I would like to rent Del’avant on a Saturday night but do not need the entire facility.
We rent the entire facility on Saturday night because that is our most common wedding and reception night. If we are 90 days away from the date and it’s still available, we can rent by the room. To guarantee you get the wedding day of your choice, we do recommend you renting the entire facility.
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. 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 hostess 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 hostess will be at Del’avant during the wedding and the ceremony to assist with the building during your event. She 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. She is also there to assist with lighting, air temperatures, and music.
Anna and the hostess 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.