Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation
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  1. Do I need to pay a deposit?
    A security (damage) deposit and completed contract are required to secure a date. The security deposit is separate from the rental fee and cannot be applied towards the rental fee. Security deposits are refundable after the event, provided there are no charges assessed due to rental contract breach, damage, loss, cleanup or extension of contract time.
  2. What if I have to cancel my event or change the date?
    All cancellations must be made in writing by the contract holder, signed, and addressed to the venue manager. Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. A cancellation fee will be assessed; the amount is dependent upon how close the cancellation date is to the event date. A one-time-only date change within the same venue is acceptable when done 180 days or more prior to the event date.
  3. Can I transfer my event to another M-NCPPC venue?
    Transfers of events between M-NCPPC venues will be treated as cancellations. The cancellation policy will apply.
  4. How early can I have access to the venue?
    The venue will be available to the contract holder at the starting time stated in the rental contract. Typically caterers require at least 1-½ to 2 hours for setup and one (1) hour for cleanup. The event must end one hour before the contract ending time. For example: If your contracted hours are 6 pm-1 am, 6 pm would be the very earliest you and your vendors could enter the venue; the event should not start before 7 pm. The event would need to end by 12 am so that cleanup could take place between 12 am (midnight) and 1 am.
  5. When can I schedule a rehearsal?
    Wedding rehearsals are available Monday-Friday but are not guaranteed due to the heavily-booked event calendar. A contingency plan (i.e., an off-site rehearsal) is highly recommended in case the desired date for a rehearsal is not available. Rehearsals are scheduled at a maximum advance notice of 30 days prior to the event date, on a “first-come, first-served” basis, and never on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, or the hour before the contracted time of the event.
  6. Do you have an onsite caterer or can I use my own?
    Effective July 1, 2017 the Historic Rental Sites will offer an exclusive catering list for our clients. All listed caterers are fully insured and provide excellent customer service, sufficient staff and knowledge required to work at our venues. Caterer selection is required from this list and must be provided to the venue three months (90 days) prior to the event date.
  7. Who is responsible for the setup and breakdown?
    The selected caterer must comply with M-NCPPC's rules and regulations regarding food and beverage service, setup, breakdown and clean up at an event. If it is determined that the caterer did not provide the setup and breakdown of tables and chairs, and/or did not clean the areas used for the event, the entire security deposit will be forfeited. 
  8. Can I decorate the venue?
    A manager's approval, no later than 30 days prior to the event, is required for all decorations. 
  9. Is alcohol allowed?
    Alcoholic beverages may be served with prior management approval. The contract holder is responsible to ensure all guests being served by a licensed bartender and are twenty-one (21) years of age or older. BYOL (bring your own liquor) is prohibited. Only non-profit organizations can request approval to approval to apply for a One Day Liquor License. All requests for approval must be made in writing and sent to:

    Director’s Office
    M-NCPPC, Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation
    6600 Kenilworth Ave.
    Riverdale, MD  20737

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