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frequently asked questions

Q: What is your maximum capacity?

A: 160

Q: What are some of the couple's responsibilities?

A: Hiring of caterer, bartenders, photographer, purchasing decorations, alcohol, floral arrangement, etc.

Q: Do you offer packages which includes caterers and bartenders?

A: We are strictly facility-rentals only and does not offer in-house catering; however, we do provide a list of recommended caterers along with other vendors in our Vendors page of the website.

Q: Do you charge a corkage fee?

A: We do not offer corkage/bartending services, couples will be responsible for acquiring full bartending services.

Q: Can we stay overnight at the Bridal Cottage?

A: Overnight stay is optional and available after reception ended and check out time is 10am next morning. 

Q: Do you offer ceremony rehearsals?

A: Facility rental includes a one-hour ceremony rehearsal during weekday evenings based on availability.

Q: What time can we access the venue? And what time does the event end?

A: You have full access to all included facilities starting at 12pm the day of the event. Event must end and clean-up to be completed by 1am.

Q: Do we have access to the Bridal Cottage for the entire day?

A: Yes, the Bridal Cottage is accessible for the entire duration of the event from noon to 1am. Bridal party is welcomed to get ready inside before the wedding as well as get touch-ups done throughout the day. 

Q: Are pets allowed?

A: Pets are allowed on outdoor grounds only and must be leashed at all times. 

Q: Are heatings available inside the tent during cold weathers?

A: We work with local equipment rental companies on diesel heater rentals, ​they offer set-up and tear-down at a reasonable costs.

Q: Does it get hot inside the clear tent?

A: 1. The tent is located behind a line of matured Ash trees and by 7pm in June and July (earlier for August & September) the entire tent will be shaded. 

2. We provide ceiling fans and drum fans to keep airflow moving for guest comfort.

3. Tree canopies over reception outdoor grounds provide shades for guests during cocktail hours. 

4. 5:30pm ceremony time has made a big difference with cocktail hour starting at 6pm with reception to follow around 7pm.

5. All of the tent flaps can be opened to allow more airflow

Q: Can we bring in vendors that are not in the vendor list?

A: Absolutely! The Recommended Vendor List on our website are meant to help couples to search for reliable and experienced vendors.

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Photo by Cynthia Bettencourt

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