What is the capacity of Warehouse XI?
Our capacity is 150.
What are the dimensions?
Main Warehouse: 2,130 sq ft
Lounge: 821 sq ft
Ceiling Height: 13 ft 10 inches
How is the space broken up?
We have the main warehouse space, along with a lounge space and a catering room.
How does it work?
You may check the availability of your preferred date & time online, and if available, submit a request to book. We will then contact you to finalize event details.
A non-refundable 50% deposit of the rental fee along with a signed agreement is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due 30 days before the event.
WAREHOUSE XI accepts check, paypal + credit card (PayPal + CC with a 3% processing fee)
Are you just a wedding venue?
Nope! Check out our gallery for photos from different events! We offer the space for the following events:
Fitness Class Pop-ups
Performances (Live Bands, Comedy, Theater)
Do I need event insurance?
Yes! Here’s a link to our preferred event insurance.
I want to hang a bunch of cool decorations, are there any restrictions?
There are no décor restrictions except to limit the use of hanging items from the beams to 100lbs. No drilling, stapling or hammering of any kind is permitted on premises. No damage or demise to the structure will be allowed the day of the event. We are pretty flexible on décor elements brought into the venue as long as they don’t damage the property in any way.
Do I need to hire an event planner or coordinator?
We provide solely the space, not planning services. We recommend that you employ or assign someone to assist in the execution of the event, especially if your gathering is larger than 50 people. We have several wedding planners on our recommended vendors list that we love to work with and have planned events in our space before. This is also something that your caterer may be able to handle for you.
Are there any restrictions on what vendors I can use?
While we have a recommended vendors list, there are no restricted vendors. You can bring in whatever vendors you want, though of course we have our preferences. If we haven’t worked with your caterer in the past, we must meet with them prior to the event. All caterers must sign a catering agreement with us and must provide staff for your event.
Am I responsible for cleanup?
WAREHOUSE XI will clean the space before and after your event: sweeping, mopping, detailing the bathroom, and taking care of any necessary repairs.
We will charge a $500 cleanup fee if the following break down procedures are not followed:
All Items brought in and used the day of our event must be removed from the premises by 12am following your event. You are not permitted to leave anything on site after the contracted end time of 12am.
WXI Tables and chairs must be folded and stacked against one wall in the main space.
The space will be delivered clean and at the end of the night we expect it to be given back in a neat debris free condition. Broom swept is all that is necessary.
Is there a kitchen?
No, but we include the catering room in our pricing.
Does the venue have heat and A/C?
Yes, they are powerful units that control temperature efficiently.
When can I arrange for drop off of rented tables, chairs, or other items for my event?
Because of extremely limited storage space and because we may often have another event immediately before or following yours, we need to ensure that all items & rentals needed for the event arrive during the designated load-in hours on the day of the event and are also to be picked up during the designated load-out hours immediately following the event. Exceptions can occasionally be made depending on our programming schedule for events following yours, but that is usually determined 15 days prior to the event. Please inquire about your specific date.
What staff is provided by WAREHOUSE XI on the day of my event?
A facilities manager will provide you with access to the space the morning of your event and troubleshoot any infrastructural issues that may arise. (Plumbing, Heating/cooling, electrical). This facilities manager can also sign for a delivery to the venue the day of your event. You will be provided contact information for her prior to the event day in preparation for your function.
Can I bring and serve my own alcohol?
We allow clients to provide their own beer and wine if they obtain a liquor license from City Hall and hire a TIPS certified bartender. Unfortunately, this license does not cover liquor. If you want to serve hard alcohol, you are required to hire a licensed bartending or catering service. The link to the one day liquor license is here.
Do you have parking?
We offer parking for event vendors. There is also free parking in Somerville all-day Sunday. Please inquire about specific day parking questions.
Is the building wheelchair accessible?
Yes, both entrances have ramps for handicap access.