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Maison May Dekalb:
open for private events 
246 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn

Planning an event comes with a lot of questions. We know that. That’s why our Event Team is here to guide you every step of the way.

WHAT IS THE CAPACITY OF EACH EVENT SPACE?

The Full Brownstone (Garden, Main Dining Room and Parlor Floor) can host up to 75 people for a floating or seated meal.  In the case of rain, the garden has to be tented for groups above 60 guests.

We also offer two partial Brownstone options:

The Brownstone, without the Garden, can be booked for up to 60 guests for a floating event up to 40 for a seated meal.

If you would like to book only the lower level of the Brownstone (Garden and Main Dining Room) we can accommodate a maximum of 32 guests floating or seated.

HOW MUCH IS A WEDDING AT MAISON MAY?

There is no exact answer to this question because pricing depends on the day, time, space and food & beverage packages you chose. Overall costs for private events can range between approximately $5,500 to approximately $35,000 before taxes.

Brownstone rental costs start at $3,000 for a 3-hour daytime event.

Per person food and beverage packages range between $90 and $145 per person for a brunch event and $180 to $260 for an evening event.

All prices are followed by an 18% Admin fee and 8.875% taxes.

WE ARE A GRATUITY-FREE BUSINESS. NO TIPPING IS REQUIRED.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGES?

Everything you will need for a successful event.

Our packages include setup (tables, chairs,  silverware, dishes, linen, votive candles), food and beverages, as well as service, cleaning and all gratuity. We do, however, not provide and are not in charge of setting up or removing any decoration, flowers or excessive waste after an event and reserves the right to charge an additional cleaning fee.

ARE THERE ANY MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO BE MET?

We have a minimum headcount requirement for each rental options. Should your headcount be below that number, we will apply a food & beverage minimum based on the minimum required headcount and consumption packages.

WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO BOOK A DATE?

Just send us an inquiry and let us know what space, date, and time you are looking at. We will send you all further information and – once you are ready -, set up a visit. If you’re ready to book, we will draft a contract for you. We only consider an event booked upon receiving a signed contract and the deposit.

CAN I SET UP A VISIT?

Sure, but visiting hours are limited so we ask you only to book an appointment if you had a chance to look at the proposal and consider pricing beforehand.

CAN I BRING MY OWN DECORATIONS, FLOWERS, ETC.?

We encourage you to bring in your own decorations and flowers. We grant access to the booked space 1 hour before the event starts for up to 5 people. An event coordinator will discuss setup options and do’s  & don’ts with you before your event.

WHAT ARE THE EVENT COORDINATOR’S PRE AND POST EVENT DUTIES?

Our Event Team will guide you through the entire viewing, booking and planning process and will answer all your questions. Our team is available during regular business hours Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. We try to answer every email within 48 hours. Urgent matters will be responded quicker.

IS A WEDDING PLANNER OR DAY OF COORDINATOR REQUIRED?

No, there is no need for a wedding planner or day of coordinator. We have done hundreds of weddings and will accompany and guide you through the entire planning process. However, if it makes you more comfortable, we are happy to work with a third party coordinator.

HOW DOES YOUR SOUND SYSTEM WORK? DO YOU HAVE A MICROPHONE?

We have two separate sound systems, one for downstairs (Main Dining Room and Garden) and one on the Parlor Floor. You can attach any device with a standard headphone jack (1/8 inch) or dongle required by your device.

ARE DJS AND BANDS ALLOWED?

We determine feasibility on a case by case basis. Hosts are required to check in with Maison May before booking any vendors.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

Maison May asks for a non-refundable deposit check upon booking. Cancellations are handled on a case by case basis. You can find more details in our contract.

DO YOU DO TASTINGS? CAN I TRY YOUR FOOD?

We do not offer tastings at this point in time. However, we offer Communal Tablee once we have enough requests. Those are ticketed events and not open to the general public. We are happy to keep you posted.

WHAT ABOUT FOOD RESTRICTIONS & ALLERGIES?

Are happy to work with you on a menu that accommodates all dietary restrictions and allergies but our kitchen is not halal or kosher.

WHAT BEVERAGES DO YOU SERVE? CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE SPECIAL REQUESTS?

We serve a variety of organic, mostly locally sourced soft-drinks and seasonal cocktails as well as a curated list of biodynamic, natural wines. If you have any special bottles you’d like to bring in, please check with us first. A $45 corkage fee per bottle applies.

WHAT KIND OF PAYMENTS TO YOU ACCEPT AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

To confirm an event we require a check.  All consecutive payments need to be done by check as well.

WHEN CAN I START MY EVENT?

Daytime events can start as early as 10 am and need to end no later than 2 pm (unless otherwise discussed). Evening events can start as early as 5 pm on most dates and can go no longer than midnight. Maison May will make exceptions on a case by case basis.