Events at GeauxThinking of planning an event soon for your office, friend's birthday, or some other special occasion? Geaux is the perfect place. With our New Orleans-themed tap room, we have a fun, unique ambiance. You can book the brewery, taproom, or both! (pending availability) We can host an event from a 10 to over 120 people, and provide complete service from planning to equipment rental, custom food menus, etc.
Here’s some common questions:
What do you charge for your space?
We don’t have a fee for having events in our taproom. Our charges are based on food & beverage for your event. Depending on the day & time, and number of people, there are minimum sales thresholds that must be met.
How much does it cost?
Each event is different so we don’t quote prices here, but some general guidelines are:
- If the event is on a weekend (Thursday-Sunday) or during a holiday period, it will generally cost more. Peak hours (Noon-3pm & 5-8pm) will also cost a bit more.
- If the size of your group is over about 20 people or we need to close off sections of the restaurant to the general public, it will usually cost more.
- Booking on weekday afternoons is the most cost-effective time.
- For most events, we recommend setting at least a $30/person food budget.
- Drinks can be either no host/cash bar or hosted/open bar. You can set a budget and switch from a hosted to no host bar during mid event. Plan on about $5-10/person for drinks.
- We don’t discount because of the “exposure” your event may bring our business. If we could pay our bills with exposure though, we’d be all over that!
Can we come to your space with a large group and just “hang out”?
As long as your group purchases enough beer and food, we certainly don’t mind you hanging out. In fact, we encourage it! That said, since we don’t charge for space, your group will be subject to minimums that must be met (or covered). If you don’t want to be bothered with minimums, you do not have to make a reservation. Keep in mind that large groups, however, have a harder time getting in during peak times since we are a first-come, first-served establishment. In addition, if you simply show up with a group of 10 or more without coordinating with us, we will do our best to accommodate you, but there’s a chance that we may not be adequately staffed to handle your group. When in doubt, drop us a line!
Can we split a check amongst our group?
For the sake of efficiency (and sanity), we do not allow checks to be split. You may have individual bar tabs running, but large groups must be on a single check.
Are children allowed at my event?
Yes, our taproom is family-friendly—even during events.
Do you have anything other than beer?
You bet! We’ve got a selection of wine and cider as well as non-alcoholic drinks. We do not serve hard liquor nor does our license permit us serving it. Outside wine or champagne/sparkling wine is permitted but it must be served by our staff and is subject to a corkage fee.
Do you have any private rooms or areas that can be cordoned off for privacy?
Our taproom is more of a “beer hall” style so there really isn’t an area that’s 100% able to be sectioned off. If you desire complete privacy, the best way to ensure that is to rent the entire taproom.
Can we bring outside food/drink?
Since we have plenty of food and lots of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, we do not allow outside food. Any outside beverage must be coordinated with your contact at Geaux prior to the event and is subject to corkage fees. Contact us if you wish to inquire about outside hard liquor. You may bring in your own cake which we will gladly cut, serve, and clean up after for your guests fo $25. (This applies to all desserts, cakes, etc.)
Can I put up my own decorations?
In most cases, yes. We allow balloons, banners, table toppers, table cloths, etc. Keep in mind that anything that may damage the taproom (permanent tape, glue, pins, nails, etc.) is absolutely not allowed. All decorations must be either taken with you when you leave or they will be thrown away. In other words, keep the stuff you want!
Can we hold a rehearsal, retirement, going-away, birthday, shower, or (you name it) party?
Of course! We’ll work with you to develop a custom plan for your event.
What is required to secure the date we want?
After determining the cost for the event, we require a 20% refundable deposit to secure the date you wish to have the event on. Deposits are non-refundable if the event is cancelled or significantly changed within one week of the event.
I don’t know exactly how many people will attend my event. Is it possible to still get a quote?
Sure. It’s always best to get as close to an accurate head count so we can ensure we have enough food for your guests. Usually if the number of people changes by less than 10, we simply adjust your final bill based on an agreed-upon price per person. If the change is less than one week there may be a surcharge due to having to order more for your event at the last minute. Those surcharges are outlined in your contract. If the number of people is revised downward less than one week prior to your event, we cannot refund the difference.
What types of menu items can I choose from?
One of the best things about our kitchen is that we can make virtually anything for your guests. While we do have standard menu items that you can choose from, if you have special requests and/or dietary needs, chances are we can accommodate you.
Do you have A/V equipment that we can use?
Yes, we have two large projectors with HDMI inputs and one with a 1/8” audio jack and microphone. We also have a large PA monitor with a mic.
Do you have a stage for presentations and/or live music?
Yes! Our stage easily supports a DJ or about a 3-piece band.
Can I bring my own music?
Yes, you can. If you are occupying a portion of our taproom and the rest remains open to the public, we ask that certain types of music not be played. Usually anything that would be considered an “R” rating.
Can I rent out the entire venue?
Yes. Our brewery and taproom can hold over 120 people comfortably. We’ve hosted wedding receptions, graduation parties, and similar large-scale events before. Please contact us at the email below for more information on rates.
Email email@example.com or call the taproom at 253-397-3939 for more information.
425 E. Main St.
Auburn, WA 98002
Monday: 4pm till 10pm
Tuesday-Saturday: 11:30am - 10pm
* 10am-Noon for Beignets & Coffee
* Noon-8pm (Normal Menu)
Last call: 15 minutes prior to close.
Minors (under 21) allowed until 8pm.
Service animals only permitted in the taproom.
Pets allowed on our outdoor patio.