What is the capacity of the reception spaces?
The main reception space can formally seat up to 220. Cocktail- style receptions can hold 275.
Additional seating areas: Mezzanine balcony can seat 32, an additional 60 can be formally-seated on the outdoor covered porch connected to the main space
Our outdoor spaces can accommodate over 300 seated
The Vault lounge can seat up to 75
How big is the parking lot?
Our adjacent parking area can hold approx 90 cars. We also have a small, private parking area for vendors. We are happy to provide recommendations for transportation services should you desire or require that option.
What are your package prices and what is included in the venue rental rate?
We include most of the things you would typically want in a venue like beautiful wood tables, upgraded cross-back chairs, lounge furniture, cocktail bars, wedding party dressing rooms and flex spaces so you can make your event your own.
For pricing and a full list of what’s included, please see our current brochure
Carolina Grove Wedding Brochure 2023 + 2024
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How do I book my wedding date?
We are happy to hold your desired wedding date for 3 days from the date you receive our contract. The date becomes booked (yay!) once you return the signed contract and an initial 50% deposit. The remaining 50% is due 8 weeks before your event date. If we don’t hear back from you within the 3 day hold period, we will release the hold on the date.
Can I choose my own vendors?
To help in the planning process, we provide a list of preferred vendors that are wonderful at what they do. To ensure your event goes smoothly, we require our couples to use either our inclusive catering package or one of the approved caterers from our list. Carolina Grove is the sole provider of bar packages at the venue. All other vendors on our list are provided to help get the fun planning started, but you are welcome to find and select your other vendors on your own even if they are not on our preferred list.
Are there any additional fees or service charges?
We believe in transparency and ease of booking. We do not charge any additional service fees, gratuity or taxes. There are no fees for using our equipment, for going over a certain number of guests or for using the various areas of the venue. It’s simple and easy. We do offer add-ons should you desire to include additional services, such as extended rental hours.
When does the rehearsal take place?
The rehearsal takes place 1-3 days prior to your event based on availability. We will reach out to schedule your 1-hour rehearsal 3 months before your event.
Can we host our rehearsal dinner at the venue following the rehearsal?
Absolutely! We offer an all-inclusive package where we offer all the set-up, rentals, menu selections, bar service and clean-up. We offer our porch, string-lit grove or Vault lounge spaces for rehearsal dinner options. It’s all effortless and beautiful.
Who is responsible for cleaning after my event?
We take care of the cleaning before and after each event. However, your wedding party is responsible for their own personal belongings and vendors are required to breakdown and leave venue areas as they found them. Any added decor or equipment are yours or the appropriate vendors’ responsibility.
Is the event space wheelchair-accessible?
Yes, the entire first floor of the building is wheelchair-accessible, including the restrooms and downstairs dressing room. We also have a drop-off near the building entrance and a private VIP parking area close to the building. Our upstairs balcony and upstairs dressing room areas are not wheelchair-accessible.
Are there any other events happening during my wedding?
One of the benefits of our space is the secluded scenery and surroundings – you have exclusive use of the entire estate during your event.
Do you allow candles and sparkler exits?
We do allow candles as long as they are in a container or base that prevents wax from dripping onto the tables. We also allow sparklers outside to end the celebration as long as metal containers and sand are provided for safety.