If you're interested in renting our beautiful venue, start by inquiring here.
We understand that moods constantly change but when you enter into our venue, no matter your state of mind, our goal is to have you leave us with a positive aura as we make many memorable moments.
We require a signed contract and a 50% non-refundable 1st installment payment (25% due for Weddings) to secure your date.
Venue rentals are on a first come, first serve basis and dates will only be saved when requirements are met. (Discounts/Promotions differ)
All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing within 60 days from the date of the signed booking contract, once payment is received, it is non-refundable. (Discounts/Promotion Deals Differ)
▪ More than 60 days (about 2 months) cancellation in advance, 25% of total due.
▪ More than 14 days (about 2 weeks) cancellation and less than 60 days (about 2
months) in advance, 100% of the total fee due.
▪ Any payments not made when due, cancels the event and forfeits the deposit.
Cancellation of more than 60 days in advance, customers shall pay 25% of total fee due.
● Cancellation of more than 14 days and less than 60 days in advance, 75% of total fee due
● If the customer cancels 14 days or less in advance of the event, 100% of the total fee due.
● Any payment not made when due, cancels the event and the deposit forfeited.
All security deposits are Non-refundable. The Refundable Incidental fee will be refunded within 30 days of your event as long as contract terms are met, and venue is returned in prior condition – we strive to return 100% of all funding!
Yes, you may bring your own alcohol, during our event nights self-service is allowed with purchase of a mocktail. During scheduled events and weddings all alcohol must be served by a RAMP or TIPS licensed bartender. For a cash bar, you must use a licensed seller with a Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Off-Premises Catering Permit. In addition, food must accompany alcoholic beverages at all events.
Those with impaired behavior may be asked to leave the event by management or security personal.
As you plan, please use the following guidelines. Keep in mind there are many factors that can affect the number of guests you can seat (i.e., band, food stations, podium, registration table and more). Please contact us to discuss your plans and a custom layout.
Ceremony/Lecture Style Seating
· Seating for 125 guests in lower level, additional guests overlooking on balcony up to 160 guests' total.
· 150 guests for sit down plated or buffet meal (102 on main floor and 48 guests in balcony)
· 120 guests for sit down plated or buffet meal with open dance floor (72 guest on main floor and 48 guests in balcony)
· 220 guests (Cocktail Tables and Chairs) for heavy hors d’oeuvres reception with limited seating
No. We will do that for you based on the floorplan you provide us 2 weeks prior to your event. The venue rental agreement includes placement of tables and chairs in the arrangement of your choice at start of event. There is an additional fee charged to rearrange tables and chairs during the event.
Yes, Base White Table Linen for wedding rentals. Chair covers, chair sashes, and linen napkins are available to rent by one of our trusted vendors. Set-up of all linens is not included in rental fee.
Yes, candles are permitted as long as there are no open flames, and they are not placed on the floor or windowsills. All candles and flames must be completely enclosed in a (non-flammable) holder. No sparklers or torches are permitted
The following items are prohibited in decorating and may NOT be used on the property: helium balloons, nails, screws, tacks, staples, duct tape, glitter, confetti, birdseed.
We DO allow bubbles, flower petals, fog/bubble machines. (If balloons drift up, to retrieve will be at renters' expense).
A Carlisle Borough parking lot is located directly behind the building. The lot behind Mood Swings at the Vault is half metered parking and half permit holders only Monday – Friday 7am-5:00pm. It is available evenings and weekends for free event parking. Several additional boroughs lots and a parking garage are located within 2 blocks of Mood Swings at the Vault.
Parking meters on Hanover St. and Mulberry Avenue are in use Monday-Friday 8am-4:00pm. Passport Parking App can be used to make credit card payments.
You will be responsible for removing all items brought to the venue for your event, including any leftover food, and trash. Any spills or stains should be removed or wiped up as well.
All of our wedding rental packages include a trash haul service, you are simply required to place all debris and unwanted items in the provided trash bins.
For all other rental packages, you or your caterer is responsible for removing all trash and placing it in the designated dumpster behind the building.
Security may be required for public events with more than 50 guests and any event serving alcohol. The number of security officers required is based on the number of guests and event details. This is at the final discretion of the Venue Manager.
You are responsible for employing the appropriate number of security guards from a licensed and insured security agency to properly serve and protect the public and control the conduct of people invited onto the facility. We recommend INA security at 5235 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Phone 717-599-5505. You may choose to have their officers dressed in business attire or security uniforms.
You are responsible for acquiring $1,000,000.00 event and alcohol liability insurance which names Mood Swings at the Vault as additional insured. An event insurance policy must be obtained, and certificate of insurance provided to Mood Swings at the Vault 14 days prior to event.
A general liability insurance policy will protect you from unforeseen incidents and accidents such as a guest getting into a drunken fight and throwing a chair into the wall.
Your homeowner or auto insurance may already cover this, or your insurance agent may be able to provide you with a one-day event policy. We will be happy to provide you with the names of insurance companies that specialize in one-day special event insurance.
Yes, we are proud to offer a 10% discount for active duty and retired servicemen and women. Please provide proof of status when booking.
All vendors must be insured and show proof of insurance. All vendors must adhere to the terms of our guidelines included in your venue rental agreement.
We can provide you with a list of trusted vendors once you have booked, however you are free to use any vendors as long as the vendor is certified (if required by law) and has liability and workers’ compensation insurance.
We provide one handicap accessible restroom on the main level. There are two large bathrooms located in the basement for guests use. The dressing room suite has one bathroom for use by the wedding party or performers when used as a greenroom.
The main floor of the building is handicapped accessible. Not all areas are handicapped accessible, but we strive to be as accommodating as possible. Do not hesitate to ask us about special situations and circumstances.
A Venue Manager will be onsite for the duration of your event and is the representative of Mood Swings at the Vault. They facilitate and control the operation of all aspects of the venue, such as the building, equipment and all services. The primary role of the Venue Manager is to ensure the safety of you, your guests, and vendors and lend assistance to you as needed.
Please note the Venue Manager is representing the venue and does not replace a professional day-of wedding coordinator or event planner.