We have a Venue capacity of 250 guests. We've found that guest counts of 200 or below allows for a better floor plan layout.
Along with the rental of the property we include the following:
Once you've decided on an available date, we require a $500 (2-payment plan) or $1,000 (3-payment plan) non-refundable retainer. This will hold the date as we prepare the contract and invoice for your review. Once you receive the contract you will have 10 days to review, sign and return along with the first payment. The retainer will be applied against your total bill.
Look at question #2 for a list of items that are included as part of your base fee. Here is a sample list of items you'll need to take care of.
The Venue has no minimums. We do not provide catering, however we do have a preferred caterers list. The Venue does not hold an ABC license so either you or your caterer will have to procure one.
We currently have 2 payment plan options available.
Both plans require a $1000 Security Deposit. This will be collected separately 30-days prior to your event.
If you wish to reschedule the request must be in writing and within 6 months of the originally scheduled event. All postponed or rescheduled events must occur within one year of the original event date. The Venue allows a one-time rescheduling of an event. The payment schedule for the original contract will apply for the postponed event. If the Client reschedules the event, Clients forfeit the retainer and must book "The Venue’s" services under a new contract subject to "The Venue’s" current pricing and provisions at that time.
All weddings and receptions are rain or shine events. If inclement weather or other adverse conditions prevent the creation of a successful outdoor ceremony, Clients shall make a final determination to move their ceremony indoors within 24 hours of the ceremony time in order for Venue to make necessary changes to the ceremony set up. In the event Clients do not elect to have an indoor ceremony with inclement weather in the forecast, Venue will try its best to hold the ceremony outdoors but does not guarantee quality of services and will protect its equipment and rental items from rain, wind, and snow damage.
We accept cash, check, credit card, bank transfer or Venmo.
"The Venue" reservation retainer and all payments made, regardless of the due date, are non-transferable and non-refundable if the event is cancelled by the client. We would recommend that you look at purchasing Wedding/Event Cancellation Insurance.
The Venue requires that everyone have a Wedding Manager/Coordinator. Our fee includes the services of our in-house Wedding Manager.
This package includes a "Day-of" Event Manager or Wedding Planner with the option to upgrade to more services. An Event Manager is a person responsible for making sure the wedding day or weekend is executed perfectly. Their roles include overseeing vendors, managing the timeline, and overcoming any last-minute challenges that arise during the festivities.
The Venue provides a 1-hour time slot for a ceremony rehearsal on the Thursday before your wedding. You will receive an email 90 days before your event allowing you to reserve the time.
Yes. We require that every couple obtain an Event Insurance policy. "The Venue" @ Denali Jean Ranch should be named as an additional insured. Commercial General Liability Insurance including host liquor liability with a combined single limit of $1,000,000 for bodily injury and property damage at a minimum. A satisfactory certificate of insurance with an endorsement to "The Venue" needs to be forwarded to The Venue 30 days prior to the event date.
We are dog friendly with some specific stipulations. Dogs are only allowed onsite during the ceremony and for pictures immediately following the ceremony. They must then be removed from the premise. Animals, other than service animals, are NOT allowed inside, under roof or near food. Dogs must be on a leash and have a responsible party (other than bride or groom) with them at all time.
There are a number of lodging options available to you and your guests. From "The Venue", you are 20-25 minutes from the Oceanfront with 80+ hotel options available. For larger parties you are 15-20 minutes away from Sandbridge Beach where there are hundreds of rental options to choose from. For campers or cabin dwellers there are numerous options fairly close to us. For instance, North Landing Beach RV Resort & cottages is 10 minutes away.
The wedding reception and all music must end by 10:00 pm. This ensures that all vendors will vacate the property by 11:00 pm.
Yes. The Bride and Groom each have a private suite to use for the duration of the event. The bridal suite opens at 8:00 am the morning of your wedding while the grooms lounge opens at 12:00 noon. Both lounges close when the wedding ceremony begins. Private items may remain in the suites and can be retrieved at the end of the event.
"The Venue" provides a preferred vendor list, however we do allow the use of outside vendors. The staff at The Venue must approve any vendor not on our preferred list. All vendors are required to be licensed and insured.
You have access to The Venue starting at noon on the day of your wedding. Addendum E of our contract outlines the Decorating Rules & Regulations. Press here to view that document.
We are asked this question a lot. When naming the property we came up with numerous names that just didn't work. My brother and I each have one daughter so we ultimately used each of their middle names, Denali and Jean, to create the name.