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Liedertafel Hall
Rental Information
Leased premises will be reserved by execution of an agreement and payment of the following deposit and rental fees which are refundable in full up to thirty (30) days prior to function date:

Property Security Deposit
Lessee agrees to pay the City deposit of $350.00 prior to the time of execution of the agreement to cover the cost of extra cleaning or damage to the leased premises which may occur during Lessee’s occupancy. If such property security deposit is inadequate to compensate for the amount of Lessee’s expense, Lessee agrees to pay the amount of such extra expense to the Lessor within five (5) days of written demand by the City. Any unused property security deposit will be returned to Lessee within thirty (30) days from date of function.

Base Rental Charge
Lessee agrees to pay the City a rental charge of $500.00 prior to the time of execution of the agreement. The Lessee is responsible for removing all decorations and personal belongings prior to vacating the Liedertafel Hall at the contracted time. If Lessee returns the following day to remove items, the Lessee will be charged an additional rental fee.

Cancellation
Lessee shall provide written notice of booking cancellation to the City not less than thirty (30) days prior to function date, in which case the City shall refund the entire deposit and rental fees to the Lessee. If Lessee notifies the City of cancellation less than thirty (30) days prior to the booking and the facility does not otherwise become booked for the specified rental date(s), Lessee will forfeit the base rental amount to the City.

Keys
Lessee shall be responsible for obtaining keys to the facility from the City at 415 Main Street, Sealy no earlier than 3:00 pm the business day prior to the scheduled event. If Lessee obtains these keys after normal business hours, Lessee agrees to pay the City a fee of $25.00. Upon conclusion of the event, if Lessee fails to return the keys to the City of Sealy before 5:00 pm the business day following the event, the Lessee shall pay an additional fee of $25.00. If the keys are lost or not returned, the Lessee shall pay the cost of replacing all locks on the facility.

Security
Security may be required at events held at the Liedertafel Hall at the discretion of the City. Factors involved in determining the requirements for security include the size of the event, whether alcohol will be served, and length of the event. When security is required by the City, the Lessee shall employ one (1) or more certified police officers and compensate them directly. All security personnel must be approved beforehand by the Sealy Chief of Police. It is the responsibility of the Lessee to contact Sealy Police Department if certified officers are needed for the event and to confirm that arrangements for security have been made.

Damages
Lessee acknowledges that it will be responsible for the activities occurring on the Liedertafel Hall premises during the period of its possession, and that it will permit no nuisance or illegal or immoral activity to take place thereon. Lessee further agrees that it will indemnify and hold harmless the City of Sealy, the City Council, City Employees, and Agents from any and all loss or liability arising from any claim for injury or death to any person, or damage to any property, during the Lessee’s possession of the Liedertafel Hall premises.

Lessee’s Responsibilities
Lessee will call a week prior to the scheduled event to confirm the rental date and time.

After use of the facility, Lessee agrees to abide by the following general housekeeping rules:

  1. All decorations are to be taken down and removed from the premises.
  2. All tables and chairs are to be cleaned and returned to storage.
  3. All trash is to be bagged, removed and placed in the provided receptacles outside the facility.
  4. All restrooms are to be cleaned and trash removed.
  5. All lights and air conditioning or heating units are to be turned off.
  6. All doors are to be locked.
  7. No confetti, tape, tacks, or nails shall be used in facility.
  8. Alcoholic beverages are not to be consumed on the premises during illegal hours. Violators will be subject to arrest by officers of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

Upon inspection of the facility after rental, if any damages have been incurred or if the general housekeeping rules have not been followed, charges for cleaning services or reparation will be deducted from Lessee’s deposit. Any remaining balance will be billed to Lessee.

Non-compliance with the above listed housekeeping rules and requirements will result in the assessment of the following fees that will be deducted from the rental deposit:

  • Table and chairs are not cleaned and/or returned to storage: $ 25
  • Garbage not removed from all areas and taken from facility: $ 25
  • Bathrooms not cleaned: $ 50
  • Air/heat or lights left on: $ 75
  • Debris left in or around the facility creating unsanitary or unhealthy conditions (such as food, diapers, feces, etc.): $ 100
  • Not securing the facility upon departure: $ 100
  • Use of confetti, tape, nails or tacks within the facility: $ 50
  • Additional hours, not to exceed four (4) hours on the day prior to scheduled event: $ 25 per hour (If more time is necessary the day prior to the scheduled event, the full rental fee of $450 must be paid.)

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