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  • The Scott House, terrace and gardens are smoke-free facilities. The back patio is the only designated smoking area.
  • The Scott House is wheelchair accessible from Shafer Court.
  • The volume level of outside music must be in compliance with the City of Richmond noise ordinance. No music is permitted during regular business hours, and outdoor music must cease by 10 p.m.
  • Helium balloons, banners, signs, decorations, etc. are not permitted with the exception of free-standing signs, easels and flowers on tables or mantles.
  • Nothing is to be hung, taped or tied to any part of the Scott House.
  • Candles are not permitted inside the Scott House.
  • No butane or propane burners. Only canned sternos under chafing dishes are permitted.
  • No red wine or cranberry juice is permitted inside the Scott House in order to preserve the furnishings and floor coverings.
  • No animals of any kind are allowed inside the Scott House or in the Scott House gardens except those used by the disabled for assistance.
  • No furniture in the Scott House is to be moved.
  • Lost or misplaced items are not the responsibility of Virginia Commonwealth University.
  • All audio/visual needs are the responsibility of the renter.
  • As part of the Campaign for VCU, the Scott House is undergoing a three-phase renovation; only the first phase is complete. As time and funding permit, additional art, furniture, window treatments and area rugs will be added to the Scott House.