Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

What is the cost for a wedding at R&R? What is included?

You can find an investment description here. We don’t hide any costs or fees from our future couples because we want you to be sure our venue fits your budget.

Does R&R require “Day-of-Event Insurance”?

Yes, R&R does require a $1,000,000 event insurance policy with Rim & Rail LLC listed as the additional insured. Approximate cost for third party event insurance starts at $175 (We recommend WedSafe). Prices vary when using an existing homeowners policy, please contact your agent.

How many guests can you seat?

If you are having both your ceremony and reception with us, we allow 250 guests.

If you are having a ceremony offsite and using our space for reception only, we can comfortably seat up to 300 guests.

Do I include children in my guest count?

We suggest that any child requiring their own seat is included in the head count. We have two high chairs, if you need additional you will need to rent or provide them yourself (always ask your caterer if they have high chairs available).

Is my date available?

You can check our calendar here for the latest availability.

How do I pay for my wedding? Do you require a deposit? When is full payment due?

You can pay by cash or check. We do also offer eCheck payment (for participating banks and credit unions) through our online portal. When you sign your rental agreement we require a $1000 deposit and the remaining balance is split and due nine months and 30 days prior to your wedding day. Upon signing and providing the deposit, we require proof of day-of-event insurance to be provided within 10 days, more information can be found on our Investment page.

How do I reserve a date?

Once you are ready to sign a contract, please email us at info@rrweddingsandevents.com saying you would like to reserve a specific date. If your date is flexible, please include a backup date incase the date you preferred has been booked (available dates are updated daily here). We reserve dates on a first come first serve basis, the couple to email us first about their date will be first in line to sign a contract and make a deposit.

Do I need to schedule a tour or can I just stop by?

Tours are by appointment only. You can request a tour here.

What is the average budget of a couple getting married at R&R Weddings and Events?

The average wedding budget for a couple using our venue is around $15,000. We do have couples with smaller budgets who have plenty of help from friends and family to plan and craft every detail themselves. And we do have couples with significantly larger budgets who make use of wedding coordinators, entertainment and rented decor.

Is there a food and beverage, or guest count minimum?

No.  We charge you once to rent our space and we do NOT make a dime off of the vendors you use (whether they are from our trusted list or not). Many venues require minimum food and drink amounts because they make a cut of whatever you spend with that vendor. Choosing your own caterer means our couples can pick the menu they want for as little or as much as they can spend.

What choices do we have for bar service?

If your caterer also offers bar service, you are welcome to add that to your catering contract and use the same vendor for both food and beverage. You many also use a vendor that specializes in bar service only. Your last choice is to purchase your own drinks and provide a Certified bartender (i.e. TIPS, TAMS, etc.) to serve for you. Our team can discuss each option with you in detail at your tour.

Will there be another wedding the same day?

No. Our venue only accommodates one wedding each day.

Where is the closest hotel?

The closest hotels are located 10 miles north (15 minute drive) of our venue on Sprinkle Road off of I-94. There are also several hotels located at 131 off of Stadium Drive or Portage Road off of I-94 (visit our Trusted Vendors page for more options).

How many cars will your parking lot accommodate?

94 cars. Overflow street parking is available on Draper street just across the road from the venue. Our team monitors the lot while guests arrive to ensure everyone can find a spot.

 What kinds of tables do you offer? 

We have a mixture of 60 inch round resin tables and 8 foot long farmhouse tables that each seat eight guests. We also have 2 different styles of sweetheart options. In addition to our guest seating options we have multiple side tables that can be used for gifts, desserts, or other tables for your big day. Be sure to check out our Decor Inventory here to see a some of the styles included.

Do you provided table linens, cups, silverware, etc? 

No. R&R provides an amazing new venue, tables and chairs.  Linens, cups and silverware can be rented from a separate vendor of your choice.

Do you allow pets to play a part in our wedding day?

We do allow your dog to part of your ceremony! There are policies and restrictions to this option, but if you are interested please let us know and we can help you decide if your fur baby can be a part of your big day. 

What form of payment does R&R accept?

Our preferred forms of payment are cash, check and eCheck.

My preferred dates are unavailable. Do you have a cancellation waiting list?

No. Cancellations do happen, but you shouldn’t count on it. Please check here for our list of available dates.

What time will I have access to the venue to decorate?

