Do you hold weddings 7 days a week?
We hold weddings every day, Monday through Saturday, even holidays, but only one per day. There is a $100 premium added on major holidays. Please call to check availability, request package prices, or to make an appointment for a tour.
How much notice do you need to hold a wedding there?
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. Please note: We only host one wedding per day.
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 these two-hour weddings, only three or four bottles are usually needed for a 25-guest wedding, and we prefer 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. Occasionally, we have mixed in other flowers, such as fall flowers, but the basic packages include a rose bouquet and a rose boutonnière for the groom.
Can children attend?
Yes. Although we do not allow children to stay at the Inn, they are permitted to attend the weddings. We ask that parents keep the children on the main floor due to safety reasons, such as low railings, in the 120 year-old building, and to respect the privacy of our Inn guests.
Do children count as part of the total number of guests?
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, your guests may take photos or you may prefer to hire a professional photographer. We have some recommendations such as Powerhouse Studios, FACES by jessica and Something Blue, who provide special packages for the Inn and they do a great job. Of course, you may bring your own photographer as well.
Can we have more guests than 25 if holding the wedding outside?
No, unfortunately. In the case of poor weather, we will set up inside and our inside capacity is 25, 27 with the bride and groom. In addition, the cake and food are always served inside due to the heat.
Can we bring our own minister?
Yes. Please let us know in advance that you will have your own officiant.
Is the room included in the wedding package?
No. Rooms are booked separately. However, for those having weddings for 15 or more people, we waive the two-night weekend minimum and allow you to book for just your wedding night at a discounted rate. The Midweek Elopement Package for the Bride and Groom Only does, however, include the room.
Can we have a bridesmaid and best man?
Yes. We can easily accommodate a bridesmaid and a best man, and even two bridesmaids and two groomsmen are easily accommodated. Beyond that, the space is limited. Please note that bridesmaids and groomsmen count as part of the total number of wedding party guests.
Can we have a flower girl/ring bearer?
Yes. If bringing rose petals, please use silk, rather than real ones for indoor weddings for the protection of the inlaid hardwood floor. We have basic colors in stock here that the flower girl can use as well. For outside weddings, we use real petals.
Can you provide a sit-down dinner?
No. Unfortunately, we don't have the space to hold a plated dinner. Our receptions resemble a cocktail party, where guests mingle and sit in the parlor or dining room.
Can we bring our own cake?
Yes. However, most people find that what we charge for the cake is far less than anywhere else since they are made in-house. In our experience, we have found that transporting the cake ends up in melted or broken cakes. You may bring a groom's cake if you have a specialty-type cake that you would like on your special day. Our cakes are made with buttercream icing (but look like fondant) and the fillings are all made from scratch. You can choose your filling: strawberry, raspberry, chocolate fudge, custard, pineapple or lemon.
Can we bring in a caterer?
No. Since we can't accommodate a sit-down dinner, an outside caterer isn't really necessary.