Frequently Asked Questions for Wedding Venue
What service does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What settings does your venue provide?
Indoor, Outdoor - Covered, Outdoor - Not Covered
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Manor Home, Mansion
What religious affiliations does your venue serve
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist
Do you have onsite catering?
What types of cuisine does your venue specialize in?
American (New), American (Traditional), British, Cajun, Caribbean, German, Indian, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
Do you allow outside catering?
Do you offer an on-site wedding consultant?
Do you have a liquor license?
Do you offer valet parking?
Is there handicap access?
Do you have liability insurance?
Do you have a site fee?
Are there any special characteristics about this venue such as scenery or architecture?
26 meticulously-landscaped & scenic acres, highlighted by annuals & perennials, gazebos, bridge, fountains and courtyards. Two state of the art tents providing coverage for our stone verandas, ideal for cocktail receptions, al fresco dining, and opens to our beautiful courtyards & spacious lawn.
How does your venue determine the cost of the space?
The Amber Room does not charge a site fee for your reception. There is a set fee for on-site ceremonies, which includes chair set-up, ceremony space selection, and professional personal maitre d' coordination.
Do you offer any special services?
The Amber Room prides itself on offering professional event design & decor services to enhance your reception. Services include customization of specific themes, lighting, decor, entertainment, and menu enhancements. We are also proud to share the culinary talents of our Pastry Chef, Monica Banas, for creation of our delicious wedding cakes, and viennese delights which include her ever-popular cheesecake lollipops!
Do you offer any special packages for rehearsal dinners?
The Amber Room does offer special packages and theme menu options for rehearsal dinners.
Do you offer additional items for the ceremony?
The Amber Room provides a number of unique and scenic ceremony sites on our 26 acre estate. Ceremony set-up includes the on-site selection, theater style white resin chairs, and professional coordination by an Amber Room personal maitre d'
Do you rent other items such as linens, tables, or flatware?
The Amber Room is a full-service, premier catering venue, and all events include set-up of tables, chairs, linen, flatware, experienced wait staff & bartenders, and personal maitre d'. We do offer additional event items as requested, please inquire.
What is your staff-to-guest ratio?
The Amber Room prides itself on service to our clients, by providing one professional server per twenty guests, and, one bartender per 75 guests. In addition, our bride & groom will have their personal experienced banquet captain throughout the entire reception.
Do you require clients to use a specific list of vendors?
No. Clients are welcome to utilize their own vendors, however, must communicate these to their Amber Room sales manager. The Amber Room does provide our clients with a list of our preferred vendors for consideration, based on experience, customer service and value. One exception, all uplighting/lighting, photo booth & lounge furnishings must be booked through The Amber Room
Do you require the client to use your musicians? If you do not require this, is that an additional fee to bring in one's own musicians?
No, we do not require use of our entertainment services or vendors. Clients are welcome to bring their own musicians in with no fee assessed.
Do you have any special side rooms that can be rented out for the occasion?
The Amber Room offers additional spaces in addition to our Grand Ballroom, which includes our state-of-the-art tents, bridal suites, and outdoor spaces.
Can the client provide their own alcohol if desired?
No. The Amber Room must purchase and serve all alcohol and related beverages due to our Liquor Licensing issued under the State of Connecticut.
How many power outlets does the venue have?
What restrictions (if any) on decorations?
The Amber Room restricts the use of fireworks, open flames (not including ceremonial candles and/or floral candles & votives), no nails or tape affixed to ballroom walls / public spaces, and all uplighting/lighting, photo booth & lounge furnishings must be booked through The Amber Room
What restrictions (if any) on photography?
What restrictions (if any) on videography?
What restrictions (if any) on music?
None. Our maitre d' will coordinate with the band and/or dj on "extreme" music/sound levels if needed.
What restrictions (if any) on attire?
Attire is at the discretion of the event host, however, guests must be fully clothed with shoes worn at all times.
What restrictions (if any) on noise levels?
Our maitre d' will coordinate with the band and/or dj on "extreme" music/sound levels if needed, by use of a decibel meter.
If your site is in a public location, is the client required to get any permits?
Does your venue often accommodate more than one event at a time?
Yes, however, event times for each event are staggered, and, each event space has its own separate entrance, reception space, restrooms, and bridal suite to allow for maximum privacy.
Do you offer security, if requested?
Yes - please inquire
What is your dress code?
Attire is at the discretion of the event host for the specific event, however, guests must be fully clothed with shoes worn at all times.
Can you provide a coat check?
Describe your bathroom facilities:
The Amber Room provides modern, clean & spacious restrooms with multiple stalls, marbled floor, multiple sinks, and counter top spaces.
Describe your parking facilities:
The Amber Room provides complimentary parking offering over 500 spaces, to include handicap & wheelchair accessible spaces, as well as designated bus parking areas as needed.
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
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