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Frequently Asked Questions

CAN I COME SEE THE SPACE?

Yes! We would be happy to give you a scheduled walk-through and answer any questions to help you make your decision to book. Once the space is booked our Event Team will be available for additional walk-throughs for you and your vendors.  You may book your walk-through by clicking here.

HOW DO I RESERVE THE VENUE FOR MY EVENT?

To secure your date for the Imperial Jr space, a $250 non-refundable retainer is required.   A $500 non-refundable retainer is required for the Imperial Hall rental.

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU TAKE?

We accept cash, money order and all major credit cards.

DO YOU REQUIRE A SECURITY DEPOSIT? 

Yes, a $100 refundable security deposit for the Imperial Jr. and a $200 refundable security deposit is required for the Imperial Hall rental.  The Diamond Package requires a higher security deposit of $300.

IS THERE ENOUGH PARKING FOR MY GUESTS?

Absolutely! We have 70+ complimentary parking spaces located on the North side and West side of our building. 

WHO DOES THE SETUP AND BREAKDOWN OF MY TABLES AND CHAIRS

Imperial 55 handles all set up and break down of tables and chairs unless otherwise specified and/or agreed upon.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK?

It is hard to say, but we always encourage the sooner the better. 

ARE CANDLES ALLOWED?

Yes, however all candles must be contained in votives and the flame must be 2” below the top of the container. Open flames are not allowed anywhere in the building.

DO YOU HAVE A PROJECTOR AND/OR PROJECTION SCREEN?

No, we do not have a projector and/or projection screen; however, we do have a Smart TV that we may bring in for presentations & meetings that allows a simple plug and play way using a jump drive to play any videos or slideshows you may want to showcase for your guests.   

 

Offered as an upgrade,  Our 60in screen at the entrance of the venue is a great way to showcase your engagement photos, graduation photos, maternity photos, etc.,  as guests enter the facility.  This upgrade will also include your seating chart as well, allowing guests to easily locate their seat with ease.

DO YOU HAVE AN ELEVATED STAGE?

Yes! We have 2 elevated stages. You are also more than welcome to rent one.
Stage one:  
Stage two: 

DO YOU HAVE A PREFERRED VENDORS LIST?

Absolutely! Please contact our Event Team for details.

ARE TABLES AND CHAIRS PROVIDED?

Yes, they are.

WHEN CAN WE START SETTING UP FOR OUR EVENT?

Your setup time starts at the time of your contracted rental time.

WHEN DO I NEED TO HAVE EVERYTHING OUT OF THE SPACE?

We require everything out of the space at the end of your contracted rental time.  The last hour is used for breakdown.  Music and alcohol service must stop an hour before the contacted end time.

CAN I USE MY OWN CATERER?

Our preferred caterer is phenomenal and can prepare all types of cuisines, however we do allow outside caterers for cultural reasons.   Cooking on site is not allowed.

CAN I USE AN EVENT/WEDDING PLANNER?

Yes. We prefer the use of an event/wedding planner or organizer as it will allow for a more successful event, because they are experienced and well equipped for most situations.   We will work with your planner on all final details of your event.

CAN I DROP OFF ITEMS THE DAY BEFORE?

It is unlikely as we do not have the extra storage space available.  Imperial 55 is not responsible for items left unattended. Please be certain to communicate delivery times to your vendors to avoid any mishaps.  If additional time is required for your vendors, please be sure to discuss availability with us right away to add this time.

DO YOU HAVE A SOUND SYSTEM?

We have portable Bluetooth speakers as well as professional speakers w/ stands that are also  Bluetooth compatible and include a wireless microphone. These items can be added on at an additional cost.  Any other sound equipment must be provided by a band and/or DJ or other rental company. 

ARE THERE DECORATING RESTRICTIONS?

Yes, you may NOT affix objects to the walls or ceilings.   All decorations must be free standing.  We do offer draping exclusively in-house at an additional cost.  We do not allow the use of glitter, confetti, stickers, silly string, rice and bird seeds.  Sparklers may only be used outside the facility and must be cleaned up after the event.

ARE PETS ALLOWED TO BE PART OF THE CEREMONY AND RECEPTION?

Yes, pets are allowed to be part of the ceremony and reception but must be leashed and cleaned up after.   Pets are not allowed to be present when food is present or being served.  Pet Care by a professional company must be utilized when pets are entering the venue.

CAN TWO EVENTS HAPPEN SIMULTANEOUSLY ON MY EVENT DAY? 

No, we will never book two events on the same day occurring at the same time.  You have exclusive rights to the venue space you contracted during your event.  

IS IT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?

Yes, we are ADA approved. Parking is close to the venue as well.

DO YOU CHARGE TAX AND GRATUITY?

We charge 6.5% tax. We do not charge gratuity. We believe our staff is wonderful and will treat you and your guests to an exceptional event, therefore, we let gratuity be up to your discretion.  

IS SMOKING ALLOWED?

Cigarette smoking or any other form of smoking (including vape pens) is not allowed inside the Venue or near the front of the building. Smoking is only allowed outside on north side of building.

WHAT IS YOUR RESTROOM SITUATION?

We have a Men’s and Women’s facilities with an extra-large restroom for changing purposes in the women's restroom.

CAN I PROVIDE MY OWN ALCOHOL?

Yes! We do require a one-time event insurance policy. Alcohol may only be brought in by the host of the event and must be served by our in-house licensed bartender.  Our bartender is required to be added to your contract when alcohol is being served, NO EXCEPTIONS.

CAN I HOST BOTH MY WEDDING CEREMONY & RECEPTION AT VENUE IMPERIAL 55?

Absolutely! We have several ways to make this work.   Contact us so we can walk you through the space and see what will be the best fit for your wedding.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RENT EACH SPACE?

Please see the pricing details for guests counts up to 25 by clicking here.   For guests count up to 100 please click here.  Feel free to also contact our Event Team for pricing and any additional questions you may have.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

All payments are non-refundable and non transferrable. If you need to change your date and we have the date available, we will be happy to move your date at no additional cost if the change occurs prior to 30 days of your event (based on availability).

DO I HAVE TO PROVIDE DAY OF INSURANCE FOR MY EVENT?

A one-time event insurance policy must be purchased for all events. This can be done easily through Event Helper at  https://www.theeventhelper.com/. Under the Certificate Holder section enter  Imperial 55 Wedding & Event Center, LLC  along with the address to the venue.  This policy MUST be returned to the venue manager within (30) days of your event.

DO YOU ALLOW PHOTO SHOOTS?

Yes, photo shoots are allowed Tuesday-Friday. Please contact our Event Team for pricing and availability.

WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR CLEANUP?

Must return the venue in the same condition as received in to avoid the cleaning fee.  All personal items, décor, and anything else brought in for your event must be removed from the space by the end of your event's contracted time. Any food and other items must be removed and the trash must be taken out. The floors must also be swept and mopped.  Confetti is NOT allowed.  

DO YOU OFFER ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGES?

Yes, Imperial 55 in partnership with several amazing vendors has created packages that include every detail from start to finish.  Contact our Event Team for more details.  Please click here for our packages.

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