FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Which days are available for private events?
We schedule private events Monday thru Thursday.
What is included in the space?
Exclusive use of the space and furniture. Wi-Fi is available during your event.
What are the minimum and maximum number of guests for an event? How many guests can fit in the venue?
We start our events at 20 people. Our dining room can seat 35 people. Our patios can accommodate up to 50. Our Yard (amphitheater) has seating for 100, but can accommodate much larger groups standing, or with additional seating.
What food is available?
Are table and chairs available for rent?
You are welcome to use our existing restaurant seating. We cannot move any furniture out of the space. We recommend using a third party to source additional chairs and tables for yard events.
Who is responsible for setting up & breaking down rented tents, tables and chairs for my yard event?
You, or your third-party vendor, are responsible for the setup and removal of additional furniture by the agreed upon end of your event. We simply expect the restaurant to be returned to the way you found it.
Can I bring my own alcohol?
No. Neighbor's Kitchen & Yard carries a mixed beverage license. By law, no outside alcoholic beverages may be brought onto the property.
What about parking?
There is a dirt lot at the north end, a city lot at the south end of the buildings. After 5pm, parking is available in the adjacent Wells Fargo lot. You can find parking lots throughout the historic downtown area.
Is there a loading and unloading area?
Yes. All loading and unloading must be planned and scheduled with our event coordinator. We are not the only ones who use that area.
How late can music play at Neighbors?
All outdoor amplified music must be completed by midnight.
Can we bring in our own decorations? What about candles?
You may bring in your own decor, such as floral arrangements, table linens, etc. But all decorations must be installed in a way that does not damage our facility – no staples, tacks, glue guns, or nails.
Candles may be allowed upon our approval. Our building was built in 1918, so we have to be extra careful when it comes to open flames. All flames must be encased.
We also have recommendations for florists.
How many bathrooms are on site?
We have two bathrooms: one for men, one for women, each with 4 stalls. For yard events, we can also discuss bringing in additional port-o-johns for an additional fee.
Are there overnight accommodations nearby?
Yes, Neighbor's is located in Texas's most historic small town, downtown Bastrop. We are just 1 mile from many hotel and bed & breakfast options including: Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Quality Inn, and Pecan Street Inn. Hyatt Lost Pines resort is located 8 miles west of Neighbor's.
How do I book the space?
In order to book a date, a signed agreement and deposit are required. Fill out the event form to get the process started.
Are there any other expenses associated with renting the space?
A 20% gratuity will be charged to all food and beverages served.
Depending on the event size and timing, we may also charge a fee for the space.
We offer several other amenities at additional cost, such as projector & screen, music/band booking, and port-o-johns.