Frequently Asked Questions
Can the Museum be rented for private events?
Yes. There are 4 ballrooms
available which range in size from 1,883-14,000 square feet. These distinctive rooms can accommodate 50-1,500 people
for corporate, social, weddings and public events in this North Dallas venue location.
What does the rental rate include?
The base rental rate
includes free access to the museum for all of your quests without paying admission. Free parking is also included.
Can I bring in my own catering?
We utilize the Ritz-NTX Catering menu. Please call us for further details.
Can I bring in my own alcohol?
While most of our caterers have a Texas Alcoholic and Beverage Control (TABC) license and can provide bar and wine service to support your event, we also will allow you to bring in your own alcohol,
as long as the caterer provides a TABC trained bartender to serve. Because they often leak,
galvanized tubs may not be used for icing down beverages. In addition, keg beer is prohibited in the venue.
When are payments due?
Traditionally, 25% of the estimated total event cost is due at execution of the rental agreement and this is the only way that a date is confirmed. An additional 25% is due 60 days prior, and the remaining 50% is due 30 days prior. However, certain large events, and events that occur on holidays may require a more substantial deposit. Any residual amount due, such as extended hours, additional tables, chairs, linen, or guest overages, will be due within 48 hours after the event.
Is there a security deposit?
Yes, there is a $1,000 refundable cleaning deposit and a $500 refundable damage deposit. These are due 30 days prior to the event, and will be refunded with 10 days after the event.
How much time do I have for set up?
Generally, the 7 hour time allowance for your event includes 2 hours for set up and 1 hour for clean up and load out. Time may be added for an additional cost, subject to availability. If you have vendors who may need to make a delivery, they must use the dock area located on the West side of the building. We are not responsible for items left in the building.
Can I set up my own Tables and Chairs?
No. We have tables and chairs available which we will have set up for you before your rental period begins, which saves you money. Our floors are one of our most beautiful features and we do not drag tables. They are set into place by our banqueting staff. If you desire a special chair, we will rent them and set them up for you.
Can I bring in my own table clothes and chair covers?
We have our own inventory of white tablecloths and chair covers, and can supply you with overlays in a variety of color and fabrics for your wedding or event at a very competitive price. By allowing us to supply these, they are properly draped on each table, or placed on each chair before your rental period begins, saving you money.
Can I bring in my own security?
No. The role of the security officer (allow one per 250 guests) is to protect your guests from damaging the collection of rare and expensive automobiles. Damages may result in forfeiture of the required $500 refundable damage deposit.
Is there a charge for parking?
No. Parking is included. We have 450 parking places that are secure and well lit and have handicapped slots for your wedding or venue.
Why is there an Administrative Fee?
Like many venues we do charge a fee over and above the rental charge. However, ours is 10% - less than half - of what most hotels and other similar venues charge. This Administrative Fee helps the museum cover overhead, documentation, preparations, and proper management of the event. This is
not intended to be a service charge, tip, or gratuity for the catering wait staff, employees or bartenders.
How are the acoustics?
Due to soft ceiling treatments, the acoustics are excellent. However, if you are using all of the Large Platinum Room we suggest that your band, DJ, or audio visual vendor use a delayed speaker system for your venue or wedding.
Are there any limitations on decorations?
Yes. It is critical to our sponsors that we protect the integrity of the museum. Therefore, no hazardous, poisonous and/or flammable materials may be used at the venue, including the immediate vicinity outside the venue. The following items are also prohibited: helium-filled balloons, glue, paint, nails, tacks, screws, glitter, tape (except gaffers tape for the purpose of securing cables to the floor), marbles, confetti, rice, decals, stickers, silly string, sand, sawdust, glue, tape, nails, screws or staples, sparklers and other similar materials. No animals, other than those providing assistance to guests with disabilities, are allowed. No open flames are permitted; only pre-approved votives are allowed on reception tables.
Can we drop rose petals or throw birdseed?
You may drop only artificial rose petals at your wedding, since real ones have a staining quality that may damage the floors. However, Bubbles, birdseed and rice may be used outside.
Sparklers are considered fireworks and are not allowed by city ordinance.
When may we schedule a wedding rehearsal?
If no other event is booked the day prior, a 2 hour wedding rehearsal will be allowed at no charge during regular operating hours. If the rehearsal occurs outside of these hours, there will be a $150.00 charge to keep the museum open for the wedding rehearsal.
May we have a bridal portrait taken at NTX?
Yes. Bridal portraits may be taken at the venue during regular operating hours at no charge if the wedding is being held at NTX. If not, there is a $150.00 photography fee which covers 2 hours of access. You are not permitted to touch the cars.
Are there any hotels nearby for my out-of-town guests?
Yes, the Doubletree Dallas Richardson is located within two miles and offers a special NTX rate of $69.
What makes your rooms different?
When you want to have a wedding in Dallas with a WOW factor, you will miss out if you do not see our venue before signing your contract! You will see where congressional representatives, city officials and doctors more often choose for their events! Many big corporations in Dallas have booked our facility for different functions. This is THE happening venue in Dallas and its cost is very reasonable! You can have the lowest cost for alcoholic drinks compared to any venue in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, McKinney, Plano, Richardson, Highland Park, or Park Cities! We can let you do it through a certified bartender where you pay only a few hundred dollars to the bartender and bring your own drinks, just like you would do in a party at your own home with a certified bartender (if you live in Dallas, Plano, Arlington, Richardson, McKinney, Dallas Fort Worth, or Highland Park areas).
We have a room called The Dream Room that will be any color you want with a click of a button! Beautiful snow-white curtains surround you and your guests. With LED lighting this room is meant to be unique and yet can be changed to what you want in a second with our surround-lighting!
Our large Platinum Room is more formal with white platinum floors and vaulted ceiling and curtains, has the potential to be decorated as the nicest room in Dallas venues due to its platinum floors! An amazing marble gazebo makes you feel you are in Paradise!
The Castle Room is for the budget wedding in our Dallas venue with an elegant castle-like theme. For the price this is the biggest venue room in Dallas. Your wedding does not have to be expensive to look amazing! No matter where your guests are coming from, Plano, Fort Worth, Arlington or Richardson, they will easily find us. We are across and just down the street from the University of Texas in Dallas!
Our small Platinum Room serves guests in Dallas, Plano, Richardson, and McKinney seeking a venue more suited for small weddings, birthday parties, or university events.
Spectacular - not just an ordinary venue - the two-million-dollar floors will make you smile at the entrance! Your guests will not believe such a venue exists in Dallas for weddings, conferences, medical conventions or corporate parties.
Just amazing! Voted by event planners the top place in north Dallas, The NTX Event Center is capable of accommodating any size event from 20 to 2000 people.
With multiple rooms of different sizes your event will be remembered whether a wedding in Dallas, corporate event in Dallas, Christmas party in Dallas, birthday party in Dallas, bridal shower in Dallas, or a bachelor party in Dallas! We have the WOW factor!
If you are from one of these cities you should come and be warmly welcomed for a tour:
Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Richardson, Plano, McKinney, Highland Park, Park Cities and more...