Frequently Asked Questions
How does date choice affect pricing?
What is a "Site Fee"?
What is included in the site fee?
How much is the deposit?
The deposit to reserve your wedding is half of your site fee, plus a $500 security deposit ($300 of which is refundable, $200 is a non-refundable cleaning fee).
How do the rest of the payments work?
Your next payment, due 6 months prior to your wedding, is the rest of your site fee, plus 50% of your food and beverage minimum.
Your next payment, due 90 days prior to your wedding, is the rest of your food and beverage minimum.
Your final payment, along with your final headcount, is due 14 business days prior to your wedding.
Is there a service charge?
What is a service charge?
How much does a wedding cost?
– Will you wed your beloved on a Tuesday or a Saturday? (A Tuesday is less costly than a Saturday.)
– How many guests will you invite? (When your guest count goes up, so does the price.)
– Which of our packages will you choose, and how will you customize it? (The price depends on the services you want to include.)
– 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?
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?
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?
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?
Does Abernethy carry liability insurance?
How soon should I tour?
Will you hold my wedding date?
What is the cancellation policy? Will my deposit be refunded?
Can our final guest count change?