Entire Venue at The West Venue

1710 Defoor Avenue Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30318
West Midtown / Downtown Atlanta

About this space

Atlanta, Georgia, is a city that embodies Southern hospitality. Many families and individuals love opening up their homes for parties and events. However, every once in a while, a private residence might not be spacious or elegant enough to accommodate a blow-out party or a more formal gathering.

That’s when you need to contact the West Venue, a banquet hall that offers dramatic flair and stately elegance if you have a notable event coming up that you want your guests to remember forever. The West Venue is appropriate for:

· Weddings
· Graduation parties
· Milestone birthdays and anniversary dinners
· Professional events
· Retirement parties
· Concerts
· Plays

What Makes the West Venue Such a Popular Choice for the Residents of Atlanta, GA?

Whether you need a breathtaking banquet hall for weddings or you’re celebrating your Golden Anniversary with the love of your life, the West Venue is the ideal choice. The stunning 30-foot-high ceilings add some style and class to the proceedings.

Our fabulous event hall has packages that can accommodate both cocktail guests and those who are there for the reception. Our 300 cocktail and 220 reception guest package is a particular favorite, but we have others as well.

You might also go with our lounge and the 220 cocktail and 150 reception guest package for a more intimate occasion. The lounge setup comes with a built-in bar where you can keep the revelry going long into the night. It’s the ideal space for cocktail parties and gatherings of all kinds.


Prices

Sunday
8:00 am – 12:00 am
from $6000 hire fee
Per session
8:00 am – 12:00 am
from $6000 hire fee
Note: All prices include sales tax.
Hall + Lounge:
Fri & Sun (12 hrs): $7,500
Sat (12 hrs): $6,500
Mon-Thur (12 hrs): $5,500

Additional Setup and breakdown time are charged at $250/hr. Events must end by 12 am midnight. Venue hours are between 8 am-12 am (midnight). The additional cost of $500/hr for events lasting past 12 am.

Kitchen ​8hr access: $850.

Rehearsal time: $500 (2 hrs) depending on the venue’s availability.

Events with 200+ guests will require 1 additional venue manager at $40/hr.

A fee of $995 to hire a projector technician for the event time.

Security Guard required: $45/hr per unarmed guard (1 per every 70 guests) and/or $110/hr per armed off-duty APD officer.

Valet: $1000 (4 Valet attendants for 5hrs) or $10/car (guests pay Valet).

Outside Catering Fee (if not using our preferred caterers): $850 (Caterer must add ‘The West Venue LLC’ to their COI).

Bartending services are required if serving alcohol. The client can bring outside Bartending Company for $500 fee and Bartender must add ‘The West Venue LLC’ to their COI.

Load in/out outside of rental time fee: $500.

• Payment of 50% of the rental fee is due with the return of the signed rental agreement. The date of the event is not
reserved until this payment and the signed rental agreement are received. This fee is non-refundable.
• 3 months prior to the event date, the remainder of 50% of the rental fee is due. Any money paid will become non-refundable as soon as it is paid. No credit is offered in the event of cancellation or no-show.
• 2 days prior to the event date, a Security/Damage Deposit of $1,500 is due for any damages that may occur.
• Date change fee: $2000 (if requested more than 3 months prior to the event date). The date change fee is 50% of the total rental if the change is requested within 3 months of the event date.
• Facility Fees may vary for city-wide events, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day or events lasting past midnight
Monday
8:00 am – 12:00 am
from $5000 hire fee per hour
Per hour
8:00 am – 12:00 am
from $5000 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include sales tax.
Hall + Lounge:
Fri & Sun (12 hrs): $7,500
Sat (12 hrs): $6,500
Mon-Thur (12 hrs): $5,500

Additional Setup and breakdown time are charged at $250/hr. Events must end by 12 am midnight. Venue hours are between 8 am-12 am (midnight). The additional cost of $500/hr for events lasting past 12 am.

Kitchen ​8hr access: $850.

Rehearsal time: $500 (2 hrs) depending on the venue’s availability.

Events with 200+ guests will require 1 additional venue manager at $40/hr.

A fee of $995 to hire a projector technician for the event time.

Security Guard required: $45/hr per unarmed guard (1 per every 70 guests) and/or $110/hr per armed off-duty APD officer.

Valet: $1000 (4 Valet attendants for 5hrs) or $10/car (guests pay Valet).

Outside Catering Fee (if not using our preferred caterers): $850 (Caterer must add ‘The West Venue LLC’ to their COI).

