FAQs

Below are many frequently asked questions from the couples that have scheduled their wedding ceremonies and receptions at Waters Edge. If you can't find a question/answer below, please email us.

 

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How much does it cost?

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Pricing is based on the total number of guests, the particular day scheduled for the event, and number of spaces selected.  Please email or call us to request a pricing summary or to receive a quote for a multiple-space booking.  Please call Diane (Associate Director) at 330-495-6921 to discuss specific package/pricing combinations.

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What is contained in your contract?

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Sample Waters Edge Contract so you can review it.

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Can we bring our own food? Do you cater?

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Do to liability issues, Waters Edge does not permit self-catering. We ask that you work with one of the vendors listed on our “pre-approved” caterer list. They have provided excellent food and service to our clients in the past.  Click here for our list of pre-approved caterers (PDF).

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I really want to have my event outside, what happens if it rains?

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Our goal is to make your day perfect. Unfortunately we cannot control the weather. We do not offer a second option for inclement weather. However, many couples this past year have opted to reserve the Pavilion (at a discounted rate) to serve as their “backup plan” in case of rain. If weather permits, we can set the chairs at an outside site location; if not, the Pavilion can be utilized for the “covered” outside Ceremony site.

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May I use candles as part of my decoration plan?

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Candles are not permitted inside any of our venues. The only exception would be a Unity Candle utilized as part of your ceremony.

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Do you permit alcohol?

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Waters Edge allows alcohol to be poured for a maximum of five (5) hours only. All alcohol must be served through the bartenders furnished by Waters Edge. Special servings of “Shots,” “Jaegers” or “Energy Drinks” will not be permitted. We are excited that this is going to be one of the most “special” days of your lives … we just don’t want it to be remembered for the wrong reasons by compromising your event or the safety of your guests.

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Does the contract include a rehearsal?

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Due to our multiple-day use of the Waters Edge Facility over weekends, wedding rehearsals are typically scheduled for Thursday evenings between 5-8p for a 1 hour period.

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Is it possible to have my ceremony on site?

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Waters Edge does promote having ceremonies on site. There is an additional site set-up cost to provide chairs at a selected natural site area.

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When does our rental period begin and end? Can we come in the day before to decorate?

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Your rental period begins at 9a and ends at 1a the day of your event.  All decorating and clean-up must fall within these hours. Waters Edge hosts events on Friday, Saturday and Sundays. This does not permit for “early” decorating. A discounted rate is available to secure the event space the day before a scheduled event (if available).

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Are the areas around the vineyard and pond limited to the Great Hall and/or Pavilion?

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Any outside “green” area is considered common grounds. Everyone is welcome to enjoy these areas. We ask that if a planned event is occurring in one of the event areas, that guests from other venues respect the privacy of their neighbor’s special celebration.

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Could Waters Edge have more than one event going on at a time?

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Yes, we do reserve the right to host more than one event at Waters Edge on the same day. On these multiple-booked times, we limit the number of total guests for all events to a maximum of 400-500 persons (which is based on our parking limit of approximately 250 parking spaces). Added security and staff persons are provided during scheduled multiple events. If you book our "run of venue" package, you will guarantee your party will be the only one.

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Are your venues temperature controlled?

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All of our indoor spaces are heated and air-conditioned.

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Do you set up the tables, chairs, linens, etc?

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We provide chairs and their setup for site ceremonies (including the pergola in front of our small vineyard) and tables and chairs in the reception venues.

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Do you offer security?

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Yes, we are required to when alcohol is served, which is at pretty much every event. So we just provide it as part of our packages.

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When do the leaves turn at Waters Edge Vineyard?

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If we could predict that exactly, we'd be better than the weather man. But in general, leaves start to the second weekend of October. Fall foliage sometimes remains through the second weekend of November. However, there are no guarantees — Ohio weather is so unpredictable!

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