Planning Guide for a Sip & Paint Party in Charlotte, NC

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A birthday. An anniversary. A bridal or baby shower. A teambuilding event with all your coworkers. A get-together with friends for no special reason at all. 

At Wine & Design, life's special moments are our speciality. Every week, we play a small part in helping people spend time doing something artsy and adventurous with people they love. 

So what does it take to plan an event on your own? Here is a comprehensive guide to the ins and outs of planning a Wine & Design private event. 

What are the basics I need to know to book an event?

Have something to celebrate? Great! First, we'll talk to you about availability for your date and time. To book a private event with us, we ask that you meet a guest minimum of 8, host included. The price is $35 per person. We don't charge a room rental fee, but on the day of your booking, we will charge a $70 deposit that counts toward your total by covering you and a guest. Once you've paid your deposit and your event is on our calendar, we will emaill you our private party contract and a link to our art gallery so you can choose your artwork. 

What does the $35 include?

With each ticket purchase comes 2 hours of private artist instruction, paint, a pre-sketched canvas, brushes, apron and cups/corkscrews/napkins for your drinks. 

Are there different ways to set up payment?

Yes, we can arrange payment all on one card, or each guest can pay for his seat individually. If payment is all on one card, we will hold your card on file to secure your spot on the calendar, and your balance will be due in full on the day of your event.

If each guest is paying for their own seat, we will send you a link to your private event that each guest can use to sign up. Your link will have a password exclusive to your event, so only people you're inviting can register. We ask that all guests are signed up before the day of your event. 

Do I have to bring my own drinks/appetizers?

Yes! We are a BYOB studio–bring your own beverages–and are not licensed to sell alcohol. Guests love to bring wine, beer, other beverages, fingerfoods or even pizzas to munch on while painting. We supply the cups and the corkscrews. 

What is your cancellation policy?


For private/specialty events, we extend a full refund if you cancel 10+ days prior or a $100 rescheduling fee is due if cancelling inside 10 days. No refunds or rainchecks for no shows or late arrivals to class. We're sorry for the inconvenience. 

Does everyone have to paint the same thing?

It's hard to paint more than one painting at a time as many guests are doing this for the first time. We encourage you to talk to your guests and come together to choose artwork that you all will love. For any questions or concerns, call us! We're happy to work with you. 

I'm bringing my coworkers for a teambuilding event. Can we paint our company logo? What about original paintings for my organization?

We do offer the option to create commissioned works for your company or organization. Please call us so we can talk about a design. We also ask that you call a few weeks in advance of your expected event date so we have time to create your original work of art. Additional fees apply. 

We also offer mural paintings for your teambuilding event. 

I'm not 21. Can I still paint?

Absolutely! You must be 21 to drink alcholic beverages, but anyone can get their art buzz on! Our Art Buzz Kids division offers kid-friendly art for ages 7 and up. 

I'm ready to celebrate! How do I book?

Hooray! We're so thrilled to play a small part in your special moment. Give us a call at (704) 951-5916 or fill out a private party inquiry form online here.

Cheers! We hope to see you soon.

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