Bartending services are required if serving alcohol. The client can bring outside Bartending Company for $500 fee and Bartender must add ‘The West Venue LLC’ to their COI.

Load in/out outside of rental time fee: $500.

• Payment of 50% of the rental fee is due with the return of the signed rental agreement. The date of the event is not
reserved until this payment and the signed rental agreement are received. This fee is non-refundable.
• 3 months prior to the event date, the remainder of 50% of the rental fee is due. Any money paid will become non-refundable as soon as it is paid. No credit is offered in the event of cancellation or no-show.
• 2 days prior to the event date, a Security/Damage Deposit of $1,500 is due for any damages that may occur.
• Date change fee: $2000 (if requested more than 3 months prior to the event date). The date change fee is 50% of the total rental if the change is requested within 3 months of the event date.
• Facility Fees may vary for city-wide events, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day or events lasting past midnight
Tuesday
8:00 am – 12:00 am
from $5000 hire fee per hour
Per hour
8:00 am – 12:00 am
from $5000 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include sales tax.
Hall + Lounge:
Fri & Sun (12 hrs): $7,500
Sat (12 hrs): $6,500
Mon-Thur (12 hrs): $5,500

Additional Setup and breakdown time are charged at $250/hr. Events must end by 12 am midnight. Venue hours are between 8 am-12 am (midnight). The additional cost of $500/hr for events lasting past 12 am.

Kitchen ​8hr access: $850.

Rehearsal time: $500 (2 hrs) depending on the venue’s availability.

Events with 200+ guests will require 1 additional venue manager at $40/hr.

A fee of $995 to hire a projector technician for the event time.

Security Guard required: $45/hr per unarmed guard (1 per every 70 guests) and/or $110/hr per armed off-duty APD officer.

Valet: $1000 (4 Valet attendants for 5hrs) or $10/car (guests pay Valet).

Outside Catering Fee (if not using our preferred caterers): $850 (Caterer must add ‘The West Venue LLC’ to their COI).

Bartending services are required if serving alcohol. The client can bring outside Bartending Company for $500 fee and Bartender must add ‘The West Venue LLC’ to their COI.

Load in/out outside of rental time fee: $500.

• Payment of 50% of the rental fee is due with the return of the signed rental agreement. The date of the event is not
reserved until this payment and the signed rental agreement are received. This fee is non-refundable.
• 3 months prior to the event date, the remainder of 50% of the rental fee is due. Any money paid will become non-refundable as soon as it is paid. No credit is offered in the event of cancellation or no-show.
• 2 days prior to the event date, a Security/Damage Deposit of $1,500 is due for any damages that may occur.
• Date change fee: $2000 (if requested more than 3 months prior to the event date). The date change fee is 50% of the total rental if the change is requested within 3 months of the event date.
• Facility Fees may vary for city-wide events, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day or events lasting past midnight
Wednesday
8:00 am – 12:00 am
from $5000 hire fee per hour
Per hour
8:00 am – 12:00 am
from $5000 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include sales tax.
Hall + Lounge:
Fri & Sun (12 hrs): $7,500
Sat (12 hrs): $6,500
Mon-Thur (12 hrs): $5,500

Additional Setup and breakdown time are charged at $250/hr. Events must end by 12 am midnight. Venue hours are between 8 am-12 am (midnight). The additional cost of $500/hr for events lasting past 12 am.

Kitchen ​8hr access: $850.

Rehearsal time: $500 (2 hrs) depending on the venue’s availability.

Events with 200+ guests will require 1 additional venue manager at $40/hr.

A fee of $995 to hire a projector technician for the event time.

Security Guard required: $45/hr per unarmed guard (1 per every 70 guests) and/or $110/hr per armed off-duty APD officer.

Valet: $1000 (4 Valet attendants for 5hrs) or $10/car (guests pay Valet).

Outside Catering Fee (if not using our preferred caterers): $850 (Caterer must add ‘The West Venue LLC’ to their COI).

Bartending services are required if serving alcohol. The client can bring outside Bartending Company for $500 fee and Bartender must add ‘The West Venue LLC’ to their COI.

Load in/out outside of rental time fee: $500.

