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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How much will it cost to rent the facility? The facility rental fee for Founders Hall varies dependent upon the season, the day of the week and time of your event. Our Facility Director will be happy to quote rates when you come for your individual tour of the home.

For each event, we provide: What hours are available for my event?

How much is the deposit?
The facility fee is your non-refundable/non-transferable deposit. Once the deposit and signed contract have been received, the date will be reserved especially for you. If you choose the all-inclusive Wedding Package, then a 30% deposit will be required when you sign the service agreement. Your final headcount is due 21 days prior to the event and balance will be due 14 days before the scheduled event.

Which vendors am I allowed to use?
You are welcome to choose your own florist, cake designer, DJ, photographer, etc. Our exclusive caterer is Talk of the Town. Executive Chef Andrew Brackner and his culinary team will create a menu tailored to your specific desires. If you need assistance selecting vendors, we will gladly refer you to our Preferred Vendors, which we have chosen for their reliability, overall professionalism and unique talent.

Can we bring our own alcohol?
Founders Hall has a full liquor license, so alcoholic beverages must be purchased through Founders Hall. We have a variety of package deals to suit your specific needs including our basic Beer, Wine and Champagne tier up to our Luxury tier which includes top shelf liquor, premium beers and wines, as well as after dinner cordials. We can also provide a signature drink for your event.

Do we have to use a DJ or is there space for a band?
The Founders Hall Stage can accommodate a DJ or a band. Band sizes are limited to six-pieces or five pieces and a vocalist. We have had excellent comments regarding the acoustics in the Grand Ballroom.

Is there a dance floor?
Yes! We have a permanent hardwood dance floor that is located directly in front of the stage. It will provide ample room for your guests to dance the night away or for the groom to romantically sweep his bride off her feet!

Where will my guests park?
Your guests will find an ample, on-site, lighted parking lot directly behind Founders Hall, as well as a convenient drop off area at the front of the hall. Your guests will not have to search for a parking space in town. We offer handicapped spaces at the front walkway.

Can we have our wedding ceremony and reception at Founders Hall?
Yes! We are happy to host your wedding ceremony and reception. There is an additional ceremony fee, which includes a rehearsal scheduled prior to the wedding day. Ceremonies are held in front of the antique fireplace or on the stage in the Grand Ballroom, or outside at the gazebo in the private courtyard. We provide the chairs for the ceremony, as well as set up and break down. We have a beautifully appointed Bridal Parlor, available 2 hours prior to your ceremony for dressing, primping and pictures. The groom and the groomsmen are welcome to mingle in the antique bar while awaiting the ceremony. The Bridal Parlor is also available to you after the ceremony where you can sneak off for a bite to eat and sip of your favorite beverage prior to being introduced to your guests.

What if I plan to have my wedding outside and it rains?
We have two options for you. First, we can make arrangements for a white, rented tent to be erected over the courtyard area, if the weather looks questionable. The other option is to move the wedding inside to the Grand Ballroom.

How much is the wedding package?
Because each event is unique, the pricing of the optional all-inclusive wedding package depends upon your personal style and desires. Our event team will work with you to ensure every detail is included and come up with a package that will fulfill your dreams. We have selected our vendors in order to provide you with the most reliable and talented professionals to attend to you on your special day. You will have the choice of our Selected Vendors so you can find that perfect fit. We would be happy to take care of all the details, but we also understand you may have someone specific in mind to provide a service for your wedding. We will take this into consideration when calculating your cost. Upon your request, we can provide an estimated cost. Just keep in mind, until we have the chance to meet you and talk in person, it will be difficult to pinpoint your unique style and give you an exact price, until we know exactly what your desires are for your wedding day. It is our goal to provide a package with no hidden costs and naturally, no worries.

Is the Rehearsal included in the price?
Yes! When you choose to have your wedding ceremony at Founders Hall, we will schedule a 45-minute rehearsal for you and your wedding party prior to your wedding.

Do I need to tip the servers and bartenders at the end of the event?
The servers and bartenders at Founders Hall are compensated generously, but always enjoy being recognized for their superior service and attentiveness. It is completely up to you as to whether you wish to tip them. You will never see a "tip jar" at Founders Hall, so your guests will never feel any obligation. It is our pleasure to serve you!

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