Frequently Asked Questions
What types of events can you host at Annesdale?
Any event that you need a space for, we would be happy to accommodate you! We often host weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate meetings, banquets, non-profit galas, bridal showers, and so many more.
What is the rental fee for Annesdale?
For a wedding and/or reception, Annesdale rents for $11,500 on a Saturday and $9,500 Sunday through Friday. On holiday weekends, Sunday events carry the same rate as a Saturday. For private events (rehearsal dinner, corporate meeting, non-profit event, etc.) pricing varies based off the date, number of guests, and duration of event.
What all does the rental fee include?
The entire bottom floor of the mansion, three rooms and bathrooms upstairs, the ceremony garden, side yards, back patio and dance floor area. The duration of time allotted varies based off the date and type of event.
Do you have a list of vendors we are required to use?
You are welcome to bring in whoever you'd like as far as caterers, photographers, band/DJs, etc. as long as they are licensed and insured. We can certainly provide you with recommendations of vendors we regularly work with and have vetted thoroughly.
How do I reserve my date?
Your date is considered reserved when you have signed a contract and paid a 50% deposit. The deposit can be made by cash, check, credit or debit card, or other certified funds. If you pay with a credit or debit card, there is a 3% convenience fee on top of your deposit amount.
What is your alcohol policy?
You are welcome to bring in your own wine and spirits. This can be extremely cost-effective for you. We do require that only ABC licensed bartenders serve any alcoholic beverages.
Is valet required?
Valet is required for all events of 100 guests or more. The fee for valet is included in your rental fee for groups of up to 250. Should you exceed 250 guests, additional valet will be required and that cost will be communicated to you.
What staff is provided by Annesdale on the day of my event?
An Annesdale representative will be available for vendor deliveries and through the duration of your event as well as provide security. However, the Annesdale staff does not act as event coordinators. We will setup any items provided by Annesdale, but highly encourage clients to have additional representatives to setup their rental items. Though the Annesdale staff will certainly help with these items should time allow, the first priority is preparing the house and the grounds for your event.
Are there any decor restrictions?
Inside the mansion, nothing can be nailed or taped to the walls and all candles have to be an enclosed flame (i.e. in some sort of fireproof container). Outside, no artificial flower petals are allowed. Throughout the entire property glitter and confetti are not permitted.
Are there any noise ordinances that I should be aware of?
Yes, since Annesdale is located in a residential neighborhood, all music must end by 11:00 PM on a Saturday and 10:00 PM Sunday through Friday.
Are sparklers allowed?
Yes, however if you choose to use sparklers for your wedding, we require that you sign a waiver in advance.
When do I need to pay my final balance?
Your final balance is due 30 days prior to the event.