Frequently Asked Questions
Does Norris Estate provide catering?
We’re all about exceptional product and service! That’s why we’ve carefully screened licensed caterers and chosen the best of the best for our “Preferred Caterers” list. Our preferred caterers meet the needs of everyone’s budget from a 7 course sit down dinner to a more casual affair with a buffet or BBQ.
Can we use our own catering vendor, not on Norris Estates preferred list?
Absolutely! Ask us for details when you arrive for your tour.
Does Norris Estate Allow Alcohol?
Of course! We offer a variety of add-on beer and wine packages. For your convenience, we even provide the bartenders! Need hard alcohol? Just ask! We have an approved list of licensed vendors to choose from.
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, this does not include Decor. If Norris Estate flowers is NOT doing your fresh floral, 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!
You can find our tour dates listed under our “Norris Estate Tour Calendar” menu option on our homepage. Simply click on the tab, click on the “Schedule a tour” button and find the best date and time. We look forward to meeting you!
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! Contracts can often be done on the same day as your tour.
When can we schedule a tour of Norris Estate?
We offer tours 1-2 dates each month. Simply click on our tour calendar from our homepage to see our tour dates and times. You can schedule directly from our page.
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 summer 2019, we 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. No vehicles are to be left on site after any event. Should we need to tow a vehicle, our client will be billed.