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 note our “no shot” policy. 

Do I need 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.

Do you offer a military discount?

Yes! We do offer a $500 discount if the bride or groom is an active duty military, retired, veteran, reservist or national guard member.  

Do you require clients to use a specific list of vendors?

No. Though we have outstanding vendors in our area we routinely work with, you may have a favorite of your own where you live who can meet your needs.

How many hours can we use the venue?

The venue is available for a total of 12 hours, plus an additional hour is allowed for vendor breakdown and for the wedding party to gather personal items.  The latest hour for the reception to end is 11pm. Music must conclude no later than 11pm.

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 with the 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, cared for at all times, and are cleaned up after. When not actively participating in the 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 day?

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 non-refundable $500 down payment is required to reserve your date. The contract will specify when this payment, and subsequent payments are to be made.  Additions to your contract, (ie., venue china, flatware, stemware, propane heaters, etc.) can be paid two weeks before the wedding via certified bank check, cash, cashier's check, or Maroo. 

Can we have an indoor wedding?

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

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, vintage china, gorgeous stemware, elegant floral compotes, and outdoor heaters available for an additional fee.

What happens if there is inclement weather?

We've got this covered! Our clear-roofed custom pavilion offers protection should it rain.  With soaring timbers that mimic the structure of the venue, this dynamic space can set the stage for a garden party reception,  relaxing cocktail hour, or a uniquely intimate wedding ceremony.  

Is there a parking attendant and/or golf cart?

Yes! Our transportation team will direct parking in a secure location near the venue, and our golf-cart driver will safely transport guests needing assistance to the appropriate location(s).

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 venue rental 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.  

Does The RockWater host events other than weddings?

Yes, we do. When our calendar allows, reception only events, Christmas parties, baby showers, family reunions, and graduation celebrations may be booked. Email for availability.

Are you available to give a tour?

Yes! We welcome you to The RockWater for a personal tour. Tours are by appointment only. Reach out here to schedule yours!

Is lodging available at The RockWater?

Yes. The bridal loft has two rooms and can accommodate four guests. Rental is $450/night.  Check out time is 11:00 a.m. 

What type of tables and chairs are available?

The venue has 12 60” round tables, a custom sweetheart table, and four serving tables.  Nine 48” round tables can be used for outdoor reception seating. We have 100 folding mahogany resin chairs (with pad) for ceremony seating, with benches for additional guests. The RockWater can comfortably entertain up to 150 guests. Higher guest numbers may result in an additional fee of $25/person.

Does the venue have linens?

The RockWater has light ivory and black table linens for use. The venue does not provide napkins.

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