Frequently Asked Questions
Some answers to the questions we get all the time!
Day of Coordinator / Planner
Gardens in the Gorge requires a day of coordinator or planner to help ensure your day is perfect. We are happy to suggest planners that we absolutely love!
Gardens in the Gorge requires all hosts hold event insurance policies with a minimum of $1M in coverage and host liquor. We are happy to recommend vendors who can provide this coverage. But you can often add it to your home or renters insurance or umbrella policy.
Venue rentals begin at 10:00am and conclude at midnight on weekends and 11:00pm on weekdays. If you have a unique situation, please let us know and we can work something out! All times are Eastern time.
Amplified music must end by 11pm and festivities in general should begin winding down then. Everyone (including caterers and anyone cleaning up) must be entirely out of Windsor Hall by midnight. Sorry, it's our county’s rule and we like to be good neighbors! Overnight guests plus a handful of others are welcome to enjoy the rest of the grounds as late into the night as they'd like as long as they do not pose a disturbance to the neighborhood.
You’re allowed to use the vendors of your choice, but they must be licensed and insured. We have a wonderful list of folks we enjoy working with, but you can bring your own team as well!
Gardens in the Gorge provides shuttle service to/from the parking area as the venue is situated on a steep hill. Shuttle service is provided by Nooga Shuttles
You may serve alcohol at your event, but we require that you use a licensed bar tending service with appropriate licenses and insurance.
We have four storybook cottages onsite, each cottage has one queen size bed and one queen size sleeper sofa. Our normal overnight capacity is 16. There is a two night minimum. Your wedding package can either include all of the rooms for two nights OR cottages can be paid for by the individual guests.