Beauty and events for a cause? Why not?! We are here to serve the event space needs of the greater Phoenix area, and we do it uniquely. 10% of the full rental amount for each event is donated to one of our seven partner charities. You pick the charity that receives the “give back”. Additionally, showcasing the work of local artists is one of our specialties. We think you will find that the exhibits add to the exquisite ambience of the facility.
What type of events can be hosted at because?
The possibilities are almost limitless: movie premiers, corporate meetings, weddings, live performances, baby showers, sponsorship parties and wine tastings…just to name a few. With nine posh and completely “moldable” Spaces, your vision becomes reality. Certain restrictions and legalities do apply, but the goal of the because Event Space is to be the most unique and “blank canvas” venue in Metro Phoenix.
How long should I plan for a full tour of because?
We prefer to allocate one hour per client. This ensures there is plenty of time for your personal Q&A session. If your time is limited, we are more than happy to forward information to you beforehand. And should you wish to allot more than an hour for your tour, please let us know. We are here to serve YOU!
Can we bring in our own catering?
We are very fortunate to have catering partnerships with M Culinary Concepts, Heidi's Events and Catering, Santa Barbara Catering, Amici Catering and Fresh From The Kitchen. All of our catering partners offer a wide array of menu options and price points, which we've found meet the needs of just about every client and every occasion. While the use of other caterers outside of this list is not an option, we do offer a "do-it-yourself (DIY)" catering alternative. If you are a non-profit organization, please contact us directly for additional catering information.
What if we do not want our event catered?
No catering? No problem. If you wish to keep things simple and only serve chips and dip or perhaps non-alcoholic beverages, our “DIY” catering option is perfect for you! Please contact us for additional details.
What is your alcohol policy?
If you are planning an event with 40 or more people in attendance where alcohol is served free of charge, two licensed, professional bartenders are required to staff the entire event. If you would like guests to purchase alcohol at your event, a Special Event License is required through the the City of Phoenix and State of Arizona. (Please visit http://www.azliquor.gov/faq/charity_specialevent.cfm for more info on the requirements and guidelines regarding Special Event Licenses.) The bartenders at M Culinary Concepts are top notch. We highly recommend that you check them out!
What is your cancellation policy?
Our contract states: “Any cancellations may result in forfeiture of the initial deposit and security deposit, as well as any other rental cost or fees in the possession of because. If you cancel the reservation for the space within 10 days of the Event Date, because will be entitled to up to the entire contracted amount for the space rental fee, as determined in its sole and absolute discretion.” With that being said, we always try to coordinate the best possible solution regarding a cancellation. Please contact us directly so we can be of assistance!
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes, no problem! When the contract is signed, a $200.00 refundable security deposit and 20% of the total rental cost is required. We ask that 60% of the remaining balance be paid 14 days prior to your event date. The final 20% due seven days prior your event. Assuming you leave because in tiptop shape, the security deposit will be mailed to you within 15 days after your event.
What forms of payment are accepted at because?
We accept almost everything that spends! Checks and money orders are accepted on site. And all major credit cards are accepted on site or via phone with a valid credit authorization form. Unfortunately, we do not accept cash payments under any circumstance – please contact us if you have any questions regarding this policy.
Can we rent an individual Space?
Absolutely! Are you dreaming of a posh engagement party? Reserve our Gracious Space today! Wait. You just learned your mom invited 30 of her closest friends? No problem. By adding our Kind Space and Honest patio, your engagement party will be free-flowing and fun for all! Rent an individual space or mix-and-match spaces to best suit the vibe of your event. Consider your vision a reality!
Is my event going to be the only one that day?
Maybe. because was created to accommodate multiple groups at once. We will not double book your contracted Space, but there could be another group in another Space within the building. Should this be the case, we will be sure to communicate that information. If you would like to ensure that you are the only group at because on your special day, we suggest a complete building buy-out. Please contact us for details.
What is the minimum rental period?
The minimum rental period is three hours, and there are a few reasons why. When you host an event at because, you are not just booking an event, or renting space, you are also hiring the best on-site crew Phoenix has to offer! Each rental ensures that at least one because support crew member is at your service for the duration of your event. Even if your event is only for an hour, we like our crew to have at least an hour before doors open to make sure everything is perfect for you and your guests. We ask that any set-up and take-down time be included in the rental block.
How does your pricing work?
A minimum time block of three hours accommodates most clients; however, a 12-hour maximum time block is also obtainable. If you would like to rent a Space for four hours, the timeframe is pro-rated since it falls between two time blocks. Custom quotes are available, so please contact us. We would be happy to create something based on your specific event need!
Can we come in the night before to decorate and/or drop items off?
We can only allow decorating and/or items to be dropped off within the time block you reserve.
What is the earliest/latest we can start and end our time block?
Customer service is our number one priority. There are no restrictions regarding the time in which you can start and end your time block. We are happy to discuss any and all rental possibilities!
Are there décor restrictions?
We absolutely want to allow your creativity to flow when you decorate for your event. In order to keep because looking just as spiffy as it did prior to your event, we do not allow the indoor use of fake flower petals, birdseed, rice, glitter or confetti. If you would like to use any of those items outdoors, let’s chat!
How many parking spots are available?
We have just over 100 parking spots available. Ten of the spaces have the ability to be double secured for added protection. In the event that additional parking is needed, our business neighbors are very accommodating.
Do you have WiFi available?
Complimentary WiFi is provided! Should you require a more secure or higher-speed internet connection, options are available for purchase.
What type of A/V is available in each space?
Every rentable block comes equipped with at least one monitor capable of streaming your content, with ease. For added convenience, our on-site AV Technical Producer is always available prior to your event to test your content and discuss the capabilities of our Crestron system. We love to show off all of the cool and user-friendly technology available at because. Stop by for your tour today!
What if we are a non-profit organization?
Non-profit organizations are near and dear to our heart at because! The 10% “give back” portion of the rental cost goes to you! No strings attached. We are happy to honor your tax exempt status as well. We simply need your tax exemption form, a 501(c), and we’re all set!