FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE ESSENTIALS PACKAGE?
This “One and Done” Essentials Package is your one-stop planning experience with all aspects of your wedding covered under one simple price. The luxury of selecting a package of this nature is that all of your venue costs, full reception decor, a coordinator, security staff, your vendors such as photography, DJ and floral, and even a full menu with professional catering service expenses are secured at the time you select your date!
CAN WE ADD OR SUBTRACT GUESTS?
Your Essentials Package is set for 100 guests in the beginning of your planning experience. Of course, as you are building a guest list, these numbers will fluctuate based on attendance, so we offer an add or subtract rate that is broken down as follows:
Add guests for $90/person or remove guests for $80/person
*50 guest count minimum / please consult maximum with your venue representative based on capacity
CAN WE CUSTOMIZE THE CATERING AND BAR SERVICE?
You will be working with a catering representative on selecting your menu options and bar service upgrades.
WILL WE HAVE THE VENUE TO OURSELVES?
It is just YOUR DAY! This is a full scale wedding package with a 12 hour rental time frame included under your one simple price. When you fall in love with our unique getting ready suites, you may be tempted to add early access hours which we can accommodate at +$225 per additional hour for early access! This is entirely optional, but a way to have hair and makeup artists join you in the morning right on-site at the venue.
IS A TASTING INCLUDED?
No, a tasting is not included in the Essentials Package. This is by design as the simplicity of this package is exactly what enables us to honor such an out-of-this-world price. If a tasting is a “must have” for you, our a la carte options may be a better fit. While our a la carte options come at a higher price point, you will have more flexibility/choice.
HOW DOES PARKING WORK?
Onsite parking is included in your Bavaria Downs package and complementary to all of your guests.
WHAT IS THE INCLUDED DECOR?
We include stunning decor in our price, like:
Oval back chairs
Decorative charger plates
Variety of centerpiece options
Mercury glass votive candles
Table numbers and stands
Full place setting
Standard table linens and napkins
Guest tables, head table, gift & escort card tables
Remember, the venue is stunning “As Is” which is likely what attracted you to the space, but in addition to the included decor, you still have a $1,500 floral credit already included within your Essentials Package to allocate to either guest table decor or personal bouquets and flowers. When planning, if you wish to exceed the $1,500 floral credit, our team will absolutely work with you on expanding your floral needs!
CAN I BRING MY OWN VENDORS?
Absolutely! We would love to welcome your vendors on your special day, however, amounts will not be deducted from your overall package price.
IS THE ESSENTIALS PACKAGE CUSTOMIZABLE?
Part of the luxury you receive with the Essentials Package is the stress-free experience of not making 100 decisions, and hiring 20 different vendors! That being said, you will make selections on overall decor options, your floral selections, and any of our vendor and catering related “Upgrades”.
WHO IS THE INCLUDED PHOTOGRAPHER?
Within your photography package, you will receive 7 hours of coverage, an included engagement session, 2 shooters, with all rights to the photos within your gallery! See samples of our Bellagala photography team where you will be assigned a professional, experienced photographer.
WHAT DOES THE DJ SERVICE INCLUDE?
Your DJ will be assigned within our Award Winning Bellagala team list of DJ’s! They will have knowledge of your venue spaces and provide full ceremony coverage, cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing into the evening.
WHAT DOES THE FLORAL CREDIT OF $1,500 INCLUDE?
You will receive a $1,500 floral credit that you may spend however you might like. Ideas of where our couples choose to allocate this credit might be for all personal flowers and bouquets for the wedding party , or perhaps guest table greenery and arrangements , or decorating the arch we provide at the altar within your package. When planning, if you wish to exceed the $1,500 floral credit, our team will absolutely work with you on expanding your floral needs!
CAN I GET READY ON-SITE?
Yes, the package is for a 12 hour rental and (2) private getting ready suites are included. If you’d like, you may also add additional time for extended access to these suites at +$225/hour.
WHO IS THE INCLUDED OFFICIANT?
An officiant from the team at Positively Charmed is a part of your Essentials package. Whether or not you choose to use this officiant (you are free to bring in whomever you like!) you will meet with one of the Positively Charmed officiants to go through a timeline for the day. Our house officiants are here to guide you in creating a ceremony that is uniquely you! Whether it’s a religious, non-religious or non-denominational, or civil ceremony, they will help you to create a ceremony that truly celebrates your love. Our experienced officiants will meet with you to craft a thoughtful expression of your new chapter.
WHAT IS LEFT TO PLAN?
The Essentials Package was created by our team of experienced, former wedding planners so that there is not a lengthy list of “What is Left to Plan” items! A few things to consider when planning after securing your Essentials Package date might be customizing your package with our optional upgrades!
Other ideas of items to plan outside of the Essentials Package - Hair & Makeup, Your Wedding Attire and Dress, Sending Invitations, Hotel Room Block
WHAT DATES IS THIS PACKAGE AVAILABLE FOR?
Any date coming up within 6 months (including Saturday, Friday, Sunday dates that are available on our calendar)
Any Monday - Thursday date year round (*Tip - consider Thursdays and Mondays of Holiday weekends!)
Any Sunday date between November - April
ARE PETS WELCOME?
Yes! A professional handler is required for all furry friends; Please see services by Doggy Social.
Essentials packages are available on select dates; Fri/Sat/Sun within 6 months, any Mon - Thurs year round or any off-peak Sundays Nov 1 - April 30.
Valid for new clients only. Exclusions may apply. $185 Wed Safe Liability Insurance required.