The Canteen FAQs

We are so excited to have Stovehouse be a part of your special event! Please fill out a rental form here and an Experience Manager will be in touch with you regarding your event.

The Canteen can accommodate approximately 60 people seated and up to 85 people standing. But if you have a larger party, you can always use the Canteen as your main hub and use the public space in the Food Garden and Booth.

The Canteen is 30′ x 30′ (approx 900 sq. ft.).

The rental cost (Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed) is $200 for the first 2 hours and just $50 for each additional hour after that.

The rental cost (Thurs, Friday, Saturday) is $250 for the first 2 hours and just $50 for each additional hour after that. Please make sure to include your catering setup/breakdown time into your reservation as well as cleaning up your rental space. We are happy to provide cleaning for the space for a fee of $75.

Yes, we offer a 20% nonprofit discount.

Fresko Grille (Mediterranean)
Diana Blasco Becdach
(256) 606-9857

Bark & Barrel BBQ &
Parm & Pepper
Stan Stinson
(256) 572-9868

El Cazador
Barbie Sumner
(256) 783-9049

Charlie Fosters
Austin Jenkins
(256) 651-0114

Catering for Canteen events is offered ONLY by the restaurants located inside Stovehouse. We do not allow outside catering at this time. This includes outside drinks. Snacks & drinks may be catered by the Company Store. No outside alcohol may be brought onto campus.

Yes, birthday cake or cupcakes are allowed for your event.

We ask that all reservations include any setup time that you might need before your guests arrive and also anytime that you might need to breakdown after your guests leave. If you are having your event catered, we ask that you also include catering setup/breakdown times as well. You will only be allowed in the room during your reservation time.

Please plan your reservation time for the maximum time you expect to use the room. If you want the party to continue, please move your group out into the common spaces. We keep a tight schedule of private rental, public use, and cleaning in between!

We offer (6) 6ft tables, (3) 8ft tables, (7) high top tables/stools, and up to 75 chairs to accommodate your event. Prior to your event, our event coordinator will contact you to ask how you’d like the room to be setup. We are happy to offer suggestions based on your headcount and event needs.

Table dimensions:
Large round high-top tables: 32 in. round tops, 42 in. height
Small round high-top tables: 24 in. round tops, 45 in. height

You may hang decorations/signs on the glass windows, and feel free to decorate the tables as you would like. Balloons and free-standing decorations are also allowed. Please do not hang decorations or signs on painted walls, from wooden beams or the shelves, etc. The renter is obligated to cover any damages done to the room during their event. This includes any and all decorations and the means to hang/display them. If tape is needed for tables/windows, painter’s tape must be used.

No, we do not. We have linenless brushed metal tables that are lightweight for flexibility of arrangement. The tables are very nice and go with the unique industrial theme of the Canteen. We feel tablecloths are not necessary to ensure your event looks great. However, you are welcome to bring in your own tablecloths if desired.

In the Canteen, there is an audio rack to the left of the television. Inside you can control the 2 microphone volumes as well as the house music. Please use the white knobs. Don’t worry, they are labeled in the audio box.

Your computer can be connected to the television using the HDMI cable connected to the TV. Please make sure you have any adaptors required to convert your computer to HDMI. Once you are connected, use the television remote and click on the HOME button to choose HDMI Input 1 or 2. A USB drive may also be used to present images or a video by plugging in to the left side USB port and using the TV remote. Please request assistance!

Yes! We have provided curtains and you may close the doors. However, because the general public is welcome in the attached Booth indoor seating area, and there may be bands playing, you are likely to hear all the activity happening nearby!

Yes, but please keep in mind the room size. Some guests have enjoyed taking advantage of the entertainment provided in the Leisure Garden rather than bringing in their own private entertainment. Please inquire about sponsoring a band of your choice on the main stage!

If you would like the curtains open or close, please ask for assistance! You may pull them back to the tie backs whenever you wish.

Please leave the garage doors closed. The area beyond is currently under construction. Special requests may be made to the event coordinator.

Campus Host Onsite (256) 210-1030

The Canteen has a private restroom within the private room which is available to guests who reserve the room.

Pourhouse is happy to accommodate your alcoholic beverage needs to help make your event a success. Alcohol may be purchased inside the Pourhouse and brought into the Canteen, OR Pourhouse can provide a bar onsite for your function. No outside alcohol per campus liquor license. Please contact Pourhouse’s Event Coordinator at (256) 970-4097 ext. 106 or by email

Once you decide on a calendar date, your date will be penciled in on the calendar until a deposit is paid. We ask that you pay the 50% nonrefundable deposit in order to lock in your reservation on the calendar. The deposit invoice is sent over email, so we will need a preferred email address to send this to you. The deposit is due within three days of receipt. The remaining balance will not be due until three days before the event. We appreciate your prompt payment.

A tour of Stovehouse typically takes around 30 minutes and we are happy to incorporate it into your event. Just let your Event Coordinator know that you are interested when booking your event.