You will have access to the venue at 10:00 am on the day of your wedding for decorating and getting ready in our spacious ready rooms. If your ceremony is at 3:00 pm that means you have five hours to decorate, get dressed and take photos. Our team has found that this is plenty of time to prepare and a team member will be there as an extra hand if you need anything. We do not allow access before 10:00 am, so please plan accordingly.

*We do offer two day rentals for couples who would like time the night before to decorate. Please click here for more details!

Do you include a "wedding day coordinator?"

Technically, no. A member of our team will open the doors at 10 am sharp on your wedding day. We will personally welcome your vendors and be there to answer questions. Our team is also ready to jump in and help in the following ways: checking facilities, cleaning as necessary, troubleshoot problems that come up and monitor the parking lot. But we DO NOT plan your wedding day or organize every detail/event on the day of. Professional wedding coordinators can be a great investment for a bride who does not want to manage details on her wedding day, but our team is not trained to do that. We will not communicate your needs to vendors, tell the bridal party when and where to be, make any announcements to your guests, etc. But we promise to be onsite for your entire wedding day to ensure that everything you need to make your wedding day happen is available to you. 

Catering Questions

What are our catering options at R&R?

The choice is all yours. Seriously. We only require that catering vendors are licensed and insured. 

How much should we expect to spend on catering and bar?

Price for dinner and drinks for 200 of your closest friends and family depends entirely on the catering vendor your hire and the options you choose. For 200 guests, be prepared to spend at least $5000 for a buffet and a limited drink menu. Please work with your caterer (better yet, get several quotes from catering companies that offer a style and service you love!) on those details.

 

Planning Questions

Can I come to an Open House?

Our open houses are designed for couples who have already had a tour our space and booked. We send an invite to all booked couples and those who have attended a tour with our staff. If you have not had a private tour yet, please visit our tour information page and we will be in touch soon. 

How will the tables, chairs, etc. be arranged for my sized event? 

We will work with you do design a layout that fits your guest count. There are several options for head table and dance floor location. These decisions will be made through our ‘Digital Wedding Planner,’ this document is shared between R&R staff and the couple to help make planning easier. It allows the couple to decide where items will be placed, what decor they wish to borrow, etc. and then an R&R staff member will follow those wishes and set up your layout as requested.

Can vehicles be left overnight?

For the safety of all guests, we do allow cars to remain on our lot until 8:00 am the following day. All cars that are not removed at that time are subject to towing at the owner’s expense.

What time does the music need to end?

We hope that your dance floor is packed until the DJ plays that last song, but the party does have to end eventually and believe us, you will be exhausted! Local sound ordinance requires that loud music ends at 11:00 pm. We will check in with your DJ/Band around 10:00 pm to remind them of this policy and help the night end in a smooth transition. After the music stops we will bring up the lights at 11:00 pm and packing up will begin as guest leave.

We are using a rental company.  Can they drop items off or pick them up outside of the rental period? 

All deliveries need to be made on the day of your wedding (if you are renting the space for rehearsal dinner and set up, deliveries may be made during that time as well). We know that local rental companies have limited pick up availability on Sundays, for that reason we do allow items to be picked up on the Monday following your wedding, but that pick up window must be agreed upon two weeks prior to your wedding date.

Are candles allowed?

No. Open flames are not permitted. Sterno burners may be used by catering staff only, but all other open flame is prohibited.

Can we use sparklers for our send off?

Yes! R&R will allow the use of sparklers in two areas on our property for your send off. If you are interested please reach out!

 Is it possible to seat more than 8 to a table?

We do not recommend seating more than 8 guests at our round tables. 1-2 seats could be added to either end of the long 8 foot farmhouse tables.

How far in advance do you need our final headcount?

Three weeks.

Setup and Day-of Event Questions

Are outside snacks and trays permitted?

Outside food and drink is permitted prior to the ceremony. It is not allowed after the start of the event.

What is the event clean-up process?

The R&R team will provide standard clean up and trash removal throughout and following the wedding reception. Anything you or your guests brought with you to our venue must leave the premises at midnight (decor, gifts, leftover food, etc.). 

Can we hang things like streamers or lanterns from the ceilings?

For the safety of everyone in the venue, we do not allow anything to be hung from the ceiling. All decorations must be secured to the walls and/or floor in a way that does not damage any surface.