Abbey Weddings FAQ
Let us answer some of our most frequently asked questions
What is a Food & Beverage minimum?
Your Food & Beverage (F&B) minimum is determined by your Wedding Sales Manager and is based on the anticipated number of guests, your anticipated F&B spend, as well as the date you are considering. The F&B minimum is the amount required to spend on F&B on the day of your wedding. Anything that is non-food or beverage related (rented decorations, additional lighting, upgraded table settings, delivery fees, etc) does not go towards the F&B minimum. Your F&B minimum must be reached before service charges and taxes are applied.
What time must our wedding conclude?
All indoor weddings, including the West Shore Pavilion Tent, must conclude by 12:00 midnight. Any events that take place in the outdoor areas must conclude by 10:00pm. Outdoor functions with music must have the volume turned down to 80 decibels at 9:00pm. Tear down and removal of all personal items must be removed within one hour of the event concluding.
Do you offer additional events besides the ceremony and reception?
Yes. There are a variety of options for Welcome Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal Luncheons and Wedding Brunches that can be held in one of several unique settings within the Resort. Please contact your Wedding Sales Manager for availability and pricing. More information is available on our Destination Weddings page.
What if I am checking into my complimentary room on the same day of the wedding?
Check-in is at 4:00pm. Due to demand, there is no guarantee that your room prior to 4:00pm.
How long before the event can we access the space to set up?
Set-up time will be discussed during the booking process and will be based on prior day’s events, and venue availability.
Are we required to use your preferred vendors?
No. Our list of preferred vendors have had a great deal of success with past clients and are incredibly familiar with our property, and have built strong relationships with The Abbey. We strongly recommend you consider these vendors as options for your wedding.
Are we required to have a Day-Of Wedding Coordinator?
Yes. At a minimum, a Day-Of Coordinator is required for your wedding. You will have an Abbey Wedding Catering Sales Manager assigned, who will provide all the wedding details for the resort up until the wedding day. Your Wedding Sales Manager is responsible for everything that specifically relates to the resort. Our focus is to make sure that everything is set up according to the signed contract. As our responsibility lies with our venue and staff, we are not responsible for putting out place cards, family photographs, party favors, etc. We do not coordinate transportation and are not able to be with the bride/bridal party all day.