frequently asked Questions

 

about the space | inside & out


 

WHAT IS MY ALLOTTED ACCESS TIME TO THE SPACE?

We allow access to The Garden + Warehouse, at the following times:

Sunday - Thursday:  8:00am to 11:00pm

Friday & Saturday:  8:00am to midnight

 

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT CLASS SCHEDULE?

Please see our Calendar of Events &/or Workshop Schedule for a list of all upcoming events and workshops.

 

WILL SOMEONE FROM THE FACILITY BE AVAILABLE THE DAY OF MY EVENT?

Yes, someone will be present the day of your event. 

 

AM I REQUIRED TO HAVE A PLANNER &/OR COORDINATOR FOR PRIVATE EVENTS?

For private events, yes - and all planners / coordinators must be Florida licensed and insured. No exceptions. 

If you're planning a corporate event, staff members and coordinators may suffice. 

 

IS REHEARSAL TIME INCLUDED WITH MY BOOKING?

Yes. All bookings, personal and commercial, will be granted access to the space, in the weeks prior, to coordinate their event. Because we host classes and other events, we ask that you respectfully schedule an appointment for all visits to the space. 

 

ARE PHOTO SESSIONS INCLUDED WITH MY BOOKING?

Yes. Whether you're hosting a wedding, a corporate event, or teaching a class, we allow you to use the space for one photo session with your photographer. Additionally, we also allow you to use the space on a yearly basis for anniversary photos, and eventually family sessions!

If you're booking a corporate event, we allow you to use the space for the same - perfect for team building!  

All parties will need permission to be on the premises, so please call ahead for scheduling and availability.  

 

ARE TABLES, CHAIRS, & LINENS, INCLUDED?

No. Every event is as unique as the person booking it. If you need a list of reputable rental companies, we will be more than happy to provide you with one. 

 

DO YOU OFFER WEDDING PACKAGES?

SOON! We're in the process of developing packages with local planners. Once we have more details, we will list those offerings on our website. Please join our mailing list, (below),  for all updates!

 

IS THERE PARKING AVAILABLE?

Yes. There is ample parking. We have several areas throughout our property for parking. There is also plenty of parking along the lovely historic streets of San Jose Boulevard. 

 

ARE THERE MULTIPLE CEREMONY CITES? 

Yes. We have several oak trees on the property, as well as several paver spaces in the garden - not to mention the warehouse.

 

DO YOU HAVE BACKUP FACILITIES IN THE EVENT OF RAIN? 

Yes. In addition to the Warehouse, the Garden has a large size paver pad that is perfectly sized to accommodate a 25’ x 45’ tent, should you so choose.

 

CAN I USE MY OWN VENDORS?

Absolutely. The only requirement is that all vendors must be Florida licensed, and insured. No exceptions.

 

AM I RESTRICTED ON FOOD AND ALCHOL? 

Even though we allow  you to purchase your own beverage package, Ellie's Garden does maintain certain restrictions, without exceptions... All beverage/bartending services must be brokered through a Florida licensed, and insured business. No exceptions. Unlicensed vendors are not permitted on the property and are strictly prohibited. 

 

DO YOU OFFER FOOD AND/OR BEVERAGE PACKAGES? 

At the moment, we do not. 

 

DO YOU HAVE A PREFERRED VENDOR LIST? 

At the moment, we do not; however, if you find yourself in a pinch, we will be more than happy to help you in whatever capacity we can. 

 

WHAT ARE YOUR RATES? 

We charge $2,800.00, (+ FL Sales Tax)  for use of the space, Monday - Sunday. The rental time is from 8am - midnight,  for a total of 16 hours... This includes both the garden and the warehouse, unless otherwise noted.

That said, upon completion of the air-conditioning install - prices will increase to $3500.00, (+ FL Sales Tax)  for use of the space, Monday - Sunday.

Other fees, (cleaning fee + damage deposit + security), are associated with the use of the space - please inquire at the time of showing for current pricing.

As the space grows and changes, please make note that rates are subject to change without notification. This may, {at times}, conflict with our website, so always contact us with any specific questions you may have. 

 

DO YOU ALLOW HALF DAY/HOURLY PRICING?

Yes, our hourly rate is $175.00 per hour. 

Our half day pricing is $1400.00, for a total of eight hours - morning, or evening. 8am to 4pm or 4pm to midnight.

Some restrictions may apply for hourly and/or half day pricing, so please contact us with any questions you may have. 

 

DO YOU OFFER ELOPEMENT PACKAGES?  

Elopement packages may fall under our hourly rate, please contact us with any specific questions you may have. 

 

DO YOU HAVE DIFFERENT RATES FOR DIFFERENT DAYS OF THE WEEK?

No, we do not. Our space is the same, whether it be a Wednesday, or a Saturday. 

 

DO YOU ALLOW PHOTOGRAPHERS TO USE THE SPACE?

We do. The charge for photography use is $125.00 per hour, with a two hour minimum. Florida license and insurance is required.

Because we respect our local photographers, their knowledge and craft, we will not allow unlicensed photographers to use our space. No exceptions.

The meeting space/bridal-room is not a photography studio, and is not permitted for use, unless otherwise noted in writing.

If you're a licensed photographer, and you would like to be considered for collaborative projects, please submit your portfolio + website + social media accounts to, elliesgardenjax@gmail.com

 

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

We accept all major credit cards, Square eGift cards, cash or checks.  

 

AM I REQUIRED TO CARRY INSURANCE?

Yes. All Lessees are required to carry, hold and maintain, liability insurance. We suggest checking out WedSure for all event coverage needs. All vendors must be licensed and insured, and all vendors must maintain the appropriate insurance for their employees. 

 

IS AMPLIFIED MUSIC PERMITTED?

Per the Jacksonville sound ordinance, amplified music is permitted until 10:00pm... All amplified noise must cease at 10:00pm, no exceptions.

 

DO YOU CHARGE PER GUEST? 

No. Our rental fee is based on use of the facility, and not on the number of guests. 

 

Should you require any further information, please contact us

 

last updated: March 15, 2018