A Private Event

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Our creative studio is a fabulous place to celebrate your next birthday, bridal or baby shower, bachelorette or holiday party, neighborhood get-togethers, team building or a much-needed “creative escape” with your friends and family.

Unless other arrangements are agreed upon in advance; you can expect to have a fully staffed private studio for your enjoyment and creative crafting.

The first step is to choose the project for your private event. Everyone must complete the same project, for example, a wood sign OR a pillow. However, within each project type, there are oodles of designs and colors to make each piece unique.

Click on the project below for availability and time slots.

What you need to know beforehand; the nuts & bolts to our events: (in addition to terms & conditions)

The host/hostess/coordinator decides upon the project type (wood or canvas pillow, for example). The host/hostess is responsible for inviting guests and making sure they register for the event by the workshop deadline; seventy-two (72) hours before the event. Do you have a special or unique design in mind? We can create one just for your group – just ask; (set-up fee additional).

If you know in advance that you cannot meet the minimum attendance requirements but still want to get together, perhaps a private event isn’t right for you at the time. As an alternative, you are welcome to seats of our OPEN workshops. You will still have bar space, and you are welcome to bring in quick decorations and light snacks to celebrate.

If you opt to have your group join us at an OPEN workshop, please have each of your guests reference your name or the event so that we can do our best to seat you at the same table.

We require a minimum of ten (10) attendees and a $120 deposit. You are financially responsible for meeting the minimum number of ten (10) participants regardless of their attendance. [see below for information concerning your deposit]

How to reserve:

You must choose your project type first in order to access the private event calendar.

Wood Sign Canvas Throw Pillow

At the time of registration, you are only responsible for paying the deposit of $120. [see below for information concerning your deposit]

IMPORTANT: You, as the host/hostess, are still required to register for the event and select a sign option, personalization (if applicable) and pay for the project itself. Your deposit of $120 is a deposit to hold the date, not payment for the sign. [see below for information concerning your deposit]

Please be sure to read the terms and conditions for our private events; it’s the nitty gritty stuff that is important!

Once you reserve a date, we will contact you by email (usually within 24 hours) with TWO (2) things; First, a link for your event on our calendar.  Second, a super secret password to share with your guests. Guests must register at least 72 hours in advance so that we can prepare materials for your group.


A deposit of $120 is required to save a time slot and reserve the studio for your private event. If your private event does not meet the minimum number of registered AND attending guests; your deposit will be forfeited and you will remain financially responsible for meeting the minimum number of ten (10) in attendance.

In order to receive a full refund of your deposit; you MUST have the minimum number of guests (including yourself) register AND attend your event. A minimum of ten (10) attendees is required. Deposit refunds will occur after your event has started and no later than the end of the next the business day.

If you need to reschedule your event, you may do so ONE time with no penalty providing we have a minimum of ten (10) days in advance. Date changes with less than ten (10) days in advance will result in a loss of your deposit. A new deposit of $120 will be required to secure a new date.


The cost of a private event depends on the project that you choose. Your guests are required to pay in full at the time of registration. We accept all major credit cards and use a secure website for processing payments.


Everyone in your group needs to arrive 15 before the start time. This will give you time to find parking, your seat, meet your tablemates, make any last minute seating accommodations and start pondering stain and paint colors.

Our workshops follow a tight, instructor-led schedule for your enjoyment and the safety of those around you. We start promptly at the time stated at registration. Guests arriving up to 15 minutes late will join the group at whatever point the workshop has progressed to. Guests arriving more than 15 minutes late will not be allowed to work on their project and will forfeit their registration.

Change in project and/or personalization:

Be sure to double check your spelling, dates and anything else that is unique to your sign. Supplies, including a customized stencil and pre-cut lumber, are prepared three (3) days in advance. You are welcome to make any changes before 72 hours at no additional cost. Please send an email with your request to info@theboardbar.com. If you need to make any changes 24 – 72 hours before the scheduled start of your workshop, a $15 stencil/administration fee will be charged and is due at the beginning of your workshop. Unfortunately, we cannot make any changes with less than 24 hours’ notice.

Cancellation Policy:

We do not offer refunds at any time. If a registered guest is unable to attend your event; we will gladly issue a full credit (100%) on their account with more than 72 hours notice. A 75% credit will be applied to their account with 48 – 72 hours’ notice. A 50% credit will be applied to their account with less than 48 hours’ notice. No shows will not receive any credit or refund.

IMPORTANT: The Board Bar reserves the right to cancel a private event if the minimum amount of registrations is not met by the workshop deadline; which is seventy-two (72) hours before the workshop.

EXTRA IMPORTANT: Registered guests must notify The Board Bar if they are unable to attend. Informing the host/hostess only and not communicating directly with The Board Bar does not qualify for credit. Use this link to notify us if there is a need to cancel and reschedule; cancel@theboardbar.com.

Credits can be applied to a future workshop with availability. Please contact the studio so that we can correctly apply your credit and complete your registration when you decide to sign up for another workshop.

Terms & Conditions (aka the important stuff):

Click below for full disclosure of our terms and conditions, including cancellation policy, alcohol policy, image release and safety waiver.

Terms & Conditions