of your event.
Alcohol Limitations: Under the law, the consumption, serving, and sale of alcohol are prohibited to the public if a fee is charged at the door at our establishment. Private events based on invitation only and not publically advertised may serve and consume alcohol. If you or your caterer has the appropriate liquor license and you wish to charge for alcohol, you can discuss this in advance with Workstation staff to determine if we can accommodate this request.
Catering: Outside food and catered food are welcomed. Catering companies must have their catering license with them and be able to present it if asked. Catering companies and guests are responsible for all food, beverage, and supplies brought to the premises, all of which must be removed from the premises after the event.
Overtime: Per Peerspace's policy, overtime will be billed in half-hour increments at a rate of 1.5 times our stated hourly rate. The space must be vacated, and all items brought into the space must be removed by the end time of your booking reservation.
Cleaning / Damages: Please take care of our space and treat it with respect. No nails, screws, staples, or penetrating items should be used on our walls. Only painter's tape is permitted on the walls, and it must be removed at the end of your event. Damages (walls, floors, furniture, etc.) will be billed to the credit card on file with Peerspace.
Music and noise: As per Berkeley ordinance there can not be greater than 65 decibels at the edge of the property.
Furniture:Please notify us in advance if you need to move furniture in the space to suit your event needs. Insurance:
As recommended for all venues by Peerspace, we too recommend guests acquire insurance.
Miscellaneous: There is no smoking allowed in the space. No glitter or confetti can be used. There is no open flame or frying allowed on site or any cooking that will create a large amount of smoke as our facility does not have cooking ventilation.
Please refer to Peerspace’s Terms and Conditions for all other rules.