FAQ

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY DATE IS AVAILABLE?

Check our Calendar! Once your first payement is made we officially post it on our Calendar.

WHAT IS YOUR MAXIMUM CAPACITY?

We can technically have up to 150 comfortably inside the Chapel. 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 fill out our form and we will be in touch to set something up.

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 for 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. Event Helper is a great resource to obtain this certificate. Or there you check these sites out. 
www.theeventhelper.com/

www.progressive.com/special-event-insurance/

[Each Occurrence: $1,000,000.00

Damage to Rented Premises: $100,000.00

Med Exp (any one person): $5,000

Personal and Adv Injury: $1,000,000.00

General Aggregate: $2,000,000.00

Products - Comp/Op Agg: $1,000,000.00

Host Liquor Liability: Yes

Deductible: Your choosing]

WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE? 

In the event Clients reschedule the event, Clients must book Venue’s services under a new contract and will be subject to Venue’s current pricing at that time. Upon rebooking, the client will receive a credit for payments already made and must pay the rebooking fee outlined in the contract.

WHAT ABOUT COVID-19?

In the event that Erie County is red-flagged due to an event beyond the client or Beach Glass Estates control, Beach Glass Estates control will allow movement of the event to another, mutually agreeable date, without penalty [1] time. In the event that guest counts are lowered by Erie County, we will encourage our clients to continue their contract. In the event that masks or other PPE are mandated, Beach Glass Estates will continue the contract and will not move the date. Cancellations due to choice when Beach Glass Estates is legally able to host the event will not receive a refund unless canceled [180] days before the event date.

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 BRING IN MY OWN ALCOHOL AND/OR BARTENDERS?

We do not provide alcohol and/or bartenders nor hold a license so if you want a full bar with hard liquor, and mixed alcoholic beverages they must be served by a Pennsylvania Licensed Bartender. All Bar Services working at Beach Glass Estates are required to have a valid certificate of insurance and agree to the Venues Vendors Agreement

If Clients choose not to hire a licensed Bar Service, all beverages must be in self-contained bottles or cans. (No hard liquor, mixed drinks, or kegs). Clients must follow all Catering Policies and remove all trash to an outside dumpster.

There is more information about this in our contract. Contact us if you need help finding a beverage service.

WHAT IS REQUIRED TO BOOK A DATE?

We require a $500 deposit, 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 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 MAKE PAYMENTS

Yes our payment schedule is outlined below:

  • $500 due upon signing the contract serves as a reservation fee / non-refundable deposit

  • 30% due within 60 days of the signed contract 

  • 35% due within 90 days of the signed contract 

  • 35% due 60 days before the event

  • $500 Damage Deposit is due 30 days prior to the event (this is refundable)

WHAT IS THE $500 DAMAGE DEPOSIT?

In addition to the venue rental, a deposit is required in the amount of $500 and is due 30 days before your event date. This $500 serves as the damage/excessive cleanup deposit Beach Glass Estates reserves the right to use any or all of the damage deposit toward any extraordinary cleanup, damages, or destruction of property.

 

Examples include but are not limited to:

 

  • Clean up of unnecessary messes such as boldly fluids, spilled liquids or extra restroom clean up, cigarettes, cigars.

 

The remaining balance, if any, of clients' damage and excessive cleanup deposit will be refunded by Beach Glass Estates to Clients credit card on file within 14 days following the event or within 14 days following completion of repairs and/ or cleanup, whichever is later.

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.

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.

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