How many hours does the rental last?
Your rental will last 15 hours and is from 9 am – 12 am with our standard venue rental. All cleanup must be completed and guests and personal belongings, décor and other items removed by the end of the rental.
Can I arrive early?
You can only come as early as when your rental starts (typically 9 am). The venue gates will be open but the doors to the venue will not be unlocked until 9 am. Even if you see our staff on-site, please understand they are preparing the space for the day and need that time to ensure everything is just right for you.
Can I come the day before my wedding to set up?
Unfortunately, we don’t allow drop offs or setups the day before your event date since this can conflict with other events. We always ensure each client has exclusive use of the venue and grounds the day of their event.
Can any extra décor, linens, or items be picked up the next morning?
All supplies, décor, and personal items must be removed from the Chapel, suites and Grand Hall by 12 am (midnight) the day of your event. If lodging is purchased, you may keep your items in your room but all items in the above locations must still be removed to allow for our cleaning company to clean and sanitize for the next event.
Can any vehicles be left at the venue overnight and be picked up the following day?
If anyone is unable to remove their vehicle, please make them aware that our gates are locked when our team members leave. We highly recommend that they make arrangements prior to the event so they do not have to leave their vehicle behind. However, if that occurs, please contact the venue the following day either via email or phone to arrange for entry prior to visiting the venue.
Can I rehearse at the venue prior to my wedding day?
In order to avoid conflicts with other events, we do not offer a day-before rehearsal option. However, most clients find that rehearsing the processional and details on the morning of the wedding is most convenient.
Can I do a final walk-thru before my wedding?
Yes! We schedule a Final Planning Meeting with each client 30 days or less before the wedding date. These meetings are about 90 minutes long and serve as a clear outline for both parties (venue & client) as to how the wedding day will flow. You may utilize this time to do a final walk-thru with your coordinator or other important members of the wedding party.
Can I hang décor on the wall?
Yes, as long as you use command strips. Nails, tacks, and tape are strictly prohibited as they can damage the venue.
Can I use sparklers for my exit?
Yes, sparklers are allowed. However, we must issue a final approval due to burn bans in our area. If sparklers are approved, you must provide a flame retardant bucket filled with sand large enough to put the sparklers out in. If this is not provided on the day of the wedding, we may not allow use of the sparklers.
Can I have candles with real flame as décor items?
Yes, however, they must be in a glass container and the glass must be higher than the top of the flame.
Can I use glitter/confetti/rose petals at my wedding?
Glitter, confetti, and artificial rose petals are not allowed because they are not biodegradable and cannot be properly cleaned up. Real rose petals ARE allowed, but they must be white to prevent staining the floor.
Do you have an outdoor ceremony space?
Yes, we have a beautiful pergola outside of our chapel in the wooded area. We ask that you contact a rental facility for outdoor seating as our Chivari chairs cannot be used outside.
Do you have any vendors I am required to use?
Yes. We only require you to use two vendors: Rum Runners ACS for bar needs and Grimes County for security. We will contact Grimes County and book officers for your event. We can provide pricing and contact information for Rum Runners as well.
Am I allowed to bring in other vendors of my choosing?
Yes! We have carefully selected vendors from our past experiences and organized them on our preferred vendor list. We highly recommend you check them out first. However, you are allowed to bring in other vendors outside of that list. We do require vendors to be properly insured. If they do not have insurance, they may be prevented from offering their services at our venue.
Can my caterer cook in the venue’s kitchen?
Unfortunately, no. We have a prep/catering kitchen only. Which means all food must be prepared off-site. Also, no food may be washed down our sinks as this can damage our plumbing system.
Do you have an all-inclusive package?
We find that pre-built all-inclusive packages may not fit everyone’s needs, so instead, we offer a number of a la carte services for you to pick and to choose from! These include catering, photography, florals, and more! Please contact us through our contact form for more information on this and the services that we offer.
Do you allow pets?
Yes! As long as we have been notified prior to your event date and you have paid a pet deposit, your pet is allowed on the premises. For their own safety, pets must be leashed at all times and you must have a designated person to clean up after them and generally be in charge of them throughout the day. If you have booked lodging and your pet is staying overnight, it must be kenneled.