Frequently Asked Questions
How do I hold my date?
For weddings, your date is held once we receive your initial deposit and a signed contract. For social gatherings, your date is held once we receive your signed contract and full venue rental fee.
Will the prices quoted on this sheet remain the same?
All prices for services and rentals included in a signed contract are confirmed. As we continue to add amenities, our package prices are subject to change.
Can I have fireworks?
Unfortunately, no. City ordinances prohibit them.
May I use the baby grand piano?
Will an Adams Estate manager be there during my rental?
Yes. An Adams Estate Event Manager or Day of Coordinator will be on-site for the entirety of your rental.
How late can my event go?
The venue is open from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Lake Alfred noise ordinances require outdoor amplified music to end at 10:00 p.m. All cleanup must be completed by 11:00 p.m.
May I bring my own alcohol?
Adams Estate has its own liquor license. Because of that, no outside alcohol is allowed.
May I bring in outside catering?
Our catering services are impeccable and can provide any menu you desire. We do not allow outside food and beverage on the property with the exception of your wedding cake provider.
How do I pay?
Your initial retainer of half of your venue rental fee is due upon approval of your contract. The other half is due 9 months prior to your event. Any outstanding balance for catering, bar, refundable security deposit, services or rentals is due in full 30 days before your event. All of these payments can be made online by credit card, ACH draft or check. Credit card payments are subject to a 3% service fee.
What if I need more time before or after my event?
Additional hours can be reserved in advance at the rate of $200/hour.
Are on-site accommodations available?
Yes! We currently have eight charming cottages on-site that you and your guests may rent. Each cottage is a little different, ranging from 1-3 bedrooms. Let us know if you’d like to take a quick look during your tour of the Estate.
What if I need to change my date?
We’re happy to assist you if something comes up and you need to reschedule for another available date.
What do I have to do at the end of the evening?
We know cleanup is probably going to be the last thing on your mind at the end of your big day. We only ask that you remove all of your personal items and any décor you would like to keep by 11:00 p.m., and our staff will take care of the rest. Anything left on the property that evening, including florals and décor, may be disposed of. If you would like extra time for breakdown, for an additional charge, you may schedule time the day after your event to collect your belongings. Please speak with your Event Manager for pricing and availability. Should you choose our V.I.B. day-of-coordination package, all breakdown and cleanup is included.
Are there any other expenses I can expect?
Only one on our end: All event rentals require event insurance. The cost of this depends on who you book it through and the amount of coverage you choose. Your Event Manager can walk you through your options.
Do you require a security deposit?
A refundable $1,000 security deposit is required for all events. Your deposit will be returned within one week after the event, provided there is no damage and venue policies have been followed at the Estate. Damages exceeding $1,000 are the responsibility of whoever is financially responsible for the event.
Is my retainer refundable?
Retainers are refundable until 365 days prior to your event but are subject to a $1,000 cancellation fee. Cancellations must be made in writing.
Is a rehearsal included? Where will my rehearsal take place?
A one hour rehearsal is included in your rental. Based on availability, your rehearsal will either be in the Wedding Garden, cottage park or pool park. Your Event Manager will assist you in scheduling.
Do you provide day-of coordination?
Yes! The Adams Estate offers several day-of-coordination packages to suit your needs and budget. Please see your Event Manager for details.
What do I do if it rains?
This is Florida, so rain is always a possibility. Your rental includes a luxury 40′ x 60′ frame tent on the east terrace. Side walls and a connector tent can be added for an additional charge. You can also rent an additional tent for the open-air terrace.
We are eager to help host your spectacular event at the Adams Estate. To get started, please give us some initial details about your event.