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EVENT FAQS

What's your deposit and cancellation policy?
For reception and PAID ceremony bookings, 50% of your total balance is due at the time of booking. This is a non-refundable deposit to hold your date, and the other 50% of your balance is due 60 days prior to your event.  
For FREE ceremonies only, if you notify The Brim at LEAST thirty (30) days in advance that you need to cancel or change your reserved time, you are eligible for a fifty percent (50%) refund. Any changes less than 30 days before your date will receive NO REFUND, regardless of the reason.  Notification must be in an email and with acknowledged receipt! Rescheduled events may only be rescheduled to a date occurring in the same calendar year.

 
How do I book my date?
Click on Schedule a Tour , then "Book Your Wedding", then select the date and time you'd like. Once you fill out the booking info, we'll get in touch with you to officially reserve the date for your event. You'll get all of the details in a contract, which we can complete electronically (or in person if you have questions)! Your deposit and signed contract will officially lock your date. 

Can I really get married for FREE? 
You really can. Chairs are an additional fee, and we do require a $250 deposit to hold your date for a free ceremony, but if you'd like to come and stand and get married you can do it for FREE. Check out our packages for time slot details. We encourage all of our Brim couples to consider "paying it forward" by covering the cost of their wedding in order to ensure that those who cannot afford it are still able to enjoy a beautiful wedding. Additionally, you can choose to purchase an anniversary brick with your names and wedding date on it. You'll indicate your preferences when signing your contract, and if you choose to refund your deposit after your wedding, we'll give it all back- no strings attached.

Where can I host my wedding ceremony and/or reception?

Our wedding chapel and reception spaces are now complete! Ceremony and cake and toast bookings include use of the chapel and outdoor ceremony space, along with the restrooms in the reception space (nothing else). Full reception packages get the new reception space, along with a ceremony included at no charge. We also offer day of coordination services. If you are interested, check out our packages.

What are the details on hosting my reception at The Brim?

Great question!  Our new reception space includes a catering kitchen and so much more- here are all the details! 

What's the difference between a cake and toast and full reception?

A cake and toast reception is a three hour rental where the couple provides drinks on ice for a toast, plus a cake or dessert for guests. It's a mingling reception where guests can move chairs after the ceremony, and couples can do a first dance, cut cake, take photos, and do toasts! Additional catered food is not allowed, unless a full reception is booked. Full receptions are seven hour rentals (or more with Early Access), and guests will all be seated around tables for a full meal. You can also add bartending and a dance floor! 

Where can I get ready? Is there a "Groom's Room"? 

For ceremonies or cake and toast only bookings, you may have the option to rent our getting ready space before or during your time slot (if it is not in use by the evening full reception couple). Check back with us closer to your date. You are also welcome to get ready elsewhere and just arrive dressed and ready to go. Full reception bookings include use of the getting ready room during the duration of your time slot.

 

Our getting ready room can be used by whoever may need it in your group- there is only one room. Usually the ladies get ready there, as guys "getting ready" is usually nothing more than getting dressed and putting on jackets. We recommend they come dressed and ready, or they can go to the restrooms to get dressed as needed and head to the chapel for any "getting ready/putting jackets on" photos. We also have a partnership with a local hotel that includes room block discounts, a complimentary shuttle to and from the venue, complimentary airport shuttle, and a getting ready room!!

What about a rehearsal or final walk through? What's a Power Hour? 

If you are a Brim Coordinated Couple, your package includes a one hr rehearsal, lead by your Coordinator, per availability. Otherwise, rehearsals are an additional fee, as we have to work around weddings and cannot usually rehearse on site the evening before your wedding, as we are usually hosting another wedding! Instead of charging you for something you can't use, we let you decide if you want to add it on or not. You can rehearse off site (mark off 40 feet for an aisle and practice with a Bluetooth Speaker), or you can rent a 1 hr time slot from us for $150, scheduled per availability around other events. We do not offer rehearsal dinners on site. 

We do not do official "final walk throughs", but instead offer monthly "Power Hour" open houses where you can come out anytime from 5-6pm and bring along vendors, family, etc to see the space again, get layout info, and ask us any questions. You can come to as many as you'd like between the time of booking and your big day- we let you know the dates via email! One Month Out is a big touch point for your final guest count and final payment- all via the portal!

How does bartending work?

If you're having a full reception and are serving alcohol, you're required to use our bar service for liquor liability purposes. (All other vendors are open!) You buy your own alcohol and we serve it! Pricing is $700 no matter the guest count for 4 hrs of service. We will also serve your non-alcoholic drinks, so children also count. We handle ice, clear plastic cups in two sizes, stir sticks, cocktail napkins, a chalkboard menu, one server per every 75-100 guests, a shopping calculator, and bartender(s). There will always be one dedicated bartender, and we have another staff member step behind the bar during busy times to keep lines short. We get your drinks from you ahead of time, and box up leftovers at the end of the night to send them home with you. We can serve signature and mixed drinks, you'll just provide all the ingredients! All alcoholic drinks must be served through the bar. View the video for more details! 

What else do you offer at THE BRIM?

Here at THE BRIM, we also offer wedding coordination services, along with Veraison- an optional, secular course for maturing your marriage prior to saying "I do". Finally, we also offer and host our own special Brim events like "Table for Tuesday". There's lots going on! 

What if there is bad weather?

For all events, the chapel will serve as a rain back up option. No refunds will be given due to inclement weather. However, you will be able to reschedule your reserved time, at no additional charge, for a date occurring in the same calendar year and based upon the availability of the premises at the time of re-scheduling. 

What are your decor restrictions? Do I get extra time to set up?

  1. No rice, confetti, birdseed, fireworks, or other unapproved “celebration materials” shall be allowed. Sparkler exits are permissible for an additional fee. Artificial flower petals are prohibited outdoors. Nothing may be hung on any walls or above/on any doors. Candles must be in votives to catch wax and glass must cover the height of any wick (in hurricanes or other vases). No uncovered open flame allowed.

  2. Set up for your event shall be part of the scheduled reserved time slot unless otherwise agreed by us in writing. (Coordination packages include decorating.) Ceremonies should be scheduled for 4:30pm or after for full receptions, even if early access to the reception space is purchased. (We have found 5 or 5:30pm often works best, as the four hours of bar service starts immediately following.)

What about accessibility? Can I bring my dog? Do you offer any military discounts?

  1. We have paved ADA spots with concrete all the way from the parking lot to the chapel. An ADA accessible restroom is located right by the parking lot in the reception space and is accessible via an exterior door for all events (use it prior to heading to the chapel). Everything is on one level and all wheelchair friendly.

  2. Dogs are allowed for couples who would like them to be in the ceremony! Please keep them leashed and pick up after them. 

  3. We keep prices as rock bottom low (starting at free) as possible so we don't offer additional discounts. We are so grateful for those who faithfully serve our country. 

Can I bring my own officiant?

Yes! We don't provide one, but we have some great officiants we can recommend on our preferred vendor page

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