The Texas & Pacific Station is part of the historic Texas & Pacific Railway Terminal that was built in 1931 and is Fort Worth’s largest and most extravagant example of 1920s Zigzag Moderne architecture. The main and women’s waiting rooms of this landmark building, built in 1931, were beautifully restored in 1999 and are available for party/wedding event rental today. Room maximum capacity – 400. Round tables and chairs are included in the rental for seating up to 250 guests comfortably. Small kitchen facilities include a refrigerator, icemaker, microwave and sink.
Fort Worth Texas & Pacific (T&P) Station
221 W. Lancaster Ave.
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Located at 221 W. Lancaster Avenue in downtown Fort Worth, The Texas & Pacific Station (T&P) is part of the historic Texas & Pacific Railway Terminal built in 1931 and is Fort Worth’s largest and most extravagant example of 1920s Modern Architecture. The main waiting room and its adjoining rooms, built in 1931 and beautifully restored in 1999, are owned and maintained by Trinity Metro (Trinity Metro or Lessor) and are available for meetings, conferences parties, and weddings.
Room capacity: 400 maximum. However, 250 guests can be seated comfortably with a dance and DJ area.
ROOM DIMENSIONS and DESCRIPTIONS
Main Room 60’ x 90’ or 5,400 Sq. ft
Adjoining Conference Room 30’ x 30’ or 900 Sq. ft
Tables: Up to thirty (30) 60-inch round tables that seat 8 (eight) each (60″ diameter x 29″ high)
Up to five (5) 72-inch rectangular tables (72″ L x 30″ W x 29″ H)
Up to eight (8) 96-inch rectangular tables (96″L x 30″ W x 29″ H)
Up to ten (10) 30-inch round cocktail tables (30″ diameter x 42″ high)
Chairs: Up to 250 chairs (chair height 34″, seat height 17″)
Included in the rental are the Main Room, the adjoining Conference Room, the kitchenette, tables, and chairs. Table linens are not included. Rooms may not be rented separately.
The kitchenette has a sink, microwave, icemaker, and refrigerator and is located next to the main room.
The Main Room has eleven (11) 20 amp circuits, and one (1) 208 amp circuit.
The adjoining Conference Room has six (6) 20 amp circuits located within the floor. All circuits are GFI in the conference room.
Trinity Metro will provide the electrical diagram upon request.
Free event parking is located south of the main building at 200 W. Vickery (Trinity Metro parking lot). Guests attending the event can park in the paved lot, then utilize the tunnel walkway to access the South entrance to the Main Room. Please note the Trinity Metro parking lot is also used by Trinity Railway Express Commuter train riders and is usually full between 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The parking lot north of the T&P Station is owned by the United States Post Office (USPS). Trinity Metro is not responsible for any tows or illegal parking in this lot.
Rental of the Trinity Metro T & P Station is for the entire facility, including the Main Room, adjoining Conference Room and the kitchenette.
For Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, only one event will be booked on those days, and Lessee will have the use of the facility from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. All guests must leave on or before 11:00 p.m., and all decorations, caterer’s equipment and supplies, etc. Must be removed by 1:00 am.
If Trinity Metro places a tentative hold on a date for a Lessee, the Lessee has 72 hours to secure the date with an executed contract and deposit. The non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the reservation.
If there is another request for the facility on said date, FWTA will attempt to reach Lessee for an immediate confirmation. If FWTA, after 24-hour time period, cannot obtain said confirmation with deposit, Trinity Metro is free to make the venue available to the inquiring party.
To reserve your date, Lessee must:
An estimated number of attendees must be given at the time the booking is made. A final count is due thirty (30) days prior to your event.
All requirements, together with all food and beverage information, catering times, meeting timetable, diagrams of event layouts, and audiovisual/room set-ups must be received by Trinity Metro no later than thirty (30) days prior to the event. Changes to submitted plans must be made no later than two (2) weeks prior to the event. Failure to submit plans or timely changes may mean a penalty charge equal to the amount of last-minute labor incurred.
Any event not conforming to accepted community standards or any event that has been scheduled due to untrue or misleading information provided by Lessee shall be rejected and canceled. Any such rejection or cancellation shall be at the sole discretion of Trinity Metro and Trinity Metro shall retain Lessee’s deposit as damages.
A complete written timetable of load-in and load-out is due to Trinity Metro no later than 7 days prior to the event. This should include who will be in the building at any given time.
All decorating materials must be approved by Trinity Metro in advance and must meet all Fort Worth Fire Department regulations. No décor may be attached or displayed on the walls. All décor items must be completely removed by the Lessee during the loadout.
