Private Events

Backstage at Noce

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backroomswingnight-151Backstage, our beautiful newly renovated private event room, is one of the most stunning rooms to host your next special event, whether it’s an intimate 20-person dinner or a 200+ person wedding or party. With 2,500 square feet to work with, our preferred partner Christiani’s will find the right fit for your needs. Have someone else in mind? No worries, we can arrange for that. Want more information? Email event manager Brandon Gedler  at to arrange a tour.


200 seated

Up to 300 standing


Typical Rental fees:

  • Includes staffing & setting up in-house bar
  • Access to sound equipment
  • Comprehensive clean-up after the event

$1,750 – Friday & Saturday

$950 – Sunday – Thursday

$5,000 – Full Building Rental (if possible)

Feel free to email Event Manager Brandon Gedler at to arrange for a tour or to get more information.

Backstage at Noce Event Space FAQ

A few “fun-facts” about the space:

Noce is located in a historic neighborhood that used to feature many auto factories & warehouses, including this very building, which has been completely renovated & restored. Original hardwood, exposed brick, large natural windows, and a large chalkboard wall are just some of the features that make this space a unique an Qd beautiful option for your event. The space is approx. 2,500 square feet and can comfortably accommodate up to 200 seated guests, 300 standing.

*For larger events, a full-building rental may be possible accommodating over 300 people.

Q: Do you have tables and chairs?

A: Noce does have approximately 25 shorter round cocktail tables, 3 tall cocktail tables, and 100 folding chairs. These are FREE to use at your discretion and are included with your rental fee.

*We do also have a full-service rental option available to accommodate larger tables, chairs, flowers, and anything else you may want for your event.

Q: What are your hours?

The space would be ideal between the hours of 12 (noon) & Midnight. Anything brought in, including all catering and décor would need to be out the same night.

*If you use our tables and chairs that we have on hand, they must be placed back in storage at the end of the night. If rented, your vendor must make arrangements to pick up after the event is over, i.e. same night pick up.

Q: What are your fee(s) to rent the space?


  • $1,750 Weekends (Fri-Sat)
  • $5,000 Full-Building Rental *If Music Schedule Permits
  • $950 Weeknight (Mon-Thur/Sun)

Optional/Potential fee(s):

  • Chalkboard Use/Cleaning $150
  • Chalk Artist: $ Vary – Fee(s) range greatly depending on the extent of the job.
  • Sound Technician: $ Vary – If your event requires an actual sound technician, extra charges may incur. If a sound technician is required, it must be contracted through Noce. You may not bring in your own technician.

Q: What does your rental fee include?

A: Unlike many other venues, Noce will include the following with the rental fee:

  1. Bar Staffing As Needed, up to 2 Bartenders.
  2. Bar Stocking
  3. Cleaning of the space when done.
  4. Access to our sound equipment (Has an iPod/iPhone/iPad Hook-Up) *Does not include someone to run it for you. See “Optional/Potential Fees” above for pricing.

Q: Who do you recommend for catering?

A: You may use whomever you prefer, but Noce has a great relationship with Christiani’s Catering & Event Decorators, and would be happy to give some details on this option. Christiani’s can cover all of your catering, decor, and rental needs in one stop.

*There is no penalty or fee for using another vendor.

Q: What can I do for parking?

A: On weekends and weeknights, parking is free on the street after 6 pm. Typically, there is not an issue finding open parking in the immediate area. Otherwise, you can arrange to have Valet Parking for your guests through Keck Parking. Their contact information is: 515-244-5325.

*Additionally, the Nationwide Ramp at 12th and Walnut (just a block to the east) is open to public, and free after 6 pm on weeknights and all day Saturdays/Sundays.

Q: How do I cover my liquor costs for the event?

A: All beverages must be hosted by Noce. Outside alcohol/beverages are not permitted of any kind. You have a few options when it comes to covering liquor for your event.

Here are a few examples of what we can do:

  • OPTION # 1: HOSTED BAR – You can specify how much you would like to host the bar up to, and we can accommodate that amount, and then switch to a cash bar once met.
  • OPTION #2: CASH/CREDIT BAR – We can charge your guests for their drinks.
  • OPTION #3: RUNNING TAB – We can work with you prior to select specific liquors, wines, and beers for your event that would be available to your guests. We will keep a running tab and settle at the end of the night with you.
  • OPTION #4: TICKET METHOD – A popular method these days! Give your guests 1 ticket (or more if you decide) and have it pay for their first drink! The rest can be cash-bar after that.

*Any hosted tabs will include an automatic 20% Gratuity. This includes any events where a special liquor not typically stocked would occur. All tabs hosted or individual, must be settled the same night with a card.

Want to see more? Let’s set something up!

*We strongly recommend you visit the space to see all of its glory! Set up an appointment with our Events Coordinator, Brandon Gedler: