Guidelines, Guest Policies & Expectations

Facility The Franklinton Center at Bricks (FCAB) mix of nature, history, and contemporary amenities make it an ideal place for reflection, retreat, and renewal.

FCAB staff is available by appointment for a rental tour of the facility or a pre-event walk-through. During your event FCAB staff will be available on site.

Physical Address: 281 Bricks Lane, Whitakers, NC 27891
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 220, Whitakers, NC 27891

Meals FCAB menus are designed to offer guests a selection of delicious, healthy and high quality items that have been prepared for your enjoyment. Meal selections will determine the price per meal. All meals are prepared by our skilled culinary staff using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.

A final meal count is required 2 weeks prior to your event and cannot be decreased. This guaranteed number may be increased up to 3 days before your event.

Equipment Rental (Outside Source) Equipment rented from another source must be approved by FCAB. The renter is responsibility for contacting, contracting, and paying for their events rental needs.

Deposit and Cancellation Policy All renters are required to pay a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit in the amount of half (1/2) of the cost of their event to confirm their reservation.

Notice of cancellation must be given a minimum of 5 days prior to event. If cancelled less than 5 days prior to the event, the facility fee plus the full amount of anticipated charges are due. If cancelled less than 1 day prior to the event, the facility fee plus the full amount of anticipated charges are due.

FCAB reserves the right to make cancellations in the event of an emergency. If cancellation is initiated by FCAB, the deposit and usage fees will be returned in full.

Excess Use Charge Facility pricing is based on an 8-hour time frame. There is an additional fee of $100.00 per additional hour or part thereof used.

Overnight Guest Accommodations Because we are not a full service hotel overnight guestroom accommodations must be arranged through the use of event contact person (renter). FCAB will not be responsible for collection of individual room charges. Amounts are to be paid by Renter.

Check-In: 3:00 PM
Check-Out: 11:00 AM

Photography Events and activities taking place at Franklinton Center at Bricks may be photographed for use in print, video, and on-line marketing of the facility.

Space All renters are required to leave the premises in the condition in which it was found upon initial arrival. The space will be inspected at the completion of your event.

It is your responsibility as the renter to ensure that sufficient set-up time is established for the commencement of your event. It is your responsibility to coordinate deliveries and pick-ups with FCAB.

Outside caterers, decorators, event planners/coordinators and other event contractors must set-up in the event area during the designated and agreed upon times. It is the renter’s responsibility to ensure their contractors have sufficient time to complete tasks before the arrival of guests. FCAB reserves the right to change set-up of any event to provide ensure safety and protection to its facility and guests.

Decorations will be limited to free standing or table top items. With prior approval, renters may be allowed to use BLUE PAINTERS TAPE to adhere items to surfaces. Without prior approval, items are not to be adhered in any fashion to the facility walls, windows, doors, and/or ceilings.

Balloons utilized as decorations must not be left hanging from the ceilings, light fixtures or ceiling fans or light fixtures. restrained.

The use of glitter, confetti, or artificial flower petals are prohibited on our campus or grounds due to clean-up difficulty.

Renter is responsible for the replacement or repair of broken or damaged FCAB property. All trash and recycling should be removed by renter and put in the dumpster or recycling bins located to the right of the Dining Facility. If FCAB property is damaged or not left in the conditions found, renter will receive a detailed invoice to request payment for repair, replacement, or excessive additional cleaning. In addition, the renter may lose the privilege of future rentals.

 

POLICIES AND EXPECTATIONS

Illegal drugs and firearms are strictly prohibited and the use of such on these premises will be reported to the proper authorities and will result in immediate termination of event.

No flammable decorations (ie. candles or incense) are to be installed or used inside our buildings.

Nails, tacks, or other metal objects cannot be used on our buildings.

The use of glitter, confetti, sidewalk chalk, or artificial flower petals are prohibited on our campus or grounds due to clean-up difficulties.

FCAB will provide only the tables and chairs that are available on site. Chairs and tables cannot be moved from one building to another. Additional equipment must be rented at renters expense.

Smoking is prohibited inside Franklinton Center at Bricks buildings. While smoking is allowed on the grounds, please refrain from smoking at the entrances to the buildings and be sure to dispose of cigarette butts appropriately.

FCAB is not responsible for any items or property belonging to guests that are lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed while on the premises.

All trash and recycling should be removed by renter and put in the dumpster or recycling bins located to the right of the Dining Facility. At the end of your event, the facilities should be returned in the order they were received.

Renter is responsible for the replacement or repair of broken or damaged FCAB property. If FCAB property is damaged, renter will receive an additional invoice.