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    Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the time frame for the event?
A: Events may start anytime after 5:00pm Oct thru May and 6:00pm for June, July & August. Events have a maximum time frame of 5 hours. We allow 5.5 hours if the ceremony is held on site.

Q: How can we go about reserving a date?
A: We require a non-refundable deposit of $1000 and a signed contract at the time of booking.

Q: Do you require a food and beverage minimum?
A: Yes, there is a $4300 minimum (excluding service charge and applicable taxes). Please inquire about off-season minimums.

Q: What is the service charge?
A: We charge a 17% service charge and applicable sales tax.

Q: Is there a room rental fee?
A: We have a room rental fee of $500; waived if the event total exceeds $7500 (excluding service charge and applicable taxes). This includes five hours of event time, an event coordinator to assist in details, wait staff, bartender, set up, clean up, white or ivory linens, choice of napkin color, parquet dance floor, tables, banquet chairs, spot light on the cake table, votive candles, stemware, flatware, and china.

Q: Hosted bar vs. cash bar; what to do?
A: Our catering manager will be happy to provide information with regard to hosting the bar or providing a cash bar. A Hosted Bar is available with the option for per hour flat rate or you base it on consumption. You have the option of hosting beverages for your guests for whatever time increment or dollar amount that you would like. A cash bar including a bartender would be provided at no charge for the event whether you opt for a hosted or cash bar or some combination of the two.

Q: What is the policy on outside beverages/corkage fees?
A: No outside beverages may be brought onto the premises. We have a full bar and a wine list that our catering manager will be happy to discuss with you. Should you insist on bringing your own wine; a corkage fee of $15 per 750ml bottle would be charged.

Q: How will the room be set-up?
A: We will discuss with you the different options on setting up the room. An actual floor plan will be drawn including table #’s once the final count is given. Variables in setting up the room include number of guests, size of a head table, cake table location, dance floor location, types of tables used (round or long). Sample floor plans from previous events can be provided for viewing as a reference.

Q: Do you have a dance floor?
A: Yes, there is no additional fee for this feature.

Q: What does the ceremony fee include?
A: Your $600 ceremony fee includes an arch, arrangement of up to 175 white chairs, rehearsal time and assistance. Ceremony rehearsals are scheduled by appointment, which are subject to availability of the site.

Q: Is there a cake cutting fee?
A: No, we are happy to provide this service to you at no charge.

Q: May we bring in our own caterer?
A: Yes, with the ethnic diversity in the bay area we understand that an occasionally an outside caterer might be better suited for your event. Please see the separate information page on outside catering.

Q: What additional fees might there be?
A: Entertainment (DJ or Band), Centerpieces, Photographer, Ceremony Official & Wedding Cake are not included in the package price. You are free to make arrangements with a vendor of your choice for these services.

Q: What are our options for kid’s meals and/or vegetarians?
A: A child’s plate is available at half price. We will a vegetarian option as alternative dish as needed.

Q: Can I rent linens through an outside company?
A: No need to as they are included in the package price. Chair covers, overlays and sashes are not included in the package price and can be rented through an outside vendor of your choice.

Q: When can our vendors arrive for set-up?
A: This can be arranged with our event coordinator; normally available after 3:00pm on the day of.

Q: Is someone able to set out the place cards and favors?
A: Yes, our wait staff can arrange your favors and place cards for you.

Q: What is your corkage fee?
A: $15 for a 750 ml bottle, $20 per magnum, and $3 for 750 ml of sparkling cider.

Q: Are there any restrictions for decorating?
A: We are not strict about decorations as long as they do not deface any property of Spring Valley Golf Course (i.e. nailing, taping on paint, etc.). Any candles must be enclosed in some type of votive. Please discuss with the catering coordinator what you have in mind.