• Payment of 50% of the rental fee is due with the return of the signed rental agreement. The date of the event is not
reserved until this payment and the signed rental agreement are received. This fee is non-refundable.
• 3 months prior to the event date, the remainder of 50% of the rental fee is due. Any money paid will become non-refundable as soon as it is paid. No credit is offered in the event of cancellation or no-show.
• 2 days prior to the event date, a Security/Damage Deposit of $1,500 is due for any damages that may occur.
• Date change fee: $2000 (if requested more than 3 months prior to the event date). The date change fee is 50% of the total rental if the change is requested within 3 months of the event date.
• Facility Fees may vary for city-wide events, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day or events lasting past midnight
Thursday
8:00 am – 12:00 am
from $5000 hire fee per hour
Per hour
8:00 am – 12:00 am
from $5000 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include sales tax.
Hall + Lounge:
Fri & Sun (12 hrs): $7,500
Sat (12 hrs): $6,500
Mon-Thur (12 hrs): $5,500

Additional Setup and breakdown time are charged at $250/hr. Events must end by 12 am midnight. Venue hours are between 8 am-12 am (midnight). The additional cost of $500/hr for events lasting past 12 am.

Kitchen ​8hr access: $850.

Rehearsal time: $500 (2 hrs) depending on the venue’s availability.

Events with 200+ guests will require 1 additional venue manager at $40/hr.

A fee of $995 to hire a projector technician for the event time.

Security Guard required: $45/hr per unarmed guard (1 per every 70 guests) and/or $110/hr per armed off-duty APD officer.

Valet: $1000 (4 Valet attendants for 5hrs) or $10/car (guests pay Valet).

Outside Catering Fee (if not using our preferred caterers): $850 (Caterer must add ‘The West Venue LLC’ to their COI).

Bartending services are required if serving alcohol. The client can bring outside Bartending Company for $500 fee and Bartender must add ‘The West Venue LLC’ to their COI.

Load in/out outside of rental time fee: $500.

• Payment of 50% of the rental fee is due with the return of the signed rental agreement. The date of the event is not
reserved until this payment and the signed rental agreement are received. This fee is non-refundable.
• 3 months prior to the event date, the remainder of 50% of the rental fee is due. Any money paid will become non-refundable as soon as it is paid. No credit is offered in the event of cancellation or no-show.
• 2 days prior to the event date, a Security/Damage Deposit of $1,500 is due for any damages that may occur.
• Date change fee: $2000 (if requested more than 3 months prior to the event date). The date change fee is 50% of the total rental if the change is requested within 3 months of the event date.
• Facility Fees may vary for city-wide events, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day or events lasting past midnight
Friday
8:00 am – 12:00 am
from $6000 hire fee
Per session
8:00 am – 12:00 am
from $6000 hire fee
Note: All prices include sales tax.
Hall + Lounge:
Fri & Sun (12 hrs): $7,500
Sat (12 hrs): $6,500
Mon-Thur (12 hrs): $5,500

Additional Setup and breakdown time are charged at $250/hr. Events must end by 12 am midnight. Venue hours are between 8 am-12 am (midnight). The additional cost of $500/hr for events lasting past 12 am.

Kitchen ​8hr access: $850.

Rehearsal time: $500 (2 hrs) depending on the venue’s availability.

Events with 200+ guests will require 1 additional venue manager at $40/hr.

A fee of $995 to hire a projector technician for the event time.

Security Guard required: $45/hr per unarmed guard (1 per every 70 guests) and/or $110/hr per armed off-duty APD officer.

Valet: $1000 (4 Valet attendants for 5hrs) or $10/car (guests pay Valet).

Outside Catering Fee (if not using our preferred caterers): $850 (Caterer must add ‘The West Venue LLC’ to their COI).

Bartending services are required if serving alcohol. The client can bring outside Bartending Company for $500 fee and Bartender must add ‘The West Venue LLC’ to their COI.

Load in/out outside of rental time fee: $500.

• Payment of 50% of the rental fee is due with the return of the signed rental agreement. The date of the event is not
reserved until this payment and the signed rental agreement are received. This fee is non-refundable.
• 3 months prior to the event date, the remainder of 50% of the rental fee is due. Any money paid will become non-refundable as soon as it is paid. No credit is offered in the event of cancellation or no-show.
• 2 days prior to the event date, a Security/Damage Deposit of $1,500 is due for any damages that may occur.
• Date change fee: $2000 (if requested more than 3 months prior to the event date). The date change fee is 50% of the total rental if the change is requested within 3 months of the event date.
• Facility Fees may vary for city-wide events, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day or events lasting past midnight
Saturday
8:00 am – 12:00 am
from $7000 hire fee
Per session
8:00 am – 12:00 am
from $7000 hire fee
Note: All prices include sales tax.
Hall + Lounge:
Fri & Sun (12 hrs): $7,500
Sat (12 hrs): $6,500
Mon-Thur (12 hrs): $5,500

Additional Setup and breakdown time are charged at $250/hr. Events must end by 12 am midnight. Venue hours are between 8 am-12 am (midnight). The additional cost of $500/hr for events lasting past 12 am.

