The Bordone LIC (Booking for Fall 2018) is a raw event space, so we provide the venue and you bring your vision to life. Clients will bring in their own caterer, furniture rentals, decor, etc... We offer 2 different options for your event needs:
3rd Floor: 5,000 square feet of indoor space and 6,000 square feet of outdoor space. This floor has a minimum of 100 guests and a maximum capacity of 300 for dinner and dancing, or 500 for a cocktail-style event. This space is perfect for larger weddings, mitzvahs and corporate events.
5th Floor: 2,000 square feet of indoor space and 3,000 square feet of outdoor space. This space can seat 75 for a seated dinner, and up to 150 for a cocktail style event. This space is perfect for intimate weddings, engagement parties, birthday parties and press day events.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is included in the space rental? The space rental is for 16 Hours, which includes time for set up, event and breakdown, and includes the indoor and outdoor space, dressing room, a separate kitchen space with sink and coat check area. The space will be cleaned before and after your event. An event manager will also be present throughout the entire time of the rental, from rental load-in to vendor load-out at the end of the night. There will also be a door man present to greet your guests and direct them to the correct floor. A valet can be added upon request. Since The Bordone LIC is a raw space, clients are responsible for bringing in their own licensed, off-premise caterer, furniture rental, decor, tenting, etc…
What is the rental fee? The rental fees for the 3rd and 5th floors vary based on day of the week and time of the year. Please contact us for rates.
Are you available anytime for tours? Tours are by appointment only. Please call 917.295.4609 to set up a time to visit. We occasionally hold open houses, which are announced on our website, Facebook and Instagram.
How do I find out what dates are available? Please call us at 917.295.4609 to check availability.
Can I place a date on hold? Dates may be placed on hold for 14 days. If your date is challenged within that time frame, you will have right of first refusal for 48 hours before the date is released to the 2nd hold.
How do I book the space? Once you have toured the space and determined your preferred date is available, we will send you a contract for your event. A 50% deposit is due at booking, with the remaining balance due 2 weeks before your event.
What is your cancellation policy? If you cancel more than 6 months before your event, we will charge a $1000 cancellation fee. Any cancellations made between 2 and 6 months before your event will result in us keeping your 50% deposit. Cancellations made less than 2 months before your event will be charged the full rental fee.
Do you have recommended vendors? We do have a list of recommended vendors, available upon request. However, you are allowed to bring in any professional vendor of your choice other than your basic rentals and tenting, for which we have exclusive partnerships.
Do you have exclusive vendors? We have exclusive vendors for furniture rental and for tenting. Your caterer will coordinate your rentals and we will help facilitate the tent rental.
How long do I have the space for? The space rental is for 16 hours. The venue will open at 10 am for deliveries and set up. Most events last 5-7 hours, and then your vendors have 2 hours for breakdown and pick ups (everything must leave the venue that night). Our guest curfew is MIdnight, and the vendor curfew is 2 am.
Is there a kitchen? There is dedicated kitchen space, outfitted with a sink and plenty of outlets. Your caterer can rent any kitchen equipment needed through our exclusive rental company.
Is there a dressing room? Yes, we have a dressing room that has seating, mirrors and natural light. This space is on a different floor than your event for privacy and we will provide you with a key for the evening.
How many bathrooms do you have? Do I need to provide an attendant? We have sufficient bathrooms for all your guests, including a handicapped restroom in each space. The Event Manager will be responsible for keeping the bathrooms stocked and tidy, but if you wish to have a dedicated attendant, one can be hired for $150 for the duration of your event.
Do you have parking? Is there valet? We have a limited number of parking spaces available for guests. Since we are located in an industrial neighborhood, there is plenty of street parking on nights and weekends. A valet is not required, but can be hired if you wish.
Do I need a tent for outside? Tenting is not required, but having one reserved on a rain plan is suggested if using the outdoor space. We have an exclusive tent vendor who we will work with to make sure your needs are met. Please note that tenting is not available from mid-December through mid-March due to the possibility of below freezing temperatures.
Can I rent both spaces together? You may! Please contact us for rates.
Do you have any restrictions on decor? We do not allow glitter, sparklers, pyrotechnics, smoke machines, confetti or helium balloons. Candles may be used but they must be contained in a vessel. All adhesives for walls and floors must be approved by the venue. All decor is subject to the venue’s approval.
Who cleans the space? Your caterer and florist are responsible for leaving the space broom-cleaned at the end of the night. We will have room for catering trash, but the florist will need to bring all their trash back to their studio, as we will not have enough room to dispose of it. The event manager will conduct a walkthrough before each vendor leaves to make sure the space is left as it was found. The Bordone LIC has a cleaning crew that does a full cleaning before and after each event.
Can I get in the day before to set up? If you wish to rent the space for an additional day, you may do so based on availability. However, we are happy to accommodate a quick rehearsal a day or 2 before your event if the space is available and a small amount of labeled, personal items may be stored overnight at the venue’s discretion.
Do you allow smoking? Smoking is allowed in designated outdoor spaces.
Do you have a guest curfew? Our guest curfew is Midnight, and the curfew for amplified outdoor music is 10 pm. If you wish to extend your event, our overtime fee is $1000/Hour. We are also happy to recommend nearby options for after-parties.
Do you have in-house A/V equipment? We do have an in-house sound system that includes speakers inside and out, and also includes one microphone. We can connect an iPod to this system, or a DJ can tie in. Bands will bring in their own sound system.
Do you have in-house lighting? We have sufficient lighting to illuminate the indoor and outdoor spaces. If you wish to bring in chandeliers, uplighting, string lights, etc… please refer to our recommended vendor list for lighting companies.
Do you have heat/air-conditioning? We have full heat and air-conditioning for the indoor spaces. Heat lamps/fans/misters may be rented for the outdoor terraces. If you are tenting the space, heating and cooling will be rented through the tent company.
Do I need an event planner? The Bordone LIC does not require you work with a planner, however we do not have planners on staff. We are happy to answer all space related questions during the planning process and will conduct a walkthrough with your vendors before the event. However, on the day of the event our main focus is making sure the all operations within the venue are running smoothly. We recommend hiring your caterer first to see if they offer planning services, and they are also responsible for setting up all the tables and chairs, service and breakdown/clean-up.We do have a recommended list of Day of/Month of Coordinators and Full Planners available upon request.
Is the space wheelchair accessible? The space is wheelchair accessible and there is an elevator in the building. Both venue spaces are fully accessible to wheelchairs.