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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Is my date available?

You can see if your preferred date is available here.

How many guests does Worthington accommodate for weddings?

The Worthington can accommodate up to 200 guests including the bridal party.

How many hours are included in the rental?

Our hours vary based on your preferred date. Click here to find out more.

Does Worthington host more than one event on the same day?

No.

Is there an outdoor space to host our ceremony?

Yes. Worthington has several locations on the grounds overlooking Lovelee Lake, to host your ceremony or we can accommodate up to 80 guests on our covered deck.

What is the rental fee for Worthington and what is included?

You can find details about our complete pricing and everything that is included here.

What is required to reserve my preferred date?

Worhtington requires a $1,000 non-refundable retainer to reserve your preferred date along with a signed contract.

How can we schedule a tour?

Tours are by appointment only and can be scheduled here.

Setup and Breakdown

Who is in charge of the setup, breakdown and cleaning of the wedding?

Worthington team members along with our coordinators and wedding planners will complete setup, breakdown and cleaning of all rented spaces and items. Vendors and guests are responsible for setting up and removing all personal items and trash as necessary.

Who will be our main point of contact on the day of our wedding?

Our in house coordinators and planners will be your main point of contact throughout the planning process and on the day of your wedding.

Is there a cleaning fee?

Cleaning fees are included in the rental fee of the venue.

What does a typical layout for a wedding at Worthington look like?

The layout of your ceremony and reception is dependent on your final guest count. At the time of booking, we discuss a preliminary setup based on your guest count and vision.

Decorations and Rentals

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How early can we arrive to start decorating?

Arrival times are based on your preferred date. Click here to see specific days and times.

Are there any restrictions on decorations, use of candles or sendoffs?

The following are prohibited at Worthington: nails, staples, glues, screws, tacks, or the like on the walls, ceilings, or floors; holes in the walls, partitions, ceiling, or floors; painting of any signs, placards, or other advertising, banners, pennants, awnings, or the like; fireworks or pyrotechnics of any sort; hazardous, poisonous, or flammable materials; glitter, rice, confetti, silk flower petals, bird seed, or silly string;

Sparklers may be allowed on the veranda and sidewalks, depending on the conditions, and must be approved of by Venue staff prior to lighting. Venue allows candles inside the Venue but does not allow any candles outside.

Do we need to provide our own place cards, table numbers or seating charts?

Worthington has lots to choose from in our décor collection including table numbers, seating charts and more. Place cards are a personal item and oftentimes our brides enjoy doing them on their own.; however, we are always available to assist if needed.

Will you provide signs directing our guests to the ceremony site?

Yes. Worthington has the ability to customize many signs in our décor collection and you are always welcome to bring your own.

What’s included in Worthington’s décor collection? Is there a fee to use these items?

Worthington’s décor collection has nearly 1000 pieces for our couples to use at no additional cost. We have an array of rustic and vintage lanterns, crystal goblets, seating charts, signs, votives, cylinder vases, floating candles and so much more. Many of our brides often gift items for our next bride and groom to use. (‘something borrowed’)

Can we customize the décor to suit our theme, color and vision?

Absolutely! We know that no wedding is ever the same and although you may use many of the pieces in our décor collection, adding personal touches is what makes it special and unique to you

Vendors and Staffing

Do you have a list of preferred vendors?

Yes! We have a wonderful list of vendor friends with whom we have great working relationships and we encourage you to find out more about each of them here.

Can we work with other vendors or will we need to stick to your recommended list?

You are welcome to use other vendors should you choose, however; they must be approved before being hired and additional fees will apply.

Do you offer an on-site “Day of Wedding Coordinator”?

Worthington is unique in this area as we offer something a little different for our couples because we know that oftentimes, during the last few months of planning, those final tasks can get overwhelming. Our team of professionals offer Wedding Day Management Services that support you in every way beginning 60 days before your preferred date.

Is there a service charge for the staff?

