How does pricing work?
We price by day of the week. Saturdays are most expensive, followed by Fridays then Sundays and finally Monday-Thursday which is the least costly day in terms of price! We also have seasonal adjustments based on what month the date falls under; some months even fluctuate within themselves. The best example would be the last two weeks of October and the first two weeks of November are higher priced than the rest of the month (These also happen to be the highest priced weeks of the year due to peak fall weather usually landing during these dates.) Another example would be early April is less than late April because the weather is normally better towards the end of the month.
If you want to know the price of a specific date simply fill out our contact form. You will receive an automated email and can respond from there with your desired dates, one of Meadows' team members will be in touch soon!
We receive hundreds of emails each week and our team does all correspondence in house. You should expect a response from us within 24 - 48 hours during the workweek, but if you email us over weekends it may take longer than usual to hear back from one of your messages because there's always lots going on at this time!
Do you offer all inclusive packages?
We do not.
We love weddings and we want you to have a unique experience. That's why when it comes down the aisle, no two Meadows Weddings are alike! We also don't offer wedding packages that seem like they came from an assembly line. At our place (where creativity is king) this would be boring as heck; plus what fun does life get if everything has been done before? When a venue starts offering all inclusive options, things start getting more and more similar. Same caterer? Same photographer? Same florals?
...you get the picture!
This isn't us, and even though we are more than happy to make recommendations, we want your special day to be your dream, not a boxed lunch.
Are there any fees not included in the quote?
Yes, there are 2, no 3, errr.... make it 2.5.
Let us explain:
1. We require all of our events to take out event insurance for their specific event. We use a company called Nuptial Risk that specializes in event insurance, specifically weddings.
Yes, we carry tons of all kinds of insurance for Meadows, but after with discussing it with many lawyers, advisors and insurance experts we believe the best way to protect our clients and ourselves is by making this a requirement for each wedding that books with us.
This policy usually runs a few hundred dollars and must be signed and paid by the client to go into effect. For those reasons everything pertaining to this policy goes directly through Nuptial Risk rather than through Meadows.
2. We require every event, especially weddings to pay a cleaning fee based on the number of people attending the wedding. The cleaning company we partner with charges $1.50 per person with a 100 person minimum and a 300 person maximum. So basically your wedding cleaning fee would range from $150 to $450 depending on the number of people at the wedding.
2.5 - 3, whatever you want to call it. We can't really call it a fee because it's optional. We add a 3% charge to every contract to cover the credit/debit card fees, if the client pays the balance in full without using a credit or debit card then we remove the fee from the balance owed.
How many hours do you have the venue for?
Weekday rentals (Mon. - Thurs.) are 10am - 10pm.
Our weekend wedding rental (Fri., Sat., Sun.) is from 9am - 11pm.
Can you bring your own alcohol?
Yes, you can bring your own alcohol or you can hire a caterer or bartender to bring it if you prefer. We do however require our clients to hire a professional bartender or bartenders to serve the alcohol. If anyone is caught consuming alcohol not served by the bartender it could result in the loss of the clients damage deposit.
Do you require an off duty officer?
For weddings only serving beer and wine, or dry weddings we do not require an off duty officer. Weddings serving liquor may be required to hire an off duty officer for their event.
Is the day before/rehearsal/rehearsal dinner included?
The short answer is no.
We do offer multi-day packages, but due to the demand each single day wedding rental is for only one day.
So if we don't rent multiple days when do we do rehearsal?
The majority of our weddings do off-site rehearsal dinners they usually do a quick walk through off-site as well. As long as you are using a quality planner/coordinator you have nothing to worry about, but for peace of mind some of our couples choose to do a quick morning of walk through as well! (Couples can choose to do the walk through with half your wedding party or all at once depending on if the couple doesn't want to see each other at all until the ceremony. )