Venue 31 provides unique event space
Published 2:35 pm Tuesday, February 23, 2016
By JESSA PEASE / Staff Writer
PELHAM— The warehouse that houses Pelham’s own haunted attraction also provides a rental space for parties, consignment sales, conventions and more through Venue 31.
“It’s not a ballroom space, but it’s a warehouse space that can easily be transformed for just about any type of event you want to have,” said owner Jason Sills.
Sills said he has hosted several events, such as sweet sixteens, quinceañeras, baptismal parties and events for larger organizations. The annual Jubilee Joe’s Crawfish Broil and Ladybug Lane Consignment sale are also held at Venue 31.
“It’s universal. It’s not a typical convention type place,” Sills said. “I think we have just found a niche that we’ve been going after.”
While some places might have restrictions on what renters can bring to an event, Sills said Venue 31 is open to most items. At past events, people have hired decorators who’ve hung chandeliers, created elaborate centerpieces and more.
Venue 31 can also provide tables and chairs, audio and video elements and a list of vendors for renters to use. As the venue has a liquor license, guests may also have alcohol provided through the bar.
Outside of guests bringing their own alcohol, Sills said people can bring anything they’d like, including bands and DJs.
“Everything has been very positive,” he said. “I think it’s just the way we are flexible and work with people both before and after for the clean up and set up. We try to make sure we are very competitively priced.”
Flexible hours are another thing Sills said sets Venue 31 apart. If someone has an event on a Saturday, Sills said they can set up on a Friday, if there isn’t an event, or even during the week.
Expanding the business into Venue 31 was a natural progression for the building, Sills said. As they developed Warehouse 31, laid out the design and found out how much of the building they’d need for it, Sills said they realized they could expand.
“We just recognized there was empty space that we weren’t using and how it would tie in perfectly, with us being event organizers anyway, for us to turn it into an event rental space,” he said.
For more information or to book an event, contact 419.7226, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Venue31.com.