If you're a professional in your field, we're going to get along just fine. You make our clients' events go smoothly, which reflects well upon our venues. The opposite is true too, so we vet all vendors through an application process. This assures you that the other vendors at an event will also be professionals.
BEFORE YOU APPLY
Before starting your application, have your Certificate of Insurance (COI) naming "Dragon Park LLC, 4710 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37209" (an annual $1 mm+ liability policy issued in your company name, then naming us as additional insured). This will save us both a lot of back-and forth.
An annual liability policy is required (one-day policies are not acceptable) as any professional vendor carries an annual policy, so this is one way that we determine if a vendor is actually in business. It also means that we do not have to collect this again every time you return, which we're not willing to do. On the COI, please do not allow your agent add verbiage to the "Description of Operations / Locations" section (such as event date, etc.) as this may negate the value of the COI or limit it to a single event, and we will then have to start the process over. Caterers providing bartenders and bartending services must provide liquor liability on the COI.
Our vetting of vendors takes some time. For this we charge a small fee of $50. This is also a deterrent for non-professional vendors to applying. We do not waive this fee.
NEXT STEPS AND THE FUTURE
If approved, you may move forward with a client contract for services at any of our venues. So long as things go well at your events and your insurance on file with us remains current, you're approved to return to the venues (if your insurance on file lapses, you'll need to go through this application in its entirety again). Unless you know this to be the case, please don't tell a perspective client that you're approved as this can create an awkward situation. Thank you for your understanding.