Trinity Metro will provide one (1) set up and take down of tables and chairs according to the diagram provided.
Lessee is responsible for putting all trash in provided receptacles, as well as removing everything brought into the facility by Lessee.
The following items are also not allowed in the facility: balloons, kites, lasers lights, fireworks, confetti, glitter, sparklers, and flocking or fog machines.
Freestanding displays and decorations are permitted.
Candles and other open-flame devices shall be in accordance with the City of Fort Worth Fire Code Ordinance. Candles, if used, must be located in the holder so that there is a minimum of 2 inches between the top of the flame and any combustible material that might be placed on top of the holder.
Trinity Metro requires that the Lessee obtain comprehensive general liability insurance (CGL) and property damage insurance from a carrier authorized to be in business in the State of Texas. The general liability policy must be in an insurable amount not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence and two million dollars ($2,000,000) aggregate. The insurance policy must name Trinity Metro as an “additional insured”.
A claim shall be filed by Trinity Metro against the CGL in the event that any property repairs, replacements or payment for any breakage or damage to the property or premises (if any) are required as a result of Lessee’s use.
THE PROVISION OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED COVERAGE BY THE LESSEE, OR
TRINITY METRO’S FILING A CLAIM AGAINST SUCH COVERAGE SHALL NOT ACT AS A WAIVER OF THE LIABILITY OF LESSEE AND IN NO WAY SHALL RELEASE THE LESSEE FROM DAMAGES WHICH MAY EXCEED THE INSURANCE POLICY LIMITS. LESSEE AGREES TO REIMBURSE FWTA FOR ALL DAMAGES WHICH MAY EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF THE CGL LIMITS. LESSEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PURSUE ALL LEGAL REMEDIES FOR DAMAGES TO THE BUILDING.
Trinity Metro shall be provided with a Certificate of Insurance and Policy Endorsement within thirty (30) days of event date.
Key Location: Kiosks in the lobby of Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC)
1001 Jones Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
All music and noise is subject to Texas’s 24 hour noise ordinance. This means that complaints can be made about the volume of an event at any hour of the day or night; Trinity Metro reserves the right to lower the volume at an event. The first complaint brings a request to reduce the noise. The second complaint brings an immediate end to the event, and Lessee still shall be responsible for full payment of the rental.
Lessee is responsible for all permits and licenses that may be required for the event. Most permitting agencies need at least 30 days in advance of the event to process a permit
Trinity Metro requires a damage deposit prior to the event. The deposit will be refunded thirty (30) days after completion of the event if no loss or damage to the venue, its furnishings, equipment, etc., has been caused by Lessee or its agents, vendors, or guests.
Examples of damage to the property include:
or its agents, vendors or guests. This amount will be deducted from damage deposit, and if damages exceed collected deposit, Lessee will pay that additional amount as well.
The facility is closed for the following holidays:
A liquor liability insurance policy not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence and two million dollars ($2,000,000) aggregate shall be provided to Trinity Metro no less than thirty (30) days prior to the event. The insurance policy must name Fort Worth Transportation Authority as an “additional insured”.
The rates to rent the facility including the Main Room, the Adjoining Conference Room and the Kitchenette are as follow:
|Monday – Thursday (morning rental)||8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||$ 750|
|Monday – Thursday (afternoon rental)||6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.||$1,250|
|Monday – Thursday (day rental)||10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.||$1,800|
|Friday (day rental only)||10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.||$2,200|
|Saturday (day rental only)||10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.||$2,800|
|Sunday (day rental only)||10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.||$1,800|
50% of the rental fee shall be paid at the time of reservation and execution of rental agreement. This deposit is nonrefundable. The reserved date can be changed to a new date by the Lessee if all of the following conditions are met: a) Lessee contacts FWTA at least six (6) months before the reserved date, b) the new date is available, and c) Lessee pays a processing fee of $300.
$250 Security/Cleaning Deposit shall be paid along with the final payment. This deposit shall be forfeited or deducted if:
The Security/Cleaning Deposit shall be returned to Lessee two weeks after the event unless forfeited or deducted.
The balance of the rental fee shall be paid in full at least thirty (30) days prior to the event.
The T & P Station is open for viewing on weekdays from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. The doors are open to the public during Trinity Railway Express train operation hours. Contact Trinity Metro if you would like to schedule an appointment to view the property or to discuss rental agreement:
Primary Contact: Secondary Contact
Lidia Ontiveros Rod Ford
Trinity Metro Property Manager Interim Director of Facilities
Phone: 817-215-8654 Phone: 817-215-8769
Email Address: Email Address: