Event FAQS

Can I have a tour of Deity and speak with an Events Coordinator?

Yes, we showings of our space by Appointment Only with an Events Coordinator on hand to answer all of your questions. Please fill out an “Request a Quote” Form  to set this up.

Does Deity charge an Extra fee for an Event Coordinator?

We automatically provide you with an Day-of-Event Coordinator as part of your Event Package. However, additional charges may incur if our services are required beyond what is included in your package.

What services does the Deity day-of event coordinator provide?

One of Deity’s “day-of” event, on-site coordinators will be there for your initial showing of the space and to answer questions that day. They will also be present for one planning meeting (if necessary) to discuss the timing and the flow of your Event. Finally, they will be there the day of the Event to execute that plan. Our day-of coordinator is not your Event planner. They are there simply to make sure things run smoothly.

 

Because Deity has 3 floors, does that mean our Wedding party will be broken up between the different floors?

No, it will not. Each of Deity’s 3 distinct levels will be used separately at different times through the course of the Wedding. And all of your guests will be together with you on the floor being used at that moment.

Does Deity Allow Outside Catering?

We do not allow outside catering, we have an Executive Chef on staff to help design your Menu to your tastes or for your Cultural Specifications

What kind of Food Service does Deity offer? And up to how many Guests?

Cocktail Party: Light Passed Hors D’oeuvres for up to 300 Guests

Seated Dinner: Served Family-Style for up to 150 Guests

Cocktail Reception: Heavy Passed Food for up to 150 Guests

Does Deity offer Vegetarian or Vegan Options?

Yes! We have a lot of Tasty Options from our Executive Chef (see our Catering Section for Menu options)

Does Deity offer Kosher meals?

We are not a Kosher kitchen, however we can order individual meals from a local Kosher kitchen if they are needed for a select group for  an additional charge.

Does Deity’s Catering provide Tastings?

Yes, a tasting can be arranged for a fee.  They are a little more logistically difficult for us to do because we are not a full-time restaurant. We have to order food and bring in both the Chef and a server specifically for your tasting.

However, we realize a tasting might be important to a small percentage of our customers.   So we offer a tasting for a flat fee of $150 per person.  This cost helps defer the cost of the food and staffing for a tastings, though obviously does not cover all of it.

However, our Chef, Jason Bunin is also the Head Chef of a cozy little spot “Pino Wine Bar & Kitchen” located in the Murray Hill/Kip’s Bay section of Manhattan. You are always welcome to have a night out there, he is generally on-site Monday-Thursday, to sample some of his dishes. Much of the selection is the same as our Deity Catering choices. Here is a link to the Yelp Reviews of Pino and of Chef Bunin.

Does Deity Allow Outside Event Planners?

We only allow pre-approved Event Planners. Please consult with your Deity before hiring an Event Planner. Or if you are already coming to us with a Planner, please provide that information up front.

Does Deity Does Deity Allow Outside Vendors?

Deity already offers many In-House Services, so We only allow Pre-Approved Vendors. This means that you must speak to your Event Coordinator about your plans so that arrangements can be made in order to make your Event run as smoothly as possible. This applies to Event Planners, Florists, Photo Booths, Decor, Lighting, Photographers, Bakeries, Musicians or Officiants. We do not allow outside Catering, DJs, or Security.

Am I Allowed Access to Deity before my Event?

We allow access to the Venue for an hourly fee for Rehearsals and for Set-up, so that we can have a dedicated staff member there to assist you. This does not include any Planning Meetings with your Deity Day-of-Event Coordinator  in the weeks prior to your event.

Am I allowed to Create my own DIY Decor?

Deity already has it’s own distinct decor that comes complimentary with each event. However, if you would like to add some of your own personal touches,  We allow this for simple pre-approved decor only. For instance, decor items that are already arranged or constructed and are easily set out by a Deity Staff member.  If more assistance is required, Deity will charge a nominal fee for staff.

Does Deity provide Tables & Chairs?

We provide a Variety of Table and Seating Combinations as part of your Event Package. Folding tables, Large Round Tables, Hi-tops, Cocktail Tables, Stools, Wooden Folding Chairs, just to name a few of your choices at your disposal.

Does Deity provide Real China & Flatware?

Yes we do, free of charge

Does Deity provide their own Linens?

We provide Pintuck Ivory Tablecloths as well as real  Linen Napkins as part of our Event Packages. Custom Colors and Patterns are available for an additional fee.

Does Deity Allow Outside Cakes/Cupcakes?

We do allow outside cakes/cupcakes, however we offer many in-house Desserts (see Menu)  and also work with a preferred Bakery (Betty Bakery) for Custom Cakes and Cupcakes.

Does Deity charge for Cake Cutting?

No! It’s part of your Event package

What are Deity’s Bar Options?

We Offer both Open Tab (Consumption Bar) & Open Bar, with an option to switch to a Cash bar once Pre-pay Minimums are met. As a client you have the choice of offering Wine, Beer, and Well only as well as Premium Brands.

Does Deity have a Sound System and Microphone?

Yes, We are professionally wired for sound with Microphones on all of our Floors

Does Deity have a Projector?

Yes, we have 2 state of the art video projectors on our Lounge level. Access to these and a professional AV tech will be provided for $250. You will be put in touch with the technician about formatting and for testing. Arrangements need to made and any video must be provided to us at least 10 days in advance for use of the equipment.

Does Deity allow Outside DJs?

We do not, except for Bar/Bat  Mitzvahs*, but will provide you with a amazing professional DJ as part of your Deity package.

*We strongly recommend using an entertainment company for bar/bat mitzvahs. See our Deity Vendor List for suggestions.

Does Deity have a 1st Dance Space?

Yes, We have an Entire Floor Dedicated to your Reception with an Optimized Sound System, Professional DJ Booth, and Custom Lighting

Will the Deity DJ play my Preferred Music?

Our DJ will be your DJ- They will play anything you want.

Does Deity allow a Band instead of a DJ?

Yes we do.  However we require the use of our In-House Sound Technician to set up the band and to use of our Sound Equipment. We charge a nominal fee to do this.

Who is Responsible for Cleaning the Space?

Our Helpful Staff is Responsible for Cleaning the Space. However, if you choose to bring in an Outside Vendor, we ask that the Vendors clean up after Themselves

How does Deity Handle any left Personal Items?

Please be sure that all your items are taken at the end, the day of the event. We are limited for space at Deity and do not have room to store your left items.  Deity is not responsible for any items left at our venue after an Event.