Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in my rental fee?
- Gorgeous Grand Room
- Cleaning before and after your event
- 12 hour rental (including load-in and load-out)
- Complementary two-hour rehearsal
- Day-of Site Manager
- Pre-event vendor walk-through
- Custom AV and projector screen
- Gated exterior event area/parking lot
- Security Guard for 8 hours of your event
- The Unique Space vintage and modern furniture: Click here to visit our Furniture Guide
Can we hire the vendors we want?
Yes, we allow freedom of choice. We do require all vendors working on the property on the day of your rental to provide day-of insurance.
Is there a service fee or sales tax on the venue rental?
No, it is a flat fee.
Are there any mandatory additional fees?
There are no mandatory additional fees that are tacked on outside of the flat rate.
Do you require event insurance?
Yes, we do require day-of event insurance. You may use the insurance vendor of your choice. There are several online websites that allow you to secure day-of insurance such as www.theeventhelper.com and www.wedsure.com.
Can I hold a date?
We do not allow holds. We book the space on a first-come, first serve basis.
Do I need to provide a deposit to secure my date?
To secure a date we require a signed contract and nonrefundable initial deposit equal to 50% of the value of your event and a $500 security deposit.
How far in advance do clients typically book?
The majority of clients book 6 to 12 months in advance.
Do you have seasonal pricing?
We do not have seasonal pricing, however we do offer a discounted rate for Sunday weddings.
What payment types are accepted?
We accept cash, check or credit. All checks must be made out to THE UNIQUE SPACE LLC. and for any credit charge there is a 3.4% service charge added to your total.
What furniture do you have available?
Please refer to the furniture guide to see a list of items available for use. Please note none of these pieces are guaranteed and must be approved by your Event/Venue Specialist. Any furniture you require not listed on the furniture guide will need to be rented from an outside vendor.
If furniture needs to be moved or set up during the transition of my ceremony in to reception, who moves the furniture?
The Unique Space Site Managers are there to help assist in this process but your planner and or catering/staffing services will need to coordinate actual movement.
How many people fit for a seated dinner inside/outside?
Our interior grand room seats maximum 150 for a seated dinner with a dance floor. Outside space seats maximum 250 for a seated dinner.
Can I have my reception outside?
We do allow outside dinners, cocktail hours and ceremonies. We do NOT allow loud dance music outside. The amplified music portion of your wedding must take place inside the Grand Room.
Are we allowed to buy/bring our own alcohol?
We do allow our clients to buy and bring their own alcohol provided that they work with a professional service company that provides a beverage license and the appropriated insurance to setup and staff for the bar.
Can we allow bottles of wine open on the tables for guests to serve themselves?
We do not allow self-service alcohol at The Unique Space. All alcohol must be served by a bartending or catering staff.
Is there someone to assist us on our wedding day?
Yes, a Site Manager will be onsite during your wedding day to handle any venue related logistical, operational details. The special events Site Manager is NOT a Day-Of Coordinator and will not take on any duties unrelated to the venue.
Is a planner or Day-Of Coordinator required?
The client is not required to have a planner or Day-Of Wedding Coordinator but it is HIGHLY recommended. A Planner and/or Day-Of Coordinator is a key part of allowing your day to run smoothly and for you to relax and enjoy your day stress free with the ones you love. Having best friends or family members in charge of the day of coordination and logistics can greatly impact their ability to enjoy the day and often causes a stress and pressure on your special day.
Does the rental period include load in and load out?
Yes, guests are required to plan at least 1 hour for load-in and 1 hour for load-out.
Can we be in the space past 2am?
2am is the max out within the contract and rental period. If you want to add additional hours there is a $300/hour charge. If you go into overtime, the amount is deducted from your security deposit.
How late can the music go?
Music can go as late as 1am inside the Grand Room and the doors and roll up gates must be closed by10pm as a courtesy to our neighbors.
Does The Unique Space have sound equipment and speakers?
We do have one freestanding speaker and one wireless mic.
Where do my guests park?
Street parking is free around The Unique Space on both Saturday and Sunday. Valet is not mandatory but a good option if you would like more of a door to door service for your guests who may not be familiar with LA and the Arts District. Many of our clients use Valet-it. Click here for a quote.
Can I stop by with my Planner/Vendors/Best friend etc. anytime?
Your event package includes unlimited walkthroughs for you and your vendors. If you want to visit the space to visualize something or hash out your floor plan details, please schedule a walk-through M-F 10:30am-5pm through our online scheduling tool: click here to schedule walk-throughs.
Are food trucks allowed?
Yes! Food trucks are allowed to park in the parking lot but cannot be parked on the gate sensor. Please note you will need to hire a service staff to bus tables of dishes and glassware should you need that service. We are happy to provide you with companies that provide these services.
When can my rentals be delivered to the venue?
Rentals must be dropped off and picked up within your rental period.