Q-CAN WE USE ANY OUTSIDE CATERER
A-YES AS LONG AS IT IS A PROFESSIONAL CATERER(NOT YOUR AUNT MARY)
Q- WHAT ALL COMES WITH THE STUDIO RENTAL ?
A-Tables & Chairs-Specialty LED wall wash lighting -Furniture & fixtures-Limited use of all AV equipment -Sound systems for use by client NOT the DJ-multiple flat screens-Private suites for dressing hair and make-up and prep(not for guest use)- use of our 2 prime kitchens for food prep and reheating of food-AND TO MUCH MORE TO LIST …
Q-DO WE HAVE TO USE YOU AS OUR PHOTOGRAPHER ?
A-NO …BUT there are definite benefits for doing so. This facilty was built by my photography . Quality , Design,and creativity are at the core of my studios . I have serviced the advertising community for 40 years
Q-HOW MANY HOURS DO WE GET THE SPACE ?
A-Your event is 5hrs MAX -BUT your vendors can access the studio at 11am as a norm…Your event starts when your 1st guest arrives…
You can access the studio 4hrs prior to your event start time for hair and makeup prep & dressing – NOTE – NO EVENT CAN GO PAST 11pm
Q-CAN WE SUPPLY OUR OWN ALCOHOL?
A-YES- BUT you need to sign a LIQUOR LIABILTY WAIVER*** NOTE- When alcohol is present at and event a UNIFORMED police officer from the
city of Pittsburgh MUST be present . This is for your protection.. We cannot touch an out of control guest nor can you …
Appox cost 300.00(at 2018 city rates) – we arrange the coverage -and you are billed…
A-WE do have limited parking on our property (more than most on the South Side )- we can park 30 cars unblocked–50 if cars are blocked in …
A-We highly reccomend valet parking for events over 150 guests. BUT there are over 1000 parking spaces in the South Side Works parking lots 2 blocks away. (ask us for reccomendations for valet Companies)
Q-EXTRA TIME ?
A- NO -not normally – if you have a special request ASK ! !!…NOTE you can only serve alcohol for 5 hrs MAX at the studio … it will be 1000.00 for 1 extra hr.
Q-WHO SETS UP THE SPACE ?
A-Normally we do . We also tear it down and clean up a normal event … You should have to do nothing except what you wish to do… YOUR caterer
MUST clear and clean the tables at the end of the event as well as the Kitchens and any spaces that they have occupied during the event.
Q-CEREMONY REHEARSAL WALKTHRU ?
A-Yes we try to make the studio available for your rehearsal walkthru if it is available the day before… BUT we are a working studio and we may be booked, and the studio may not be available. We often have 3 events a weekend. A Saturday or Sunday event may not be able to access the studio the evening before … We try our best to make it happen …
Q-WHAT ARE THE SIZE OF THE TABLES ?
A-We have 25 60inch rds -12-8ft rec -12 6ft rec as well as 8 stainless steel Hi Top cocktail tables .. WE DO NOT SUPPLY TABLECLOTHS….ask the caterer.
Q-CHINA & GLASSWARE ?
A-Yes we have D&G available for rental(see info sheet attached) 6.00 per person -Compare our price with your caterers price … we also charge 150.00 dishwasher fee …As a rule our D&G will cost you less – you pay for what the guest count is … not over renting from a 3rd party so you dont run out …
Q-WHAT ARE PINSPOTS ? AND WHY DO THEY COST SO MUCH ? A-Pinspots are available from JVS they are the perfect tabletop lites for your centerpieces. They are 15.00 per unit . WHY ? -because our studio is and open canvas , not a cookie cutter venue with 18ft ceilings. Our clients are always thinking of new and interesting ways to stage there events . So we must reset and rewire the grid for every new room design.
Q-WE WANT TO DO A SLIDE SHOW OR A MOVIE ETC… CAN WE ????
A- SURE YOU CAN DO THAT . YOU NEED TO HAVE THE PRESENTATION ON A STANDARD DVD OR ON A HDMI WIRED COMPUTER .
We have multiple 5K HD projector built into the grid . The projected image is 20ft Hx 15ft D– As a bonus we create your name or logo to be displayed …
Q-BEST WAY TO GET IN TOUCH WITH US ????
A-email us at FOTO3030@EARTHLINK.NET– OR CALL US AT 412-381-5350 … PLEASE COME IN TO DO A WALKTHRU …
Q-CEREMONY AT THE STUDIO ?
A- Sure – 50% of our wedding events have had there ceremonies at the studio . The cost is 300 . 00 for the Main Studio to be set up and then flipped back to the reception set up … Also we have a stage lighting options available for the ceremony at a nominal cost !