Can you send us a sample floor plan? We curate custom floor plans about 4-6 weeks from your wedding date. To get a good idea of what your floor plan may look like, you can see some examples on our webpages by clicking on these links: The Loft at Studio J Floorplan page, JX Venue Floorplan page.
For the TVs by the bar, do we provide you with the media for the specialty drinks/bar menu? Or do we simple provide what we want the screens to say? At your details meeting we will determine what your bar menu will look like and what you are hosting. Our staff will provide the language and design for the bar menus.
In what form do you want the slideshow to be for the TVs? Our AV specs are available on our webpages and can be found here for the following venues: The Loft at Studio J AV specs, JX Venue AV specs.
What is the rate for additional chair/tables after 300 to rent? DO they look like the tables provided? Yes, everything is matching. It's $8 a chair and $24 a table.
What are the size of the tables? Ex 10 person or 12 person Our table sizes are available on our webpages under "inclusions." These pages can be found here: The Loft at Studio J Inclusions, JX Venue Inclusions. At The Loft we can seat 8-10 people per round and at JX we can seat 10-12 people per round.
What are the charges for additional bar tenders? Can we add extra for happy hour only? An extra bartender is $250 and yes, you can just add them for happy hour if you wish. If you have over 300 guests we recommend having four bartenders for your celebration.
Can the shuttle service park in front of the venue? Yes! If the parking spaces are unavailable there is a loading zone spot that can be utilized for this service.
How long can the head table be? The head table can be as long as you want it to be. We usually use our farm tables for this, but you can determine that at your details meeting. Typically we place head tables together to create a long table for your wedding party.
Do you have any preferred decorators? Yes! Our preferred vendors are awesome. These vendors are found on our website, follow this link to go directly to the page. Similarly, we offer Expert and Full Service Planning services that are inclusive of decor and style ideas
What are some typical decor options that clients do at your venues? Several clients add cafe lighting - its so pretty! Additional rentals (decor upgrades) can be found on our webpages: The Loft at Studio J Additional Rentals, JX Venue Additional Rentals.
Can I drop decorations off at the venue the night before my event? We have an early drop off/overnight storage fee of $300. This options is dependent on our availability and calendar for the next day / next event.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY? The reservation deposit is non-refundable.
How long does the actual ceremony take? Average time is 30 - 45 minutes. Always plan on ONE hour for your ceremony. This includes waiting for the last minute guests to arrive, recognizing family members and bridal party as part of your processional, then departing with your recessional music.
Is there enough parking for my guest list of 300+? Definitely! There are over 1800+ parking spots available in downtown Stillwater! At JX there is a parking ramp right across the street that holds over 250 vehicles specifically.
Can we bring in food and drinks? Yes, ONLY for your wedding party and it must remain in the Cottage. Hydration is very important and girls seem to always forget to eat. Bringing in munchies and beverages for the wedding party is perfect. If you would like to serve your guests non-alcoholic beverages, Trellis can accommodate these wishes!
What about music during the ceremony?Feel free to bring in any musicians you would like. If you choose to use prerecorded music, you would bring in an ipod, iphone, computer or any other electronic devise to plug in to our system. On the night of your rehearsal you need to make certain to bring along someone who will run your music on your wedding day. The same person that is here for the rehearsal should run the music on wedding day. We will teach them our simple system on rehearsal night.
I would like to attach ribbon or floral to some key places, is this o.k?Yes, we ask that you use zip ties or wire so that it can be taken down without harm. Also that you clean up after your self.
Will there be other weddings on site with mine? No, we only have one special wedding at a time!
Can I bring in decorations? Sure, we find that most guests will bring in items to personalize their wedding. We have two antique side tables. Often guests will bring in pictures to share, a guest book to sign, a remembrance bouquet for those they do not want to forget, programs, bubbles, etc. We ask that you put someone in charge of taking these items after your ceremony. The last thing you want to do is run around and gather.
Can my furry friend be part of my wedding ceremony? Yes! We are dog and cat friendly. All we ask is that you clean up after their mess. Sometimes the cutest flower girl or ring bearer has four legs!
Can my dog be the ringbearer! -Yes we love furry friends! They would just need to be taken home after the ceremony or crated in one of our VIP rooms.
Can we bring snacks into the getting ready rooms? -Yes, you can bring lunch type of items and anything non-alcoholic. We have some amazing getting ready packages if you would like a mimosa bar, bloody mary bar, bourbon or beer packages.
Ceremony and Reception both in the same room?
Is Security Provided? Yes, 8pm - 1am
Is Insurance Provided or do I have to supply my own? Yes!
What is the 18% service charge and what it is applied to?
When do we discuss our bar order and what we would like to host for our guests? You can find the bar pricing and options HERE and we will put your estimate together at your details meeting.
When do I pay my bar tab? End of evening and anything hosted will have an 18% gratuity added for the fabulous bartenders.
How long is the room rental? 12 hours, getting ready rooms included for 12 hours, you can add time on to getting ready rooms or full venue access
When do we determine our layout so I can begin my seating chart? Our tables hold between 10 and 12 comfortably (or 8-10) so based on your guest count, you can start estimating the number of tables you will need. We will put your layout together following your details meeting.
What do you provide for sound? Mics, lapel mic, speakers for speaking. Musicians bring their own gear.
Where should I tell my guests to stay / room blocks? DiscoverStillwater.com, 4 downtown hotels within walking distance, etc.
Where do my guests park? Ramp across the street (or 2 blocks away for Loft), over 1800 spaces in nearby lots and street parking.
Where do we (and vendors) load in the day of? Pull up to the front loading zone and we will provide you with carts to bring in your items!
Do we have to clean up after the event? You are only required to take out of the venue anything you would like to keep. We will take care of the rest!
Who provides the linens for the tables? Your caterer will provide linens unless you would prefer to rent linens through a decor company.
Can we have a band if we don't choose a DJ? Yes, we love live music and we do not have any noise restrictions.
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