What is the rental fee?
Our rates vary depending on the time of year, guest count, hours of usage and what you will be using the space for. Please send us an e-mail with some details of your event, estimated attendance, and timing and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. 

What's included in the base price?
Takk House Day of Coordinator:
From contract signing until the day-of your event; this person will be present for all appointments, can assist with layout planning, timeline, vendor selection, and more. They will also be on location the day of your event to greet your vendors and assist them with settling in (Please note this is not a wedding planner).

Rental rates also include the following building amenities:
- Use of ballroom
- Use of bar/parlor space
- Bathroom facilities
- Use of Food Prep area featuring ample counter space, sink, trash cans, eight outlets. There is a separate service entrance into the kitchen from back alley. Caterers may opt to bring in additional cooking equipment. 
- Cleaning before and after the event
- (3) coat racks and approximately 150 hangers
- (6) garbage cans

Do you offer catering/alcohol package options?
We do not have cooking facilities or carry a liquor license at Takk House. These are services you will need to bring in from off-site. We have a wonderful list of recommended vendors we are happy to share with you. Just ask!

Do you include tables and chairs?
Included in all wedding and large event rentals is tables and chairs for up to 150 guests. Delivery and setup is provided by Takk House. Please contact us for more additional information and to see a variety of rental options in our catalog. 

When does our event have to end?
Takk House has a curfew of 12am. All of your gear must be cleaned up and removed by 1am. Don't worry, that's when your pub crawl can start.

Is there anywhere at Takk House where we can get ready?
Yep! We have 2 suites (one for the ladies and one for the gents)  available for you to change, hang out, and mentally prepare for the night ahead.

Is there an handicap accessible entrance?
We have a portable handicap ramp that can be setup at our back entrance if needed. Unfortunately, our restrooms are not handicap accessible given their historic nature. 

Where do we park?
On the street or there are 3 parking garages within a few blocks of Takk House. We can also give you contact info to set up a trolley, shuttle or valet service. You can find a list of garages available here.

 

Am I responsible for cleanup?
Takk House will do the heavy duty cleaning (dusting, sweeping, scrubbing, mopping, etc) before and after your event. In order to ensure no additional cleaning charges the full breakdown procedure (listed in your contract) must be completed by you or your caterer. 

Are there any bars and late night eateries close by?
Yes! Takk House is in the heart of downtown Troy and there are a ton of great bars and places to get some late night treats. We can provide you with a list and even a map! Don't forget you can head right downstairs once Franklin Alley Social Club opens next spring! 

Do you have a list of vendors that you would recommend?
We do! We can provide you with a list of caterers, florists, DJs, photographers, planners, and other vendors that we have worked with in the past and highly recommend. 

Is there any outdoor space?
No the fun is all inside. There are several public parks nearby if you'd like some outdoor pictures and some even allow for public events with a simple permit if you are thinking outdoor ceremony! We have also used our back alleyway for a fun tented dinner or cocktail hour service. 

When can we get in to set up?
You and your vendors can begin setting up at 9am the day of your event.

Where can my guests stay? 
Downtown Troy, NY currenlty has only one hotel that is in walking distance to the venue. It is a Best Western Plus and very lovely! We recommend booking that right away if you decide to host your big event with us. A short 8 minutes away is a Hilton Garden Inn also located in Troy, NY. If you need to move our of Troy for hotel accommodations here are some other options: The Renaissance Hotel or Hampton Inn in Downtown Albany and the Holiday Inn Express in Latham.

How do I book a date?
A 50% deposit of the rental fee is due at the time of booking. In addition, we require a credit card on file as security deposit, which will not be charged unless damages occur. The remaining balance is due 12 days before the event. Takk House accepts check, money order, and all major credit cards. The rest is history! 

Does the building have Heat/AC?
Yes.

Is smoking allowed?
Takk House is a tobacco free establishment. Designated smoking areas can be found outside.

Are candles okay?
All candles must be contained in votives. Open flames are not permitted. If you have a specific question about open flames at your event please request approval prior to setup.

Are there any restrictions on vendors?
We pride ourselves on working with all vendors. If there is someone you would like to use it is okay with us as long as they have the proper licenses.

Do I need to provide my own insurance?
We require you to provide a certificate of insurance that covers your vendors. Your caterer might be able to add your vendors as additional insured to their policy. We require $1M general aggregate / $1M per occurrence including property damage. Your policy should include Hosts Liquor Liability if you are serving alcohol. We recommend wedsafe.com or privateeventinsurance.com. The policy will cost approximately $175 and can be purchased up to 24 hours before your event. Please have a copy of the policy sent to hello@takkhouse.com

How many bathrooms are there?
We have 2 sets of bathrooms on various floors in the building.

Do I need have an event planner or coordinator?
Only if you want! We will have someone on site to answer questions, and provide general assistance during your event but he/she will not coordinate your event. If you'd like additional planning, you are welcome to hire from outside Takk House. Actually, we highly recommend it! 

 

Still have questions? please contact us here.