Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need an appointment to tour the Lakeview Event & Conference Center?
Yes, we request appointments to be made in advance so we can allow adequate time with our guests. You can schedule a tour by selecting “Inquire Now” on our website or email us directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the capacity of the venue?
The Lakeview Event & Conference Center holds a maximum of 110 seated guests in the Commodore Ballroom at banquet rounds with space for a dance floor and DJ table. Without a dance floor we can accommodate 140 seated guests. The maximum capacity for a seated reception Commodore Ballroom and Lakeside Terrace is 250. The Lakeview Terrace will be an enclosed climate controlled Atrium but the end of 2019.
How many hours does the rental include?
Weekend rentals are 12 hour blocks. This will include your set up, event time and break down. Weekday rentals depend on type of event and if it’s an hourly event or a full day rental.
What is included in the venue rental?
The Lakeview Event & Conference Center’s package includes the usage of Foyer, Commodore Ballroom, Lakeview Terrace, Catering Kitchen, Aero (Bride’s Room) & Opti (Groom’s Room) classrooms. Amphitheater or Great Lawn can be added for an additional cost.
60 inch round tables mahogony chiavari chairs w/ black chair pads
6 foot rectangle tables mobile bar
8 foot rectangle tables set up and breakdown of venue furniture
highboy cocktail tables layout and timeline assistance
standard centerpieces preferred vendor list
wrought iron easels existing foyer and terrace furniture
Do you provide any catering?
No. Catering services must be contracted through an outside vendor. We have a list of preferred caterers that we highly suggest you use. However, if you’d like to utilize a caterer that is not on our list, please note the caterer must be a licensed caterer and is required to provide us with a certificate of insurance as well as add our facility as an additional insured.
Can we bring in our own liquor, beer or wine?
Any alcoholic beverages on-site must be brought in and served by a contracted event caterer and served by a TABC certified bartender, employed by the event caterer or venue approved staffing agency. If you are serving alcohol at your event, 1 officer per 100 guests must be on-site. Security is arranged through Lakeview Event & Conference Center Venue Director.
Do you have a catering kitchen?
Yes, we have a prep kitchen that includes prep tables, an ice machine, three compartment sink, refrigerator, small freezer, microwave and food warmer.
Do we need to clean after our event?
Yes, the venue must look as clean as it did upon arrival for the start of your event. Our janitorial team will take care of the sweeping and mopping after the event. Any items you and your vendors bring in, must be taken out at the end of the event. You (or most likely your caterer and other vendors) are responsible for collecting all trash from the facility and disposing it from the provided trash cans into the dumpster on our loading dock.
Do we need to hire security for our event?
A security officer is required if alcohol is served at your event. You will be responsible for paying the officer at the rate of $40 per hour for the length of the event. The Lakeview Event & Conference Center management will hire an off duty Arlington police officer to provide this service. We require 1 officer per 100 guests.
Are candles allowed in the venue?
Yes. Votive candles are allowed if they are placed in a glass container so that wax does not drip onto our tables or floors.
Do you allow outside vendors?
Yes. We are very vendor friendly. We have a wonderful preferred vendor list that we provide to our booked clients to help narrow down their vendor search, however you are also allowed to bring in vendors of your choice. For questions about caterer’s and bar services, please contact venue director.
Do you allow bridals, engagements or other photos on property?
Absolutely! 3 rules, 1. You MUST have your event, wedding and/or rehearsal dinner booked with the Lakeview Event Center and 2. You MUST schedule your photos with the venue director. 3. We ask that if you have them professionally taken you share them with us so we can use them on our social pages and other marketing materials.
Do you allow wedding rehearsals?
Wedding Rehearsals are based on venue availability and are required to take place during normal business hours. Example 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm. If you are looking to host an after business hours rehearsal, a $125 fee will apply for every 2 hours.
How do I reserve my event date?
To reserve your date a refundable damage deposit of $300.00 is required in addition to a signed contract with a 25% deposit of the total rental fee. The remaining amount is due 30 days prior to your event.
Do you offer Viridian Resident discounts?
Yes. Viridian resident’s receive 10% off the total rental and receive complimentary add-ons of the event lawn and amphitheater. You must provide your address and valid license to receive the resident discounts. Discount only applies to those who live in the household of the Viridian resident.
Do you offer non-profit or military discounts?
Yes. Please inquire with venue director.