Kitchen ​8hr access: $850.

Rehearsal time: $500 (2 hrs) depending on the venue’s availability.

Events with 200+ guests will require 1 additional venue manager at $40/hr.

A fee of $995 to hire a projector technician for the event time.

Security Guard required: $45/hr per unarmed guard (1 per every 70 guests) and/or $110/hr per armed off-duty APD officer.

Valet: $1000 (4 Valet attendants for 5hrs) or $10/car (guests pay Valet).

Outside Catering Fee (if not using our preferred caterers): $850 (Caterer must add ‘The West Venue LLC’ to their COI).

Bartending services are required if serving alcohol. The client can bring outside Bartending Company for $500 fee and Bartender must add ‘The West Venue LLC’ to their COI.

Load in/out outside of rental time fee: $500.

• Payment of 50% of the rental fee is due with the return of the signed rental agreement. The date of the event is not
reserved until this payment and the signed rental agreement are received. This fee is non-refundable.
• 3 months prior to the event date, the remainder of 50% of the rental fee is due. Any money paid will become non-refundable as soon as it is paid. No credit is offered in the event of cancellation or no-show.
• 2 days prior to the event date, a Security/Damage Deposit of $1,500 is due for any damages that may occur.
• Date change fee: $2000 (if requested more than 3 months prior to the event date). The date change fee is 50% of the total rental if the change is requested within 3 months of the event date.
• Facility Fees may vary for city-wide events, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day or events lasting past midnight
Pricing updated by venue 6 months ago

Capacity

Standing
up to 350
Dining
up to 250
Theatre
up to 250
Classroom
up to 250

Catering and drinks

No in-house catering
External catering allowed
Venue doesn’t provide alcohol
BYO alcohol allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
Flatscreen TV
PA system / speakers
Air conditioning
Natural light
Storage space
Free parking is available on-site
Free on-street parking
2 VIP Dressing Rooms
1 Venue Manager
Load in/out
Security Guard
Valet
25 Round Tables, 10 High boy Tables, 3 Folding Tables
200 Fruitwood Chivari chairs (dark brown stained wood with white cushions)
10 high boy tables
Outside alcohol allowed
Projection mapping/ 4k projectors
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Quiet space
Accommodation available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
Noise restrictions

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible
Disabled access toilets
Ground level
Disabled parking space available

Rules of the space

Allowed events

Promoted and ticketed events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Host rules

- Client must provide their own staff or partner with their catering company in order to have staff (servers, setup, cleanup) during and after the event.
- Payment of 50% of the rental fee is due with the return of the signed rental agreement. The date of the event is not reserved until this payment and the signed rental agreement are received. This fee is non-refundable.
- 3 months prior to the event date, the remainder of 50% of the rental fee is due. Any money paid will become non-refundable as soon as it is paid. No credit is offered in the event of cancellation or no-show.
- 1 month prior to the event date, the beverage fee is due.
- 2 days prior to the event date, a Security/Damage Deposit of $1,500 is due for any damages that may occur.
- Date change fee: $2000 (if requested more than 3 months prior to the event date). The date change fee is 50% of the total rental if the change is requested within 3 months of the event date.
- Facility Fees may vary for city-wide events, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day or events lasting past midnight.
- Venue does not provide setup and breakdown of chairs and tables.
- Confetti, Open Flames, Sparklers, Rice, Bubbles or Smoking inside the Venue is strictly prohibited (Smoking will cause deposit forfeiture).
- All trash must be taken to the dumpster at the end of the event.
- Venue and Amenities must be returned in the condition they were received. No trash, stains, residues, sets, set pieces, props, materials, equipment, or decorations must remain at the end of the event.
- Nothing can be tacked, nailed, adhered to, or taped to, or hung/suspended from any floors, walls, surfaces, or elements. If there is something that must be hung, talk to the Venue for permission prior to the event.
- Venue does not provide any table covers, linens, napkins, food catering items, décor, A/V, uplighting, or trash services.


Located in West Midtown Atlanta and built-in 1970s as a gospel church, you will be greeted by the history that makes The West Venue the only venue of its kind in Atlanta. For years, the space was used to host congregations until 2003 when it was converted into an event venue.

In 2020, the building was purchased and renovated to upgrade with the latest amenities to add to its one-of-a-kind character, while keeping the original part of the building structure. The venue offers two distinct spaces for your event needs.


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