Great question! Our answer: Organization! Detailed schedules, timelines including all the details, and a good attitude. If you are flexible, we can be flexible, too.
Reserve with us as soon as you have a confirmed reservation with your venue. Don't reserve before you know for sure that a tent will work at your outdoor site. We book 1-1.5 years in advance, and do not reserve dates without a deposit.
We require a deposit in the range of $500-$1500 to reserve your date, 30% 1 year prior and 50% 6 months prior. We will be in touch with detailed information.
We know that guest counts are elusive. We recommend planning for 15% fewer than your total invitation list. However, if your wedding is one of the first in your circle of friends, or if most of your guests are traveling locally, your final count will probably be closer to that total. We can make menu and service adjustments up to 2 months prior to the event. We require a guaranteed count 1 month prior to the event.
Pizza—and all wood-fired cookery. We enjoy the dance of flame and coals required to cook your food evenly, while bringing out the extraordinary flavor created by the wood that grew from the soil.
Not necessarily. However, if you intend to have a large wedding, in addition to the ceremony and dinner, there are many details to consider: table decorations, table settings, musical accompaniment, wedding favors, speeches, calling tables to the buffet, etc.
You will need to be extremely organized and have a team of helpful friends, relatives, and guests to ensure a smooth flow. From ceremony to dessert, a reception can be a 5-hour event or more.
Highly organized couples—with guests who like to pitch in and who appreciate a relaxed reception timeline—can do a superb job without the a dedicated planner. If it's within your budget, we highly recommend hiring a day-of coordinator. You will not regret a dollar of it.
Our Quaker wedding ceremony—followed by delicious food, games in an icy parking lot and laughing happy spinning dancers!