Yes, we do require that clients book a professional wedding coordinator to manage the day of the event. This cannot be an invited guest. Trust us, this is one of the best gifts you will give yourself!
Rehearsals are scheduled no more than 2 weeks in advance. Although we will do our very best to accommodate requests for rehearsals, venue availability will ultimately determine if and when they can occur. Only one hour will be allocated for rehearsals.
You can host your rehearsal the day before your wedding; we just cannot schedule the rehearsal date until we are two weeks out.
A dedicated events manager will work with you and your vendor partners leading up to your event. This is not the same as a wedding planner. The events manager is responsible for all things related to the building.
We have a wonderful valet service that we use and recommend during events. Valet fees will be passed through directly to the client. There is also limited free parking behind our building.
All bar and beverage packages are offered exclusively through The School House. Bartenders and glassware are not included, and a three-hour minimum on all packages is required. Please contact [email protected] for packages and a personalized quote.
Security is required to ensure that the safety and well-being of you and your guests is never at risk. We will provide you with our team of professional security guards and size the team to fit your needs. For each 150 guests, you are required to have an additional security guard. Security will be present 30 minutes prior to guest arrival and will be present until the last guest leaves. Security has a four-hour minimum.
All event pieces must be dropped off and picked up within the contracted rental times. This also means that no items may be arranged to be picked up or dropped off by rental companies in the days prior to or following your event.
We will put a courtesy hold on your date for no more than three (3) days. However, if we receive an inquiry for the date on hold, we will contact you immediately as a courtesy to confirm your intent to book that date. If you want to book the date, we require a 50% deposit immediately. If we haven’t heard from you when your three-day hold expires, we will release the date.
The security deposit is used to hold your event date. In addition, any damages or overtime that is incurred will be deducted from the security deposit. The security deposit may not be used towards the payment of venue fees.
Since event design ideas can vary greatly, linens and napkins are not provided. We will be happy to refer you to our favorite vendors.
We require that you choose from our list of preferred caterers.
Yes. All bands must adhere to the same sound regulations recorded music is subject to.
During this meeting you will meet with a representative of events staff to discuss your floor plan as well as walk the space with your vendors to discuss the flow and details of your event.
Candles are allowed as long as they adhere to fire department regulations with a flame two (2) inches below the rim of the glass and five (5) inches if they are being placed on the floor.
If a cancellation is submitted in writing more than six months prior to the Event Date, Client will be refunded their deposit paid, less a $1,000 cancellation fee.
If a cancellation is submitted in writing between six months and 60 days in advance of the of the Event Date, 50% of the room rental and bar amounts are due.
If a cancellation is submitted in writing less than 60 days of the Event Date, 100% of the room rental and bar amounts are due.
Smoking is prohibited inside the building, but guests may smoke outside, in the designated areas where we have placed ash tray towers. No alcoholic beverages may be brought outside.
Yes! You can rent many one-of-a-kind antiques for a rental/moving fee depending on the piece and its weight. Please ask your Events Director/ Manager for more details.
All vendors must provide proof of insurance.
We ask that children are always under the supervision of a guardian or designated babysitter for the entire event.
We have a beautiful and well-lit Green Room/Bridal Suite that is provided when you rent The Great Hall. The suite includes a shower & vanity area to facilitate hair and make-up, as well as a TV and plenty of comfortable seating, so you can relax with your guests prior to your event! The School House can cater any food and drinks that you’d like in the Green Room from our kitchen and have it ready when you arrive.