Do you require clients to use specific vendors?

No. Though we have outstanding vendors in our area we routinely work with, you may have a favorite of your own that fits your needs and your style.

Can clients provide their own alcohol?

Yes. If you choose, you can bring your own spirits. However, you will be required to provide a licensed bartender. Venue rental includes the use of the custom bar itself, ice chest and wine barrel cooler. Wine, beer, and signature cocktails are allowed, but please respect our "no shot" policy.

Do you REQUIRE liability Insurance?

Yes. We require that you obtain a $1,000,000 event insurance policy for your wedding or event, with The RockWater listed as insured.

Is a Wedding Coordinator Required?

Yes! A professional “day of” coordinator will need to be on-site for the rehearsal and the wedding day to help ensure every aspect of your event is successful! The coordinator serves as a point-of-contact for the couple, handling communication between vendors, venue staff, and wedding party.  We are happy to suggest vendors for this critical element of your wedding!

Are Pets Allowed?

Yes! We love when fur babies (dogs/cats) belonging to the couple are a part of the ceremony and photography! We simply request that animals are leashed for all ceremonies/events, cared for at all times, and are cleaned up after. When not actively participating in a ceremony, all pets are required to be crated. Please understand that health regulations do not permit having animals inside the event buildings unless they are a registered service animal.

Do you host more than one wedding per weekend?

No. We only host one event per weekend, ensuring that you have privacy and our utmost attention! 

How much is the downpayment to reserve my date?

A $500 down payment is required to reserve your date, and will hold your date for one month to allow time to gather the information needed to start your contract. This downpayment is non-refundable, but is applied to your contract! Once a contract is in place, we subtract the $500 down payment, and break the remaining balance into two payments, with the final payment on the initial contract being due one month before your wedding. Additions to your contract, and Georgia state taxes can be paid the week of the wedding via certified bank check, cash, or cashier's check. 

Do you offer a military discount?

Yes! We do offer a $500 discount for active duty military, retired, veteran, reservists and national guard members.  

What is the latest time the reception can end?

Contracts for weddings and receptions can be arranged to end as late as 11:00pm. An additional hour is allowed for vendor breakdown and for the wedding party to collect their personal items.  

Can we have an indoor wedding?

Yes. It's possible to have your ceremony inside the barn and then have it flipped to become your reception space, however, you will need to discuss this option with chosen day-of coordinator for pricing.  Keep in mind this will result in a reception delay. 

What happens if there is inclement weather?

Given the unpredictable mountain weather, reservations for tent rentals as a backup should be considered if you are planning an outdoor wedding. We are happy to provide contact information for suppliers. 

Do you have decorations available for use?

Yes. We have decorations that you may use or you may provide your own. Please note the rules regarding the displaying of decorations in your contract. Open flame candles are NOT allowed unless completely enclosed.  **We do have flatware, chargers, and outdoor heaters available for an additional fee.

Are you available to give a tour?

Yes! We welcome you to The RockWater for a personal tour. Tours are by appointment only based on scheduling availability.  

Is smoking allowed?

Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas.

Do you REQUIRE a security deposit?

Yes.  A $500 security deposit is due along with the final payment one month before the wedding.  Pending inspection of the venue and grounds following the event,  if no damages are noted, your deposit will be promptly returned.

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