FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: HOW FAR IS THE VENUE FROM THE NEAREST TOWN?
We are located 14 miles and 30 minutes from the heart of the historic district of Lexington, VA.
Q: IS THERE LODGING NEARBY OR ON THE PROPERTY?
Yes! In addition to the selection of hotels in nearby Lexington, VA, there are more and more Airbnb properties available near the venue. Additionally, we are in the process of building onsite lodging. Please contact us for more details on what is currently available.
Q: HOW MANY HOURS ARE INCLUDED WITH THE VENUE RENTAL?
On your wedding day, you will have full access to the venue from 9:00am until 11:00pm. The wedding party, immediate family and vendors may arrive at 9:00am. To allow all vendors to complete the venue setup efficiently, guests are not permitted to arrive until 3:00pm, unless special arrangements have been made with the venue. County ordinance requires all guests to be leaving the property by 11:00pm.
Q: WHEN CAN WE HOLD THE CEREMONY REHEARSAL?*
The venue (except The Loft and The Quarters) is available the day before your wedding from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, for a walk-through and rehearsal. If there is no other event that day, a different time for the rehearsal may be coordinated with the venue. *If available, you can rent the venue the day before your wedding for an extended evening rehearsal and rehearsal dinner on site.
IS THE VENUE OPEN FOR ANY PUBLIC USE ON THE DAY OF MY WEDDING?
No. This is your special day at a very special place. You won’t have to share it with anyone!
Q: WHAT TYPE OF DECORATIONS DO YOU ALLOW?
We welcome decorations such as flowers, candles, signage and lighting. We do not allow anything to be applied to the walls or building that will cause damage such as nails, tacks or glue. Real candles are welcome but taper candles must have collars and glass covers.
Q: WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC IS PERMITTED?
The venue is designed for everything from DJs to full dance bands. Amplified music is restricted to the inside spaces by county ordinance; however, wedding ceremonies can have speaker systems for voice and appropriate music accompaniments.
Q: WHAT ARE YOUR DEPARTURE GUIDELINES?
We love seeing that final departure photo! While we do not allow wish lanterns, fireworks, or confetti, we happily permit sparklers, bubbles, or real flower petals.
Q: WHEN DO I HAVE ACCESS TO THE LOFT?
You and your wedding party have full access to the Loft beginning at 9:00am on the day of your event. You may leave your belongings in the Loft for the duration of the event, but all personal items must be collected by 10:30pm. For your safety and security, we ask that only the wedding party and immediate family have access to the Loft.
Q: ARE FOOD TRUCKS ALLOWED ON THE PROPERTY?
Absolutely! Our couples have brought in a variety of food trucks from gelato, to pizza, to mobile bar trucks.
Q: WHAT’S THE PARKING SITUATION?
We currently have gravel parking for over 40 cars with overflow parking in adjacent grassy meadows. We also have additional staging areas for coaches, limousines, and other large transportation vehicles.
Q: CAN WE BRING IN OUR OWN ALCOHOL?
There are two options for alcohol:
1. You can bring your own, if you obtain a Virginia ABC banquet license for the day of the event(s)
2. If your caterer has an ABC license, you can source your alcohol through them Regardless of how the alcohol is sourced, it must be served by a bartender. A copy of the ABC license is due 30 days prior to the event.
Q: DO YOU REQUIRE LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR THE DAY OF THE EVENT?
Liability insurance is required and is easily attained at minimal cost from providers such as Eventsured, Markel, Travelers, Wedsafe, and Wedsure. Your insurance certificate is due 30 days prior to the event.
Q: WHAT IS THE BOOKING PROCESS AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE?
Upon requesting a specific date for your wedding, a short, online questionnaire is sent to obtain everyone’s contact information. After we receive the completed questionnaire, the contract and invoice for 50% of the rental is prepared and sent electronically
• You have 5 days from the time the contract is sent to review, sign and submit payment for the initial 50%
• 90 days prior to the wedding, the remaining 50% balance is due
• 30 days prior to the event, a $1,000 damage security deposit in the form of a check is due (refundable within 14 days if no damages are incurred)
Q: ARE WE REQUIRED TO CHOOSE FROM A PREFERRED VENDORS LIST?
Yes, we have compiled a list of wonderful vendors to help ensure an incredible experience. However, if you have a specific vendor you’d like to work with that is not on our list, they may be used with prior approval by The Seclusion.
Q: DO YOU REQUIRE A WEDDING COORDINATOR?
Yes we do! You are invited to choose from one of our preferred coordinators or work with your own with prior venue approval.
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