FAQs

Pricing

How much is the deposit?

A refundable deposit in the amount of $250.00 (or $500.00 for events serving alcohol and/or events with more than 75 guests) is required in addition to the rental fee. The full deposit will be due at the time of booking to reserve your date. Deposits are refunded if the facility and contents are left in “as rented” condition and if the rental occurs within the scheduled time. No refunds will be given for unused rental time.

When is the deposit due?

A deposit will be due upon securing your event date. All our available dates are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis.

How do the rest of payments work?

50% of your total rental cost is due on the day of booking. The last 50% will be due 30 days before the event. If an event is booked within 30 days of the event date, the full deposit and payment will be due upfront.

Venue

How many guests can you accommodate?

We have a capacity of 250 guests. Please inquire about specifics.

Where are you located?

The Ripple space is located at 275 West Third Street, Vancouver, WA 98660 in suite 400 on the fourth floor.

How long is the venue rental?

The Ripple Space is available to rent from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. seven days a week. Please inquire if your desired event is outside of normal hours.

What is included in the venue rental?

All the furniture required for your event comes with the rental price. Please check out our amenities page for a full list of what is available.

How many hours in advance will I have access to the facility?

All set-up, take-down and cleanup of decorations, displays or signage must be completed within the contracted rental time.

How long can my event be?

There is a 4-hour minimum to rent any space. After that, how long you want to party is up to you!

Can I bring my own decorations?

Yes! We love to see our space transformed from one event to the other. Decorations can help make your event special. However, we do not allow nails/screws, glue, duct tape, wire, to be used. 

Can I bring my own vendors?

Yes! Please refer to our preferred vendor list.

Food And Beverage

Can I bring my own food?

We provide a catering kitchen for your use. We encourage you to use a caterer for full-service food and beverages. We are happy to provide you a list of caterers.

Can I bring my own alcohol?

Absolutely! Alcohol and/or spirits may be served by a licensed bartender provided by you.

Miscellaneous

When should I book a tour?

As soon as possible! We are always looking forward to meeting you and finding a time to accommodate you and your event.

Will you hold my date?

Once you make your initial refundable deposit, we can secure your date.

Can I book on holidays?

Unfortunately, to allow our staff to also enjoy time off for various national holidays, event facilities are NOT available on The Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Day and New Year’s Eve and Day. The space may be rented on the following days for 150% of the weekend rate: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day and the Day after Thanksgiving

What is the cancelation policy?

Cancelation must be in writing; email is acceptable.

The contract must be canceled by the person who signed the event agreement. For cancelations more than 60 days prior to the event date, a $150.00 administrative fee is withheld. The balance will be refunded.

If the event is rescheduled within the next six months/new contract signed, we will move the money and no administrative fee will be charged. One time reschedule only.

For cancelations less than 60 days out, a $150.00 administrative fee is withheld. In addition, your deposit will be forfeited unless you reschedule within the next six months. One-time reschedule applies.

If cancelation is necessitated by closure due to government order such as pandemic closure or the building owner determines the venue should be closed due to a natural disaster, or other circumstances, a full refund will be issued.

Do you have parking?

Monday-Friday during business hours, parking is available on area streets (metered) and at area pay lots. Evenings, Saturdays and Sundays, additional parking is available on Third St., immediately next to the building.