IS THERE A SECURITY DEPOSIT FOR OUR EVENT?
Yes, 50% of your event must be paid to reserve the venue and secure a contract. 50% of this is refundable up to 90 days before your event. The remainder of the balance will be required 2 weeks before your event. The rental agreement and deposit does NOT include tipping of venue staff or servers. Additionally, a $500 damage deposit will be required on the day of the event. The entire amount of the $500 damage deposit, or a portion thereof, will be returned to the client within 7 days after the event. The client is fully responsible for any damage or loss to the premises or any objects contained therein, during the rental time.
CAN OUR EVENT USE CANDLES?
Yes, but all flames must be surrounded in hurricane glass. LED candles are highly encouraged at events with children present. If wax is spilled on a table cloth owned by the El Torreon, the wedding party will be charged $50 per damaged cloth at the end of the night.
ARE THERE RESTRICTIONS ON DECORATIONS?
We do have some limitations. No holes or tape may be used on the walls. Sticky tack OR existing nails may be used freely. No confetti or glitter anywhere inside or around our building. This includes centerpieces, fabric runners with glitter, etc. No fireworks of any kind are allowed in our building. Any decorations brought into the building must be removed at the end of the event. We do not store decorations overnight.
Do your provide audio and/or video?
Use of the house house audio equipment is not provided (it is the property of the church that owns the building). We do, however, provide the use of that equipment as a premium option, operated by a church approved A/V technician on the day of your event. This can be as little as a few speakers and a wireless mic, or include a full package for an entire band.
Do You Provide WIFI?
Yes, you are welcome to use the complimentary wifi network. Keep in mind that our system is not designed to accommodate all event attendees, so we recommend using it for event staff only. A hardwired connection will need to be pre-arranged and tested for an additional charge.
When do we have access to the building?
When using our space, you may arrive as early as 12pm and depart as late as 12am. All guests and vendors must be out of the building at 12:30am or a $250 per hour charge will be assessed. If you need to arrive earlier, please inform our staff and we can try to make arrangements on a case by case basis.
Do you provide on-site security?
Security is provided by an off-duty KCMO police officer (scheduled and procured by El Torreon Staff) and is required for all events. Security is charged at $60/hour, beginning 30 minutes before your guests are scheduled to arrive, until your last event-affiliate has left the building. In addition to that, we have 8 indoor and 4 outdoor camera recording 24/7, and monitored on and off site. We also have panic buttons on our security system in case of emergencies. If there are over 125 guests, we require an additional officer present.