Frequently Asked Questions
WHERE CAN I HAVE MY CEREMONY TAKE PLACE?
Majority of ceremonies take place on the outside patio. There are various locations to have it. We do have limited seating reserved mostly for family. Since ceremonies are usually quick, it is mostly standing area only which makes for a sweet and cozy wedding.
CAN OUR DOG COME?
Yes! We love dogs!!! There is even a garden area they can use for potty breaks!
HOW DOES BYOB WORK?
If you opt for BYOB then you will work directly with your caterer on how much booze to buy. Your caterer will supply the mixer package, plus ice, garnishes, glasses and a licensed bartender.
TELL ME MORE ABOUT FOOD TRUCKS? WILL WE ALL END UP STARVING?
There are two types of food trucks: a basic food truck and a full service food truck.
A basic food truck just serves food our of the truck and then leaves. This requires you to partner with a traditional caterer to take care of things like bar services, rentals, staffing, and extra food (appetizers during cocktail hour etc).
A full service food truck does everything a traditional caterer does, plus serves food off the truck. A full service food truck can offer rentals, staffing, full bar packages, complementary food stations, passed appetizers, dessert, and coffee stations. Your guests are definitely well fed with a food truck. It's a fun way to experience the Chicago food scene and have something different that your guests will always remember.
Before booking any food truck, make sure to confirm the truck will fit in the courtyard and be able to meet our requirements.
CAN I HAVE A LIVE BAND?
We do not recommend a large, live band due to the space they take up. Trios or quartets can be nice for the ceremony and/or cocktail hour but most often our couples opt for a DJ.
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WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE FULL RENTAL PRICE?
10 tables, 80 chairs, a lounge set (love seat + tree stump coffee table), 4 high boys, 3 extra floating tables (if needed), custom lighting, SONOS sound system, shelf decor, lawn furniture, Scotty Photobooth, anything listed here we didn't already mention and an onsite event manager who will act as a "day of" contact for you and your vendors. The onsite event manager is there from the morning of your event all the way until the clean up is complete. They will accept your deliveries, manage your vendors, your timeline, handle any decor set up you might need, and coordinate packing up your personal items at the end of the night. Yes, the rental price includes all taxes and fees but does not include a 300% COVID surcharge. Just kidding.
DO YOU KEEP THE HEAT/AC ON WHEN THE GARAGE DOOR IS OPEN?
We do! Of course, the garage door creates a 10' x 16' hole in one wall when it is opened so when the temperature is above 80 degrees or below 55 we recommend closing the garage door to help maintain the temperature inside.
Things that are not allowed
We also require that candles are contained in a glass votive.
If you are needing to hang anything on the walls, only command hooks are allowed. In special circumstances we can come up with a different plan, just let us know what you need to hang.
HOW LATE CAN MY EVENT GO?
Due to city noise ordinance, events must end at 11:00pm on Fridays/Saturdays + 10:00pm on Sundays. The bar will close 15 minutes prior to event end time.
We are very respectful of our neighbors and we ask that guests depart in a quiet manner. From two doors down to a couple blocks away, there are plenty of great places to schedule a private after party. If you need some suggestions just let us know.
DO YOU OFFER PARKING?
We do not have parking but there is plenty of street parking, non permit and the closest spots are not paid parking either. There may be a block or two walk, pedi cabs would be a fun idea for guests.
WHEN CAN I TOUR?
Due to our wedding schedule, we offer tours Monday-Thursday from 8:00am-6:00pm and limited tours Fridays + Saturdays
ARE YOU WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?
Yes. We have metal ramps we can put out if wanted.
WHERE DO I BUY "DAY OF" EVENT INSURANCE?
We require "day of" event insurance for all events with over 30 guests. The best pricing we have found is through Wedsure. Click the Wedsure button below for an instant quote: