Frequently Asked Questions
Food & Beverage
Can we bring in our own food/and or beverages?
All food and beverages will be supplied by our sister company, Catered Creations, except for a wedding created cake by a licensed bakery.
What kind of menus do you offer?
Your Event Specialist will work with you to select from our all-inclusive menu options, and our culinary team is happy to help customize menu options for you as well!
Do you provide for vegetarian, vegan and/or specialty diets?
We have a wide variety of vegetarian, vegan and other special menu items. When you come in to plan your event, we will discuss your dietary needs and suggest a menu that will be suitable for you and as well as your guests. Please tell us if any food allergies need to be considered.
Do you offer discounts for children?
Yes. We offer a discount for children between the ages of 3 – 10.
Do you offer tastings?
Yes! We hold tastings frequently. Please ask your Event Specialist about dates/times.
Do you offer local beers/wines/spirits?
Yes! We have beverage package that features all Michigan beers, wines and spirits.
Do you offer cash bars?
We have a few options for bar service: (1) An open bar, when the host pays all bar charges. (2) A cash bar, which guests select and pay for their own drinks. (3) A split bar, where the host pays a portion of the beverage tab (ie: host offers beer/wine to guests but guests pay for mixed drinks).
Can we come back to see the space before our wedding?
Yes, we are happy to schedule an appointment so that you can do another walk through. We also schedule a final walkthrough 1 month prior to your event date to finalize all details.
Can I have a ceremony rehearsal at the venue?
Practice does make perfect! Your event specialist will work with you on a date and time. Please keep in mind, we are open 7 days a week, so rehearsals will need to take place around scheduled events.
What size tables do you have?
We have 5’ rounds, 6’ and 8’ banquet, 36” high tops, 8’ high top pub tables with stools. We offer several table configurations. Please ask your Event Specialist for ideas.
Is it possible to set up the day before our event or tear down the day after?
It’s not necessary! We do all the setup and tear down. We supply and setup all the tables, chairs, linens and table service for you. Table centerpieces that you supply can be placed on the tables by our staff, if they are arranged and ready to go. Any décor items you brought in and want to keep must be removed at the conclusion of your event. Anything you do not want can be left and we will dispense of it.
Are candles allowed as décor?
Yes, if they are enclosed.
What happens if I planned an outdoor ceremony and it rains?
We will move you into our remarkable reception area. There are a few set up options available and we will determine what best fits your needs, taking into consideration any time constraints.
If you have booked your ceremony somewhere else outdoors and it rains, we will make every effort to have a ceremony site for you to use. Please inquire about costs.
Can you accommodate physically challenged guests?
Yes! We are completely ADA compliant.
Will a manager/coordinator be present to oversee our event to the end?
Yes, a dedicated Event Coordinator will be present during your entire event to oversee all details. Our full staff will be available to meet any request throughout the event and cater to the newlyweds all night!
Do you host events on holidays?
Yes, but additional charges will apply because we pay all our staff double time for all holiday hours. We are not open on Thanksgiving or Christmas day.
Is smoking allowed.
SHC is a smoke-free facility. There is no smoking of any kind allowed in the venue, on the deck or lawn area.
Please ask about a designated smoking area.
Dollars & Cents
Can I get an estimate of charges for the entire event prior to booking?
Yes, we are happy to give you an estimate based on your desired date, event time as well as the food and beverages you are interested in. Keep in mind the final details may change the final invoice total.
Do you offer payment plans?
Twenty-Five percent (25%) of the rental fee will be due upon your returning the signed and initialed rental agreement. Another twenty-five percent (25%) of the rental fee is due no later than 6 months prior to the event. All remaining payments/amounts are due in full 30 days prior to event date. You may break down the payments into smaller monthly payments as long as the above totals are paid by the above due dates.
What type of payments do you accept?
You may pay with a paper check, electronic check (via our accounting software), credit/debit card, or cash. All payments made less than 14 business days prior to your event must be made with secure funds ie: cash, certified check or credit card with a signature.
Do you offer discounts?
Yes, we offer multiple ways to save money and secure your dream wedding venue at a lower cost. We call it the 5-10-20 rule. Rental reservations that are Paid in Fully at booking will receive a 5% discount. Clients who are active military are eligible to receive 10% off venue rental fee. And lastly, weddings taking place in November or January thru March are 20% off of prime season venue rental rates. With the exception of Paid in Full, discounts cannot be “stacked” and clients will receive the greater of the two discounts if eligible for more than one offer. Some restrictions may apply, please inquire.