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POLICIES & RULES

CAPACITY

  • We have a strict max capacity of 15 people on site at any one time.

SETUP / BREAKDOWN

  • Setup and pack-up must be included in the rental time-frame.
     

  • No confetti, glitter, birdseed, potpourri, and/or rice are permitted on the Property and/or Premises without review and prior approval.
     

  • All decorations must be removed before the Departure Date and Time without leaving damages.
     

  • Use of signs, streamers, balloons, or decorations of any kind outside the grounds of the Property is strictly prohibited.
     

  • Nails, tacks and staples may not be used on any surfaces, including floors. Decorations may not be hung from light fixtures, fire sprinklers, ceiling fans or lamps. The only adhesive material allowed on the walls is 3M Command Strips and painter’s tape. Transparent tape or double stick tape is not allowed.
     

  • Our team is happy to pre-setup provided tables and chairs in your preferred configuration with advanced notice. 
     

  • Space must be reasonably cleaned, reset to original configuration and garbage disposed of in provided garbage bins by the end of booking time or an additional cleaning fee will be added at a minimum of $45.
     

ACCESS & SUPPORT

  • One of our team members is required to be on site during your booking and will be available to provide access & support during your booking.
     

  • Our team will coordinate with you to ensure we are out of the way but available for any questions, support or requested furniture moves.
     

PARKING

  • Parking is available on Heights Blvd in marked spaces and along 14th street.
     

  • There is a bus stop which is a no parking zone directly in front of the property which guests cannot park or unload in.  
     

  • Guests cannot block driveways or sidewalks.
     

CANCELLATIONS

  • We allow reschedules and cancellations up to 24 hours in advance at no penalty.  No refund for changes within 24 hours.
     

FURNITURE & DECOR

  • Rental includes use of wooden tables, white plastic chairs, and furniture/decor that is setup in open space. Items in cabinets and drawers are not available for general use without permission of on-site venue manager. Dishes, kichenware, and flatware available for use for an additional cost and must be pre-arranged with Thirteen48 team.  Additional unique furniture, decor, backdrops and more is available for additional rental fees.  Contact team to discuss needs and review full list.
     

  • Furniture and decor cannot be moved without agreement and coordination of venue staff.
     

OUTSIDE FOOD / DRINKS & VENDORS

  • Outside catering is allowed but must be coordinated with property management.  We also have a preferred caterer we can recommend.  
     

  • If working with an outside vendor, we require advance notification and vendor details so that we can coordinate policies, setup, drop off and/or breakdown with them.
     

LINGERIE/BOUDOIR PHOTOSHOOTS

  • Advanced notification of shoot type is required so that team can ensure proper setup prior to arrival.
     

  • Shooting not allowed outside of house.
     

  • Gauze curtains (provided) must be covering all windows in the area you are shooting so that model cannot be seen from outside.
     

  • Models must have a robe or cover when moving between shooting areas to ensure they cannot be seen from outside through uncovered window areas.
     

VIDEO/PRODUCTION SHOOTS

  • We do not allow video production shoots and/or music video shoots.
     

S​MOKING

  • No smoking on property.
     

ANIMALS

  • Animals are not allowed on the Property or Premises (with the exception of service animals) without prior review and approval.
     

CHILDREN

  • All children must be accompanied by an adult while on the Property and Premises and they are the sole responsibility of their parents and guardians. Children are not allowed to roam freely on the Property without adult supervision.
     

FLAMES & FIREARMS

  • No open flames, firearms or fireworks are permitted on the Property and/or Premises, inside or out including sparklers.
     

MUSIC

  • The Client agrees to comply with any noise ordinances including those which prohibit “disturbing the peace.” Amplified music will only be allowed until 10pm every day of the week. Amplified music between 65-75 decibels (db) will require a permit at the Clients expense. Sound may not exceed 75 db.

  • Outside music not allowed without prior notification and approval.
     

LAWS & CITY RESTRICTIONS

  • Client agrees to comply with all applicable City, County, State, and Federal laws and shall conduct no illegal act on the Property and Premises.

 

RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE

  • Our team has the right to refuse booking requests that do not meet capacity requirements or allowed usage types.

  • Our team has the right to stop an in progress booking and ask any or all persons to leave that
    a). Do not follow above policies and rules
    b). Present a safety and/or well-being risk to other persons or the property

    Bookings stopped due above reasons will not be refunded.  

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Thirteen48 is a beautiful 1902 vintage modern home located in Houston's historic Heights district.  Considered historically significant, the location boasts original hardwood floors, stained glass windows and more.  While paying homage to its original design, the white interior, large natural light windows and modern + boho accents provide a unique design that's great for photography and small intimate gatherings.