Frequently Asked Questions About The Cadre Building in Memphis
Learn More About Our Event Space, Our Services, and Our Team
We understand that you want your event to be perfect, and that you don’t choose your venue without knowing all of the facts. We want you to have all the information you need to select a venue that won’t just host your event, but ensure that every last detail is handled. If you need more information about The Cadre Building to make your decision, we’re more than happy to provide it.
Do You Coordinate or Plan Events?The team at The Cadre Building does not coordinate or plan event specifications, however, we work directly with your event coordinator/ planner to ensure all details of your event are executed to your unique specifications.
What Exactly Is Included in My Rental?
- Three levels of event space: Ballroom, Landing, and Mezzanine
- 250 Gold chivari chairs with ivory pads
- 13 30” Bistro tables
- 2 48” Round tables
- 25 60” Round tables
- 4 8 foot and 4 6 foot tables
- 2 Crescent Tables
- 1 Gold console sign in table
- Black Poly or Ivory Crinkle Table Linens (floor length)
- 10 Interior column up-lights
- 5 Bar Fronts
- On-Site Venue Manager (coordination fees not included)
- Wireless internet service
- Bride’s Room
- Groom's Room
- Green Room for the band or DJ
- Exclusive access for bridal and engagement portraits
- Set up, breakdown, and clean-up (pre and post event)
- Set up and breakdown applies to items listed above.
Can I Have My Wedding Ceremony at The Cadre Building as Well as My Reception?
Yes – While The Cadre Building does not charge additional fees to also hold your ceremony, we strongly recommend renting drapery to temporarily divide the space and hide your preset reception tables. After your ceremony is complete, your guests will move to the Mezzanine for a cocktail hour while your vendor team “flips” the ballroom into a stunning reception area.
Do I Have to Bring My Own Caterers or Bartenders?
The Cadre Building has its own pool of friendly and experienced TABC-certified bartenders who will work your event. You will, however, have to select your own caterer, who will be required to provide proof of licensing, insurance, and health score 30 days before your event. The Cadre Building only accommodates full-service catering and does not allow drop-off service. Should you need recommendations for a local caterer or another vendor, The Cadre Building is happy to assist you.
What’s Parking Like at The Cadre Building?
Being centrally located in downtown Memphis, The Cadre Building is surrounded by convenient parking structures. We personally recommend the One Commerce Parking Garage at 120 Union Avenue, and we sell pre-paid parking passes to this garage for you and your guests to use the day of your event.
What Kind of Deposit is Required to Book an Event at The Cadre Building?
Before your event is officially booked and your date reserved, The Cadre building requires a 50% deposit, a signed contract, and a credit card on file. The remaining balance will be due 30 days before your scheduled event. Please note that there is a 3.5% convenience fee added to all credit card charges.
How Long Do Events at The Cadre Building Last?
Your rental fee covers 10 hours, broken down into five hours of pre-event preparation and five hours for the event itself. We also allow your vendors access for an additional hour and a half of clean-up time, and wedding parties are given one hour of rehearsal time on a scheduled day before the wedding. We do charge hourly overtime fees for events that last longer than expected.
How Large can Events at The Cadre Building Be?
The ideal event at The Cadre building hosts between 150 and 750 guests, but we can host up to 950 people at full capacity.
Is The Cadre Building Available for Public Events? What About Events that Take Place On Holidays?
Yes! The Cadre Building is open for all types of events 365 days a year, although public events and holiday bookings do have higher booking rates.
When is The Cadre Building Open for Events?
The Cade Building is available for rental 7 days a week, with different rates depending on the day of your event.
What Kind of Event Spaces Does The Cadre Building Offer?
Booking The Cadre Building for your event gives you access to three unique spaces – the grand ballroom, the landing, and the mezzanine level. All three areas are included in every rental, and the layout of these spaces can be customized based on your event and your requests. We also have separate spaces downstairs for getting ready.
How Old is The Cadre Building?
The Cadre Building was built in 1928 and has been open for events since the 1990s. That’s nearly a century of history, glamor, and elegance!