Creating a Beautiful Wedding
Wedding Policies and Procedures
Please call for the Facilities Use Agreement and Rental Use Guidelines
for rental policies and procedures. Our policies will ensure the very
best celebration for you, while protecting our historic facilities and
A musician's gallery in the Great Hall offers excellent acoustics for
background music. Bands, DJs and dance floors may be stationed outside
on the Guest House Tower, in the tent at the Veranda, or in the Castle
Court. Power is available for sound equipment at all locations. Due to
its fragile nature, there is no dancing in the Castle. The Chickering
piano, purchased by the Kimball family in 1891, is available for use.
The piano may not be moved and must be used where it is located in the
The Master Suite of the Castle provides a luxurious dressing room for
the bride and her attendants. Accommodations are also available to the
groom and his groomsmen prior to the ceremony. These rooms, as well as
the areas required by the catering staff and related trades, are available
two hours before guests arrive.
Rental Period and Fees
Rental fees differ depending on the location of your wedding and the day
of the week. Please contact the Special Events Manager for specific pricing.
The rental period for weddings and receptions is eight hours and is allocated
- Two hours prior to the event for set up by caterers, florists, vendors
and wedding party (not open to guests)
- Five hours of guest time. An additional hour
may be purchased if available.
- One hour following guest time for event clean up.
Only caterers from our approved list may be used. All of our caterers
offer a variety of cuisine and price ranges to meet your needs. All of
our caterers are insured, have their own licensed kitchen and are familiar
with the unique conditions of catering in this historic building. You
are welcome to meet with your selected caterer at our site to plan the
details of your wedding.
Up to 200 folding chairs, 25 five-foot round tables and 10 eight-foot
banquet tables are available free of charge. Suggested layouts are available
from your Event Coordinator. Clients must rent additional items, including
supplemental tents, linens, plates, flatware and glassware.
One hour of complimentary rehearsal time may be reserved one to two days
prior to the wedding. Rehearsals should be scheduled with the Special
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