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  • How do I access the studios?
    To enter The French Soiree Studios, please text (214) 499-8356 upon arrival. You will then be given a passcode in which you can enter into our smart lock for entry to our studios. This pin code will activate at the start of your rental period, and deactivate at the end of your rental period. Once you have entered, please close and lock the door behind you.. Please note, you MUST lock the doors before you leave the studios. No exceptions.
  • Where do I park?
    You may park anywhere around our building or the historical downtown.
  • Are pets allowed?
    Our studios upstairs are off limits to pets with the exception of service animals. Pets in The French Room are allowed with manager approval.
  • Do you have an elevator?
    Unfortunately, we do not have an elevator, so please make this aware to clients who have difficulties going up the stairs. Three of our studio rooms are on the 2nd floor.
  • Are there bathrooms?
    Our bathrooms are located on the first floor of the studios. To access, use the same pin given to you the day of your appointment to access the bathrooms. You MUST lock the downstairs doors after you are finished using them. No Exceptions.
  • Does the Makeup Artist do hair as well?
    Quinnmuaa Makeup Alluring Artist offers curling, waving, or straightening services. No updo's of any kind are performed. Hair & Makeup Bundle may be booked at an additional cost. To book with our in-house makeup artist please book with her on her website at www.quinnmuaa.com by submitting an inquiry. Quinnmuaa Makeup Alluring Artist will send you a personalized invoice and instruction on payment. IMPORTANT: Please state you booked with The French Soiree Studios and include date and time. You may also book with the artist first prior to booking the studio to ensure her availability.
  • Are kids allowed?
    The Diamond, The Obsidian and The Ruby room are for adults 18 and older. Exceptions can be made for family shoots upon approval of management. The French Room is open to kids of all ages.
  • How early can I arrive before my session
    The rental period you reserved starts and ends promptly. If you need setup and breakdown time, please reserve additional time as your rental period does not include a setup/clean up grace period before/after your reservation time. A late fee will be charged if you stay longer than your rental period. See contract for fee amount.
  • How do I book a Makeup Session?
    To book with our in-house makeup artist please book with her on her website at www.quinnmuaa.com by submitting an inquiry. Quinnmuaa Makeup Alluring Artist will send you a personalized invoice and instruction on payment. Another added bonus, when you book with Quinnmuaa, you do NOT have to rent an additional hour in the room you selected! IMPORTANT: Please state you booked with The French Soiree Studios and include date and time. You may also book with the artist first prior to booking the studio to ensure her availability.
  • Do you offer any Add-Ons?
    We offer the following add-ons that include but are not limited to: Rental of black or white Angel Wings & booking with our in-house makeup artist. You may check out the add-on tab for additional info on how to rent these items for your session. If you would like to book a session with our in-house makeup artist, please book with her on her website at www.quinnmuaa.com IMPORTANT: Please state you booked with The French Soiree Studios and include date and time. You may also book with the artist first prior to booking the studios to ensure her availability.
  • What if I have to cancel after booking?
    We understand that things happen. If you need to cancel your event, please let us know as soon as possible. While the 50% retainer is non-refundable, we will return the remainder of the rental fee and void your security deposit. If cancellation occurs within 7 days of the event date no refund will be given. No exceptions. However, your security deposit will still be voided.
  • How many people can the space hold?
    Up to 50 people. No exceptions.
  • Do we have access to the kitchen?
    Our kitchen is available for use by professional catering services only. The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, three sinks, a kitchen island, and a microwave. Catering companies can utilize the microwave to warm up food, but are NOT allowed to physically cook inside the kitchen.
  • How early can I enter the space?
    As soon as your scheduled rental period begins, no exceptions.
  • How can I make payments?
    Payments can be made via cash, Zelle, or check. Credit Card payment option may be offered at a future time.
  • Are tables & chairs included?
    Yes, 48" round tables and 6' rectangular tables, as well as lime washed wooden chairs are included. Please note the client booking will have to set up the tables and chairs in the layout they desire. Tables and chairs are not set up by the event space team.
  • Can we bring our own vendor?
    Absolutely. Upon booking you will receive a Vendor Contract form that you, the client, is responsible for handing out and ensuring all vendors complete the form. When signed and completed, client will be required to email all completed contracts to thefrenchsoiree1897@gmail.com Additionally, we are happy to offer a preferred vendor list, once retainer is obtained.
