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Do you only host weddings?

We host everyone and every event! We partner with many large corporations, small businesses, charitable organizations, musicians, artists and more. We’ve hosted trade shows, leadership retreats, holiday parties, CD release promotions and fundraisers for four-legged friends. Visit Your Corporate Events and Your Events pages for more information.

How many hours do I get the Venue?

  • Weekday events (Sunday-Friday) have a 2-hour minimum.
  • Evening events (Sunday-Wednesday) have a 4-hour minimum.
  • Friday and Saturday hours vary depending on the scope of your event

Can I have both my wedding and reception at ABODE?

Absolutely! We’ve hosted weddings followed by receptions, plus rehearsal dinners and after-wedding breakfast. You can have it all under one roof.

A current trend is Friday or Sunday weddings. With only 52 Saturdays per year, they book quickly! Plus, having your wedding on a Friday or Sunday will save you money!

How many people can I seat?

We have three rooms with a variety of seating capacities for any occasion:                  

The Forum:

  • 60 Banquet Seating

  • 70 Social 

  • 100 Theater Seating

The Gallery:

  • 100 Banquet Seating
  • 185 Social
  • 250 Theater Seating  

The Grand Hall:               

  • 300 Banquet Seating
  • 450 Social
  • 500 Theater Seating

Can I use my own caterer?

Yes! We have an Open Catering Policy. Have your favorite caterer or restaurant treat your guests!

Who provides the alcohol? Can we bring our own?

We hold a liquor license and will provide all alcoholic beverages, which makes it more convenient for you. Plus, we offer unlimited possibilities for your event! See The Bar page for more details on Host Bar, Cash Bar and Combination Bar options and more.

What about parking?

At ABODE Venue, we have a total of three parking lots with 120 designated parking spaces, all adjacent to our venue. In addition, there is plenty of street parking – including the newly created angled parking throughout the Douglas Design District, which tripled parking availability. Safety is a top priority, which is why our lots are well-lit and security cameras are placed throughout. Friends and family will never need to walk more than a few feet to a few blocks to your event.

Click on the "Parking Map" button below to access and download a Parking Map.

Do you allow candles?

Yes. We believe you should decorate your event as you always imagined.

Does the band or DJ have to stop playing by a specific time?

No. There are no time restrictions for your band or DJ. The last song is when you say it is.