Frequently Asked Questions
We have taken time to list some of the most common questions asked about our facilities. More in-depth information can be found by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How many people does TYH accommodate?
A: TYH will accommodate up to 125 max at an outside wedding/reception. Inside can accommodate up to 90 seated. Tent rental is optional at additional cost.
Q: What is included in TYH rental fee?
A: TYH holds only one event per day so you and your guests have the ability to enjoy the house and gardens for a period of 8 hours. Your rental includes our spacious grounds, gazebo, lake, home, set-up of tables, white chairs, white floor length table linens, our house décor and after the event clean up. Various holidays can include table decorations, no flowers.
Q: Does TYH do catering?
A: No. You can choose your own favorite caterer or can choose from a list of preferred
Catering companies. All vendors must complete and sign a contract and have a valid business license and proof of insurance. The vendor’s contract is due 2 weeks before the event. All food must be prepared offsite.
Q: What type of kitchen appliances is available for caterers?
A: We have a selected area for preparations that includes a warming oven, refrigerator with slots for trays, small ice machine, large sink for cleanup.
Q: What type of tables and chairs does TYH have?
A: We have large round tables that seat 10 and white padded chairs. We have long 10 ft tables to serve on.
Q: Does TYH have chair covers, sashes and table overlays for use?
A: No, we only provide floor length white tablecloths for the round tables. Table linens for the rectangle tables for serving food will have to be provided by your caterer.
Q: Is their handicapped parking?
A: Parking for handicapped is thru main gate. Lower level and gardens are completely accessible.
Q: Do we have to have a parking attendant and police officer for traffic control?
A: If your wedding is over 75 guests you will have to hire an off duty police officer to direct traffic. TYH will make the arrangements for parking attendants and the price will be added to your final bill.
Q: Does TYH do flowers?
Q: Can we bring our own flowers and decorations?
A: Yes, however nothing can be attached to the walls. Decorations for the bookcase will be removed on request for your decorations to be added.
Q: Does TYH decorate for holidays?
A: Yes, Valentine Day, Spring, Fall, and Christmas decorations are placed throughout the house as well as seasonal table décor.
Q: Does TYH provide complimentary table centerpieces?
A: No, however we have various table decorations that you might want to use and we do decorate for the various seasons and holidays.
Q: Does TYH allow candles to be lit?
A: Yes, but prefer the use of the battery-operated type. Any candles to be used must be placed in glass containers and can only be lit by persons over the age of 18.
Q: Does TYH have a dance floor?
A: Yes, dancing can be done inside for smaller weddings and we have a large patio outside in garden area for dancing.
Q: Does TYH have entertainment equipment?
A: Yes, TYH has a motorized screen for showing DVDS. We have a projector and a microphone for use when making announcements.
Q: Does TYH have lights in the garden area?
A: Yes, the gazebo has lights, we have numerous lampposts, the lawn area has lights as well as up lighting in the trees. The fountain has colored lights.
Q: If it rains can we set up the ceremony inside?
A: Yes, however this is only available for smaller weddings. Tent rental for larger weddings in case of rain would have to be considered.
Q: Does rental include rehearsal dinner?
A: No, the rehearsal time of 1 hour in included in the price but if you choose to have a rehearsal dinner at TYH, a separate charge will incur.
Q: How many bathrooms are available?
A: There are separate men's and women's bathrooms downstairs. Both the bride and groom’s dressing areas have bathrooms facilities.
Q: How long is rehearsal time and when?
A: You are allotted 1 hr for rehearsal. Usually the day before the wedding is reserved for rehearsal. All rehearsals must be scheduled 2 weeks before the wedding; the possibility of a conflicting event might make the need for the rehearsal on another day of the week prior to the wedding. Please ask your attendants to be on time for the allotted time.
Q: Does TYH have changing rooms for the bride and groom?
A: Yes, we have rooms upstairs for the bride and her attendants; the master bedroom is reserved for the groom and groomsmen.
Q: Does TYH allow children?
A: Yes, however we request that you supervise young children inside the house as there are items of value on display. TYH will not be responsible for injury.
Q: What about additional time for photographs or longer reception?
A: TYH is available for a rental fee of $150 per hour if your wedding is held elsewhere and you would like to take photos at our beautiful home for your backdrop. Our standard time is 8-hour rental of the facility. If you require extra time for your reception the fee is $250 per hour.
Q: What other type of events does TYH host?
A: Almost anything you can think of including bridal and baby showers, bridal luncheons, social gatherings such as birthday or anniversary parties. Corporate meetings, holiday parties, political gatherings. Our downstairs event room is perfect place to host a variety of events, and the gardens and gazebo are perfect for any outdoor affair to remember.