I would like to rent Del’avant on a Saturday night but do not need the entire facility.
We have recently updated our policy where you can rent the ballroom only on a Saturday night and no longer are required to rent the entire facility. If you are looking for a smaller space on a Saturday night, we allow the rental of the rooftop or the parlor only if we are 90 days or less away from the event date.
Why is there a $500 wedding ceremony fee?
The $500 includes the set up for the ceremony and a 1 hour wedding rehearsal the day before. We also have an additional 300 chairs that you are able to use when booking a wedding package. If there is already another wedding scheduled for the day before your wedding day, we will schedule it for either that morning before or another day that will work for both of you.
What is the common schedule of events for a wedding ceremony, cocktail hour (pre-reception), and reception at Del’avant?
The McLellan Parlor is the most common place for the wedding ceremony. We take the 2,000 square foot room and transform it to resemble a chapel setting. We can fit up to 280 chairs in the Parlor in rows with the altar area in the front. The parking deck is connected to the back of the building which leads to the entrance of the building. This entrance is equipped with a handicap accessible ramp. When the ceremony is over, the guests will move upstairs to the Rooftop Garden for a cocktail hour (or pre-reception) while the bride, groom and wedding party finish their pictures. Our hostess can then assist the crowd to the Kress Ballroom for the start of the reception. Many couples will have their DJ or Emcee announce the bride and groom into the reception where they will walk across the balcony, down the stairwell, and then begin the reception with their first dance.
What is the difference between the host and the event coordinator and will they replace my wedding planner?
Anna Knight, the event coordinator, will give you a tour of the venue, assist in selecting a wedding day, handle all paperwork and payments for the rental, coordinate the layout and set up of the venue and assist with all of the details that you require for your event. She will be your contact from day one until your wedding or reception begins.
The host will be at Del’avant during the wedding and the ceremony to assist with the building during your event. He will arrive an hour before the start of your event, unlock the doors, put out signage and will stay until the end to lock the building. He is also there to assist with lighting, air temperatures, and music.
Anna and the host will assist with every detail of Del’avant but if you are looking for a person to coordinate with vendors, florists, entertainment and the wedding ceremony, we recommend you hire a wedding planner.
I’ve selected a date! What is the next step?
Once the date is selected, you will receive a contract and an invoice for the 20% deposit. Once the contract is signed and the deposit is paid, you will be added to our calendar. You will meet with Anna, the event coordinator, 1 month prior to your event to discuss the layout and pay the balance.