Can I set up the day before my wedding or earlier than 8:00AM on the day of? You will not be permitted to begin set-up the day before your event. All setup will be restricted to the rental period. If extra hours are desired the morning of your event, those can be purchased at $400/hr.
Do I meet with someone prior to the event? Two meetings will be scheduled and those will take place 60 days prior and 15 days prior to the event date via email. At the 60-day meeting, you are expected to provide a full list of your vendors, rough floor plan and timeline. Fifteen days prior to the event, you are expected to provide your final floor plan & final timeline.
Do you offer on-site coordination? An event manager is included in the venue fee. The event manager is in charge of overseeing venue related operations for your wedding/event day from the beginning to the end of your rental time. The venue manager does not take place of a wedding planner.
Can we rehearse at AE at Lakewood? Yes, the rental fee includes a one-hour rehearsal time. The latest time we offer for rehearsals is 4:00PM. Rehearsal times are based on venue availability. If an event is booked after you have chosen your rehearsal time, the booked event will take precedence and your rehearsal time will be rescheduled. You will be notified as soon as a conflict occurs.
Can I hire my own vendors (caterer, coordinator, DJ, etc.), or must I select from a preferred vendor list? If I can bring my own, do you have a list of recommended vendors? AE at Lakewood provides a preferred vendor list, but allows the use of outside vendors. It is your special day which is why we want to provide you with the vendors of your choice.
Can I visit the venue for planning after I book? Yes, we allow site visits by appointment only. We do not allow site visits on the weekends if the venue is booked, to allow privacy for events.