Tuscaloosa River Market

The Tuscaloosa River Market is located on the beautiful banks of the Black Warrior River and features over 5,600 square feet of versatile event space to accommodate weddings, banquet dinners, fundraisers, civic gatherings and much more. Tuscaloosa River Market can support seated banquets for up to 400 guests, auditorium style events for up to 800 guests and open festival space for up to 3,000 guests.

Tuscaloosa River Market Event Use Rates

EQUIPMENT & SET-UP: All rentals include use and set-up of tables (72" round, 8' & 6' rectangle, 36" bistros), 400 black, padded Chiavari chairs, house A/V equipment, and up to (5) 10x10 foot sections of standard 9 ft. black pipe & drape.  ..... INCLUDED in rental fee

STANDARD RATE: 3 hour event with 2 hours for vendor load-in and 1 hour at the end for break-down. Standard rental rate includes use of tables, chairs, and standard A/V. River Market staff, a custodian, a security guard, and we set-up the venue for you.

..... $2,250.00

DAY USE RENTAL: Applicable for events that occur Monday - Friday between the hours of 9 am to 3 pm.  3 hour event with 2 hours for vendor load-in and 1 hour at the end for break-down. Standard rental rate includes use of tables, chairs, and standard A/V. River Market staff, a custodian, a security guard, and we set-up the venue for you.

..... $750.00
FULL DAY RENTAL: An event with a specific period of event time, specific hours for vendor load in, and after conclusion of the event for removal of personal items and clean up, that occurs between 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Friday or from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Saturdays.  ..... $2,750.00
FRONT PARKING LOT AS EVENT SPACE: Rates depend on renter’s needs for additional barricades and personnel to support the additional event space as determined by the Operations Manager. (Example: 50 barricades, 8 additional security, 2 additional custodians, 2 additional Operations Assistants = $1,210.00)  ..... Rates Vary

 

EVENT DEPOSIT:  25% of the total is due at the time of booking and approved proposal is required to confirm the hold on the event date. The remaining balance is due in full 30 days prior to the event.  
 

..... 25% of Total 

ADDITIONAL HOURS: Extending event, set-up, & strike times, adding rehearsals or event run-throughs are subject to additional hourly rate. Additional hours must be added at least two weeks in advance of the event.

..... $250.00 per hour

 

SPECIAL EVENT LIABILITY INSURANCE REQUIRED: Renter is contractually obligated to obtain event liability coverage through a third party provider. See rental agreement terms and conditions for more information. Certificate of Liability Insurance is required to be on file 30 days prior to the event. Policy must name “City of Tuscaloosa, its agents, officers, and employees” as additional insureds. 

 

..... Cost: Vary

 

CUSTODIAL FEE: One custodian is included at no extra charge as part of your rental agreement. Renter will pay for an additional custodian at a ratio of one custodian per 100 guests at a rate of $20 per custodian per hour for a minimum of 4 hours. 

 

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(1)INCLUDED: Additional $20.00 per worker per hour with a 4 hour minimum

 

 

SECURITY FEE: One security guard is included at no extra charge as part of your rental agreement. Renter will pay for an additional guard at a ratio of one guard per 100 guests at a rate of $20 per guard per hour for a minimum of 4 hours.

  

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(1)INCLUDED: Additional $20.00 per worker per hour with a 4 hour minimum

 

 

LINEN RENTAL: Linen rental service is available. Prices vary. Visit www.werentlinens.com to view linen variety. Speak to City Venue Operations staff to place your order. 

 

..... Rates Vary

 

PREMIUM DRAPE: 16-foot tall Pipe & Drape options are available at a rate of $100 per 10foot wide section. Colors available: Black, Champaign, & Ivory Voile 

 

..... $100.00 per 10-foot section 

 

Maximum number of people for these rates - 350
(Price may increase as attendance increases at River Market Manager’s discretion) A damage deposit may be required depending on the nature of the event

 

   

 

Golf Cart Service:  $50.00 per golf cart per hour with a 2 hour minimum (2 carts with drivers available) 

 

..... $50 per cart

 

Additional Set-up required: Use of Pipe & Drape and or any significant changes to the layout occur during the scheduled event and require additional staff.

 

..... Starting at $250.00

Preferred Caterers

Casual Class - Bar Service

Name of Contact: Lauren Shoemaker

Title of Contact: Director of Special Events

Phone: 205.248.8386

Cell:205.394.8895

Email: Casualclasscatering@gmail.com

Address: 301 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, Al 35401

*If you wish to have alcohol at your event you must contract with Casual Class.

Chuy's Tex-Mex

1320 McFarland Blvd. E. Ste. 710
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Contact: Jason Hutchins
Phone: 205-349-4947
Fax: 205-752-7945
Email: jhutchins@chuys.com

Full Moon BBQ

Name of Contact: Brian Ahmed

Phone: 205.886.9447

Email: brianfullmoon@gmail.com

Address: 1434 McFarland Blvd. East, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404

Heritage House

Contact: Rebekah Wanstal
Phone: 205-758-0042; 454-4617
Email: heritagehousecoffee@gmail.com

Jim N' Nicks BBQ

Name of Contact: April Godwin

Title of Contact: Catering Call Center Manager

Phone: 205.637.2977, 205.739.8233

Website: www.jimnnicks.com

Email: agodwin@jimnnicks.com

Address: 305 21st Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Local Roots

Contact: Dustin Spruill
Phone: 205-650-4050
Email: info@eatlocalroots.com

Olive Garden

2100 McFarland Blvd E.

Tuscaloosa, AL 35404

Contact: Scot Cooper

OGUSA1465@darden.com

Phone: 205-750-0321

Fax: 205-750-0529

www.ogtogo.com

River

1605 Jack Warner Parkway 1005
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Contact: Lauren Haddock
Phone: 205-632-3801
Email: lhaddock@rivertuscaloosa.com

Robertson's BBQ & Catering

Name of Contact: Renee Robertson

Title of Contact: Owner

Phone: 205.366.2208

Website: catering@robertsonsbbq.com

Email: robertsonsbbq.com

Address: 17099 Ralph Loop Road, Ralph, AL 35480

Southern Ale House

1530 McFarland Blvd. N

Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

205-248-7500

Email: chelsey@southernalehouse.com

Southern Foodservice Management

Name of Contact: David Garrett

Title of Contact: Executive Chief

Phone: 205.534.3375

Email: David.garett@southernfoodservice.com

CATERERS: HOW TO GET ON OUR LIST

AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2018 

ALL CATERERS (Preferred, Approved, & New) MUST REAPPLY 

for the City of Tuscaloosa Catering Vendor Program

CLICK LINK BELOW:

CATERING VENDOR APPLICATION