here are the answers to our most
Frequently Asked Questions.
1. how much is my deposit and when is it due?
The deposit for a wedding is $1,500. It is due when you sign your contract and must be paid to secure your date! If your total rental is less than or equal to $1,500, then the entire amount is due at the contract signing.
2. can my deposit be broken into several payments?
Yes! If you decide not to pay your full payment up front, it will be broken down into 3 payments of $500 - with the first $500 due at the contract signing.
3. when is my remaining balance due?
The remainder of your balance is due 30 days before your event date.
4. can i pay with a credit or debit card?
We highly encourage our couples to pay by bank transfer (debit card). However, you can request to pay by credit card for an additional 3.5% fee.
5. how can i purchase our event insurance?
You have to purchase your event insurance through our provider. You can click on this link to purchase it online - make sure to send us a copy of your insurance documents before your wedding.
6. do i have to use a vendor from your recommended vendor list?
No, but we would highly recommend it! They are all vendors we have worked with before and have been incredibly impressed with. However, you must have all outside vendors approved by us first - there is also a $100 fee for outside caterers.
7. what is your policy on alcohol?
We do allow you to provide all of your own beer and wine for your event! Please note that we don't allow hard liquor to be served at The Abbey.
Please note that if you are serving beer and/or wine, you must purchase the Classic Bar Package add-on. This fee is required and will cover the costs of a bartender for the event as well as a police officer (when required by local law).
8. what is your maximum guest count? what happens if my numbers go up?
The Abbey can accommodate a total guest count up to 120. If you think your guest count will exceed 120, please let us know as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate your additional guests but there will be additional fees.
9. how do i schedule my wedding rehearsal?
You can book your rehearsal time 30 days out from your event. Because we do host weddings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, your preferred rehearsal time may not always be available. However, you are always guaranteed a rehearsal on the day of your wedding and we will try our best to accommodate a rehearsal on another date.
10. when should i schedule my design appointment?
For all bookings, you will receive a complimentary 2-hour design appointment. We would recommend scheduling this after you've chosen your Bridesmaid dresses! Many times this affects the tone and design of your wedding. We will do our best to accommodate requests for additional design appointments and changes, but there will be additional fees.
11. what will i be choosing during my design appointment?
We will start by choosing the decor for your ceremony, which includes your arbor, aisle way items and card and gift table decor. For cocktail hour, you will be choosing your beverage dispensers and cocktail table decor. Then you will decide on your reception table decor - from runners and greenery/florals to candle holders, vases, bottles, lanterns, and much more. Finally, you will get to choose from our large assortment of cake displays and dessert towers.