FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
let's answer those questions.
How many people can your space hold?
Our Spaces can hold a variety of people.
Can I cater my own food for my event?
Since we only offer drinks and some bakery items, you are more than welcome to bring your own food, or have it catered. We only ask that any drinks (beyond water or lemonade) you purchase from us!
If I bring my own cooler/beverage dispenser, can Sozo provide ice for it?
Unfortunately not. We keep our ice ready to use for our drinks, and are unable to provide ice for coolers.
Am I allowed to bring alchoholic beverages into my event?
Alchoholic beverages are not allowed in Sozo. Our space is rented by a number of recovery groups, and we are intentional to be a safe place for them to relax and unwind without fearing relapse.
What is your definition of Family Friendly?
- We want Sozo to be a place where everyone can feel comfortable.
- Any content (including music or actions) that includes suggestive, sexually inappropriate or explicit themes, nudity, cursing, graphic content or violent themes is not allowed.
- Any content (including music or actions) that is degrading to women, men, minorities, or marginalized groups will not be tolerated.
- Any content (including music or actions) that is degrading to majorities, or mainstream groups will not be tolerated.
- In short, content that is divisive, accusatory, or hurtful to people will not be allowed.
Will Sozo staff set-up and tear-down my event?
- We would love to help, but you are solely responsible for setup and tear down, as per the contract.
- The staff will make sure that the requested number of tables and chairs are in your room, and try to help with setup and tear down if they can.
- Our priority is for our baristas to be able to serve all our customers, and so their focus will be behind the counter. If they are available, they will help you if you ask!
I've submitted the event booking form, but it's not showing up on the website calendar. Is my booking confirmed?
- Once you submit your form, we will send you a Price Quote for your confirmation within 48 hours.
- When you accept the Price Quote, an Invoice will be sent to you immediately.
Do I need to include set-up and tear-down time in my event booking form?
Yes, this way even if an event was scheduled right before or after your event, you would still have enough time to set-up and tear-down.
I don't need time to set-up or tear-down, what do I put on the form?
If you do not need any time to set-up and tear-down, feel free to put the same time as your Event Start and End Time.
Can Sozo provide plates, cutlery, napkins, or serving utensils?
No, you are responsible for bringing your own cutlery, tableware, servingware, and napkins. If you are in dire need, you can ask one of the baristas, and they might be able to find something for you. But their primary focus is on the bar, and we cannot guarantee that we will have anything available.
If I bring my own DJ, do I have to pay the sound tech fee?
You only have to pay the sound tech fee if you are using our equipment in any way. So If your DJ is bringing his own speakers and set-up, then you would not need to pay the sound fee. If your DJ would like to use our equipment, then you would need to pay the sound fee because you are using our equipment.
I see on your drink packages that I can choose tickets. What are tickets for?
When you choose one of our on-demand drink packages, that means that your guests will be getting drinks from our coffee bar. We offer tickets as an option for you to control or keep track of who can get drinks.
What is the On-Demand Drink Package?
This is when you want to offer your guests the choice of something from our menu.
What is the Basic Drink Package?
We prepare coffee and tea ahead of time for you, so that when you get to your room, you've got fresh refreshments ready and waiting for you and your guests.
Flat cost paid by invoice with booking cost. When you arrive any carafes or dispensers will be in the room ready for you.
Please note on the day of the event:
Additional carafes of coffee can be purchased and will be ready within 10 minutes.
Additional gallons of tea cannot be purchased, because they take an hour to steep.
Do you have a wheelchair accessible entrance?
We have a service elevator that is able to fit one person, their wheelchair, and the operator (one of our baristas). If you would like to use it, please call the shop and a barista can prepare it for you. Phone #: 402-671-0450
Am I allowed to smoke or vape inside Sozo?
In order to create the best environment for all our customers, Sozo is a smoke and vape-free environment.
What are some of your special drinks?
We have two drinks that stay at the top of our specials board all year round:
Seasonally, we have dozens of other specials that pop-up! We've got cool, refreshing drinks like the caramel and peanut butter Cracker Jack in the summer, and warm comforting drinks like the Pumpkin Patch, a chai pumkin latte, in the fall.
If you want to build your own, just come on down! We've got lots of flavors to choose from.
How many flavors do you have?
Last we counted, we had 50+!
Want a caramel chocolate butterscotch blended latte? We've got you covered!
Wait, how many different kinds of drink combinations could you make?
Funny you should ask! We had a slow morning one day and decided to figure that out! We calculated that if we did every possible drink with every possible combonation of flavors, we would end up with:
What's with the art on the walls?
We here at Sozo believe that Art has a way of reaching out and connecting to people. Kind of like what we want Sozo to do! So we try to highlight artwork monthly that is encouarging, thought-provoking, and beautiful. What this means is that we might have homeschool projects or well-known artists. We might have pieces that inspire hope or process through hopelessness. We might have art that invites us into the sacred or invites us into the mundane. We hope that when you visit you'll take a chance to sip some coffee, ponder the artwork, and find rest.