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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) here.
Event Planning opens up a lot of questions.We know that. And we are here to help.
Below are answers to the most FAQ.
For anything else ask our Event Team. They will 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 80 people for a floating or 60 for a seated meal. In the case of rain, the Garden has to be tented for groups above 60 guests.
We do not offer partial space rentals anymore.
How much is an Event 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 $9,000 to approximately $40,000 before taxes.
Brownstone rental costs start at $3,750 for a 3-hour daytime event.
Per person food & beverage costs range from $125 to $260.
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 event planning leading up to the event, day-of service, cleaning and all gratuity.
We do 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.
We also offer additional services that will further elevate your event for extra charges.
Are there any minimum requirements to be met?
We require a minimum spending, depending on the date and time of your event, that correlates with a minimum headcount of 30 guests. Should your group be smaller, you are welcome to book with Maison May but we will have to apply the spending minimum.
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. However, spots are limited and we will charge a fee for no-shows. Once you looked at the proposal and considered our offering and pricing you are welcome to book a one-on-one visit with us.
Can I bring my own decorations, flowers, etc ..?
We encourage you to bring in your own decorations & flowers. We grant access to the Brownstone 1.5 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 & planning process & will answer all your questions. We also offer additional Concierge Service should you wish an extra level of service. Our team is available during regular business hours Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. We try to answer every email within 3 business days. Urgent matters will be responded quicker.
Is a wedding planner or day of coordinator required?
No, there is no need for an external 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. We also offer in-house Concierge Service for additional day-off support.
How does your sound system work? Do you have a microphone?
We have two separate sound systems, one for downstairs (Main Dining Room & 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. We attach a pdf. with an audio guide to every contract.
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 do you accept and how does it work?
To confirm an event we require a non-refundable deposit via check, bank transfer or Zelle. All consecutive payments are non-refundable as well and preferably by check.
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.
How far in advance can I book?
We open our calendar for Weddings 18 months ahead of time. Privat Events can be booked 3 to 4 months before the desired date.