FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How many people can fit in the Banquet Room?
The room fits about 75 people sitting down with stage in place. You can remove the stage and fit extra 10 people.
Where can we do the ceremony?
The popular spots are under the 500-year-old oak tree with seating parallel to the house. Another option is to have a ceremony in the gazebo on the North side of the house.
Can we cook in the kitchen?
Our commercial kitchen is for warm up/staging use only. We offer commercial size fridge, freezer, and a 32 tray warm up drawer. Your caterer may bring and set up a grill outside. Our event license does not allow us to provide cooking facilities.
Can our bride get ready in the house?
If you signed up for Package 2 or 3, the bridal party is welcome to use the house to get ready from 11 am on the day of the event, possibly earlier depending on reservations the day prior. Package 1 does not allow house use.
What are the event cleaning responsibilities and what do they cover?
We collect a $500 refundable cleaning/damages deposit for any event rental. You are responsible to return the premises to the same condition you found it in: chairs and tables folded away in the Banquet Room, Banquet Room cleaned, bathroom trailer/Banquet Room bathroom area cleaned, all garbage and decorations removed and taken away. Alternatively, you can hire our cleaners to do the event cleaning/breakdown job for you: you will need to inform us of your choice 15 days prior to the event. Should you decide to hire our cleaners, we will send you a copy of their invoice with the balance of the deposit refunded. Our cleaners charge $30 per hour with a minimal charge of $100.
Non-refundable house cleaning fee is $300 and covers Mansion cleaning. Tenant is still reponsible for doing their own dishes and stove clean up.
How many chairs and tables are provided?
For the event rental, we provide 100 white square top folding chairs, 10 6ft. round tables and 12 8 ft. long banquet tables (linen not included).
Do you do the event set up?
Event fee does not include the set up. Should you desire set up services, such as table/chairs set up, please inform us of your choice 15 days prior to the event and pay our setup team directly at a rate of $30 per hour per person.
How can we reserve our date?
Reservations are confirmed upon submittal of a signed contract and a payment of half of the total rental fee. The other half is due 60 days prior to the event. We get many reservations via online sites and cannot block out your dates until your payment is received.
Can we serve alcohol?
Yes, we do not limit your alcohol services as long as it is done under the supervision of your insured caterer. Please keep in mind that health and safety of your guests is entirely your responsibility. The Mansion management is not present on the grounds during your event.
Can we use any catering?
You can use any catering/beverage service you like.
Where is guest parking?
Parking for guests is on the left side, just prior to the main entry gates. The parking lot can accommodate 50 cars or more. Once parked, guest will walk directly to the property over the lawn, next to the gazebo.
What are the restaurants around the mansion? Wineries? Other places of interest?
Please refer to our Local Places of Interest page for the comprehensive list of local attractions.