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Frequently Asked Questions

We're Getting MARRIED. Where do we start?

 

The Venue. Couples usually begin by booking a venue. This establishes your wedding date, which will make it much easier booking other wedding vendors.

  • Look through our gallery of photos and videos to see if our venue fits your wedding style.

  • Check out our Lodge Collection prices to make sure we have a package that fits your budget.

  • Contact us to move forward to secure your date.

  • Sign your contract and make your $500 deposit to secure your date.

I love it! What do I need to do to secure my wedding date?

We ask for a signed contract and a non-refundable retainer fee of $500 and 1st payment of 25% or 33% based on desired package to secure your date and desired venue within 48 hours. Your $500 does go towards your total amount due. We require the next non-refundable payments in a payment plan listed in contract, with a zero balance 30 business days before your event. (If your event is less than 6 months away, we require a 50% deposit, less than 90 days full payment)

Can I customize a package and can I choose an all-inclusive package?

Yes, of course. We customize packages all the time. Our couples are encouraged to contact us personally so we can tailor a wedding that fits their budget, wants and needs. We are a service-oriented venue with Event Planners who are able to assist in securing and booking your vendors with your vision in mind for your special day.

Are we required to have a Planner/Coordinator/and or Decorator?

Yes, to ensure your day runs smoothly we do require, at a minimum, a day of coordinator. We have coordinator and planners on staff you may hire! We also have a team of preferred coordinators that you may choose to connect you with! We have carefully chosen these planners based on their passion and dedication to deliver exceptional service to all of our couples! We are happy to work with other professional wedding planners and coordinators in the industry with approval. Contact us for more information.

Can I have a Rehearsal Dinner before our wedding?

If you would like to have a rehearsal or rehearsal dinner the night before your event with availability or in need of a Rehearsal dinner with set-up it is an additional $1500 for set- up & tear down. Contact us for availability.

What’s the Lodge like in the extreme hot/cold?

Our lodge is climate controlled. For hot weather with our air conditioning, we also have eight large chandelier & ceiling-mounted fans to help circulate air in the Grand Reception area.

What if it rains on my wedding?

We have an option B ready for you. Incase of Inclement weather, if you choose you may opt for a tent when your venue is near Meadowvale, that will protect you from the outdoor elements. If you have the Lodge Collection we would simply move your ceremony indoors to our Grand Reception Room in front of one of our beautiful fireplaces.

What’s the average budget for couples who book with Leeric Lodge & Resort?

Couples who book with us for a wedding usually have a budget of $15,000-$36,000+. Budget-conscious couples with fewer vendors, smaller guest counts, etc. might spend as little as $10,000. We can customize a package that meets your budget and needs.

Do you require event insurance?

We do require our couples to purchase event insurance from our preferred vendor. Event insurance protects you from liability during your event that is a result of bodily injury, personal injury or property damage. With a minimum of $1M in coverage, host liquor liability and cancellation policy, coverage typically cost between $120-250 depending on the number of guests and coverage needed.

Do you offer Overnight Lodging?

Yes, we have onsite lodging available at the venue. Most of our couples tend to want our "Diamond" Collection which includes our Exclusive Use of the property which is offers the most savings. We do offer 1 night as well as 2 night accommodations in the lodge or in our glamping suites. For liability, overnight Lodging & Pool use: is for adults use only (18 +).  Children are welcome at weddings.

Can we set up early or clean up late?

We host multiple weddings every week and make a concerted effort to ensure each couple’s wedding day runs as smoothly as possible. To this end, we open and close the venue for reservations promptly to allow our team enough time to clean and reset the venue in between weddings.

Do you allow couples to bring alcohol?

Yes, we do allow our couples to provide their own alcohol. We just require you to work with an ABC licensed and insured bar service. Our beverage service (preferred vendors) is required.

Are there other fees than the package prices shown?

State taxes are included in all the Collection prices listed. There is additional 5% for our processing fees and banking fees of the total. 9.5% state tax and 7% Service tax for overnight accommodations is when applicable. If you wish to rent or purchase additional items that are not listed in your package this would be an additional charge. Gratuities are left up to your discretion. Holidays do incur an additional charge.

Do children count in guest numbers for wedding and lodging?

Guest numbers include all the bridal party, the couple and children of all ages in attendance. We do not allow children under the age of 18 to access to our resort pool, hot tubs or for overnight accommodations.

How many guests can the Lodge Venue hold?

Our Grand Reception Hall can accommodate up to 125 of your closest family and friends with 100 or less being most comfortable. This would look like 8 guests per 60” table and extra room for food, dancing, DJ, gift table, etc.  

Can we add an extra day to our reservation?

Yes. Within 90 day of your wedding day, if our calendar allows it, you may extend your reservation by as many days as you’d like. All additional days must be added on by at least 30 days in advance of your reservation.

Do I need to schedule a tour or can I just stop by?

All of our tours are by appointment only. To schedule a tour, visit the inquiry page on our website or call/text us at (615) 684-9643. We ask that couples schedule tours no further out than 10 business days from initial contact.

Do you allow outside vendors?

Yes we do. We can provide you with recommendations of vendors we know and trust, but couples are welcome to bring whoever they’d like with approval, from the event manager. We do require our couples to use ONLY licensed and insured businesses for most vendors.

 

Do we have to utilize your preferred caterers?

We have partnered with several amazing caterers in our area to offer you a diverse range of options in several price ranges. We have carefully chosen these caterers based on their passion and dedication to deliver exceptional service to all of our couples! We are happy to work with other professional caterers in the industry with manager approval. Contact us for more information.

Can you accommodate handicapped guests?

Yes. We have golf cart shuttling from the parking area for those needing handicap assistance with walking to the lodge.

What does clean up entail?

At the end of your event, we simply ask that you remove personal belongings that you have brought in & your decor, clear tables of any trash and remove any rental items. We take care of the tear down process of tables and chairs. If you would prefer we remove your decor, clear and clean tables of trash, there is an additional charge for this service.

Are candles allowed?

Yes, but the flame and candle need to be contained in a glass container/candle holder.

Do you allow smoking?

We allow smoking, vapes and cigars in designated areas only. 

How long will I have access to the venue?

Access varies with the tiered collections you have chosen Access period ends by 11:00pm for all collection.

Do you allow dogs onsite as part of the ceremony?

We are dog friendly, with some rules. Pre-approval will need to be made with our venue manager at least 30 business days prior to your event. Dogs (any animal) are NOT allowed inside the lodge, and must be leashed with a professional dog handler at all times, proof of updated vaccinations records. (we have a list of preferred vendors for this service).

Do you offer ceremony-only packages?

Yes! We have micro-wedding (20 or less guests) and elopement packages. These can be booked 90 days before the wedding or Monday - Wednesday based on availability. Contact us for more information.

Do you offer transportation services for guests?

We do have transportation services within our preferred vendors list. While you are not required to use these services, we highly recommend a shuttle service for the ease and safety of your guests.

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