Frequently Asked Questions - Third Degree Glass Factory
ST. LOUIS, MO 63108
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Who are your preferred vendors?

Preferred Vendors
Am I required to use one of your exclusive caterers?

We strongly recommend for you to use one of our exclusive caterers. All non-exclusive caterers must be licensed, complete a walk-through with our kitchen, and sign a contract. An additional fee is charged for this process.

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Can I add items to your beverage menu?

We allow special ordering for full spirits packages! If you want a specific wine, beer, or liquor available for your event that our bar does not already carry, we require that the client pays for the cost of the product plus an additional administrative fee. While we do our best to accommodate special requests, we cannot guarantee we will be able to source additional bar items. We do not allow item "swaps" or substitutions for our current bar menu, only add-ons.

Check out our Beverage Packages
Will the bar open earlier than the event hours if my guests are early?

The bar will open at the confirmed time on your event contract.

Can I add a satellite bar on the patio or elsewhere in the venue?

Absolutely! This entails additional charges.

Can we close the bar at anytime during our event?

Sorry, no. We require the bar to be open from the start of an event to at least one hour before the end.

Can I bring in my own alcohol?

Sorry, no! Due to liquor laws, all alcohol must be sourced and served by Third Degree Glass Factory.

Am I required to purchase a beverage package?

Saturday evenings and holiday weekends have a minimum spend of $6,000 that might require you to purchase a bar package. Other days of the week allow for more flexibility in bar package selections and require a minimum of two hours.

Am I required to pay for a beverage package for children?

Anyone between the ages of 7-20 are charged for the Non-Alcoholic package. There are no beverage fees for children 6 years old and under, but please make sure to include them in your confirmed headcount.

How many parking spaces are in the main parking lot?

There are a total of 40 parking spaces in the main parking lot, and a combined estimated +160 parking spaces between the four parking lots.

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Is there handicap accessible parking?

Yes! We have 2 handicap spaces available in our main parking lot, along with 4 more between our other lots.

Do you have valet or security services?

Third Degree does not provide these services. All services are required to be sourced, confirmed and organized by the client.

What time can my vendors arrive?

Generally, events receive up to (4) hours of set up time. We ask that all vendors arrive and set up within the set up window. Additional time for set up can be purchased during your sales process or discussed with your event services manager during your planning meeting. For events outside of open hours, vendor arrival is handled on a case-by-case basis.

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What if my load in will take more time than the allotted "set up" time?

When availability allows, you may rent the space the evening before your event, or prior to our open hours. Additional fees will be assessed.

Who sets up and wraps up rentals serviced through TDGF?

Whoever provides the rental/service will handle set up and wrap up.

Who sets up and wraps up rentals that I have secured myself?

Either yourself and/or the vendor providing the rental or service will be fully responsible for handling the set up and wrap up, along with coordination for arrival/removal times through your TDGF event coordinator. There is no storage space available for weekend rentals.

How much time do I have to wrap up after the event?

We allot for (1) hour of wrap up at the end of the scheduled event. Let your coordinator know if you anticipate needing more time. Charges will be applied to the contract if wrap up is to exceeds the predetermined time. An additional invoice for extra time will be sent if wrap up exceeds the allotted time without confirmation through your event coordinator.

Will anyone else have access to the venue during my event?

Currently, business hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Any La Soffietta rental that is held during business hours is not a private event. Ask about our Il Vetro for a private daytime rental. Artists have access to the Glass Studios any hour of the day, through the Studio entrance. All artists have been asked to remain in the studios during private events after business hours.

When can I view the space? Will I be able to meet with someone about rentals?

You are welcome to visit TDGF any time during business hours. Please schedule a Site Visit to ensure an amazing experience and the answers to all of your questions. Site visits are by appointment only.

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Can a proposal hold a date until I confirm?

The only way to guarantee your date is to confirm the contract and submit payment. We would like to offer a first right of refusal, but that is not a guarantee.

What is the cancelation policy?

Once an event has been confirmed (Reservation Deposit received and contract approved) there will be no refunds for a cancelled date. There is a Rescheduling Fee if you'd like to change your date, if the date is currently available for booking.

View our Rental Terms
How do I schedule my rehearsal?

Speak to your coordinator about scheduling your rehearsal. All rehearsal times are subject to venue availability. We recommend 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm for the latest time slot. Rehearsals cannot be confirmed until your 90 day planning meeting.

Can I have my ceremony at TDGF without a reception?

Typically a (4) hour venue rental is necessary with your reservation, however we are happy to accommodate this dependent upon availability.

What are Third Degree's rental terms?

To see all of our rental terms, click the button below. This list is not comprehensive. Please see your rental agreement for full terms.


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