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FAQs
Weddings & Events

Common Questions

What is the rental fee and what does it include?

Please see details on our Investment page for our pricing and what’s included

What is the building capacity?

300 guests, including wedding party

What dates are available?

Please see our Available Dates page for details

Is there a deposit? When are the additional payments due? Do you offer a payment plan?

Once you have reviewed and signed our contract, to continue holding the date a $1,500 payment is due back with the contract. This payment goes towards your total rental fee. Then 90 days after the first payment and signing of the contract, 50% of the remaining total is due. The remaining balance is due 30 days out from wedding date.

The additional $1,000 refundable security deposit will be due with the remaining balance 30 days out.

Our payment plan is stated above. If you need something different then mentioned please contact hplucheck@senderasprings.com. Also, you may pay for each amount earlier then stated or you may pay in full.

What is the preferred form of payment at Sendera Springs?

Our preferred form of payment is check.

What is the day of event insurance and why do I need it?

We require that you get a Day of Event endorsement added to an existing home owner’s or renter’s policy with SS named as an additional insured to provide coverage in case of damages and liquor liability. You need it to cover you as being the host of the event especially being the one providing the alcohol. SS has more information on this and an agent that can help.

Cost $30-50

How do I reserve a date?

Email us at hplucheck@senderasprings.com stating you are ready to book ____ date. We will then begin the contract phase. To continue holding the date a $1,500 deposit is due back with the signed contract.

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

Sendera Springs is a privately owned ranch. Tours are appointment only. Check out our Tour Request page.

You do not have to tour to book however it is recommended. We can also set up a Facetime or Recorded tour if you are out of the area.

After we have booked, can we come back for another tour?

What we do instead of private second tours is an Open House for all of our booked couples. There will be different dates for you to choose from. For more information on this, check out our Open House page.

What is the average budget of a couple getting married at Sendera Springs?

On average a total wedding cost at Sendera Springs ranges from $25,000-$30,000 depending on guest count. We have had beautiful weddings where couples with smaller guest counts do spend below average and we have also had beautiful weddings where couples spend significantly more than average.

Is there a food and beverage, or guest count minimum?

There are no minimums.

Do we have to utilize your caterers and bar service?

We do not have a caterer or bar service list yet. The vendors you choose must have insurance and add SS as an additional insured for the day of. The bartenders must be TABC certified and are hired out, not a friend or family member.

Are we allowed to have family make the meal or serve the alcohol?

No, we love that your family member is willing to help you out but in the long run it is not the best option. You would want your family member to enjoy the wedding day and you wouldn’t want to have to worry about the clean up. Plus liability would be in question. Only hired out TABC certified bartenders are allowed to serve alcohol even Kegs.

Are we allowed to bring the alcohol and have bar tenders serve it?

Yes, you may buy the alcohol and hire TABC certified bartenders to serve it. We recommend you hire the bartenders first and let them recommend the amount of alcohol needing to be purchased for your guest count.

Will there be another wedding the same day?

No, we only host one wedding a day to make sure it is a special day for each couple and that you have our full attention.

Are there overnight accommodations nearby?

Yes, about 8 minutes away on Sydney Baker Street there are plenty of Hotel options. There are also Air Bnbs around town.

How many cars will your parking lot accommodate?

150 spaces with an overflow area

Do you offer straight tables instead of round?

Yes, both. We offer 9ft stained wooden rectangle tables along with our 60” round tables to mix together for your guest count.

Do you provide table linens, cups, silverware, etc?

We only provide ivory linens for round tables. You will need to rent linens if ivory is not preferred. Cups and silverware will need to be taken up with the bartenders and caterers.

What happens in case of rain?

In the case of inclement weather, we have the option of setting up the ceremony inside in either the Cocktail room or the Grand Hall. If you choose the Cocktail room then after the ceremony, the guests will move down into the Grand Hall for a cocktail hour in the reception area before dinner. If you choose the Grand Hall, then some tables for the reception will be moved to accommodate for the ceremony. After the ceremony, your guests will move into the cocktail room for drinks while we reset the tables for the reception. Both are beautiful areas and very doable!

We plan to have our ceremony offsite, or only plan to have our ceremony at Sendera Springs. Does your fee change?

Due to only hosting one event per day, our rental fee remains the same whether you hold your ceremony, reception, or both onsite.

Do you allow dogs onsite to play a part in our wedding day?

We are dog friendly, with some specific rules. See below:

Pre-approval will need to be made with Sendera Springs. Dogs are only allowed at the ceremony and pictures. Animals, other than service animals, are NOT allowed inside or near food. Dogs must be on a leash and someone must be responsible for them other than the bride and groom.

