Does Norris Estate provide catering?
No. We are not a licensed facility to do food preparation. We have taken extra care to provide our customers with our list of preferred catering vendors. Their exceptional product and service have earned them a spot on our Preferred Vendors List.
Can we use our own catering vendor, not on Norris Estates preferred list?
Yes. You will be asked to sign a vendor agreement waiver along with a fee of $250. Your selected vendor must carry a certificate of insurance for Norris Estate to keep on file.
Does Norris Estate Allow Alcohol?
Yes. Alcohol may be served for your reception. By law, you must have a licensed caterer who holds a alcohol license in INDIANA obtain all the necessary permits to serve at Norris Estate. Your caterer is responsible for having licensed bar tenders in Indiana serve your beverages. We ask this be done with the up most care and responsibility! Remember, it only takes a few to ruin it for everyone! No Beer, wine or spirits of any kind may be brought onto the property of Norris Estate by any client or its guest. Legal action will be taken if these terms are violated. The Norris Estate does not hold a Alcohol License. The Norris Estate assumes NO responsibility for arranging alcohol serving or distribution for any event!
What is the cost of a Wedding and Reception at Norris Estate?
By Filling out our “Contact Us ” Form, we will receive your information and send you a price sheet and event application. We only host one wedding or event per weekend, we never double book, so there are no Friday or Sunday discounts.
Are tables and chairs included in the cost of the estate?
YES! Norris Estate provides all ceremony chairs and all reception tables and chairs!
What does Norris Estate tables and chairs look like?
Norris Estate provides top of the line white padded poly- wood ceremony chairs. Under the reception tent, you can expect to find square guest tables that seat 8 guests, at 2 per side, very nice for “friends” or “couples!” The chairs that compliment the tables are dark mahogany chivari garden chairs with a ivory cushion. These are gorgeous chairs that are huge upgrades for any venue which typically average $14/ chair!
Does Norris Estate include event set up and tear down in the estate cost?
YES! Norris Estate provides all ceremony and reception set up and tear down of all tables and chairs. If Norris Estate flowers is not doing your fresh florals, any table decor set up by Norris Estate would be at a extra charge.
How do we reserve our date with Norris Estate?
We believe it is extremely important for the couple to visit Norris Estate first before securing their date! Although this may be a inconvenience to some, we don’t want parents, family members or friends to book the venue for a wedding that is not their own! With a first hand visit and meet and greet, we are sure to be off to a great start!
Once you have visited the estate and taken a tour, we require a $750 date retainer, non-refundable, along with a SIGNED contract to secure your date!
When can we schedule a tour of Norris Estate?
We offer tours 1 – 2 dates each month, with the exception of December through March, when we are closed. Simply contact us to schedule your tour time and date!
Do you have a cleaning and breakage fee? Is it refundable?
Yes, the cleaning and breakage deposit is 10% of the total estate fee, before taxes. It is refundable after your event within 30 days, after inspection of chairs, tables and estate grounds.
Will I be required to carry event insurance?
Yes. Norris Estate will need a copy of your event liability insurance with up to $1,000,000.00 in coverage. This is typically an addendum that can be added to your homeowners policy. Specifially ask for a “one day event policy!” This does not add considerable cost to your event, usually under $100. Norris Estate should be listed as “Additionally insured” on the policy.
Do you have space available for the bridal party to get ready and use throughout the event?
Yes! We have a beautiful bridal suite for the ladies! Equipped with a full kitchen and private bathroom. Coming Late summer 2018, we will are excited to offer the men a private dressing space on site.
What time will my event need to conclude?
Although we are located out in the country, we do have neighbors! Out of respect to them, we require the reception to start ending by 10 p.m. on Saturdays and be fully evacuated by 11 pm.
Should guests and bridal party remain beyond 11 pm, a fee of $200 per hour will be implemented until the estate is clear of guests.