HOW DO I KNOW IF MY DATE IS AVAILABLE?
Check our Calendar! Once a deposit is made we officially post it on our Calendar.
WHAT IS YOUR MAXIMUM CAPACITY?
We can technically have up to 260 inside the Chapel but 150 fit more comfortably. The Lake Side Lawn is very large so you can fit 200 Maximum. Dining Room, Parlor, & Library 100 Maximum. Banquet Hall 100 Maximum. Archway Deck 75-100 Maximum.
HOW DO I SCHEDULE A TIME TO COME LOOK AT THE VENUE?
All tours are by appointment only, and we can’t wait to show you around. Please email us to set up a time to visit or fill out the form on the contact page.
DO YOU HAVE ROOM TO STAY AT THE ESTATE?
Yes, We have our Cottage, Lake View Suite on Airbnb. Or if you are looking for rooms for guests we do have special rooms now available in the Estates for our Wedding Guests Only. (These are not available to the public)
IS VENUE INSURANCE REQUIRED?
We do require our clients to purchase general liability insurance. Liability insurance protects you from responsibility from any accidents or injuries during your ceremony or reception. This extends to alcohol-related incidents. You can usually check your own home insurance policy to get rider insurance or special event insurance (or called one-day insurance) that covers injuries and venue damages for around $80-$150. Wed Safe is a great resource to obtain this certificate. Or there you check these sites out. www.progressive.com/special-event-insurance/
CAN I BRING IN MY OWN ALCOHOL AND/OR BARTENDERS?
We do not provide alcohol and/or bartenders nor hold a license so if you want to have alcohol you will need to hire a beverage service. Contact us if you need help finding a beverage service.
WHAT IS REQUIRED TO BOOK A DATE?
We require 30% of the venue rental price, a credit card on file, and a signed rental contract to book a date. We do not hold dates until the contract is signed and the full 30% deposit has been made. Our contract will be sent to you via email and you will be able to sign electronically and make your payment online.
CAN I HIRE MY OWN CATERER?
Yes! We strongly recommend having a caterer so you can concentrate on you during your big day/ event. BUT know you are welcome to self-cater.
CAN I HIRE MY OWN DJ?
Yes, we can always recommend fantastic DJ companies who can provide sound for your event. If you plan on using the Chapel we recommend having a DJ to cover your sound. We do not provide any speakers or sound equipment.
CAN I BRING IN MY OWN DECOR?
Of course! Just because of the age of our building please review the few restrictions we have in the contract.
IS BGE HEATED AND/OR AIR CONDITIONED?
Because of the age and history of the Estate, it is ONLY heated.