Frequently Asked Questions
What does the rental rate include?
Pre-event set-up and breakdown is included in the hours. You may rent the space for additional set-up and/or breakdown hours (rates vary). All events must end and guests must be off property no later than 9:00 pm.
Please note that aside from the Board Room rental, no furniture or rentals are included in the rental rate. All tables, linens, chairs, china, flatware, glassware, etc., must be rented through a third party vendor. We recommend using Encore Events Rentals, BRIGHT Rentals or Theoni Collection. You do have the option to use our chairs and umbrellas that we have available on site.
Are there any deposits due?
50% of the total rental fee must be paid upon booking the event. The remaining 50% will be paid 30 days prior to the event date. A refundable damage deposit of $750 is due with final payment 30 days prior to the agreed event date. This deposit amount, less any damages, will be refunded within 30 days after the event. In the case the event is cancelled, the total amount of the deposit will be refunded within 30 days of cancellation. The Client agrees and acknowledges that the extent of damage to the property and its buildings will be determined by The Sonoma League for Historic Preservation (the League], and if additional funds are required to repair such damage, the Client will be billed for any balance exceeding $750.
Is the property ADA accessible?
ADA accessibility and parking is provided at the rear of the Main House, and an ADA-compliant bathroom in the Carriage House will be made available upon request to all individuals requiring such facilities at no additional charge.
How can the venue be decorated?
All decorations must be hung without the use of nails, pins, glue, tape, putty, staples. Holes in walls are strictly prohibited. This is a historically significant property. Please use extra care and respect when installing decorations. All indoor candles must be in a lantern or hurricane enclosure. Please do not set drinks or food on antique tables inside the house. Certain lights and decorations may be installed on property with prior written permission from The League.