To reserve services on the date requested The Wellington requires a contract be signed by both parties and an initial nonrefundable deposit of $500.00. The room is not considered rented until we receive one third (33%) of the total projected event cost which is due within 2 weeks of signing the contract. The settlement of the remaining balance is as determined in the contract’s deposit schedule.
This is the minimum you are responsible for spending in Food and Beverage for your wedding reception. It is determined by many factors including ballroom size, date of function, time, etc. This minimum includes all food and beverage charges, prior to service charge and sales tax. If the total food and beverage for your function ends up being less than the expected minimum, the balance to meet this minimum will be charged as a facility fee for use of the ballroom.
Wellington’s service charge is currently 21%, while the sales tax is currently 7% plus 1% Hamilton County tax.
A “guaranteed guest count” is the amount of people you expect to attend your wedding ceremony and/or reception. This is due 7 business days prior to your wedding day by 12:00 pm. For example, if your wedding is on a Saturday, your due date would be the Thursday the week before your wedding. Once you have guaranteed a specific number, that number cannot be decreased, but it may be increased (upon approval from management). If a guarantee isn’t given, then the tentative number on the food and beverage contract (BEO) will be considered the guarantee for the event.
The Wellington staff will guide you through the planning of your event’s details such as menu selection, reception timeline, room setup, etc. On the day of your wedding event, a staff member will be there, as your point of contact, to make sure your event flows smoothly.
At Wellington, we feel that these types of services are unique to your personal style; therefore, we do not provide these services. We are happy to provide you with a list of recommended vendors with whom our venue has a good working relationship.
Yes. At the Wellington, we provide and set-up the above items at no extra cost to you. We also provide our white or black house linens at no extra cost to you.
Your wedding decorations must be approved by management prior to the wedding day. Items may not be attached to the walls, floors, windows or ceiling with nails, staples, tape or any other product that may cause damage. We encourage Command strips and magnets. Glitter, rice and smoke effects are not permitted. You may provide candles, but they must be enclosed in glass, as fire codes do not permit open flame candles.
The Wellington is a full-service venue with an award winning full-time Chef to prepare your food. We do not allow outside caterers or you to bring in your own food. An exception can be made for ethnic foods.
NO. Due to Indiana State law and our license, alcohol may only be purchased through the venue. Outside alcohol is not permitted. The venue is liable for the safety of its guests.