FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Below are a few of our most frequently asked questions.
If you have any other questions not listed below, please contact our team
Pricing & Payments
What are the payments for my event?
We have four total payments that are required for your event. The first is the $1,000 non-refundable reservation fee. The second payment is due at least 12 months prior to your event. Third payment due at least ninety prior to your event, based on the amount specified in your contract. Your final payment is ten days before your event date. With the exception of the reservation fee, cash and check are accepted for any payments.
How can I book my date?
To reserve a specific date for your wedding, a $1,000 non-refundable reservation fee is required, as well as a signed catering agreement. For this initial payment, we accept checks, cash, MasterCard, and Visa.
Can you hold my desired wedding date?
Due to the number of private tours we hold per week, our available dates are on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested in a specific date, we would love for you to schedule a private appointment to tour our facilities so that we can hear more about the wedding you have planned!
How much will my wedding cost?
The price of your event is going to depend on a lot of your personal event details, such as:
- What is your date? (Day of the week? Time of the year?)
- How many guests are you expecting to attend?
- Which menu/package you interested in?
We will work hard to work with your budget and the services you desire. Weddings held on weekdays, in off-season months, or in short-term time frames can also take advantage of our Weddings Specials, which can add up to thousands of dollars in savings!
The Wedding Day
Are there any limitations on decorations?
We love seeing you add your personal touches to your wedding, so we try very hard not to limit your ideas. As a general rule, most decor items are allowed so long as they are self-supporting. Yes, we do allow candles to burn within an appropriate container. We just ask that go through all your decorating ideas with your wedding coordinator.
Which areas are accessible on the day of?
You will have access to the corresponding venue that you have booked and the immediate outdoor areas surrounding it. Because we are able to host multiple events at one time, and the estate is a private residence, there are some restricted areas of the property.
Who will there to help me during my event?
On the day of, an experienced event manager will be present to execute your event and all its details. Your personal Suite Hostess will also be available to assist you on your big day. However, your Avanti Mansion Wedding Coordinator will help you in the days leading up to your wedding by answering any questions, helping you select your menu, beverage options, timelines, and any other Avanti-related details.
What time will my event end?
All of our experiences are priced out for a five-hour event, or five and a half hours if your ceremony is onsite. We will discuss your personal wedding day timeline when we sit down and go through planning. If you would like to extend your event past the five-hour duration, make sure you speak to your wedding coordinator about those details.
Food & Beverage Service
Can I take home any uneaten food?
Due to possible liability circumstances, we cannot allow any food or beverages to be taken off the property.
Do you serve dietary restricted meals?
Our ability to accommodate special dietary needs is limited to nut allergies, seafood allergies, lactose-free, gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian meals. Children’s meals are also available.
Can I bring in my own catering or alcohol?
Although we do allow many outside vendors to provide their service at Avanti Mansion, we do not allow outside food or beverages.
Want to save on your dream wedding?
Avanti Mansion is the right venue for you! Couples that are flexible on their dates can take advantage of these wedding specials that will enhance your day and help you create an event of a lifetime! Wedding Specials are valid for:
- Friday Receptions
- Sunday Receptions
- Off-Season Weddings
- Weekday Weddings
The Planning Process
Are private food tasting available?
At the beginning of each year, we hold a large food tasting event for all of our clients getting married that year. Our chef selects about 20-25 different menu items to feature and for you to enjoy! We understand that excellent food is a very important component of your wedding day, so we will give you two complimentary tickets to that exciting event! We also have additional tickets for your friends or family to purchase, so they can experience the tasting with you!
Can I bring in my own vendors?
You are more than welcome to bring in your own vendors (with the exception of food and beverage providers). Outside vendors that need to make deliveries or set up items for your event, will have access two hours prior to your event start time. These outside vendors will also need to sign a copy of our House Terms and Conditions form and provide insurance if necessary.
What type of vendors can I hire through you?
Avanti Mansion has many of its own in-house services that you may use for your event. Since we are Certified Sandals Specialists, we can even help you book your Sandals honeymoon too. We will also provide you with an exclusive list of Preferred Vendors, to further help you in the planning stages.
My event is date is reserved, what's next?
Now that you’ve reserved your event with us, the fun planning can begin! As soon as you’re ready, you can sit down with your wedding coordinator to go through all your personalized details about your special day. She will ease through the planning process so that you have complete peace of mind when your day arrives, knowing that you will have a wonderful, stress-free wedding day!
What rentals/equipment can Avanti provide?
We are a full-service event planning company; therefore we have numerous items available for rent to enhance your event, including special event lighting, photo booth, flat-screen TV’s, projectors, dance floors, specialty linens, and much more!