We LOVE weddings that take place at a private home or mansion. The bride and groom typically have full control over many of the details and can create whatever type of event they desire. If you are planning an event at a private home, be sure to hire an experienced event planner to assist with the logistics and details. Here are a few details that we take charge of and assist with:
Rentals – Not only will you have a tent, you also need tables, chairs, linens, flatware, china, glassware, etc. And on top of those things, your caterer may also need convection ovens, heating racks, prep tables, trash cans and possibly a tent of their own for prep. You may opt to have a floor in your tent, fabric draping, special lighting and a stage for the band. Your wedding rentals for this type of event will be much higher than a typical Colorado wedding venue.
Portable Restrooms – Even if the home has a few restrooms, it is always good to have a back-up just in case there are plumbing issues. You can rent luxury trailer port-o-lets that come with sinks and mirrors.
Parking – Most homes cannot accommodate 75+ vehicles. Arrange for shuttles, rent a nearby parking lot, provide valet services or ensure neighboring estates can accommodate overflow parking.
Lighting and Power – Not only will you need lighting for your tent, you will also need lighting for the caterer, walkways, and restroom area. You can count on having a generator for the caterer, band and lighting. Be sure to check with those vendors for power requirements. A DJ may not require much but a large wedding band will need a lot of dedicated power.