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  • How many guests does your venue accommodate?  Max capacity for banquet-style seating is 170.  We can accommodate up to 200 guests using cocktail-style reception seating.

  • How do we reserve a date? Booking is first come first serve. When you are ready to book, 25% of the rental fee will reserve your date. This is a non-refundable deposit. A payment plan is available. The last payment is due 30 days prior to the wedding date. 

  • What is the rental time of the event? The facility will be available from 9 am to midnight. The final hour (11:00 pm to 12:00 am) is designated for vendor and site clean-up.  

  • Are we allowed to bring in our own food? Do you have recommended vendors?  You are very welcome to bring in your own food. Cooking in the facility is not permitted. However, we do have a prep kitchen that is available and also a highly recommended vendors list for you to select from if you choose.


  • Will seating and tables be provided? (23) 8ft x 30in, (3) 6ft x 30in, 6 highboy round tables 43 in high and 31 in wide, (22) 4ft x 24in rectangle tables, and 200 chairs will be provided. Outdoor seating is provided as well.


  • What are the limitations when decorating?  You may utilize candles as long as they are enclosed and the flame is under the height of the container when lit. Any decorations are allowed that do not cause permanent damage. Examples of decorations that would cause permanent damage would be nails, screws, command strips, or anything that leaves a sticky residue. No glitter allowed. 


  • Are there any additional services that are not provided?  We do not provide linens, decorations, silverware, or plates but will give recommendations on vendors that will have several options on colors and sizes to choose from. 


  • Do you offer an on-site wedding coordinator?  Yes! An in-house day of wedding coordinator is an option at an additional fee and is available to answer questions throughout your wedding planning and will be there the day of the event to help assist you in making your wedding stress-free. 

  • Can you have a wedding rehearsal on-site?  Yes! The rehearsal can take place during the 15-hour rental time. However, if you contact us 45-days prior to your wedding date, and the venue is available, you are welcome to have a 2-hour rehearsal the day before your wedding for an additional fee. If the in-house day of coordinator service is chosen they will be with you during your rehearsal.


  • Can I have both my ceremony and reception indoors?  Yes! The following options are available for an indoor wedding and reception: 1.) the first option will be to flip from the ceremony seating to banquet-style seating. The flip will take approximately 20 minutes and guests will be given the opportunity for a leisure walk on our scenic bridge and surrounding venue grounds while enjoying a beverage to allow the flip to take place. We will have someone there to help assist in setting up the tables and chairs during the flip. 2.) the other option would be to walk the aisle and have the ceremony take place with guests seated banquet style.


  • What is your policy on alcohol?  We have a wonderful list of bartenders we highly recommend.  If you would like to hire a different bartending service we just ask that they are pre-approved through Merrick Hollow staff to ensure the required documentation can be provided.  Bartending services must provide an updated bartender license and and have proof of liquor liability insurance with Merrick Hollow added as additional insured. No self-serving of alcohol is allowed. If you choose to have a bartender serve alcohol a security officer is required. We have a no-shot policy. Your cost for security is $250 and we will schedule to have a security officer there for you.


  • Is there a groom and bridal suite?  Yes! The bridal suite has a private restroom, vanities, and a beautiful balcony overlooking the woods. The groom’s room is conveniently located next to the men’s restroom. The groom’s room has a television and comfortable lounge seating.


  •  Is there a damage deposit?  No! However, if there is noticeable damage you will be notified in a timely manner and held responsible for repairs. Photographs will be provided if requested. 


  • Will there be a clean-up fee?  No! You and the vendors are just required to take all personal items with you before the rental period is over. We ask that you take all trash to the dumpster, wipe down tables and countertops and pick up any visible debris on the floor. There will be an exit checklist provided. The rest of the cleaning will be taken care of by us. If you would like help packing up your decorations and loading them into your car be sure to ask about additional services provided through Merrick Hollow's cleaning crew. 

  • What is allowed for send-off? Anything that is biodegradable such as dried leaves, lavender, rose petals, birdseed, bubbles, cold sparklers, glow sticks, fiberoptic wands. We do not allow sparklers due to fire hazards. We do not allow any flowers that have dye spread on our bridge or polished concrete. Also, we do not allow confetti. 

  • Do you have handicap accessibility? Yes! Our building is completely handicap accessible and ADA compliant.

  • Are you pet-friendly? Yes! Service dogs and well-mannered pets are more than welcome!

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