What are your Food & Beverage Minimums at the Downtown Dallas event space?
- Sunday-Saturday $1500
- Sunday-Thursday $1500
- Friday & Saturday $3000
What applies towards my minimum?
All food & beverage including cash bar purchases during your event
Things that don’t apply:
- Gift cards
- Increasing staffing
- To-go orders
- Booking outside vendors through our department
What are your maximum capacities?
Full seating inside 110
Cocktail set-up inside 150
Seating on patio 55
Cocktail set-up full patio 200
What comes standard with a booking?
60inch Round Tables (seats 8-10)
Black Chiavari Chairs
Black table linens (85x85 squares)
Red napkins rolled in silverware
El Fenix Plates
El Fenix Silverware
Water & Wine Glasses
Cocktail tables upon request
What additional amenities are available?
Projector - $75
2 50" TVs - $200
Decorations - $50 to use, $75 if we set them up
Outside bar - $250
Heaters - $75 each
Hanging fee (for flags and other decorations) - $100
Wedding ceremony - $500
Additional hours - 4th hour is $250 and every additional hour is $500 each
Server for the buffet - $150
How long do events typically last?
- 3 hours for standard event (this does not include set-up or breakdown time)
- First extra hour is $250
- Second additional hour is $500
- All events must end by 12 AM (Friday-Saturday) and 10 PM (Sunday-Thursday)
What are the purchase minimums for the private event space? (pre-tax and gratuity)
Sunday – Thursday = $1,500
Friday and Saturday lunch = $1,500
Friday and Saturday evenings = $3,000
What is our responsibility in regards to set up/clean up, etc.?
We will have the tables set out with linens on them. You can come decorate as you wish. We will clean up afterwards - you just need to take anything with you that you’d like to keep.
- We cannot keep anything overnight; everything needs to be taken that night.
- Please no glitter/confetti/rice/sparklers. We suggest glow sticks and flower petals instead.
- Our only restriction is not to attach anything to the walls.
Does the $500 room fee count towards the purchase minimum?
No, this is an additional charge for the space. All other costs count towards the minimum.
Does the booking include both an inside space and the outside patio?
Yes, the booking includes the entire upstairs space.
Is there a discount for younger children?
Yes, children 3 and under eat for free and ages 4-10 eat for half off the original price.
Do you provide decorations?
Yes, they are $50 to use, $75 if we set them up for you.
What do the decorations include?
Maracas, Mexican blankets, mini piñatas, and mini sombreros.
Are we allowed to bring in our own decorations?
Absolutely! We just ask that you refrain from using glitter and attaching decorations to the walls.
Are linens included with the space and if so what color are they?
Yes, we provide black tablecloths and red napkins. You are welcome to rent and bring other options.
Do you have a projector that we can use?
Yes, for an additional $75.
Do you have heaters that we can use on the outdoor patio?
Yes, for an additional $75.
Do you have misters or fans for the outdoor patio?
Unfortunately no but feel free to bring your own.
When do we need to provide you with a final headcount?
2 weeks prior to event.
Will attendees 20 years old and younger be included in the alcohol package headcount?
Do individuals 21+ that are not going to drink count towards the alcohol package headcount?
Yes, unless you decide to provide your guests with drink tickets ($5 each).
Does the purchase minimum include taxes and gratuity?
No. It includes everything but the room fee, taxes and gratuity.
Can we bring a band or DJ?
Do you provide music?
We have speakers inside and outside – we can provide music via radio or you can hook it up to your phone/laptop via aux chord so feel free to make your own playlist.
Where can my guests park?
We will provide you with a parking pass that you can give to each guest. There’s a large parking lot right next to the restaurant.
Is there an additional wedding ceremony fee?
Is the total bill paid before or after event?
It’s paid the day of the event or beforehand. You’re welcome to arrive and pay first or at the end of the event.
Can we tent the outdoor patio?
No, unfortunately it’s against code.
Is the upstairs private event space wheelchair accessible?
Does our event time include setup and cleanup?
No, please check in with us to confirm at what time you can come in for set up. Cleanup begins at the end of your event.
What color is the plating?
Plates, glassware and utensils are all included in the room rental. We use the same off-white plates that are used in the restaurant.
Can we bring event decorations the day before and store them on site?
Items may only be brought the day of the event and must be taken home after the event if desired to keep.
Should our vendors (photographer, bakery, florist, etc.) coordinate with you?
Vendors should be aware that there are stairs only to the event space (no elevators) and that they will be responsible for getting all items up to the room. If a vendor does need an El Fenix employee on-site for delivery they will need to make arrangements beforehand. Otherwise they are free to go up to the room as needed.
What are the restrictions for decorations? Any restrictions on sendoffs (sparklers, birdseed, bubbles, etc)?
No sparklers, glitter, confetti, or birdseed. We suggest bubbles, flower petals, and glow sticks. Also, please do not attach anything to the walls.
Are we able to have directional signage at the main entrance?
Absolutely! We have an easel that you can use and make a poster for.
What tables are available with rental?
Inside Banquet room:
-12 60" round tables
-2 40" round tables
-2 6 ft rectangular tables
-7 8 ft rectangular tables
-6 30" cocktail tables
-6 4 top square tables
-4 2 top round tables
-2 60" stone round tables
ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL FEES?
- Projector - $75
- 2 50" TVs - $200
- Decorations - $50 to use, $75 to use and set up
- Outside bar - $250
- Heaters - $75 each
- Hanging fee (for flags and other decorations) - $100
- Wedding ceremony - $500 *includes 4th hour, champagne toast, cake cutting, decorations, use of wireless microphone, staffing for ceremony set up transition to reception set up*
- Additional hours - 4th hour is $250, every additional hour is $500 each
- Server for the buffet - $150
- Cake cutting: $100
- Champagne toast: $100