A: The event rental fee and $1,500 on site event fee (for weddings with 50 guests or more)includes: tan/metal folding chairs for your ceremony, banquet chairs for your reception, any tables that you may need for your ceremony and reception, place settings with flatware and glasses, professional banquet staff, and an event coordinator to help you plan every detail!
A: Mountain Lake Lodge reserves the right to provide all food and beverage in private event space. No food service may be provided by any other caterer, or food service provider, and it may not be provided personally by the client. The exception to this is wedding cakes and similar specialty items. Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited and is subject to a $500 penalty.
A: Weddings at Mountain Lake Lodge require a $1,000 non-refundable deposit along with a signed contract. Your deposit will go towards your final balance and holds your date and selected venue on property. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the event date.
A: A minimum is the amount you are required to spend on food and beverage in addition to the cost of the rental of the venue, taxes, and gratuity. The minimum is required May through October as follows: Saturdays and Holiday Weekend Sundays - $5,000 for the Grand Ballroom, $5,800 for Mary's Barn, and $10,000 for the Historic Overlook. Please contact the Director of Catering, Lyndsi Hale, for additional pricing.
A: We offer every bride who books a packaged wedding the opportunity to experience our Executive Chef's cuisine with a tasting eight (8) to twelve (12) weeks prior to the wedding. All tastings are coordinated with your Event Manager.
A: Food and beverage selections must be finalized and confirmed with your Event Manager eight (8) to twelve (12) days prior to your event date to guarantee availability due to high degree of seasonality in many selections.
A: Your Event Manager must be notified of the exact number of guests attending a function at least 30 days prior to the event date. This will be considered a guarantee and may not decrease. Additional guests above the guarantee may be added until two (2) weeks prior to the event date.
A: Ceremony site rentals are for up to two (2) hours and wedding packages include four (4) hours of reception. Any time not utilized at the ceremony site can NOT be carried over to reception time. All events must conclude by 11:00pm.
A: We do! Wedding blocks of 10 or more units receive a 10% discount property wide. The block is held until 90 days prior to the event and the individual signing the lodging agreement is held liable for half of the block, in the event that the rooms are not reserved. If you wish to reserve a block of rooms for your family and guests, please notify your Sales & Catering Manager who will be happy to provide you with availability and rates.
A: You are welcome to provide your own decorations for the ceremony and reception. Any decorations put up by the bridal party/friends/family/decorators/etc. must be removed after the event. Candles are allowed as long as the flame is enclosed in glass. *Please note: fake flower petals, throwing rice, and wish lanterns are not permitted on Mountain Lake Lodge's property.*
A: In the event of a cancellation, all deposits and payments are forfeited. If the cancellation occurs after signing the event contract, you will be charged 100% of the Food and Beverage Expenditure plus tax and gratuity.