Event Planning

Thank you for choosing the Junior League facilities for your special function. The Tea Room Staff is able to assist you in every possible way to ensure that your event will be festive and successful.

The following is a schedule of fees to consider when planning your event. These guidelines and prices are subject to change without notice. The actual prices for your function will be guaranteed no sooner than 60 days prior to the event at the time the final arrangements are made with the Tea Room General Manager.


Minimum Food and/or Room Rental Charge

Entire Building

Tuesday – Friday Morning (Breakfast 6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)
Minimum food charges

$1,875

Monday – Thursday Day/Evening
Minimum food charge
  $5,000
Friday Day (ending by 2 p.m.)
Minimum food charge
  $5,000
Friday Afternoon (2 – 5 p.m.)
Minimum food charge
  $7,500
Friday Evening (after 5 p.m.)
Minimum food charge
  $7,500
Saturday Day (ending by 2 p.m.)
Minimum food charge
  $7,500
Saturday Afternoon (2 – 5 p.m.)
Minimum food charge
  $9,000
Saturday Evening (after 5 p.m.)
Minimum food charge
 
$12,500
Sunday Day/Evening
Minimum food charge
  $7,500

Ballroom

Tuesday – Friday (Breakfast 6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)
Minimum food charges

$1,250

Monday – Friday Day (Brunches or Luncheons)
Minimum food charges
  $2,750
Monday – Friday Afternoon/Evening
Minimum food charges
  $4,500
Saturday Day (Brunches, Luncheons ending by 2 p.m.)
Minimum food charges
  $4,500
Saturday Afternoon (2 – 5 p.m.)
Minimum food charges
  $5,500
Saturday Evening (after 5 p.m.)
Minimum food charges
  $9,500
Sunday Day/Evening
Minimum food charges
 
$5,000

The Ballroom may be rented Monday through Thursday (no food or alcohol service) for a room rental of $1,750 (Tea Room – $1,000) for four hours plus fees for room attendant and security. The Ballroom may also be rented on Sunday for a room rental of $2,000. Coffee and soft drinks are available for a nominal charge.

Garden Rooms

The Sara and John Lindsey Garden Room (Garden Room A) seats 15 to 20 guests.
The Louise Thomas Cooley Garden Room (Garden Room B) seats 21 to 36 guests.
The Helen Corbitt Garden Room (Garden Room C) seats 15 to 20 guests.

Tuesday – Friday (Luncheon)                                           
Minimum Food Charge: $1,000
Saturday (Luncheon)
Minimum Food Charge: $1,500

Tea Room

Tuesday – Friday Morning (Breakfast 6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)
$750
Monday – Friday Afternoon
$2,000
Monday – Friday Evening (after 5 p.m.)
$2,000
Saturday Afternoon/Evening
 $3,000
Sunday Afternoon/Evening
$2,500

Reservation Deposits

Entire Building  
$3,500
Ballroom  
$2,500
Tea Room  
$1,000
A second deposit is due thirty (30) days prior to the event. The initial deposit and the second deposit are to equal the food minimum. For nonprofits, a $500 deposit will apply for daytime functions only. The deposit will be refunded by the League if written notice of cancellation is received by the League at least two hundred and forty (240) days prior to the date of the event. Cancellation of a contract must be made in writing to the Tea Room General Manager and must be acknowledged by him. Otherwise, responsibility for the contract remains and there will be no refund of the deposit.

Notification to the Tea Room General Manager of the guaranteed number of persons attending the event, no later than seventy-two (72) hours prior to the event, is required.

Banquet Beverage

Specialty Martinis   $10 – $12.50 per drink
Top Shelf Liquors   $10 per drink
Premium Liquors   $8.50 per drink
Standard Liquors   $7 per drink
House Wine   $30 per bottle
House Champagne   $35 per bottle
Imported Beers   $5 – $7.50 per drink
Domestic Beers $4 per drink
Non-Alcoholic Fruit Punch $30 per gallon

Open Bar Packages

Bar packages begin at the start time of the event and end one half hour prior to the end of the scheduled event, excluding overtime.
***Shots are not included.***
 
Top Shelf
  $45 per person
Grey Goose, Bombay Sapphire, Mount Gay, Crown Royal, Chivas and Maker’s Mark
Includes Premium Wine Assortment, House Champagne and Domestic and Imported beers.
Premium Package
  $38 per person
Absolut, Tanqueray, Bacardi, Canadian Club Reserve, Johnnie Walker Red and Jack Daniels
Includes Premium Wine Assortment, House Champagne and Domestic and Imported beers.
Standard Package
  $32.50 per person
Smirnoff, Gordon’s Gin, Ron Rico, Seagram’s VO, Even Williams Black and Grant’s
Includes House Wines, House Champagne and Domestic Beers
Premium Beer and Wine Package $28 per person
Newcastle Brown Ale, Heineken, Dos Equis, Alamo Ale and Miller Lite
Includes House Wines and House Champagne
Standard Beer and Wine Package $24 per person
Alamo Ale, Miller Lite, Bud Lite and Budweiser
Includes House Wines and House Champagne

Labor Charges

Security – works thirty (30) minutes before scheduled events to fifteen (15) minutes after the last guest leaves.
Each Officer– Three (3) hours minimum  
$150
Overtime Per Hour  
$40
You will need one additional officer for parties of more than three hunderd (300) guests.

Twenty-two percent (22%) service charge will be added to all food and liquor charges. A ten percent (10%) service charge will be added to all food and beverage charges for volunteer-staffed events.

Carver  
$150
Cashier  
$150
Wedding Cake Service  
$1.50 per person charge
Coat Check (per attendant)  
$150

Other Charges

Runway   $300
Piano – Spinet   $125
Piano – Grand Piano   $250
Dance Floor (Tea Room)   $500
Valet Parking
Parties with primarily couples in attendance – (1 Valet per 40)
Parties with primarily singles in attendance – (1 Valet per 20)
3 hour minimum per valet
  $40 per valet
per hour


LCD Projector   $300
Screen/Portable Screen   $50
VHS Player   $75
DVD Player   $75
Lavalier Microphone   $50
Cordless Microphone   $50
Overtime   $500 per hour
If space is required for a wedding ceremony, rehearsal or photography session, a fee will be charged commensurate with the amount of space needed, time required, as well as for set up and breakdown of the room.