Event FAQs

Yes! View our Room Conifgurations page to see options. We are open to new ideas, so please let us know what you envision for the space.

Creativity is encouraged! However, we do have a few “House Rules” on what is allowed for safety and logistic purposes. Please let us know what you have in mind or rentals you’re considering. No glitter or confetti is allowed. Any décor you’re interested in affixing to walls or hanging from the ceiling must be approved by the event Venue Manager prior to the event. All personal decor must be set-up within the rental time frame.

Our staff is responsible for anything directly related to food and beverage setup and service (table linens, plates, etc.) and setup of tables/chairs/furniture within our inventory. Set up and breakdown of personal decor and any third-party rental items are your responsibility.

All personal décor any third-party rental items should be removed within one hour following your event. If you have a rental company that needs to pick up their rentals another day, please have them contact us to schedule a pickup, as we have events scheduled daily in the space. We are not responsible for any personal items left behind, and any decor/rentals left without prior notification and agreed upon pickup time will incur a cleanup fee of $500.

Fountain drinks, iced tea, and water are included.

If you’d like to offer coffee service for your guests, we are happy to set a coffee bar with regular and/ or decaf coffee for $100/urn (roughly 30 cups per urn). We ask that you pre-select the number of urns to be served. Mugs and spoons, milk/creamer, and sugar/sweetener are included. Hot tea is available in this setup as well, charged on consumption.

Beer, wine, and cocktails/liquor are charged on consumption. Although beverages are charged at our regular restaurant pricing, we can set a bar budget for any amount and are happy to discuss options in further detail. If you'd like beer and wine only charged to your master tab, a cash bar is an option for anything you do not want the host to take care of.

The Jiddi Space is equipped with a drop-down screen, ceiling-mounted projector, a cordless microphone, and WiFi. Both the Jiddi Space & Courtyard has speakers. You may opt to play music in the Jiddi Space alone or in both spaces. We can provide house background music or you are welcome to connect to our sound system to play the music of your choice. Your device must have a headphone jack input.

You will need to provide an HDMI compatible laptop (with an adapter if using a Mac) if you plan to use the projector. To test your A/V equipment, please arrive 30 mintues prior to guest arrival.

Yes! We have both elevator access and private street entry for guests to gain entry.

If you have reserved both the Jiddi Space & Courtyard, the Jiddi Space is utilized as your rain contingent for guest counts under 100. If your guest count is above 100 or you have other details of the event you would like to be covered, i.e the band/cocktail hour, you may also want to reserve a tent through a third party vendor. We recommend DeeJays Rentals (www.deejayseventrentals.com). Tent set-up completion must be prior to 11:00 am and removed the following day before 11:00 am.

In addition to food and beverage (and included in the rental fee for weekends), we provide the following:

Linens:  Standard black cotton in-­house tablecloths for dining and décor tables, white heavy cotton napkins with stripe (red stripe from Gravy, blue stripe from Sitti).

Market Lighting: Decorative lighting strung throughout Jiddi Space and Courtyard.

Tables: (18) 60” rounds (5) 8ft rectangles, (3) 6 ft rectangles.

Chairs: Jiddi Chairs for inside use: Walnut wood finish, with a pale sage green padded seat (100).

Cutlery: Plates, dishware, silverware for total guest count.

Glassware: Pint glasses for water/iced tea/soda, standard bar glasses, and Champagne flutes.

Candles: Glass globe candle holders with clear fuel cells, and small glass votive candles. 30 available, placed on tables or throughout the space.

Cocktail Tables: 6 30” highboys available. Linen rental required. Black or white linens may be rented in-­house for $15/ea (charge included in rental fee for weekend pricing).

Music: House background music.

Staff: Banquet Captain, servers, and bartenders based on guest count. Suggested 20% gratuity is not included.

Manager: In addition to your exclusive Banquet Captain, there is restaurant management staff available on-­site to answer any questions and to provide assistance if needed.

Event Manager: We offer unlimited communication via email or phone for building your event details.

The following are not included and we recommend considering:

DJ/Entertainment: We offer our in-­house music playlists (rotational), or you may bring an iPod/laptop/phone to connect with our system and play your own playlist. DJ’s, bands, and other performers are welcome. Please connect with us for logistics. Please communicate with your DJ/entertainment ahead of time to let them know if they will be performing indoors or outdoors, even if you are arranging for a tent. Many of these vendors have specifications on this logistic

Tenting Options: We do not provide tenting for your event but you are welcome to use a third party vendor. We suggest working with DeeJays Rentals (www.deejayseventrentals.com). Please communicate with us if you have put a tent on reserve so we can plan accordingly.

Yes! We have some preferred vendors who we have worked with who are fabulous. We have a handy list of them on our Preferred Vendors page.

No. You are welcome to use the vendors of your choice. But our preferred vendors do have a wonderful knowledge of our space and excellent working relationships with our staff.

Tax, 2% admin fee, and 20% suggested gratuity are in addition to the rental fee and food andbeverage minimum. The food and beverage minimum is a required spend in menu and drinks; all food and beverage at your event goes toward reaching this amount.

The closest parking decks to the Jiddi Space & Courtyard are the Wilmington Street deck, the Alexander Square deck, and the Moore Square deck. Entrances to all three decks are on S. Wilmington Street.

Vendors may temporarily park, while loading and unloading ONLY, in the gravel lot located on E Hargett St in between The Landmark Tavern and Alter Ego Salon. There is a ramp that leads to the back door of the Jiddi Space. Please contact Venue Manager for access.