Yes. A twenty percent service charge will be included in the final billing on all additional rentals, packages, and beverages. The service charge covers the use of our equipment, kitchen essentials, additional labor, energy costs, liability insurance fees, and all necessary permits and other administrative expenses.

Do you offer parking assistance or valet service?

Yes. Parking assistance and/or valet service is required for guest counts over 150 people. Additional charges will apply.

Do you provide the bar staff?

Yes. Worthington holds a liquor license with the state, therefore all beverage purchases and services are provided by the venue only. You can find more information about our bar pricing and packages here.

Entertainment

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How many people can the dance floor accommodate?

The size of your dance floor greatly depends on your guest count.

What time can a DJ start setting up?

A best practice for your DJ is to be setup at least an hour before the ceremony starts for sound check and mics. Your DJ will coordinate the time needed with our in house planners.

Is there a designated area for entertainment or can we place them as we see fit?

Placement will largely depend on your guest count and seating arrangements. We will discuss your initial floor plan at our first meeting together but changes can be made based on your final guest count. There are several areas at Worthington that accommodate the right sound for your reception.

Food and Beverage

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Do you provide tables and linens for the buffet or does the caterer?

Worthington provides buffet tables for your caterer and linens to match your theme.

Do you provide reception Linens, plates, glassware and flatware and who does the set up?

Worthington offers a ‘reception package’ for our brides that includes linens, plates, glassware and flatware and more. Our team along with the catering staff members will do the setup because we want your caterers to focus on your food service when they arrive.

Is Worthington licensed to provide alcohol?

Yes.

What bar packages do you offer?

Worthington has several options for you. The details can be found here.

Is there a cake cutting fee?

Your caterer will provide this service. Additional charges may apply.

Can we bring our own cake?

Cakes and other sweets must be provided by a licensed and insured baker for liability purposes.

What is the fee per person for extra guests after the final guest count deadline has passed?

A per person price will be assessed at your contract signing and will be based on your additional package pricing for items such as the bar, non-alcoholic drinks and your reception package, which includes all rented plateware, glassware, flatware and linens. Your caterer will be able to provide a per person price for their services.

Can we give wine or alcohol as a favor?

No, outside alcohol.

Do you have any non-alcoholic beverage packages

We sure do! Worthington has three non-alcoholic beverage packages. Find out more here.

Payments and Insurance

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What is the total cost of the venue and what is included in that fee?

You can find our base rental pricing and everything that is included right here.

How much is the retainer and when is it due?

A non-refundable retainer of $1,000 is due at contract signing to reserve your date. Events booked within 2 months require a non-refundable retainer equal to 50% of the contracted invoice with the venue.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellations are covered in Worthington’s contractual agreement and based on the time of your booking and the date of your event.

Do you have liability insurance?

Yes.

Are there different rates for different days of the week and season?

Yes. Worthington offers special weekday pricing as well as Summer rates in addition to our normal rates and fees. Click here to learn more.

Logistics

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How much parking is available at the venue?

Worthington has 80 parking spots in the main parking area with available space for larger events as needed.

Is the space handicap accessible?

Yes.

Are there separate spaces for cocktail hours, ceremony and reception?

Absolutely! Worthington is one of the most unique venues in the area with it’s 1900 square foot cocktail area, outdoor deck, separate buffet room, ballroom and multiple outdoor ceremony sites.

What is The Back-up Plan for rain or inclement weather?

Should Mother Nature choose not to cooperate on your special day, we can easily move your outdoor ceremony to our indoor space. Our team carefully monitors current weather patterns to ensure your day runs smoothly in the event we have to alter the plans.

Do you have a Bridal Suite?

Yes. We have one of the larger bridal suites in the area offering a beautiful glass table and chairs for lunch, couches and your own a/c unit for comfort when getting ready. Click here to see more!

Do you have an area for the groom and groomsmen?

At this time, our groom and groomsmen generally arrive an hour before the ceremony and take final getting ready shots in our spacious bar area.

What are the nearest hotels to the venue?

Worthington has partnered with several of the local hotels in the area to offer special rates for our couples and their friends and family members.