The Yards – the former AT&SF Railway yards – have been the site of many scenes from feature-length films and television series. The Blacksmith Shop at The Yards is now being re-purposed as a casual event space in the heart of Barelas. Once an integral symbol of the industrial age in Albuquerque, the former Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railyards complex still stands proudly, even if in a bit of disrepair, on the southeastern edge of the city. One of the buildings – the Blacksmith Shop – has been cleaned up and outfitted for use as a casual rental space. It's a nostalgic brick and steel structure with floor-to-ceiling panes of green and yellow glass, and more open-air than indoor, but for the right kind of event, it's a cool, unique venue. Grand Opening Event September 27th Rental Information This unique venue has a capacity for 1,000 people and is approximately 25,000 square feet. Reservations and Deposits. Spaces may be scheduled up to 12 months prior any event date. Reservations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. A verbal request will hold an available date on the calendar for up to 7 business days. A Blacksmith Shop Rental Agreement is required. A reservation will be confirmed when the Rental Application is complete and the Damage Deposit is paid. The Damage Deposit will be refunded after the event providing the event has complied with The Yards rules and there is no damage to the facility. Event Permit. Some events at the Blacksmith Shop may require a City Event Permit. The Event Permit is in addition to the Blacksmith Shop Rental Agreement. View more information. Timeline. Event permits and preparations may take several months to complete. Please plan accordingly. Insurance. An insurance policy must be provided for the rental dates in the amount of $1,000,000. For complete Rental Information please contact City of Albuquerque Special Events by calling (505) 768-3556.