Do you hold weddings 7 days a week?
How much notice do you need to hold a wedding there?
We hold weddings Monday through Saturday, even holidays, but only one per day. There is a $100 premium added on major holidays. Please call to check availability, or to make an appointment for a tour.
Depending on availability, we can arrange for a two-person wedding in as little as 24 hours. We need a few more days for larger weddings. Call for availability, however, since we book up fast.
Can we have an evening wedding?
Due to our Inn guests checking in or returning to rest after a long day of sightseeing, we only hold weddings in the afternoons from 2:00 - 4:00 pm, or 1:00 - 4:00 pm for our largest packages. Please note: We only host one wedding per day and we don't do whole house rentals for weddings.
Can we bring wine/champagne?
Yes. We do not have a liquor license; therefore, we provide a sparkling juice toast; however, you may bring champagne or wine for your toast. Please note that for the two-hour weddings, only three or four bottles are usually needed for a 20-guest wedding, and we ask that you do not bring other types of alcohol for the weddings. If you are an Inn guest, you may bring other alcoholic beverages into your room for personal use.
Can we bring our own music?
Yes. Please bring a CD or iPod and mark what you want to be played before or after the ceremony. Otherwise, we do have a large music selection, from classic to contemporary wedding music.
Can we choose our bouquet color?
Yes. We generally use roses for the bouquet and you can choose your color. We often mix in other flowers, such as fall flowers, if so desired, but the basic packages are priced to include a rose bouquet and a rose boutonnière for the groom. If you have a different flower in mind, feel free to ask us about it and the additional cost, if any, for the upgrade.
Can children attend?
Yes. Although we do not allow children to stay at the Inn, they are permitted to attend the weddings. Children are not allowed upstairs due to safety reasons, such as low railings, in the 122 year-old building, and to respect the privacy of our Inn guests. Of course we ask that parents keep a watchful eye on their children since there are many areas with glass, which could cause injury.
Do children count as part of the total number of guests?
Yes. If they are not an infant in a carrier, they count. If you are having trouble keeping your guest list down, you might consider making it an adults-only event. That way your guests can just relax and enjoy their time. Even our own children find the inn to be a boring place for kids.
Can out-of-town guests stay and visit past 4:00 pm?
We apologize for the inconvenience, but all wedding guests who are not staying at the inn overnight should plan to leave by 4:00 pm. Room check-ins arrive at 4:00 and we promise all our Inn guests peace and quiet in the evenings.
Can we pay for extra time?
We are unable to prepare rooms for earlier arrival and our inn guests check in at 4:00 pm, so there is really no window to allow for more time. Rest assured that our package times are appropriate for the wedding size. Often wedding guests are ready to leave 30 minutes before the time is up, which is why we will coordinate everything to be sure that your cake is served before guests start to leave.
Do we need a photographer or will you take pictures?
For wedding packages for the bride and groom only, we can take pictures and put them on a CD for you, if you do not have a professional photographer. Please note that we are not professional photographers. We have a good camera and we will do our best to capture your special day.
For couples with larger packages that include guests at the wedding, we can take pictures of the ceremony itself and a few of the couple, but we aren't able to do family poses, etc., since we are busy attending to your guests. Of course, your guests may take additional photos or you may prefer to hire a professional photographer. We have some recommendations such as Powerhouse Studios, FACES by jessica and Bluefire Photography who provide nice packages for the Inn and do a great job. Of course, you may bring your own photographer as well. We will help him/her find the best locations for pictures.
Do we need a wedding coordinator?
No. That's what we are here for! We handle everything, except we allow you to deal directly with the caterer (if a sit-down meal package is purchased). We provide contact information for hair and makeup, photographers, and caterers. We do the flowers, the setup, the decorating, the music, the direction of the ceremony and reception. No need to make time schedules or worry if all is moving as planned - we will handle it for you. Elegant, relaxed, and stress-free - that's our aim for our couples.
Can we have a rehearsal?
Since we host over 150 weddings per year, there isn't really an opportunity to fit in rehearsals. However, since we host so many weddings, we also know just how to make your special day run smoothly. We will coordinate everything and we give any bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls or ring bearers on-the-spot training so they know what to do. Honestly, rehearsals always seem to go more smoothly than the actual event, so no worries—we'll do it right the first time.