Ceremony & Reception Venue
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Jun 07, 2013
Frequently Asked Questions for Ceremony & Reception Venue
What service does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What settings does your venue provide?
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Country Inn / B&B, Historic Site, Place of Worship
Do you have onsite catering?
Do you allow outside catering?
Do you offer an on-site wedding consultant?
Do you have a liquor license?
Do you offer valet parking?
Is there handicap access?
Do you have liability insurance?
Do you have a site fee?
Are there any special characteristics about this venue such as scenery or architecture?
The chapel has a rich history dating to 1914, which allows our couples to have an intimate church feel for their ceremony, then a more modern atmosphere in the reception hall for dinner and dancing.
How does your venue determine the cost of the space?
Our facility rental fee is based on day of the week and number of guests, ranging from $500 to $2900. Our catering price range begins at $18.50 per person.
Do you offer any special services?
Anything you might need! Catering, Custom Decorating, Photography, Floral, Cakes, Wedding Coordinator, Limo, DJ...everything we offer is completely optional! Plus we have an onsite wedding store with guestbooks, toasting flutes, garters and more!
Do you offer any special packages for rehearsal dinners?
We have a cute little house next door, the Seely House, that comfortably seats 40 and is perfect for bridal showers and rehearsal dinners.
Do you offer additional items for the ceremony?
Ivory metal arch with white fabric and lights, unity candelabra, 2 small candelabras, pew decorations with gardenia cluster and white bow, fichus trees with lights and white fabric sashes with white bows, Yamaha piano and CD system. The reception hall includes tables (with cloths) and chairs for 150 guests, 3 buffet tables with white cloths and skirting, 2 Cake tables with white cloths and skirting, 1 Rolling igloo for canned drinks, CD Sound System
Do you rent other items such as linens, tables, or flatware?
Yes! We have table linens in all the popular colors. Chair covers and colored sashes are a great look too!
Do you require clients to use a specific list of vendors?
No! When you book with The Country Abbey we will provide a list of vendors who have pleased our brides. These are only suggestions. You may use whomever you wish!
Do you require the client to use your musicians? If you do not require this, is that an additional fee to bring in one's own musicians?
Couples may bring their own musicians. We have no restrictions. If they wish to play CD music for their ceremony, we provide a staff member to operate our sound system at no additional charge.
Do you have any special side rooms that can be rented out for the occasion?
We have a covered courtyard for outdoor dining. We also have the Lazy Day Bed and Breakfast that works well for the bride and bridesmaids before the wedding, out-of-town guests, or even the bride and groom on their wedding night.
Can the client provide their own alcohol if desired?
Yes. You are allowed beer, wine, champagne and a margarita machine. To serve alcohol adds $150 to your rental fee.
Describe your parking facilities:
Parking is plentiful.
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
Additional Answers & Advice:
Flower Girls and Ring Bearers
If the children in your wedding party are under the age of 6, it is important they attend the rehearsal if at all possible. Allow them several trips down the aisle before, during and after the rehearsal. If more practice is needed, arrive a little early on the wedding day and let them walk down the aisle several times before guests arrive. But, for a young child, it can be really scary to face a room full of strangers looking at you, so have a "Plan B" ready in case the child balks. It is better to let them stay in the foyer with a parent or familiar family member than cry all the way down the aisle. That upsets everybody. Afterward, you can bring them up to the front for photos with the wedding party. Children who are 6 years usually love the attention and are thrilled to be in the wedding!