Rates for Rental of Sawyer Hall

Updated December 1. 2016

Rental rates include use of Hall, Bridal Suite, use of tables and chairs, use of commercial kitchen,commercial ice machine, on-site management and event insurance.

Weddings, Banquets & General Celebrations
Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays (access hours vary)
Holidays may be different rates

Hall Rental . . . . . . . . . $3,000 (Hall Only)
Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . .  $700*
Cleanup Crew . . . . . . . $300*
Security Monitor . . . . . .$35/hour**
Friday night access . . . $300 (3 hours)

*Required for all events
**Required when alcohol is served

Corporate Events & Fairs

Hall Rental . . . . . . . . $150 per hour ($400 minimum)
​Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . $500*
Insurance . . . . . . . . . $100*
Cleanup Crew . . . . .  $100-300 per event

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use outside vendors?
Yes. You can hire your own vendors for catering, beverages, rentals and entertainment. Your vendors understand they must clear their equipment immediately after your event. Normally we allow vendors access to the hall two hours before your event.

Can I serve alcohol?
Yes, but as the event host you are required to follow TABC rules for serving alcohol and ensuring the safety of your guests driving from your event. When alcohol is served, we require you to hire a security guard, or we can hire security staff for you for $35 per hour. 

How early can I get in to decorate the Hall?
We do offer Friday night access to the Hall for a fee of $300 for three hours, if the hall is not otherwise reserved. Saturday rentals include use of the hall for up to 12 hours, so setup and decoration is normally at noon. Your set-up time will be scheduled when you meet with the Hall manager.  

Who cleans up after my event?
Sawyer Hall will provide cleaning services after your event for a flat rate charge of $300, plus extra fees for heavy cleaning or damage caused at your event.

Can I use my own event planner? 
Yes. We are happy to work with event planners to ensure your event is a success.

What kind of decorations can I use?
We ask that you share your decorations plan with the Hall manager for approval. Most decorations are permissible.

Can I use the church for my wedding ceremony?
We have a beautiful sanctuary and chapel available for Catholic weddings. Pastoral approval is required for any use of the main church. Please ask the Hall manager for assistance if you want to use the church or chapel.

Can I use fog or smoke effect machines at my event?
   We are sorry, but we do not allow any type of smoke or fog effect machines in Sawyer Hall, due to the sensitive nature of our smoke alarm system.

How late can my event last?
  We require that all events end by MIDNIGHT. We have residential neighbors, and as a courtesy we limit noise after 10 p.m. 

How many guests are allowed in Sawyer Hall?
Sawyer Hall can accommodate a maximum of 250 guests, seated.

Are tables and chairs included in my venue rental at Sawyer Hall?
Yes. We provide matching white round (60-inch) tables and chairs, manufactured by Lifetime. We also have a limited number of rectangular tables for the head table, buffet line, beverage area, candy bar and or gift tables.

Can I set up on a Friday for a Saturday Event?
If available, we do allow Friday afternoon access to setup and decorate for a Saturday event. Check with the Hall manager for details. The fee for Friday access is $300 for a three-hour period.

What is your deposit requirement?
We require a deposit of $700 for security and cleaning. We will refund your deposit after we assess any charges for your event. Deductible charges normally include cleaning, security and damages. Please note that charges for breakage of property, or false fire alarms (caused by children pulling the fire alarm or smokers tripping the smoke detectors) can exceed $500. Also keep in mind that there is an automatic $300 cleaning charge after each event.

What is the Event Insurance? What does it cover?
Rental of Sawyer Hall requires the event host to secure an insurance policy for the event. The policy covers liability in case a guest is injured during your event. The policy protects you, as host and the facility owner.

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