Learn a bit more about renting space with Vuka, as well as what to expect.
Can I bring in my own Food and Beverage?
You sure can! Vuka does not provide in-house catering, nor do we serve alcohol. You are allowed to bring everything you'd like for your event in, provided you abide by the rules and regulations of TABC. We do not partner with any preferred vendors, but are able to provide recommendations of some of our favorite partners to work with upon request!
What is the capacity of the main space?
Vuka Monroe can accommodate up to 200 people. The North Lamar and St. Elmo locations may accommodate up to 450 and 999 guests, respectively.
How does parking work?
We will be able to let you know what your specific event parking options are when you select an event date, as well as inform you of residential parking restrictions. North Lamar allows for ample parking, and St. Elmo allows for up to 360 slots, shared with The Yard development.
Can we play music?
Vuka allows music inside only, per the City of Austin Sound Ordinance. This sound should not be heard above 70 decibels from the street. In Austin, all DJs generally remain well within the sound limit and most bands can play under the limit as well.
What AV equipment does Vuka provide?
Vuka has a projector and speakers only. We do not provide any sound equipment or a microphone so anything additional will need to be brought in or rented accordingly.
How does set up and break down work at Vuka?
When arriving at Vuka, the venue will be set up with our furniture and accessories throughout the space. You can utilize any and all furniture and accessories we have on site for your event and can re-arrange however you would like, but the space would have to be re set at the end of the event. All event set up and break down is up to your full service catering company or your friends/family. We do offer an additional, optional fee that can be added to the rental fee if you would like a Vuka staff member to assist you with this.
Can we bring in our own decorations?
Of course! You can customize Vuka however you would like, providing that any existing decor is not damaged in the process. If using nails, they can not be larger than a tack, and you may not use any permanent glue or tape on any surfaces. You are free to use all existing decor that is available on the day of the event as well but any and all decor that is moved will have to be re-set at the end of the event (see question above).
Can I add extra time to my rental agreement?
You can add additional time on Saturday and Sunday by the hour for $200 per additional hour provided it does not exceed 10 p.m.
Can my event go past midnight?
All events at Vuka must end at 10 pm, and cleanup will have to be completed by 11 p.m.
Are there any hotels nearby?
Vuka is located 1.7 miles from downtown and there are many options in the downtown area including Driskall, Omni, W Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott, Embassy Suites, Radisson, Hampton Inn, Four Seasons, Hyatt, and Holiday Inn. For accommodations that are a little more unique, try Hotel San Jose or Hotel Saint Cecilia, located a few blocks west of us on South Congress.
I’m ready to book! What’s next?
Securing your date is simple. To reserve your date, we will need the first half of the rental fee along with the contract up front, the second half of the rental fee will be due four (4) weeks prior to the event date. Once you have received the contract and an invoice for the first half of the rental fee, you will have ten (10) days to return those to Vuka to keep your reservation. We will also keep your credit card information on file in case of any property damage, but we do not require a security deposit.
Vuka is available for event rentals 7 days a week.
To inquire about availability, pricing or to set up a tour of Vuka please contact us!
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