We require that any vendor working on-site during your event (i.e. DJ, photographer, caterer, photo booth, etc.) provides us with a copy of their liability insurance, listing our business name as additional insured. We require that this information is obtained by all vendors at least 30 days prior to the event.
We allow a 12-hour rental of our facility for events. We do require a 1 hour of breakdown for all vendors, and clients. Other than that you may use the rental time however you’d like! Guests must be out of the space by midnight, but the rental can be placed throughout the day at your preference. Additional time may be granted for a fee on a case-by-case basis, depending on our event schedule.
We maintain a list of vendors that we recommend choosing. We are confident that our vendor partners can meet all of your needs! If you’d like any suggestions, don’t hesitate to ask. You are welcome to choose from our suggestions or to book any vendor of your choice (Caterers excluded). We reserved the right to approve or deny vendors, both those who are new to our space and those who have worked here before. You will be required to submit all vendor contact information at least one month prior to your event. Feel free to contact our event manager with any questions regarding your vendor selections.
Of course! Whichever caterer you select can work out a beverage package for you that is based on non-alcoholic beverages only.
All liquor and beer must be brought in by one of our licensed beverage services vendors. They will also staff your event.
We have a list of trusted catering partners that can accommodate a wide range of taste preferences and budgets. The Food & Beverage Minimums are determined by the date of your event.
Our Venue Manager is there every step of the way! You are welcome to call or email them throughout your planning. They will hold your finalization meeting to coordinate details with you and your third party vendors. Our Venue Manager is on-site the day of the event starting when vendor/client access begins. Venue Manager coverage is determined by Watson Block based on the event schedule and specific event details.
Yes, there are several hotels nearby! Our Venue Manager would be happy to direct you to some of our favorites.
There are a couple of public pay lots within walking distance. Though, we strongly suggest valet be added on to your event. Please ask our Venue Manager for our preferred vendors!
Watson Block can comfortably seat 120 for a seated reception. If you’d like to a cocktail style reception a group of 150 can be accommodated.
All deposits and balances paid are non-refundable.
We do need to know your event date, estimated guest count, and approximate start and end times to approve your contract. You can determine other details at a later date. Our Venue Manager will be available to you by phone or email to answer any questions throughout your planning process. You can request to schedule a time to come back in to discuss additional details and plan various elements of your event at any time. We will schedule a formal planning meeting 4-6 weeks before your event to go over timelines, catering details, bar selections, and floor plans.
To book a date you must submit the completed Rental Application and Agreement along with a deposit for at least one half of the rental fee. The second half of the rental fee and all other fees are due no later than 90 days prior to the event. A 3% processing fee will apply to any Credit Card transactions. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover or checks made payable to FIVE DECO LLC.
Tours are available by appointment only. Most tours are scheduled Monday-Friday between 9am-6pm. Some later evening and weekend tours may be available upon request. Please contact us to schedule a tour.
Please give us a call at 612-300-9525 or send us an email at info@watsonblock.com. You can also submit a request for additional information through our website.