Garden weddings and events in the heart of Wine Country!

Do you provide a tent in case of rain or umbrellas for shade?

All of these items are rented at your cost. We offer a discount at our preferred rental company.

 

What is required to reserve the site for an event?

To reserve a date, a $2000 non-refundable deposit is required along with an additional $1000 refundable damage deposit. If using a caterer not on our list, an additional refundable $1000 deposit will be required. All deposits are due 60 days prior to the event. The damage deposit and unlisted caterer deposit will be refunded two weeks after the event date, minus any extra charges requested or damage caused.

 

Do you provide liability insurance?

You are required to provide liability insurance listing Sweet Lane Gardens as insured. We require $1,000,000 liability for the day of the event. You can usually get this through your homeowners insurance but you can buy "day of event insurance" through WedSafe insurance: (800) 494-4574.

Can we bring vendors or family members to see the site before the event?

We must be present for all visits to the site.  You must schedule an appointment for all visits.  We will work with you to schedule a meeting with all of your vendors approximately one month before your event.  We will allow up to four additional meetings at the site for you and your family members or people assisting you with the event.
 

Do I have to be there when the vendors arrive?

We will be there to admit all vendors.  We will have communication with them prior to and during your event.

 

Do we have to use specific vendors?

We highly recommend that you use our in-house florist.  He is an experienced, award winning professional with competitive prices.  Upon booking the site, we will provide you with a list of preferred caterers and vendors. If you choose to use a caterer or vendor not on our list, they must be approved by the management.  If you hire a caterer not on our list, an additional $1000 deposit is required. Only licensed caterers are accepted at our facility and Sweet Lane Gardens must be listed on their insurance.  You will also receive a list of our other preferred vendors without any requirements to use them.

How much total time do we get at the site?

Our complete wedding package includes 12 hours on the day of the event and 2 hours the day before for rehearsal (after 5PM only on Fridays).

 

Are there any other time restrictions?

Rental deliveries will be accepted by us anytime the day before the event.  Rental items must be picked up no later than the Monday following the event.  Music must end no later than 11PM on Fridays and Saturdays and 10PM on Sundays and all guests and vendors must vacate the premises by 11:30PM.  The caterer must stay until the end of the event and all cleanup has been taken care of.

Who provides tables and chairs for our guests?

We provide tables for up to 200 guests and a total of 200 chairs. Additional tables and chairs needed as well as flatware, glassware, dishware,  etc. are rented.  We do offer a discount if our preferred rental company is used. 

 

Who provides food and beverages?

We will provide a list of our preferred caterers.  All caterers must be approved by the management, be licensed, and have Sweet Lane Gardens listed as insured on their insurance policy. A caterer list of responsibilities must be signed by all caterers.

 

Are there any liquor restrictions?

We allow beer, wine, and mixed drinks.  All alcohol must be provided by the renter of the site.  A professional bartender must be provided for the serving of alcohol for the event.  Bartenders are available through your caterer or an outside bar service.
Your insurance must cover the consumption of alcohol.

How many restrooms are available?

We have four restrooms, one reserved exclusively for bridal party preparations and three to accommodate guests and staff, one of which has handicap access.

 

How many guests am I allowed to have?

We can accommodate up to 200 people with separate areas for the ceremony, reception, and dancing.

 

Is there a dance floor?

A large cement patio or large deck is provided for dancing. 

 

Are we allowed to decorate?

Yes, as long as no nails, glue, staples, or anything else that could cause damage is used.  All decorations must be approved by the management and removed during event cleanup. No rice or confetti is permitted to be thrown. Bird seed is acceptable.

Are there extra charges?

We require that all caterers provide there own preparation equipment.  Use of the kitchen in the residence is available.   We are happy to provide use of any plant material (i.e. trees, shrubs, topiaries, etc.) but an additional charge does apply.  All trash and recycling must be removed by the renter of the site or your caterer.  An additional $150 fee will apply if we have to take care of trash and or recycling.

 

If extra charges apply, when do I pay them?

Extra charges will be deducted from your refundable deposit or billed separately.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the fees for the site?

We have elopement packages starting at $4000. A non-refundable deposit of $2000 is required for all wedding packages. For events requiring limited use of our facility and a lesser period of time, please call for hourly rate.

 

When is the site available?

The site is available for Saturday or Sunday events May 1st thru October 31st.

 

What is included in the fees?

Our complete wedding package includes use of the site for 12 hours the day of the event and 2 hours the day before for rehearsal (Fridays after 5PM only). There are 4 dressing rooms for bridal party preparations. Onsite parking for a guest list of 200 and handicap parking is available. Also included are coordinating services for rehearsal and day of event activities, some assistance throughout the planning stages, correspondence with all vendors, and advice with rental items.




Sonoma County, CA

 (707) 318-8288 

(707) 795-7590

sweetlanegardens@yahoo.com

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