FAQ

What is the breakdown of my 8 hour rental?

  • 2 hours of Set-Up and Getting Ready

  • 5 hours of Event (start of ceremony to end of reception)

  • 1 hour of tear down

  • Please keep in mind that we require everyone (i.e. client, guests and vendors) to completely exit no later than 12:00 AM

Can I add hours to my rental?

Yes, additional hours are $500 per hour and cannot be purchased to exceed an exit time of 12:00 AM

Are tables settings included in my rental?

When selecting one of our preferred caterers you will have access to clear china dinnerware, glassware, and flatware.

** Outside caterers will not have access and will need to provide **

What is included in my rental?

Our Wedding & Reception package includes the following:

  • 8 hours exclusive use of the entire venue, i.e. bridal suite, groom’s lounge, indoor/outdoor ceremony space, reception hall and the north courtyard

  • Chapel sound system for ceremony music of your choice

  • Up to 15 round tables, 6ft & 8ft tables and (4) cocktail tables

  • Mahogany Chiavari chairs for indoor reception for up to 100 guests

  • White Garden chairs for outdoor ceremony for up to 100 guests

  • 1 hour rehearsal the week or morning of (scheduling contingent upon business hours and event schedule)

  • Table Linens in either black or Ivory

  • Special Guest book table and Cake Table

  • WiFi and Bluetooth Speaker access (speakers require downloading of Spotify to set-up playlist)

  • Use of Finley Chapel audio equipment (Bluetooth speaker, 1 mic) can be added for $75.00

Are linens included in my rental?

As part of your wedding & reception package we provide you with the basic black or ivory linens.  However, you are more than welcome to bring in your own linens or rent special linens through Finley Chapel & Event Center.  We will be happy to provide you with a quote.  Please see our Linen Upgrade Options.

** We will be happy to provide you with linen dimensions.**

What is your vendor policy?

  • We have an open vendor policy with the exception of TABC bartenders

  • If you decide to use a caterer not listed on our preferred vendor list, they will need to provide you with all dinnerware and glassware. Our preferred caterers will be the only caterers with access to our china and glassware.

  • ALL outside vendors will be required to sign our Vendor Agreement form and most vendors will be required to provide a copy of their liability insurance listing Finley Chapel as an additional insurer. 

** It is the client’s responsibility to make sure all required documents have been submitted to Finley Chapel & Event Center 30-days prior to your event.

What is your decorating policy?

  • Our chapel is a historic building, so we do not allow flammable candles with the exception of the unity candle.  You are more than welcome to use LED candles and fresh or silk petals.

  • We do not allow glitter, confetti, rice, silly string and/or sand (with the exception of sand for your sand ceremony).

  • All decorations must be free-standing and may NOT be attached to floors, walls, doors, glass or ceiling.

  • All decorations must be ready to set-up.  We do not allow assembly of décor with glue guns, spray glue or spray paint.

 ** Our venue is small and has limited to no storage space.  Please make sure your decorator is aware they will be required to store all packaging equipment in their vehicle.

Do you require liability insurance for me as the host?

Yes…

Do you require liability insurance?

We require Caterers, Florist/Decorators, DJ’s, Bakeries companies you hire to provide a copy of their liability insurance.  

 ** It is the client’s responsibility to make sure all required documents have been submitted to Finley Chapel & Event Center 30-days prior to your event.**

Does the venue provide ice and a place to store the ice?

  • Unfortunately, our venue does not provide ice.  However, we do have freezers and coolers where the ice can be stored.

  • In addition, there is an Ice machine just up the road from the chapel with 10lbs bags at about $2.50 per bag.

What is your catering policy?

We highly recommend that the host of the event contracts one of the recommended vendors of Finley Chapel & Event Center, however, it is not a requirement. The Host of the event must hire a professional caterer that is full service, stays from the beginning to the end of the event, cleans/buss tables and any spills during the event, manages and takes out trash during the event, and takes out trash in all the areas food was served (outside courtyard, etc.) at the conclusion of the event and puts them in the onsite dumpster. They must have insurance as well and provide a copy to Finley Chapel. If you would like a list of wonderful caterers that have done a wonderful job at events at Finley Chapel, we will be happy to provide information upon request.

What is your security policy?

All events require an officer to be present.  The officer will be schedule by Finley Chapel & Event Center and will be a Krum police officer.  The officers are $55.00 per hour with a 5hr min. and will be added to your proposal.

What is your alcohol policy?

You are more than welcome to bring in your own alcohol, however you are required to select from our “Approved Bartenders” list.  No other bartending companies or persons will be allowed.

Do you require a Wedding/Event Coordinator?

We do encourage all of our couples to have at least someone as your Day-of coordinator and this person can not be part of the wedding party, but they can be a family member or friend.  If you are having trouble finding one, please see our preferred vendor’s list or you may hire a Day-Of coordinator from Finley Chapel & Event Center for an additional fee of $700.

When can I schedule my rehearsal?

  • All rehearsals are scheduled during your “Details Meeting” that is scheduled 30-days prior to your event.

  • All rehearsals can take place either the week or morning of your event on a date that does not conflict with other events.

 ** Your rehearsal is limited to 1hour any additional time will be billed to you at 100.00 per hour and subject to be deducted from your security deposit.

What all do I need to clean up at the end of my event?

  • Anything you bring to into the venue, we ask that you remove upon your departure. 

  • Your caterer is responsible of cleaning all areas where food was served.

  • We will handle the cleaning of the chapel and any of our rental items, linens, tables, chairs and we will deep clean after your event.

What is your send-off policy?

  • You are more than welcome to use fresh flower petals (silk petals are not allowed outside), bubbles, ribbon wands or glow sticks for your send off. 

  • Unfortunate, we do NOT allow birdseeds, confetti, silly string, glitter, color bombs or biodegradable material (they take up to 3 to 4 months to dissolve). Absolutely no sparklers or fireworks.

** Please remember all send-off items must be cleaned from the outside.  There is a $175 cleaning fee for any remaining send-off debris.

I would like to bring my decorator, family member or someone by to see the venue, how do I arrange for a visit?

  • Excellent, please contact our office to schedule a visit so that we can make sure someone will be there.

  • All visits must take place during normal business hours by appointment only. 

Who will be my main point of contact at Finley Chapel & Event Center?

  • A Finley Chapel & Event Center representative will be assigned to work your event approx. 60 days prior to your event.

  • However, before your event please keep all communication through your portal so that all Finley Chapel & Event Center sales staff will be able to address any of your questions or concerns immediately.