What services does the Payne-Corley House provide?
For your event the Payne-Corley House offers:
Catering (excluding cake)
Planning & Event Coordination
Floral & Event Design through our in-house florist Abby's at The Cottage
You have the flexibility to choose your other vendors and we boast a stellar referral list of wedding professionals such as DJ, Cake, Photography, etc. We love the diversity of our community and can work with our couples who would like to incorporate authentic ethnic cuisine into their event.
Can I host the ceremony here? What is the fee?
You have several options for the ceremony location. The fee to host the ceremony with us is $500. This fee includes:
Photography Time Prior to Ceremony
Light Refreshments in Changing Rooms.
Set-up of White Garden Chairs
Water Station for Guests
30 Minutes for Ceremony
Can I sample the food?
Absolutely! We host our Food and Beverage Showcase twice a year. Typically one in the fall and one in the winter. This gives you a great opportunity to sample some of our menu selections. The Bride and Groom are complimentary and additional guests may attend at a nominal fee.
Is there a minimum guest requirement?
We do not have a minimum guest requirement. Instead, we give you the flexibility of a food and beverage minimum.
Saturday evenings have a $6k minimum. All other times have a $3k minimum. These minimums are flexible during off-peak times.
What happens if it rains?
If inclement weather occurs on your wedding day our ballroom offers a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony. You have up until 2 hours before the ceremony to decide if you want to host the ceremony inside our outside. This will always be the bride's decision.
Whenever it rains for a wedding we are happy to host the bride and groom back on a later date at no additional cost.
Do you offer a military discount?
We consider it an honor to offer our military and first responders a discount off our venue rental.
How many hours do I have for my reception?
Afternoon receptions are based on 3.5 hours and evening receptions are based on 4 hours. You may always add additional time to your event if you would like a longer reception.
If you are hosting the ceremony with us there is a separate fee to cover the associated time.
What is the capacity?
Our capacity varies based on the style of reception you are planning:
Strolling Reception - Up to 200 guests
Plated Meal - Up to 170 guests
Buffet Meal -Up to 150 guests
What does the rental fee include?
Our rental fee includes all the essentials:
Gold Chivari Chairs
Votive Candles for Outdoor Tables
China, Glass, Silverware
Who will I work with to plan my wedding?
Three months before your wedding you will be assigned your own Wedding Specialist who will conduct your planning planning meeting, direct your rehearsal and be with you the day of the wedding. You can consider her your "Day of Coordinator" as she is your go-to-girl. She will be here prior to your arrival to greet and liaison between you and your vendors, make sure everything goes as planned during the event, give the bride and groom a fond farewell and stay to pack up your personal items to send with your family or friends. The Wedding Specialist fee is $500. Prior to being assigned your Wedding Specialist, our Director of Special Events will be your point person.
Can I have my pet at my wedding?
Furkids are welcome to be a part of the ceremony or make a visit for pictures.
How do I book a date and what is the payment schedule?
Our Director of Sales will provide you a detailed estimate of the charges for your event prior to booking. You will sign a contract and our house policies and pay the rental fee as a deposit to hold a date. The date is not considered booked until both deposit and all paperwork is received.
50% of the remaining balance is due 5 months prior to the wedding with the final payment due 2 weeks prior.
We accent all major credit cards, cash and checks. A 2.5% convenience fee will be applied to all credit card payments.