Monday – Thursday: 4pm – 10pm
Friday – Saturday: 1pm – 10pm
Sunday: Private Events Only
Your deposit is the full facility rental fee. Cancellations made 30 business days in advance of the event date will be refunded the rental fee minus a $300 cancellation fee. Cancellations made with less than 30 business days’ notice forfeit the entire rental fee. Payment for service and all goods consumed as well as additional costs due in full at the end of the event. WISEACRE accepts debit or credit card payment for beer, merchandise and additional costs at the end of your event.
The Facility Rental Fee in full is required to secure your reservation. The Facility Rental Fee does not include additional costs such as beer, catering, tours, merchandise, bartenders, floral and outside rentals.
Unless you opt for a full facility buyout the Taproom may be open to the public and other events could be occurring at the same time. Your space, however, will be sectioned off to ensure privacy for your group.
Standard rental time is 2 hours for the Gemu room, and 4 hours for the Chautauqua Pavilion. Full facility buyouts vary in duration, these details will be included in your Event Proposal. Events may be extended for an additional hourly fee.
An 8 tap private bar that serves a selection of WISEACRE favorites and seasonal beers is available in the Chautauqua Outdoor Pavilion for $650. This includes two bartenders for the duration of the event. A 4 tap bar is also available. Depending upon the number of guests, additional bartenders may be assigned to work the event for an added Service Fee.
A service fee is applied to cover the costs of staffing for events that occur outside our hours of operation, use our private outdoor bar, or during events that close our facility to the public. Our standard service fee is $20 per staff member per hour for the length of the event, plus 1 hour for set up and 1 hour for clean up. The number of staff members needed is determined based on setup needs and the anticipated number of guests (approximately 1 bartenders is needed per 50 guests). Should guest count change significantly or event length increase, WISEACRE reserves the right to add an additional Service Charge. A minimum of two WISEACRE bartenders must be on-site at all times during an event.
The Chautauqua Pavilion includes six picnic tables and 12 rolling benches.
The Taproom has six high-top tables and ~40 bar stools. There are six picnic tables and five benches across the patio spaces.
Gemu includes four tables and ~20 chairs.
We have six 6-foot plastic folding tables that can be used during private events as well as eight black linens.
WISEACRE does not provide chairs but will happily coordinate rentals.
Rental tables, chairs, linens, flatware, etc. are available through our preferred vendor. We are happy to coordinate ordering, delivery, installation, and tear down/pick up of rentals for a standard coordination fee (20% of total cost of rentals). All deliveries and outside rentals (not coordinated by us), equipment, and decorations must be brought in and out during pre-approved and scheduled times the day of the event.
If WISEACRE has tented, walled, or heated the Chautauqua Outdoor Pavilion it is available to you at no cost. Tenting generally occurs between March – June/July and September – December/January, but is not guaranteed. You have the option of tenting, walling, and heating the space at an additional cost. If you would like to request a quote for the tent and/or walls/heaters, we will be happy to provide one for you.
There is no weather contingency policy for the Chautauqua Outdoor Pavilion. This space is an uncovered, open air pavilion. Events booked in this space are rain or shine and no refunds will be awarded should the weather become prohibitive.
No confetti, silly string, shredded paper, hay, loose glitter, sparklers, firecrackers or water balloons. No bounce houses. No fabric with glitter. No feathers or boas. No nails or hooks attached to walls. All tape must be easily removable and not leave residue. All candles must be in an enclosed vessel.
Standard allowance for clean-up is one hour. All decorations must be cleaned up by host post-event, including tape, petals, hanging decorations, etc.
Guests are able to bring their own wine and it can be served for a $15 per bottle corkage fee or $350 for unlimited wine. Wine must be held behind the bar and poured by bartenders.
We serve a variety of sodas, water, and have WISEACRE cold brew coffee on tap.
All outside food is welcome! Guests may bring their own food, potluck style, or opt for traditional catering. Catering may be arranged by WISEACRE staff for a standard coordination fee (20% of the total cost of catering). Guests may also arrange their own catering. Formal vendors must be certified by the Health Department and have a current Certificate of Insurance on file naming WISEACRE as additional insured. It is requested that new vendors provide necessary documentation no later than 1 week prior to the event.
Unless otherwise arranged, beer is charged for by the pint on consumption. WISEACRE may provide wrist bands to track drink consumption during events.
PRE-PAID DRINK TICKETS - Hosts may purchase drink tickets in advance of the event at a discounted rate. Tickets will be distributed to event guests at the will of the host. Pre-purchased tickets are non refundable. When drink tickets are exhausted, host may opt for master tab or require guests to start individual tabs;
MASTER TAB - Drinks can be tracked using a master tab, paid for in full by the host at the end of the event. The master tab may be capped at a certain amount, or the host can distribute tickets to limit consumption. After the pre-set amount is reached, or tickets are exhausted, guests are responsible for their own tabs;
CASH BAR - Guests may purchase their own drinks;
BAR MINIMUM - If an agreed upon bar minimum is in place, tabs from all event guests will count toward it. If the minimum is not met, the host is accountable for the difference between the spend and the minimum.
Pre-paid and/or invoiced tabs are subject to an automatic 20% gratuity.
Bands and DJ’s are more than welcome! Please note that entertainment must provide their own sound equipment.
Parking is available in the gravel lot parallel to the train track alongside the building. Parking is also available down Cumberland St., allowing guests to enter the facility via the shipping container bridge over the creek. Valet parking can be arranged at an additional cost.
Within the WISEACRE taproom are male and female restrooms available to the public and private event guests. If additional facilities are needed, Port-a-potties are available at an additional cost.
Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome. Small treats for your furry friends are available at the bar.
Absolutely! Supervised children are welcome.
Cigarette, cigar, pipe smoking, and vaping are not permitted in the brewery or tents. Smoking is permitted in outdoor areas, unless otherwise denoted.
Fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you to set up your booking. Please make sure to note the room you are requesting in the “Description of Event” space.
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