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.
Do I need to hire a wedding coordinator or is that included in the price?
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 there to make sure everything with the building runs smoothly.
Del’avant includes working with Anna throughout the engagement and the host in the price of the rental. If you need a person to assist with the wedding rehearsal, ceremony and reception, you will need to hire a wedding planner or you can hire our Event Coordinator, Anna, to serve as the “Wedding Weekend” Planner.
Del’avant has just added a new optional service to the wedding package for an additional $1250. For the additional fee, Anna will serve as the “Wedding Weekend” Coordinator. Without the wedding coordinator, the bride and their family have the building for an hour for the wedding rehearsal and there isn’t a Del’avant staff member present. It is the brides responsibility to have someone assist with ceremony. On the wedding day, the host will arrive 1 hour before the start of the wedding but there isn’t Del’avant staff at the venue during the day. The bride and family get a code to come in and out all day until the doors are unlocked 1 hour prior. If you need the additional wedding coordinator services, Anna will be present for the wedding rehearsal and assist in telling everyone where to stand, when to walk down the aisle, etc. She will contact all vendors and create a wedding day timeline on when vendors arrive, when bridal party arrives, when photography begins, etc. She will assist during the reception for moving the crowd from room to room and the introduction of the bridal party and bride and groom. She will also assist when it’s time to do the first dance, cut the cake, all the way to the departure of the married couple. Since Del’avant opened 4 years ago, there has not been a wedding coordinator at the venue so it can be done without her or a wedding planner. But by adding this additional service, it will take the responsibility off of the bride and family. For more information on this service, please talk to Anna.
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.