Frequently Asked Questions about events at the Banana Factory

What are the sizes and seating capacities of your art galleries?

Both the Banko and Crayola Galleries are flexible spaces and can accommodate a variety of seating arrangements for any special event.

Email one of our hospitality professionals to learn more about how our spaces can meet your needs!

Gallery Room Size Maximum Seating Capacity
Banko Gallery 26ft x 46ft 50
Crayola Gallery 40ft x 60ft Wedding set up – 125 guests
Theater set up – 200 guests

Check out our photo galleries featured on each of the facilities pages to see our spaces in all their glory!

Can I supply my own food at our event?

No, we do not allow hosts to supply their own food at Banana Factory events.

Check out our list of preferred caterers to learn more!

Hosts can, however, purchase specialty cakes (wedding, birthday, anniversary, etc.) from a licensed establishment to provide at any Banana Factory event. They may also bring their own alcohol.

Can I supply my own alcohol at our event?

You would bring in your own alcohol for your event and the caterer will provide a certified bartender to serve your guests. You will take home any unused alcohol at the conclusion of your event.

What are your regular hours of operation? Can my event go beyond those hours?

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Yes, your event time may exceed our normal hours of operation. All events that occur after the building closes will incur an additional $75/hour fee.

What audio visual equipment do you have available?

The Banana Factory is able to supply the following:

  • Screen and projector (additional charge)
  • Wireless microphone
  • Sound system
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Laptop (additional charge)

Does the Banana Factory have Internet access?

Yes, both galleries have Internet access via an Ethernet cable.

Can I use my own decorations?

Yes, ArtsQuest allows hosts to provide their own decorations for their special events.

Does ArtsQuest require insurance to host my event at the Banana Factory?

Yes. ArtsQuest requires all rental groups to supply a Certificate of Insurance specifying ArtsQuest named as an “Additional Insured.” The policy must show the organization is insured for a minimum of $1,000,000 (one million) bodily injury and property damage combined liability limit per occurrence during the time the events are to take place at the Banana Factory. The certificate must clearly show that the coverage period includes all setup and takedown times as well as the time of your event.

Does ArtsQuest require a deposit to hold the space(s)?

Space for events will be held on a tentative basis until the client returns a signed agreement with a non-refundable deposit and credit card number. Once received, all applicable terms stated in the agreement will apply to your upcoming event, and ArtsQuest will consider your event definitive.

View all of our rental policies.

What is the cancellation policy?

The host acknowledges and understands that ArtsQuest has made arrangements specifically for the date and time of the event contracted. All cancellations after a signed agreement has been received will incur a $50 cancellation processing fee.

The host will be subject to an additional cancellation fee for any event cancelled 2 weeks or less before the event. This fee will be 50% of the estimated charges for the event, including facility fee, staff fee, and audio visual equipment. The fee for cancellation within 7 business days is equal to 100% of the estimated charges for the event, including facility fee, staff fee, and audio visual equipment.

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