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 and would like to bring in outside caterers.
How many hours do I have for my reception?
Your rental fee covers a total of 14 hours:
7 hours for Getting Ready & Pre-Ceremony Photos
5 hours for Ceremony & Reception
2 hours for Clean Up
What is the capacity?
Our capacity varies based on the style of reception you are planning:
Food Stations - Up to 200 guests
Plated Meal - Up to 160 guests
Buffet Meal -Up to 150 guests
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.
If you are not using our In-House Catering, you only have a Beverage Minimum of $1500.
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 much is the rental fee & what is included?
Our rates range from $2500 -$6000 and the fee is based on the day of the week and time of the year of your event. This fee covers:
Getting Ready Time
Light Lunch for Bridesmaids
Snacks for Groomsmen
Ceremony & Reception Time
White Garden Chairs for Ceremony
Gold Chivari Chairs
Tables & White House Linens
Votive Candles for Outdoor Tables
Easels for Your Signage
What if I am having a church wedding?
Please speak with our Director of Sales if you do not plan to host your ceremony with us. We do offer discounted rates.
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.
Who will I work with to plan my wedding?
Our team has the planning of your event down to a "T". Three months before your wedding you will be assigned your own Wedding Specialist who will conduct your 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 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 $950 (a total bargain!). 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 midway between your booking date and the wedding date. The final payment due 2 weeks prior.
We accept all major credit cards, cash and checks. A 2.5% convenience fee will be applied to all credit card payments.