Please note: no online reservations are being accepted at this time.
GILRUTH RESERVATION POLICY DURING STAGE 2
As of May 1, 2021, Starport is resuming limited operations following the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. The purpose of this document to establish guidelines for all reservation requests at the NASA-JSC Gilruth Center (Bldg 207). The indoor (ballroom and meetings rooms) and outdoor (pavilion) reservations must adhere to all current JSC/WSTF COVID-19 guidelines and requirements.
Of note are the following items (which are subject to change as the situation evolves):
- Capacity limits for all indoor/outdoor areas
- All individuals must wear a mask and practice physical distancing – only exception for brief periods of eating or drinking
- In accordance with CDC guidelines, individuals shall practice spatial distancing and remain 6 feet apart
During Stage 2, only reservation requests for NASA organizations or Starport Partners will be considered.
Reservation requests shall be sent to email@example.com no later than 10 business days prior to the event. If the event requested is outside of Phase I hours (Monday-Friday 6 am – 7 pm; Weekends 8 am – 5 pm) a minimum of 15 days’ notice is required in order to accommodate the request. All reservation requests shall be submitted utilizing the Gilruth Reservation Form.* Event approval has been delegated to the NASA Exchange Starport Operations Manager and must be obtained prior to reservation confirmation.
*Please note: the Gilruth Reservation Form must be downloaded before it can be submitted. If you try to complete the form using the web browser, it will not work correctly.
FOOD AND BEVERAGES
Any events that plan on using catering at Gilruth must utilize only those caterers that are on the approved Gilruth Center Caters List https://starport.jsc.nasa.gov/en/rentals/catering. If another caterer not currently on the approved list is desired, arrangements can be made to add that caterer to the approved list. Additionally, guests are also permitted to bring their own food and beverages to any reservation at Gilruth. At this time, only individually sealed food and drink such as box meals, sealed single servings, canned drinks are allowed to be served at Gilruth. During Stage 2, catered food such as self-serving buffet lines, shall not be permitted.
Beer and wine are allowed at the Gilruth. Hard liquor is not allowed. For events under 50 participants, JSC guidelines allow guests to self-serve beer and wine for their event. However, for any event with greater than 50 participants where beer and wine will be served, a certified Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission server must be retained. A list of certified servers is available from Greg Della Longa. There is a charge of $25/hour.
Under Stage 2, the following are the maximum capacity for each indoor/outdoor space available for reservation requests at Gilruth:
Additional charges may be applicable for reservations outside of Starport's standard business hours.
*For offical business purposes.