Higher rental fees for Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista Drive in Marble Falls, went into effect Jan. 20 after a vote by the Marble Falls City Council on Jan. 19. File photo
JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER
MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Council approved raising the rental fee of Lakeside Pavilion during its regular meeting Jan. 19.
The new fees went into effect Jan. 20, though the city will honor signed contracts made with individuals and groups before the council’s vote, Parks and Recreation Director Robert Moss said.
Non-resident fees are $1,500 daily Sunday through Friday and $2,000 for Saturday because of its popularity.
Resident fees are $1,000 daily Sunday through Friday and $1,500 for Saturday.
Nonprofit fees are $200 daily Sunday through Thursday. Before, the fee was $100. A Friday reservation is $1,500 for nonprofits, while Saturdays cost $2,000. Those days are more because they’re prime days, Moss said.
“It is a comparable price,” he said. “We have a quality facility.”
The cleaning fee remains $350, which is a direct cost from the city’s cleaning service.
Facility deposits of $250 for events without alcohol and $500 with alcohol also remain unchanged. Renters will get the deposit back the following week if the facility is left in good condition as deemed by staff members.
Only seven Saturdays remain unbooked for 2016, Moss said, adding that 66 percent of the renters are nonresidents.
The venue, located at 307 Buena Vista Drive along Lake Marble Falls, opened in 2007 and has made more than $364,000 with its highest year in 2008 ($50,452) and its lowest year in 2012 ($30,450).