Rules & Regulatons

Decorating Policies

  • Anything being hung needs to be pre-approved by your event coordinator
  • Masking tape and painter tape are the only allowed tapes.
  • No nails in the walls or furniture.
  • Candles are allowed but they must be pre-approved byt the Grapevine Fire Marshall prior to your event. A pink approval paper must be turned into the CEC office prior to your event. the GV Fire dept office is located at 601 Boyd Street and their contact number is 817-410-8105.
  • Glitter, confetti, rose petals, bird seed, rise and/or bubbles are not allowed in the building. (Bubbles are okay outside).
  • Silly string is not allowed.

 

    Alcohol Policies

    • All alcohol must be served by a TABC certified bartender. We recommend (1) TABC bartender per 100 people.
    • Cash bars are only allowed through licensed businesses who have a permit to sell.
    • No BYOB. All alcohol must be brought in prior to the event and open containers can not leave the building. No beer runs allowed.
    • Alcohol is subject to a Food Service Fee.
    • Security is required when alcohol is present. The CEC will arrange for an officer to be present and it is the clients responsibility to pay the officer that night. The officer will be scheduled from the time alcohol is served and will stay until the last guest leaves.
    • Last call is 30 minutes prior to the event end time with the bar closing 15 minutes prior to the event end time.

     

      Band/DJ/Music

      • A band/DJ has access to the building during the client's rental times. They can not set up earlier or stay later. They can not drop off or pick up on another day.
      • Are limited to amount of power they have access to. There is not a direct disconnect line for them to tie into.
      • Are required to bring their own equipment. IE. cords, microphones, speakers. The CEC does not provide AV equipment unless the client rents it.
      • If music is excessively too loud CEC staff will advise them to turn it down.

       

        Outside Caterers & Clean-up

        • The kitchen is available for outside caterers. They are required to sweep, mop, wipe-down, etc all areas at the end of the evening. Caterers need to check out with the CEC staff prior to leaving to ensure all clean-up duties are fulfilled
        • There is access to the sinks, ice machine, one warmer, dishwasher and refrigerators.
        • Trashcans and trash-bags are supplied by the CEC. It is the caterers responsibility to remove it from the building and bring it to the dumpsters.
        • Tablecloths are required on all tables where food will be present.
        • Outside catering is subject to a Food Service Fee.