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 What is the building capacity?
200 for seated events. (Does not include staffing/vendors)

Is there a booking-fee? When are the additional payments due? Do you offer a payment plan?
Yes, to hold your date we require a $1,500 booking fee. Additional payments are due 15 months prior to your event, and 10 months prior, with the final payment being due 4 months before your event, unless otherwise stated in your contract.
 
How do I reserve a date?
To reserve a date email us at hello@thecollins.co saying you are ready to book XYZ date. Please check to see if it is still available. We suggest you email us stating you are ready to book your preferred date and then include a backup date in case your preferred date is unavailable. Prior to booking a date, we hope you are able to come out in person to visit the space.. You can request a tour on our tour request page. An in-person tour is not required prior to booking a date. Dates are reserved on a first requested basis. Whomever has requested to start the contract process from us by email first for a specific date will be first in line.

Do I need to schedule a tour to see the venue or can I just stop by?

We require a scheduled appointment to enjoy a personal tour of our space. In the meantime, website shopping is encouraged. If you can't wait, please select the on-demand virtual tour. And feel free to do both!
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Do we have to utilize your caterers and bar service?
You must use one of our bar partners to serve your alcohol. We don’t make a profit on your bar packages. We need to maintain certain collaborations in order to protect all parties legally. We do allow full-service caterers of your choice. (Conditions apply) Please see our catering agreement before booking your catering staff. 

Will there be another wedding the same day?
Unless you are choosing one of our Pop-Up wedding days or micro weddings, you'll have exclusive use to our venue for the day (lower level). We do share our ceremony space with our sister venue, but ceremony times are staggered, so you will never have any overlap with another wedding. 

Are there overnight accommodations nearby for guests?

Yes. The Comfort Inn is 1.7 miles away, includes breakfast and has indoor pool and spa. With a guest rating of 4.2/5 stars, this is an excellent option for your out of town guests and runs around $120/night.  We also love our friendly neighbors at the Chelsea Inn which is an adorable bed and breakfast practically across the road! Reminder that we include accommodations for bridal party the night before the wedding (up to 8 in each group total) and accommodations for wedding night to our couple.
   
We plan to have our ceremony offsite, does your fee change?
Because we only host one event per day, our fee structure remains the same whether you hold your ceremony, reception, or both onsite.
 
Do you allow dogs onsite to play a part in our wedding day?
We are dog friendly, with some specific stipulations. Dogs are allowed (only with pre-approval from our team) at the ceremony and for pictures. Dogs must be on a leash and someone must be responsible for them other than the bridal couple, bridal party or immediate family. They must be removed from the campus after photos.
 
What form of payment does The Collins off Main accept?
We accept cash, check, card or wire transfer only. We accept Venmo for booking fee only. 
 
My preferred dates are unavailable. Do you have a cancellation waiting list?
We do not keep a cancellation waiting list because cancellations are unpredictable. 
 
What time will I have access to the venue to decorate?
You will have access to the venue at the time listed on your contract, not earlier. Please plan accordingly! If you need to purchase additional time, please let us know and we can add to your contract.
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Do you include a "wedding day coordinator?"
Yes! We want to ensure that your day goes as perfectly as you intend it. We provide a day of coordinator that will help you create a realistic timeline before your event. We will communicate your timeline and details with your vendors and then provide wedding day management. We will help keep your wedding party on time and in place for the wedding processional, first look and grand entrance. 

What are our catering options?
We understand that everybody has different food preferences. Because of that, we know that having the freedom to choose your own catering team is important to our clients. We do have specific parameters that we require. They must be licensed and have three prior venue recommendations. Additionally, they must provide full-service staffing to ensure superior service. They must stay till the end of your event. We have a catering agreement that must be signed by yourself and your approved caterer. All catering must be approved by The Collins staff before they will be allowed on property. Please give at least 90 days before your event to ensure adequate approval time. 
   
When is the next open house? 
Our open house events are designed for couples who have already had a private tour of The Collins off Main. If we have already had the chance to meet in a private setting, we welcome you out to one of our open house events. Please inquire on those dates.
 
Looks like you include so much. Who else would we need to hire for our wedding day? 
Excellent question! In general we try and take as many small costs off your plate. Our typical couples book catering, bar, minister, music, photography & florals.

What time do you suggest we start the ceremony?
We suggest starting weddings at 3:30 pm or 4pm.

Will we be able to access the location early to rehearse our ceremony? 
With the opening of our chapel, you will be given an hour slot to rehearse your wedding the day before your event.
 
Can we have fireworks on the property?
We allow sparkler exits.
 
Can vehicles be left overnight?
Vehicles can be left in approved public parking overnight. We encourage responsible driving. If you have been drinking, we recommend ride-share opportunities to get home safely.
 
What time does the music need to end?
Music on Friday's/Saturday's must conclude by 10:30 p.m. with guests off campus and to afterparty by 11pm.  Music on Sunday's must conclude by 9:30 p.m. to be off property by 10:00 pm. We do include an after party at a local establishment so fear not, the party keeps going!
 
We are using a rental company. Can they drop items off or pick them up outside of the rental period? 
Because we have limited space for rental drop off’s we are only able to accommodate deliveries and drop off on the day of your event. If your rental company is doing a late evening pick up, The Collins off Main assumes no responsibility for any loss, theft or responsibility of any kind.
 
Are candles allowed?
Yes, we love candles and we know that many guests would like to host with open flame. We allow this, but you will be assessed any damages to our tables for dripped wax, in the event that this does happen.

How far in advance do you need our final headcount?
Two weeks
  
Are outside snacks and trays permitted?
Outside food and drink is permitted prior to the ceremony in your bridal suite. We encourage you to keep full tummies and hydrate well. 

What is the event clean-up process?
The Collins off Main staff will handle all standard clean up such as restrooms and floor sweeping. Our staff will also break down all decor. Your catering team will be in charge of all break down of rentals, linen removal, clean up of tables and kitchen. Trash removal will need to be managed with your catering company. 

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I am really the farthest thing from a planner and for as stressful as it was planning it really did all come together even better than I could have ever imagined and in large part because of Amy and her team! Personally, I did nothing the day of and was never worried about all the details coming together because of Amy and her team (special shout-out to Callie as well)! 

I just wanted to let everyone know that they seriously are in the best hands with the Collins Off Main!

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