Garage On York is an open, flexible space available for rental by the half-day, full-day or week & is designed for photo/video/commercial shoots, creative off sites, corporate meetings & workshops.
We allow our clients the flexibility to handle food/drinks however they wish by not requiring preferred vendors, caterers or in house staff, so you can better control other costs.. If you are looking for a full service experience (catering, craft service, crew, equipment, meeting supplies, logistics, etc.), we are happy to arrange for a separate fee.
Most of our clients take advantage of the self tidying option (leave the space as it was found) or, if preferred, our team can handle the clean up for an additional fee.
The space can accommodate up to 50 seated guests and up to 80 for open house style.**
Shown by appointment only.
** Due to Covid19, we are only hosting smaller groups at this time to adhere to the State Of Kentucky & CDC guidelines & social distancing (25 – 50 depending on what the rental details are). We will have all clients sign a Covid19 waiver & although we are not requiring masks, we strongly encourage them.
A: For all day shoots & meetings, up to 40 is a comfortable number & we can provide tables & chairs for up tp 50. For corporate mixers & early evening social gatherings, we can accommodate up to 80.** see FAQ intro for Covid19 adjustments.
A: Each rental is unique & there are several variables that determine final rental rate (size of group, day/time of the week, complexity of the event, etc). We ask that you fill out the contact page with as much information as possible & we will provide an initial quote.
A: Yes. To reserve your date(s), 50% of your rental rate is required (non refundable but transferable if your date shifts) & the balance is due 10 days prior to the event. A $250 security deposit is also required with the balance for any social events.
A: Yes, we do accept credit cards (check or money order preferred). We will send you an electronic invoice & add 3% to your rental total to cover the transaction fees. If paying by check, please make checks/money orders payable to Garage On York, LLC.
A: We only rent space! Your rental agreement is from arrival to departure with 1/2 hour “grace” for load out/tidy up. If you require more time for set up & tear down, we need to include that in the rental agreement.
A: No, not typically. You should plan on loading in & loading out just before and after event. We can discuss the week of your event & If the space is not rented, it can be arranged (may require hourly fee for someone’s time to meet you).
A: Please check out Items included in rental & A La Carte rental items for additional items! For multiple weekday meetings & shoots, typically any a la carte item rental fees are waived.
A: No. most of our clients’ needs for their events/shoots are simple, low maintenance &/or self sufficient. The rental fee includes someone who will meet you upon arrival, get you situated, and make sure you have everything you need. After that, he/she will be offsite but available to you need anything. 15 minutes before your departure time, he/she will return to do a walk through with you & lock up.
A: We have a free parking lot next to the building (South side, 22 spaces) & ample free parking all along York Street & 7th. If your group needs additional parking arrangements, please let us know & we can facilitate (may require an additional fee to rent spaces from nearby businesses). NOTE: the first Tuesday of the month 8a-12p there is no street parking (street cleaning day).
A: Yes ~ Garage On York allows you that flexibility. We just ask that you & your caterer read through & understand the Caterer/Food Guide.
A: Yes. I am happy send you some information to great caterers that I personally use. Just let me know what type food/vision you have & your budget to connect you to the appropriate options.
A: Sure! You can hire a coordinator/PA/craft service person for your event! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with what you need, expectations, budget to make a plan.
A: No, Garage On York does not have a liquor license. You may BYO/set up a bar as long as you are not selling alcohol & your event is private (or part of the event’s ticket price). You can also hire a bartending service or caterer with a license serve alcohol in KY.
A: If you plan on selling alcohol 1) you must be a non profit and 2) you would need to apply & secure a temporary liquor license through The State Of Kentucky (usually takes up to 30 days to secure the permit).
A: Garage On York does not have regular business hours & due to the possibility of the space being rented at any time, showings are by appointment only.
A: Of course! Before we set an appointment, please look at the pictures/virtual tour of the space, read the FAQ and fill out the contact page to make sure that we will suit your needs)!
A: No, the kitchen is unlicensed & is set up like a residential kitchen.
A: No, animals are not allowed unless for a professional commercial/photo shoot, is a trained service animal or under special circumstances.
A: We are a non smoking, no tobacco establishment (including vaping!. Exceptions can be discussed if part of a video/photo shoot or performance). If you have smokers in your group, let me know & I will make sure to have an ashtray handy outside.
A: Besides the no smoking & no pets, we do a few house rules ~ please visit our “forms” tab.
A: We are ADA friendly to main space and restrooms (flight of stairs to loft/second floor).
A: The space was designed with shoots in mind. Easy load in, high open ceiling with easy rigging possibilities (& several electrical outlets drop downs from ceiling), room darkening (not black out) capabilities for light control, a green room for talent holding, strong WI-FI (with 2 hard wire plug options for DIT/VTR) & an open non commercial kitchen for craft service/food stylists to operate out of. We also has a floor drain if your shoot involves water rigs, bathroom or kitchen sets that need to have running water. Also, we have 4 showers (great for beauty care/hair care shoots)!
Regarding sound, the space is not soundproof. We are in an urban setting so the occasional noisy car/motorcycle, ambient noises (sirens, car horns, etc), outside construction work are all possibilities.