  • Can I book extra hours?
    Extra hours are not available for purchase. To avoid any extra charges for staying over your booked rental period, please plan accordingly.
  • Will I have to share my day with another event that takes place?
    No, no other event will take place the same day as yours.
  • Can I bring my own alcohol?
    Yes. We do require that all alcohol is served by a TABC certified + insured bartender/bartending company. No alcohol is permitted to be self-served. We also require an on-site security guard that reserves the right to close the bar early, should it be necessary, at the Site Manager's request. The bartender/bartending company will be held liable for any issues relating to alcohol storage and service.
  • Do you require event insurance?
    Yes, we do require event insurance. You must obtain event insurance for (at least) $1,000,000 of liability insurance. You may visit eventhelper.com to obtain said insurance. If you are serving alcohol at your event, alcohol coverage must be included. Cancellation insurance is recommended, but not required, in case anything happens before your event. Proof of insurance is required 30 days prior to your event.
  • Are payment plans offered?
    No, payment plans are not available nor offered.
  • Is smoking allowed?
    Smoking is prohibited inside the space. Smoking is permitted outside in designated areas only. Ash trays must be used and fines will be assessed for any fire-related damages to the property. Please refer to the smoking clause in your contract
  • Will the event space include bathrooms and trash bins?
    Yes, we offer handicapped accessible bathrooms and trash bins.
  • How long do I have the space for?
    Depending on the package you selected, correlates as to how long you have the space for. If you book for 4 hours, please note that you must include the set up and tear down time in this given 4 hours. You are NOT given extra time to set up or tear down. In our experience, it is wise to give yourself one hour to set up, and one our to clean up. With this in mind, if you book the 4 hour package, that means you would only have 2 hours to host your event.
  • Can I bring food and drinks?
    Yes. We require that ALL caterers be licensed + insured and must have staff onsite for the entire duration of your event, until the very end of your booked time. If you choose to have alcohol, we require a bartender and a security officer to be on site.
  • Are pets allowed?
    Pets must be approved by the Site Manager. Service animals are the exception to this rule.
  • Do I have to book/pay for the security officer if I have alcohol?
    We will arrange the security officer from our local Police Department. However, payment for security falls responsible on the client booking. Pricing will be discussed in your contract.
  • Will the event team set up our table layout?
    No, tables and chairs are not set up by the event space team. The client booking is responsible for setting up tables and chairs in the layout they so desire. Client is also responsible for cleaning up once event ends, this includes taking down all personal décor, tearing down and putting away all tables and chairs, and ensuring all trash gets properly thrown away.
  • Can I tour the space?
    Yes, after inquiring you are more than welcome to tour the space. To schedule a tour please click here. We will reach back out to you within 24-48 hours.
  • Are there restrictions on decorations?
    The following items are prohibited: confetti glitter sand birdseeds rice silly string wish lanterns bubbles (outdoor only at least 15 feet from the venue entrance) Absolutely no nailing or stapling any objects to the event space walls, ceilings, door frames, wood, etc. No harsh adhesives are to be used. Painters or stage tape is allowed. Any damages to the event space or property will result in fees agreed upon in the contract.
  • What is the parking situation?
    There is plenty parking areas surrounding the property. Vehicles must be removed immediately following your event.
  • How much do I have to put down to save my date?
    A 50% non refundable retainer is required to hold your date.
  • Do I get extra time to set up or break down?
    Make sure to include set up and clean up time within the booked time. Your time begins when the first vendor arrives and ends when the last person related to your event leaves. Please ensure your guests are aware of this information, to avoid any overstay charges. Client is responsible for cleaning up once event ends, this includes taking down all personal décor, tearing down and putting away all tables and chairs, and ensuring all trash gets properly thrown away.
  • How do I book?
    To book first select and review our packages. We offer a 4, 6, and 8 hour package. Once you have made your selection, inquire via our contact form. We will reach back out to you within 24-48 hours to confirm date, time, and package. A 50% non-refundable retainer is required to hold your date. Once payment is confirmed, we will send out a contract that must be completed within 72 hours. Please note the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to your event.
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