St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Church
Hall Rental
(240) 397-8467 or (240)-39-STIO-R
stioc.rent@gmail.com

Rates

Rental Rate: $1,500.00 for 5 hours

$300.00 for each additional hour.

Security Deposit: $1,000

PARISH HALL - RULES AND REGULATIONS
1. The building and parking lot are under the supervision of our hall coordinator. She/he
shall have the authority to restrict the use of the building and parking lot when, in
their opinion, such use will be detrimental to the facilities or in violation of these
rules.
2. The building shall be subject to inspection at any time by our hall coordinator and
anyone who may accompany them.
3. We reserve the right to halt any function deemed by our hall coordinator or the City
Police to be out of control.
4. Parking of vehicles will be restricted to paved parking lots provided. No vehicle will
be permitted on the lawns at any time.
5. There will be nothing attached to the ceilings, walls, doors or lights. No tacks, tape,
clay-like adhesives, or staples will be used for any purpose. Decorations, including
banners, posters, etc., may be attached. No confetti type decorations allowed. Candles
may be used only if they are enclosed in glass. Decorations, if any placed, shall be
removed without damaging the areas where such decorations are placed.
6. No equipment will be moved from one room to another without explicit permission
from the hall coordinator.
7. Renter will be responsible for setting up tables and chairs. Tables, chairs, etc., must
not be taken outside the hall. All tables and chairs have to be kept back in the
original position as found before the start of the event. Failure to do so will give
STIOC the right to forfeit part or entire security deposit.
8. Use of the hall’s public address system and speaker system are NOT included in the
hall rental. The renter must provide all such required equipment. Use of any public
address system outside the hall is strictly prohibited.
9. Gambling in any form is strictly prohibited.
10. SERVING OF ALCOHOL INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE PARISH HALL AS
WELL AS THE PARKING LOT IS STRICLTY PROHIBITED. SIMILARLY,
SMOKING INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE PARISH HALL AS WELL AS THE
PARKING LOT IS STRICLTY PROHIBITED.
11. All refreshments will be served and consumed inside the building. No drinks, bottles
or cans, of any kind are to be taken outside.
12. When the kitchen is used, the renter MUST clean all the equipment used, including
microwaves, and kitchen sink to the satisfaction of the hall coordinator.
13. Grease, food and refuse MUST be disposed of in authorized receptacles/bins that are
provided. Disposing of any refuse in the sinks, drain, stool or lavatories, is not
permitted.
14. All trash bags, garbage, etc., must be secured and placed in dumpster provided.
15. All lights inside the Parish Hall should be turned off before leaving.
16. Items of personal property and rental items are the responsibility of the Renter and
must be removed by upon vacating the facility. STIOC shall not be responsible for
the loss of any Renter’s personal property or rental items.

TERMS FOR SECURITY DEPOSIT, RENTAL FEES,
CANCELLATIONS, AND REFUNDS

The Rent of $1,500 and Security Deposit of $1000 is due at the time the contract is signed. If
cancellation of this contract occurs between 14 days and 45 days of the rental date, an amount of
$250.00 (Two hundred and fifty only) of the rental fee shall be charged to the Renter and the rest
refunded. If cancellation of contract occurs within 14 days of the rental date, there will be NO
refund of rental fee. For any other cancellation, the Renter shall forfeit $100.00 (One hundred
only) of the posted security deposit.
Some examples of forfeiture of security deposit are:
a. Damage to any part of hall including kitchen and restrooms, equipment, furniture or lawn.
b. Excessive litter, bottles, cans, etc. on property inside and outside building.
c. Decorations/Attachment of anything to ceiling, walls, doors, etc. except as provided for.
d. Failure of guests to leave the hall and premises at the end of the scheduled time of event.
e. Inappropriate disposal of food, grease, garbage, etc.
f. Improper self-cleaning.
g. Other misuse of property.