WHAT ARE THE COSTS? Wedding only site rental - 3 hours $675 Reception only site rental - 4 hours $700 (Cottage use excluded) Wedding & Reception site rental - 6 hours $1250 Each additional hour for any event - $175
DO I HAVE TO MAKE A DEPOSIT? Your date cannot be held until you make a deposit of half down of your rental fee. The deposit is non-refundable to hold the date, but you can change your date to another if necessary. All rentals are first come/first served. We accept personal checks, Visa, M/C or Discover up to 14 days prior to your event. Less than 14 days, all payments must be in cash.
IN ADDITION, there is a Damage/Cleaning Deposit of $500 which must be paid in full 14 days prior to your wedding date. If this is not done, you must pay the Damage/Cleaning Deposit and Rental Balance IN CASH before any set-up or use of the grounds. YourDamage/Cleaning Deposit will be refunded 5 days after the event date less any charges. If site is left as you found it before your event, you will receive your deposit back in full. The Brides Cottage is to be used for the bride and bridesmaids prior to ceremony only and is not available after for reception use. Food/drinks are not allowed inside the Bride's Cottage. HOW MANY GUESTS CAN I HAVE? Site rental includes up to 300 guests. There are no discounts for smaller parties, but there is an additional $2.00 per person over 200 guests. Guest total will be tabulated by staff during the event and additional guest charges will be deducted from your damage/cleaning deposit if applicable. CAN I USE MY OWN CATERER? Yes. We do not require you to use our caterers, bartenders, florists, photographers, etc. However, our rental coordinator can recommend local services that we are familiar with and have been satisfied with. All food stuffs must be provided by a professional catering service with liability insurance. If the catering company provides alcohol, it must have a liquor license. If you don't know where to start, check our local wedding resources.
SO ALCOHOL IS OKAY? Champagne and other drinks are a standard tradition in many weddings. However, caution is needed here also. A professional bartender is needed to know when "enough is enough," and when to stop serving. When alcohol is served on-site, a park security officer(s) is required at $40 per hour per 100 guests. IS A REHERSAL INCLUDED? Yes. A one-hour wedding rehearsal is typical and can be planned the Thursday before at any time we don't have another event scheduled.
DOES THE SITE RENTAL COME WITH TABLES AND CHAIRS? No, but they are simple to rent, have delivered, and picked-up when you're done. Park rental is just that, you're renting the park, allowing you to accessorize any way you'd like. If you'd like a complete package, please see the Heritage Garden Wedding Package.