100 guest maximum. This includes the couple, bridal party and all guests. Note- small children count as a guest if they are walking and have a seat of their own.
To secure your date, we require a 50% deposit. Four months before the event, 25% of the balance will be due. The final 25% installment will be required 60 days before the event or the date specified on your invoice.
Dates are reserved on a first requested basis and will not be held without a 50% deposit. To reserve an available date, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your date request and we will follow up with details on the steps to secure your date. We hope you are able to visit for a tour to envision your event in person but if you can't we are happy to make arrangements to do a video call with you.
Yes, we reserve the right to request a credit card on file for any damages. Please be prepared to share this information.
The great thing about an intimate wedding is the flexibility you have with your budget. Our couples enjoy splurging on those creative details to enhance the experience because they have fewer guests to feed. That said, the average budget of a couple getting married at The Parlour is between $20,000-$30,000+ for all wedding expenses (venue, food, dress, floral, music, photographer, etc.).
Single event liability insurance can help protect you if you, your guests, or someone you hired is found responsible for property damage or if there's an injury caused during your event due to alcohol, for example. We require that The Parlour at Manns Chapel be added as additionally insured. To make this easy, we recommend going to EventHelper.com to get a quote and to purchase online. The price is based on your guest count and runs less than $125.
No. We believe in the intimate gathering and have hosted beautiful weddings ranging from 2-100 guests.
No. There are no deposit refunds because your date has been held from other booking clients.
Caterers are required to take all trash, compostable materials, and recycling at the end of the event. The companies on our Handpicked Experts List are familiar and abide by this rule. If you are bringing your own caterer, this will be discussed on their required walk though and is mandated. Due to our historic nature, we can not have a dumpster on site.
Our cleaning fee covers an additional crew that comes in after the event to sweep, mop, clean restrooms, bridal suite, groom’s room, and the venue host office.
No, we do not charge any additional or hidden service fees. The caterers on our Handpicked Experts list are selected for the following: great food, superior service, affordable options along with a variety of upgrades, and most importantly, because they are kind, respectable people. It’s a vital part of our company mission to support personally invested, local businesses, and we never take any fees for doing so.
A vendor team solely focused on the quality of your vision is critical. All of our vendors are genuinely hand-selected and share a passion for helping you tell your unique story, and we are proud to recommend them. As with any important decision please do your own due diligence with vendor interviews and reading their reviews, etc… If you decide to bring in vendors, not on our list, we do require a site visit orienting them to the venue, so they are ready to go on your wedding day.
Yes. To make sure your day goes off without a hitch, we require the use of professional event planning services. We are positively beaming over our list of award-winning planners! Go here for our Planning & Design Kinship pros and know your day will be everything you’ve dreamed. -OR- if you already have a planner, bring your own to work their magic.
No. We only host one wedding per day at The Parlour.
We have 34 spots on the property. An overflow parking field less than a quarter-mile from our venue is included in your rental. We recommend the use of the area if your guest count is 75 or more. We also require a ten car minimum to use this remote lot. The lot itself can accommodate 100 cars, and we provide signage and lighting for your guests to locate it. You will need a professional shuttle service to bring your guests to and from the lot at an additional expense. They can be found on our Handpicked Experts List. We do not allow family members or friends to escort guests to and from the lot for safety reasons.
No, we are happy to help you avoid this added cost! Our signature farm tables are handcrafted from original chapel wood restored from the Sunday school floors. Each table tells a story, and linens are unnecessary.
We do not supply any rounds – this includes cocktail tables which may be rented by our favorite rental companies.
No. All tabletop items are available through one of the rental companies listed on our Handpicked Experts list.
We highly recommend that all couples who want to use the courtyard and have a guest list over 60 put a tent on hold in case of inclement weather. Our vendor list includes our handpicked tent resource.
Dogs are permitted in an outside ceremony only and for photos. Animals, other than service animals, are not permitted inside the main chapel. Dogs must be on a leash, and a handler must be responsible for them other than the bride and groom.
We accept checks, cash in person or credit cards through our online invoice system.
Yes. Check out THIS visual resource to help you and your planner select items that will add to the personalization and creativity of your special day.
No. We provide a Venue Host for the duration of your event. Our host will assist vendors with any needs related to the venue, grounds and catering shed, maintain the cleanliness of restrooms, manage a comfortable temperature inside the chapel and be available for guest questions related to the chapel’s history and grounds.
We will reach out to you and your planner to determine your preferred layout before the big day. The Parlour Team will set up all furniture in preparation for your planner, florist, and caterer who will then handle the decor, table settings, and final details.
We allow vendor access to the chapel and grounds beginning at noon. If you are having a brunch event, we can schedule an earlier time that enables all vendors to have adequate preparation time.
10 pm. Please note that this is a county ordinance and DJs/bands are required to adhere to it.
If you have signed a contract for a specific guest count and want to add on the cost is $100 every additional five guests. This policy applies mostly to weddings with guest counts of 25 or less.
No vehicles can be left overnight. Please advise your guests of this policy. We do not have a gated lock and can not be responsible for any cars left in the lot. We appreciate your understanding.
Yes, candles are allowed as long as the flame is COMPLETELY contained in a candle holder. Tapered candles may be used in the courtyard only.
Catering will remove ALL trash and do a general clean up of areas. The Parlour cleaning staff will arrive once all guests and vendors have left to handle all remaining cleaning, including mopping and cleaning of bridal room, groom’s quarters, venue host office, and restrooms.
Your planner and floral designer can handle this for you as they understand our policies. Because this is a historic building, painstakingly restored, we allow only damage-free hanging methods. These items must be approved and then removed at the end of your event to allow our cleaning crew to come in.
Three weeks, please. You or your planner can communicate this.
Fireworks (including sparklers) are not permitted. The safety of our guests is a priority. Your planner can suggest creative alternatives to sparkles exits.
We have seven 8 foot farm tables that accommodate 8-10 guests each. We also offer an 11-foot table that seats 12-14 guests and four 4 foot tables that seat four guests each. If you plan on a sit-down dinner inside the chapel, we can fit 75-80 maximum with a small dance floor/band. With 65 or fewer guests we can provide space for the band/DJ and dancing comfortably. There are so many options, and we are happy to find one that will work for you.
Yes. The building is accessible with a ramp from a reserved parking area. The courtyard can able be made accessible with a ramp upon request. Please inform both your planner and The Parlour of any guests that may require assistance.