Frequently Asked Questions
How does date choice affect pricing?
What is a "Site Fee"?
What is included in the site fee?
Is there a deposit?
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR MY WEDDING?
Is there a service charge?
A Service Charge of 22% is applied to all food, beverage, and accessories. It is not applied to site fees or coordination packages. The service charge is used to maintain our beautiful property and allows Abernethy Center to pay our staff a living wage.
Gratuity is not included in your invoice. If you’d like to leave a tip in appreciation for a job well done it will be distributed equally among your event staff.
How much does a wedding cost?
We have done $5,000 weddings, and we’ve done $50,000 weddings—it all depends on your vision and your spending plan.
What is Abernethy Center's average wedding cost?
How many guests can you accommodate?
What is the difference between Abigail’s Garden and the Veiled Garden?
Abigail’s Garden is a gorgeous, all-inclusive, fully outdoor ceremony and reception venue. Abigail’s Garden includes a stunning gazebo ceremony site accented by a giant draping willow tree. Just up the path from the ceremony site is a large white tent with where your reception will be held. Abigail’s Garden also includes two beautiful suites for getting ready, a patio, restrooms and a bar.
Our Veiled Garden is a natural wooded backdrop covered in ferns and Northwest foliage. This intimate ceremony venue is paired with our temperature controlled Abernethy Ballroom just across the street for your reception! No need to worry about rain, as this venue option also comes with the use of our classic white Chapel! You can use this space for your ceremony, or simply as a back-up plan should there be inclement weather.
Where are you located?
May I book just a ceremony?
May I book just a reception?
How long is the venue rental?
Please note: brunch wedding time frames include six event hours. (4 event hours and 2 pre-event hours for a total of 6 hours)
How many hours in advance will I have access to the facility?
What AV equipment do you provide?
How long can my event be?
Can I bring my own decorations?
Can I bring my own vendors?
We have recommended wedding professionals on our Preferred Vendor list HERE.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
May I bring in my own catering/food?
What is a “food and beverage minimum”?
What is included with catering?
How much is the food and beverage minimum?
Please get in touch with an Event Specialist to ask about the food and beverage minimum for a specific date.
Is it possible to customize my catering package?
Can I bring in my own alcohol?
Do you offer vegetarian, vegan, glute-free, etc.?
Is there a price difference for children?
DO WE NEED TO PURCHASE EVENT INSURANCE?
How soon should I tour?
Will you hold my wedding date?
What is the cancellation policy? Will my deposit be refunded?
What if my guest count changes?
Do you allow special effects like "Cold Sparklers"?
Note: we do not allow traditional combustible sparkers under any circumstances due to fire risk. Don’t hesitate to contact an Event Specialist with questions.