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The space:

Welcome to Wolverine Farm Publick House! The Publick House is not your typical rental space—we are owned by a non-profit publishing company, and all profits benefit our mission of publishing quality literature and art that mindfully engage humans with the world. Inside the Publick House you’ll find a full service coffee shop, wine and beer bar, goods made by local artisans, an event space, as well as Perelandra Book Store. We aim to deliver a memorable, friendly and welcoming rental experience with a frequent nod to literature, art, and local culture. 

We specialize in activating community at the intersection of literary, visual, and performative arts, while cultivating a sustainable environment for all. Stop by to say hi, have a drink, and see what we mean! All proceeds benefit Wolverine Farm Publishing, a 501(c)3 literary arts nonprofit. 

Are we the right space for you? Read on!

Looking for a rental space for a wedding, birthday, bridal/baby shower, or other celebration? 

We offer a beautiful upstairs event hall (not ADA Accessible) for $175/hr with a capacity of 60, and a full space rental of the entire two story building and courtyard for $350/hr with a capacity of 120. 

Note, there is a 2 hour minimum for rentals and a $30 cleaning fee for every booking to assure the space is prepped and ready for you.

Based on the current use of the space we are more available for rentals Friday-Sunday. We will do our best to accommodate you based on our working knowledge of the space and recurring events.

Our back courtyard is seasonally available at $50/hr or $30/hr for non profits.

Are you a non-profit organization looking to host a meeting, gathering, event, or celebration?

Consider the same options as above at our non profit rates $90/hr for the event hall and $180/hr for the entire space. 

Space too big? Just need a table? 

We reserve tables for up to 2 hours (space availability dependent)

Hoping to host a public event, art, music, performance, reading, etc?

Contact our Arts and Events Coordinator at chelsea@wolverinefarm.org

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What should you expect in the space?

Our upstairs event hall is a clean and bright space with books and art filling the walls. The room comes with 6 farmers tables (~8’ x 3’), up to 60 chairs, a trash bin, a dish tub, a PA/speaker for music, and a permanently installed digital projector w/ speakers. Feel free to move the tables and chairs how you wish, bus your tables, and then, please leave the space in the configuration that you found it. Feel free to visit us at the bar for your drink needs and let us know if you need anything! 

A whole space rental includes all of the above plus use of our outdoor courtyard and the limited seating inside the downstairs space. 

When will you host your event?

Please check our website and calendar for hours and availability. If you plan to rent the whole space, we urge you to consider your rental times to bookend our day (ie, in the morning closer to opening or in the evening closer to closing). Every Wednesday night we host live music and do not offer rentals from 5pm-close.

Please note that our calendar gets updated weekly, but there may be a day/time that looks open when you glance at the calendar but could be in the process of confirmation. We book all rentals on a first come, first serve basis from your rental request and payment confirmation. We thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

Will you be hungry at your event?

Small groups can order directly from our cafe, or pre-order from our seasonal catering offerings of breakfasts, soup, sandwiches, salads, snacks OR bring food in from anywhere you would like (there is a $30 fee when bringing in outside food). To reduce waste of plastic and paper-ware, we offer dish rentals at $2/person for any catered events, if you prefer.

Thinking about thirst?

We encourage all bookings to support the bar! You can pre-order beer and wine, or coffee pots and tea, or start a tab for specialty coffees, teas, beers, wine, etc. For larger celebrations, we can provide an open bar, cash bar, ticket drink limit, and even a tab limit. Just let us know what works best for you. 

Please note that outside alcohol is not allowed due to liquor law restrictions.

Driving instead of biking/walking?

Most of the parking on Willow Street is 2 hr parking M-F until 6pm and free on weekends. For larger events feel free to use the Aztlan center parking lot just northwest of us, or the parking garage at the Elizabeth Hotel (a five minute walk). Please avoid the driveway or parking lot on either side of our building for parking or loading and instead use the designated loading zones. 

Are you hoping to add decorations to the walls, or change the aesthetic of our bookshop and art space?

Remember, we are a dynamic space housing many moving parts, creatives, and objects. We are grateful to host Perelandra Bookshop, as well as monthly rotating artists, and expect all renters to be respectful of merchandise and artworks. Free standing decor and table decorations are wonderful options to make your event uniquely yours.

(Moving of merchandise or art is frowned upon and must be approved and done by Wolverine Farm Staff.)

Are there restrooms on site?

We have two restrooms located downstairs in the cafe/bar.

Can I rent the space before or after normal business hours?

Any rental requests before or after normal business hours will be taken on a case by case basis. Generally speaking we charge 150% of our normal hourly rate for any time booked after hours.

Does your event need table linens, table service, photo booth, DJ, set up/take down assistance?

We do not offer these things. Please consider sourcing this on your own.

Does your event need a vibrant, hyper-local venue that offers great conversation, local beers, wines, coffees, treats, and books? And DO YOU want to support a local literary arts non-profit at the same time? 

We are the perfect fit! 

Once you know we meant for each other, double check our event calendar, make sure your event time is available (Remember, Wednesday evenings are unavailable), and fill out the Inquiry Form. We confirm with you with any questions and an invoice within the week. Payment of the invoice AND signing the contract confirms your booking, you will have up to two weeks to pay the invoice to secure your rental.

If there are any other questions, please contact us at todd@wolverinefarm.org.

Need to cancel your booking?

Rentals are 100% refundable if contacted 30 days prior to event, minus a $25 cancellation fee. Rentals are 50% refundable if contacted with less than 30 days notice, minus the $25 cancellation fee.

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