FAQ

Find answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Are you affiliated Blue Mesa Grill on the first floor?

Blue Mesa and 5th & Carroll Events have the same owners but operate as two separate businesses.  5th & Carroll is an event center available for everything from weddings to corporate conferences, from music performances to fundraising dinners.  Blue Mesa Grill is an established Dallas/Fort Worth restaurant and award winning caterer, available for your event.  You can, of course, use another caterer of your choice.

Can I just rent the venue and bring in all my own vendors?

Absolutely.  All vendors must be approved and must sign a customary vendor agreement. 

What is included with just the venue rental?

In short, the whole facility – main room that seats up to 300, secondary room for pre-event functions, terrace, built-in bar, catering kitchen, commercial elevator, and restrooms.  The facility is equipped with the electricity, light system, sound system and AV capability to accommodate almost any type of event.  Round tables that seat 8-10 and 300 chairs are also included.

How does the rental rate for the venue work if I choose to cater with Blue Mesa?

The starting point is the rental rates listed under Venue.  Package pricing can be arranged for larger events.

What is the capacity of the venue?

We can accommodate up to 300 guests seated without a dance floor or 240 seated with a dance floor.  We can also accommodate up to 350-375 guests standing/cocktail-style.  See suggested Floor Plans.

Can I stop by for a tour?

Sure!  Please call for an appointment.  The best times are M-F from 9am to 5:30pm.  Special arrangements can be made for tours on Saturdays and Sundays by contacting us at (817) 935-8638.

How do I secure my event date?

In order to secure a date, we request a signed agreement and 50% deposit.

Once my event is booked, how do I communicate my desired layout?

One of the first things we will do is meet with you and design a layout for your event.  We will schedule a final walk through within 30 days of your event.

What type of payment do you accept?

We accept checks, Visa, Discover, American Express and MasterCard.  Checks are payable to 5th & Carroll Events.

Are we allowed to bring in additional furniture (chairs, tables, etc.)?

We provide free of charge both chairs and round tables that seat from 8 to 10. You can arrange to bring in your own furniture.  We have some basic rules to follow.

Is alcohol permitted?

Based on Texas liquor law, all alcoholic beverages must be managed by us under our liquor license.  We have a variety of bar packages to fit any budget.  Please do not bring in ANY outside alcohol. 

Am I required to hire a security guard for the duration of my event?

For events of 100 guests or more, security is required for a minimum of 4 hours and the officer needs to be paid in full on the day of the event. 

Does your location offer conveniently located parking?

There are 100 parking spaces shared with the restaurant.  On busy nights – particularly week-end nights – we have made arrangements for over 200 additional parking spaces free of charge.  Valet can also be arranged.

Are we required to sweep and mop the facility after our event?

No, but we do ask that you remove any of your personal items. For details please see the Clean-Up Guidelines and Rental Clean-Up Checklist given at the time of your initial consultation.

With only one main ballroom how can I have my wedding ceremony and reception in the same venue?

We have the ability to move your guests into our pre-function space separated from the main room while we execute a quick room flip.  Our staff will handle the flip and usually takes less than 45 minutes. 

Do you offer wedding/event coordinating services?

Basic event planning is part of the normal pricing.  For a separate fee, we do have personal event coordinators available for the day of your event.  Your coordinator will plan a meeting with you two weeks in advance of your event, will organize all timelines, coordinate all vendors, and is available to direct your rehearsal.

Are we able to use the facility for rehearsals and if so, when?

Yes, we can arrange a rehearsal time for you.

Do you rent your venue for bridal portraits or engagement pictures?

Yes, offered at an hourly rate of $100 and based on availability. There is no fee for a maximum of 2 hours if a wedding or event is booked with us.

When I book my wedding, will there be another event in your facility?

No other events will be scheduled at 5th & Carroll Events at the same time as your event.

Does your venue permit smoking indoors?

The second floor venue is smoke-free even on balconies (this includes e-cigarettes). Your guests are welcome to smoke in our designated smoking area in an outside courtyard on the ground floor.

Can you tell me more about the required damage deposit?

A $500 refundable damage deposit is due 30 days prior to your event. As long as no damages are noted at the end of your event, it is fully refunded no later than 30 business days (about 6 weeks) after your event.

Are candles permitted?

Votive candles – ones in a protected glass holder are allowed. But whatever you use we need to approve since we cannot risk a fire or accident.

Is outside catering permitted?

Yes, is the simple answer.  Outside caterers and event planners are welcome. In those cases, you pay the rental fee for the use of the space.

Will a member of your staff direct the rehearsal?

This is not a service we provide so you will need to make your own arrangements. A member of our staff will be available during your rehearsal answer any last minute questions.