Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

The Venue

What is your capacity?

Our indoor tasting room space has a max capacity of 75.

Outdoor tented receptions a capacity of 200.

Ceremony Locations

Our two most popular areas are the lake front ceremony and tree side ceremony. New for 2019 is the ceremony in the vines location! The property is exclusively yours so if another area speaks to your heart for your ceremony location- lets make it happen!

What times of year do you hold weddings?

While our tents can be heated, they are still tents. So for the enjoyment of your guests we only do outdoor weddings from mid May to mid October. Indoor weddings, for less than 75 guests, can take place all year long.

Parking

There is plenty of parking on site for all of your guests.

Handicap Accessibility

We have a couple of handicap parking spaces on site. Our tasting room is on the “second” floor (above the wine production room). There is a ramp that leads to a wheelchair elevator to the deck. The outdoor reception area is on a manicured lawn and our property is relatively flat to the ceremony locations.

Pets

We love our furry friends too! If you have a special four legged family member you would like to be a part of the ceremony, you are welcome to bring them. Pets are not allowed in indoor spaces. We ask that you please pick up after them.

Lake & River

No guest shall be permitted to enter the lake or river. Any guest seen doing so will be asked to leave the property.

Can I visit the venue?

Of course! We would love to meet you and hear more about your wedding visions! Shoot us an email at sales@rivergardenevents.com or give us a call: 303-578-0770!  At this time, we only do tours by appointment.

The Packages

What is included in your packages?

We strive to make your wedding planning as stress free as possible. The best way we can help you is by having our packages include every major vendor you need: Catering, unlimited wine & beer, wedding cake or dessert buffet, flower centerpieces, bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere, a DJ who also MC, photography, all rentals (tables, chairs, linens, place settings). That’s not all- you will also have a professional wedding coordinator to help you along the way!

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Are the packages customizable?

Absolutely! We're are not "cookie cutter" in the slightest. This is YOUR day after all!

There are a couple of limitations. Due to legal reasons, our food and beverage vendors can not be removed. Don’t worry, one thing we love about our catering company is they offer hundreds of menu options to choose from to make your day perfect! Our rental company offers our clients an amazing discounted rental rates to be our partner. All rentals need to go through them unless they do not have something in their inventory.

What is not included?

There are a few things that are more individual for each wedding which makes it hard for us to include in a package price. One of these things are the wedding party flowers but no worries- our florist is has no problem adding this on! We left the wedding dress and rings for you. If lodging, guest transportation, and videography are important to you- we have a couple of wonderful vendors we can recommend!

How does pricing work?

Our pricing is incredibly straightforward. There are not hidden fees! We have a base package price which includes up to 50 guests. Any additional guests have a price per person. Take the number of guests over 50 people and multiply that by the per person rate, then added to the base package price for the total cost.  No site fees, service charges or set up fees. The only thing we don't include is tax, which is only 2.9%!

Why an all-inclusive package?

Because planning your wedding should be fun, not a full-time job! We have taken the business of wedding planning and left you with the fun. You get to choose and sample your menu, design your look with linen options, chair options, flowers, lighting and more!  The only thing we've taken away is the stress. These are your vendors, they work for you, we just handle finding, organizing, updating and paying them on your behalf.

Find out if an all-inclusive package is right for you!

What if I have less than 50 guests?

No problem, we can do weddings as small as 25 guests. We have fixed costs and per person prices from each of our vendors. Please contact us for a price estimate.  

Vendors

Do I get to meet with the vendors?

Absolutely!  We provide a planning portal which outlines your vendor meetings. We have hired them for you but they are still YOUR vendors, they work for you. Each one of them would be happy to meet with you to ensure the wedding visions come together.

That said, we handle the business, we pay them, compose a timeline, coordinate guest and table counts, room layouts, etc.  You just get to go do a food tasting, design your dream cake, design your centerpieces, etc. 

Is there a food tasting?

Yup!  You’ll schedule a food tasting directly with the caterer. 

Cake tasting?

Also yes!  You’ll schedule a cake tasting and design appointment directly with the baker. 

What rentals are included

Everything you need!  The tent, lighting, we serve dinner on china and you get to choose which style.  We have a couple of chairs to pick for the reception and over 40+ linen and napkin colors.  Appetizers and cake are served on high quality plastic. River Garden Winery has folding white chairs for the ceremony.

Wedding Coordinator - what role do they play?

Wedding coordination is provided in every package by Hawley with Vining Events. From the moment you book with River Garden, she is available to answer any questions you have! We provide a planning portal to keep you on track with important dates and a planning timeline. Two months before your wedding, you will meet with Hawley for your design appointment to go over all of your reception details from start to finish to make sure nothing was overlooked and finalize your timeline. We will also touch base 1 month before to finalize all the last minute details. Hawley is onsite coordinating your rehearsal and ceremony. For your reception we set up all your personalized décor the day of within reason (Hawley will let you know if she needs a helping hand based on your final décor designs). During the reception she is the timekeeper between all the vendors and makes sure your day goes as you imaged.

***Wedding coordination does not include budget consultation, guests list RSVP, picking up or dropping off of any items. If Hawley’s schedule allows, she can be a part of your vendors meetings. If Hawley is not available for your day of coordination, she will let you know at time of booking. A coordinator will work hand in hand with Hawley through the planning process and be present at the design meetings to prepare for your wedding.

Have a question we didn't cover here?  Email us at sales@rivergardenevents.com.  Looking forward to chatting with you!