FAQ

75690003What is included in my rental fee and agreement?


Exclusive use of the Springdale Station event buildings, surrounding grounds, outdoor areas inside the rock wall, and the bridal suite for a 10 hour block of time between 7am and 1am.  A one-hour rehearsal time can be scheduled around other bookings.

 

What is NOT included in my rental fee and agreement?

  • Catering, furniture rental, and all event production costs.  We offer 300 white resin chairs free of charge, however all other furniture must be rented. (Your rental fee covers the use of the raw space. All other costs are the renter’s responsibility.)
  • A $300 damage and cleaning deposit, which is refundable if the space is left relatively clean and undamaged.
  • A $150 cleaning fee (required).
  • Optional liability insurance, which is approximately $100.
  • Optional event “day of” manager, which costs $25 per hour.

 

75690004What is your capacity?


The indoor space is 2000 square feet and can seat up to 120 people indoors for formal dinner seating.  Our outdoor space is approximately two thirds of an acre.  We can seat up to 250 people outdoors.  If you are interested in renting Springdale Station during cold months for a large group, we recommend renting a tent.

 

How much parking is available?


The entire facility at 979 Springdale accommodates 575 parking spaces. Various lots are positioned around the site and are shared with four other tenants, therefore the number of open spots varies. The most underused parking area which includes 200 spots is directly behind Friends and Allies Brewery, just steps away from the back entrance of Springdale Station. We highly recommend that event groups inform their guests of this parking area.

 

Do you give discounts for non-profits or art events?


We can consider discounted event rentals non-profit and art events during the months of June, July, January and February. For other months, we recommend lower budget events consider using our weekly openings, priced at only $600 per night.

 

IMG_9564 copyAm I required to hire a specific caterer?


You may choose any caterer you like.  All alcohol must be served by TABC bartenders.  Alcohol may not be sold on site, but can be given away as part of your event.

 

Who sets up, breaks down, and cleans up after my event?


Your catering service or your volunteers set up, break down, and clean up after your event.  Springdale Station only provides the raw space for you to use.  All of the other production-oriented needs are to be handled by the renter.

 

Can I hang decorations on the walls or from the ceiling?


You may hang decorations using museum putty.  Nails, glue guns, tacks, and tape are not allowed.

 

Are sound and lighting equipment included?  Or staging for live music?


No, Springdale Station does not provide any sound, lighting, or staging for renters. We recommend contacting Rock N Roll Rentals for all AV and sound equipment needs.

 

train station low resCan we have live music outside?


You may have live music outside at your event if you apply for and receive a live music permit from the City of Austin.  All renters must comply with the amplified music ordinance that requires all amplified music to end by 9pm on weekdays and 10pm on weekends.  If you are planning on hosting live music as part of your event, we recommend setting it up indoors to avoid the need for sound permits.

 

How to I book my rental?


A signed contract and the security deposit and half of the rental fee are due to secure your date.  The other half of the rental fee is due 60 days prior to your date.  All payments made are fully non-refundable so we recommend you sign your contract and make your payment when you are 100% certain of your plans.