WHEN DO I HAVE ACCESS TO THE VENUE?
Our weekend rental package is for 2 1/2 days. The day before the event you can have access to the facility at 9am, and most couples choose to hold a rehearsal & dinner that evening. The day of your event, the facility open again at 9am (unless other arrangements are made with management). The day after your event, we will open at 9am till 12pm for you to pick-up your belongings.
For single day rentals you will have access to the venue from 9am to 11:59pm (midnight).
DO YOU HAVE TO USE THE VENDORS ON THE VENDORS PAGE?
No, you are free to utilize any vendors that you would like.
CAN WE HAVE OUR REHEARSAL DINNER AT HAPPY APPLE?
Yes! This is included if you book our 2 1/2 day weekend package! Many couples chose to do this the evening before the wedding, have rehearsal dinner, and even enjoy our beautiful bar on-site. For our single-day bookings ask about our a-la-carte pricing if you are interested in the evening before.
WHAT IS THE PAYMENT SCHEDULE?
The deposit is required along with the signed contract, and the date of your weekend event is not guaranteed until this time. Half of the remaining balance is due 9 months prior to your event date. The final payment of the rental fee is due 3 months prior to the date of your event. We reserve the right to cancel any event that is unpaid.
CAN WE HAVE OUR ENGAGEMENT PICTURES AT HAPPY APPLE?
Yes! We need advance notice for this. There is no charge with a signed event contract.
WHEN DO WE ORDER ALCOHOL?
If you are choosing to provide special order alcohol for your guests we need this paid for 4 weeks prior to your event.
CAN WE BRING SODA AND JUICE/WATER FOR OUR GUESTS?
Yes! We encourage this!! All the beverages we serve are at the bar and are charged for. Please remember to bring in ice/coolers if it is needed for the non-alcoholic drinks.
CAN OUR CARS STAY OVERNIGHT IN THE PARKING LOT?
Yes! Please do not drive if you are intoxicated.
HOW MANY CARS FIT INTO THE PARKING LOT?
CAN A PARTY BUS PULL INTO THE PARKING LOT?
Yes, as long as your guests are parked correctly.
DOES THE 18% GRATUITY CHARGE INCLUDE WHAT EVERYONE BUYS AT THE BAR?
No, the 18% gratuity is only charged on credit card sales and keg/wine cases that you purchase for your guests.
HOW MANY KEGS CAN I HAVE ON RESERVE?
You can have one extra keg on reserve the night of your event. You only pay for it if you tap it. The reserve keg is limited to Busch Light.
IF THERE IS LEFTOVER ALCOHOL THAT WE PURCHASE FOR OUR GUESTS, CAN WE TAKE IT WITH US AT THE END OF THE NIGHT?
You can take purchased uncorked bottles of wine with you, not kegs.
CAN WE PUT A TENT ON THE PROPERTY?
Yes, you can rent a tent and put it on the property to hold more people.
CAN WE USE WISH LANTERNS OR SPARKLERS IN OUR DEPARTURE?
We allow sparklers with safety measures enforced, but do not wish lanterns being lit dues to the surrounding farms.
DO YOU HAVE A STAGE?
Yes, we have a 6" riser stage typically used for the head table.
DO YOU HAVE A PA SYSTEM?
Yes, we have one that you can use for the ceremony and reception if you do not plan on using a DJ. It connects to most iPods, iPhones, and cell phones.
CAN WE USE REGULAR CANDLES?
Yes, regular candles are accepted inside and outside. Although, you may have some restrictions from the company you rent table linens from.
DO YOU PROVIDE TABLE LINENS?
No, we leave the choice of table coverings up to the individual and do not provide these.
HOW BIG IS THE OUTSIDE PERGOLA?
Made out of old barn wood
Overall Width: 8 ft.wide
Overall Height: 8 ft. 6 inches high
Overall Depth: 8 ft. deep
HOW BIG IS THE INSIDE ARBOR?
Made out of wrought iron - free standing
Overall Width: 4 ft. 6 inches wide
Overall Height: 7 ft. 6 inches at the tallest point
Overall Depth: 16 inches deep