Frequently Asked Questions
What does your facility fee include?
Appropriate tables, chairs, white linen, white napkins, personalized printed menus, votive candles, table settings and glassware. Market umbrellas are available, and space heaters can be provided on site for an additional fee.
What time do events start? How late can we stay?
Your ceremony must begin between 4 – 5 p.m., and it must conclude by 5:30 p.m. The event must end no later than midnight.
Do you have a food and beverage minimum?
Yes. A minimum of $49.50 per person applies to food. Also, on Saturday evenings, we require a minimum of $10,000 in food and beverage sales. Any other evening, we require a minimum of $7,500 in food and beverage sales.
Can we hold a daytime wedding at Tra Vigne?
Absolutely! Daytime events start at 11 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. The facility fee for a lunchtime wedding is $1,500. Exclusive use of the entire Courtyard during this time requires a minimum of $5,000 in food and beverage sales.
We want to have our ceremony in the Courtyard, but have dinner somewhere else. Is that OK?
You must host your dinner event here, or use our catering services off site in order to hold your ceremony at Tra Vigne. In addition to Merryvale, we are available to cater at many wineries, estates or private homes.
Can we play music in the Courtyard?
Only acoustic music is permitted in the Courtyard. For the enjoyment of our restaurant guests, no amplification isallowed outdoors. Amplified sound is permitted in the Cantinetta room only. We recommend any speeches are given in the Cantinetta immediately following dinner.
Can we bring in our own beer and liquor?
No, but you may bring in your own wine. A $20 corkage fee per bottle applies.
Is Tra Vigne able to provide wedding cakes?
Yes, but we do not specialize in them. We can provide up to a three-tiered ceremonial cake that serves 40 guests. Sheet cakes would be prepared and sliced in the back to be served to your guests.
Are we required to use your preferred vendors?
No, but we highly recommend that you do.
Do we need to have a “day of” wedding coordinator?
In order to ensure your event goes smoothly, we require a professional wedding planner to handle your ceremony and coordinate with our staff in regard to the major wedding events (first dance, cake cutting, etc.) If you do not have a planner, Tra Vigne can provide a dedicated, experienced coordinator for a fee of $500.00.
When can we rehearse?
Your rehearsal must be scheduled with the Special Events Department two weeks prior to your wedding. Your coordinator, officiate, and all ceremony participants should be present.
Do you provide a dressing room?
You may use the Cantinetta room beginning one hour prior to your event as a staging area or to slip into yourdress. We recommend hair, makeup and other preparations are made at your hotel or residence.
Can you assist with rentals should we wish to order upgraded linens, table settings, etc?
Absolutely! In fact, it’s better if you include us in the process, since we know our menus and venue better than anyone.
Do you have any recommendations for rehearsal dinner locations?
Pizzeria Tra Vigne is a great venue for a rehearsal dinner. It’s right next door, and it has a casual, fun atmosphere. Menus start at just $20.00 per person. We also have a full service catering options.
What do you do for children’s meals?
We offer pizza or pasta onsite for $15.00 per child. Also, we have a limited number of booster or high chairs available, so please communicate any requirements you may have as soon as possible.
How do you handle dietary restrictions?
Our Chef is happy to accommodate dietary restrictions. We can easily handle allergies or issues with gluten or dairy, for example – but we are best able to do so with advanced notice.
Do we also have the two Terrazzos that adjoin the main restaurant for our event?
The Terrazzos are not included for your site and will be seated for lunch and dinner. We will not, however, seat the north Terrazzo during your ceremony in order to provide privacy for this very special time.
What do we do if it rains?
We do not provide back up space. Of course, we’ll use our resources to assist in finding another venue, and our catering services will provide the same dining experience for your guests off site.