Can I bring my own vendors?
We are a catering company that owns the Hazlehurst House so any food and beverage has to be taken care of through the venue. However, all other vendors are welcome. We do have some license requirements, liability insurance requirements, etc., however, all professional vendors will have this information readily available. We would be honored to work with your selected vendor!
How far in advance do I have to book my wedding date?
Technically, there is no “deadline”, but securing your desired date is key to being able toconfirm all other vendors. Your venue is a key component to your wedding planning process and priority needs to be placed on securing your desired date and location as soon as possible.
Can I make changes to the packages?
Absolutely! We customize for each bride. We have simply put together starting packages to give you a place to begin and to help you establish budgets.
Do I have flexibility with menus?
Absolutely! We customize menus all the time for our brides. You are not limited to what is in print.
Will I get to do a tasting before my wedding day?
Yes, you will. We host several events throughout the year where we have food and cake tastings, along with great speakers from the industry to help give you inspiration for planning and resources for vendors you may be seeking. Each event is unique and is combined with great décor ideas as well.
What are your weather provisions?
On occasion, weather does not cooperate with our event schedule. We ask that you make a decision concerning the location of your ceremony and/or reception 48 hours prior to your event based on the weather forecast at that time. For example, if you are planning an outdoor ceremony, and the forecast does not look favorable, you could decide at that time to move your ceremony to our indoor space. This allows proper time for planning and ensures that your day is not compromised in any way.
How many guests can you accommodate?
The short answer to this question is up to 300. However, the style of your reception, whether that is buffet style, formal- seated, or cocktail style, will determine an appropriate guest count maximum for your event.
From The Knot:
What is the cost of an average wedding today? I’ve heard it’s around $20,000. Is this off base?
“Though it depends on where you live, that figure’s really not that far off—it’s actually a little low. In a recent survey conducted by The Knot, it was revealed that the average wedding is now about $27,800. However, bear in mind that weddings cost more in large urban areas. This figure also includes those lucky brides and grooms who get $40,000-and-up weddings thrown for them, so that does slightly bring up the average.”
Catersource magazine also weights in on wedding budgets citing:
“The average wedding budget today as $27,021, up from $26,894, with $61 being the average per person spent on catering.”