My preferred dates are unavailable. Do you have a cancellation waiting list?

We do not because cancellations are unpredictable. As soon as a cancellation does occur we will post it on our Available Dates page.

What time will I have access to the venue to decorate?

You will have access to the venue at the time listed on your contract. Check out our Hours on our Investment page under the day of the week your wedding date is.

Do you require us to have a “wedding day coordinator?”

We do require that you hire a professional Day of Coordinator or you can hire a Wedding Planner from the start.

Planning Questions

What time do you suggest we start the ceremony?

We suggest one hour and 30 minutes- two hours before sunset but I would ask your photographer for their recommendation as well.

How will the tables, chairs, etc. be arranged for my sized event?

We have different arrangements for you to look at according to your guest count size to better help you understand the space. But you are able to decide how you want your tables, chairs, etc. set up. If you hire a planner, they will be able to help you as well make the best choice for the space.

Will we be able to access the location early to rehearse our ceremony?

Our venue will likely be reserved for another couple the day before your event. For this reason, you should plan for an offsite rehearsal. We recommend you rehearse but where you rehearse is not what is important. You are also welcome to bring anyone who would feel more comfortable understanding the venue (such as your DJ or minister) to one of our monthly open houses.

Can we have fireworks on the property?

No fireworks. Sparklers are allowed for an exit.

What can we NOT use at our exit?

You may not use rice, confetti, glitter, bird seed, or flower petals.

Can vehicles be left overnight?

NO vehicles may be left overnight. Please advice your guest of this policy. This is a private ranch where the gate will be closed and locked after the event. We appreciate your understanding.

Options: There are shuttle services that can be rented, we have taxis, or guests can carpool. The hotels are only 8 minutes away.

What time does the music need to end?

Last dance should be 30 minutes before end of rental time and then exit needs to occur right after to have all guests ready to leave by end of rental time. Immediate Family, Planner, and Vendors will have 30 minutes after the rental end time to gather all things, clean, and head out. Gates will then be closed and locked.

We are using a rental company. Can they drop items off or pick them up outside of the rental period?

Please advise your rental company and all vendors to drop off items during designated rental time due to gate being closed on ranch.

Are candles allowed?

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

Is it possible to seat 12 to a table?

For the rectangle tables, you can fit two people at the ends of the table to seat 12. At the round tables, we recommend 10 people.

How far in advance do you need our final headcount?

Final headcount and seating arrangement should be finalized with the final payment 30 days out.

Set Up and Day of Event  Questions

Are outside food and drinks permitted?

Yes, outside food and drinks are allowed before ceremony. It is not permitted after the ceremony starts. The food and drinks will need to be brought to the Hostess for her to set it up for you and be able to serve it. She will provide plates, glasses, napkins, and silverware. Any leftover food will be packed up and put in a designated vehicle to take with you. Left over alcohol will be taken to the Bartenders.

What is the event clean-up process?

Sendera Springs will help assist in the clean up process through-out the night and will also take out the trash. Please notice the clean up policy we ask your vendors to adhere to in your contract.

Can we take photos around the ranch on our wedding day?

Yes, we would love to assist you in location recommendations. Pictures by the lake are only permitted for the Bride, Groom, and Wedding party with Photographer. No guests allowed past the iron railing around the venue patios.

Can we nail decorations to the walls or hang things like streamers or lanterns from the beams?

No nails are permitted. You may drape or tie things from the beams but no permanent damage should be made.

Are we allowed back into the Bridal Suite and Groom’s Quarters during the reception?

No, to better protect your belongings only a Director or Sendera Springs Member will be allowed into those locations during the reception.

Are we allowed back into the Bridal Suite and Groom’s Quarters after the reception?

Only the Bride, Groom, and immediate family are allowed back into the Bridal Suite to get their things. All things from the Groom’s Quarters will be moved into the Bridal Suite for easy pick up in one area. Director or Wedding Planner can put Bride and Grooms things into getaway car if preferred. Also, we can put family’s things in their cars too. No bridesmaids or groomsman are allowed back in because all of their stuff will be gathered by them and the Hostess and Director will put it in their cars before event starts. If they did not drive then after the reception they will need to meet a Sendera Springs member at the outside doors of the Bridal suite to collect their things.

How are we supposed to have our important things with us if it is all in our cars or locked away until after the reception?

A basket will be passed around by the Hostess for you to put any important things in it that you may need at the reception (licenses, extra shoes, phone, lip gloss, jacket, etc.) and the basket will be placed by the head table for you to collect your things at the reception.

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