The Shed FAQs

The Shed does not have air conditioning; however, it has four high-powered fans to help make the space more comfortable. For cooler temperatures, the Shed has six installed heaters. With the heaters and fans on, and the curtains closed, the heat fills the space to make it more comfortable. However, please keep in mind that the Shed is a covered, outdoor space, and as such, the temperature of the space will be directly affected by the weather.

Yes. The cost to reserve Martin Alley for your event is a flat rental fee of $250.

Yes, we offer a 20% nonprofit discount. We request documentation supporting your nonprofit to receive the discount.

Catering for Shed events is offered only by restaurants located inside Stovehouse. For a list of vendors please visit this link.

Stovehouse is excited to be a Huntsville Arts & Entertainment district and offer purple cups around campus. This offers you and your guests greater flexibility and a wider selection of beverages from the multiple bars on campus. Private bars are not available inside The Shed, however The Brewer’s Cooperative can provide a private bar just steps away from The Shed. 

Yes, a birthday cake or cupcakes are allowed.

All setup and teardown—including catering—must be within your rental window. If you want your party to continue, you will need to move to the common Stovehouse space. We keep a tight schedule of private rentals that includes cleaning time.

Prior to your event, an Experience Manager will contact you to ask how you’d like the room to be set up. We are happy to offer suggestions based on your headcount and event needs.

Table dimensions:
4-top tables: 30 inches tall and 3ft x 3ft square across.
High-top tables: 42.5inches tall and 23.5inch round top.

Tablecloths, floral arrangements, or centerpieces may be used to decorate the tables. Balloons and free-standing decorations are also allowed. Do not hang decorations or signs on painted walls. No glitter or confetti is allowed. The renter is obligated to cover any damages done to the room during their event.

Please keep in mind that this is an outdoor space, so the breeze is something to keep in mind when trying to display table cards or other table decorations.

No, we do not. Our tables are very nice and go with the unique industrial theme of the Shed. While we feel tablecloths are not necessary to ensure your event looks great, you are welcome to bring in your own tablecloths if desired.

In the Shed, there is an audio rack on the left side of the Martin Stovehouse Mural Wall. Inside you can control the audio levels and fans. Please call 256-957-6101 during your event for assistance.

Yes! The Shed was created to support live music. It is equipped with a built-in sound and lighting system, and we can provide optional staging, A/V equipment, and/or sound mixing during your event. For all options, visit this link.

Stovehouse is known for its live music and we are happy to send you a list of bands and musicians.

If you would like the curtains open or closed for greater privacy, please call 256-957-6101 for assistance. You may pull them back to the tie-backs whenever you wish.

Please call 256-957-6101 during your event.

The Shed is located directly across from public restrooms.

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 60% 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.