How much will my Alderbrook wedding cost?
There are two things to consider in terms of cost. The first is the facility fee which is priced seasonally. It ranges between $2000 and $6000 depending on the month and the day of the week. This fee covers the cost of tables, chairs, standard linens, flatware, stemware, china, event spaces for the rehearsal, ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. This fee covers almost everything outside of the food and beverage. This fee is subject to Washington State sales tax.
The second is the food and beverage minimum. This is also seasonal and ranges between $70 and $95 per person. The actual cost of the event is based on menu selections and guest consumption, as long as these minimums are met. These prices are subject to Washington State sales tax and service charges.
What is your capacity?
We can hold weddings between 20 and 200. On summer Saturdays we do have a minimum guest requirement of 150 guests. Smaller weddings occur on Fridays, Sundays and off season. We have these minimums in place because we do offer exclusivity. No one else will have a wedding on the same day as yours!
Are you my wedding planner?
The short answer is no. Your catering manager will handle all aspects of the event as they relate to the property. They will assist in planning your menus, discussing set up requirements, and handling your guestroom block. They will not provide a timeline, negotiate with third party vendors, run the rehearsal, keep your mother happy and out of your hair, or any other aspects not related to the resort itself. Any décor items that are brought into the building, such as centerpieces, floral, favors, etc. are also handled by your planner and not resort staff. We strongly recommend a professional event planner for your event. We have several wonderful recommendations available.
Can my guests have discounted guestrooms?
Yes they can! We can offer a discounted rate for you and your guests. As a part of your contract, there will be a “room block”. This block is a handful of empty slots. It does not secure any actual reservations, but does provide your guests the ability to call in, reference your event name, and fill one of those slots. The number you hold is between 5 and 40 per night. You are required to fill at least 90% of what you hold, or the empty rooms do get charged back to your account.
How can I reserve a date?
The first step in securing a date is to tour the facility and ensure it is the right fit for your event. You may contact the sales office in order to set up a time.
Once you have decided to move forward, your catering manager will provide you with a group reservation agreement, or more simply, a contract. This will outline the timing of all events, as well as your room block. Please do review this document carefully. It is extremely important. Your deposit amount is the same as the facility fee for your specific date.
Once the contract is signed, you and your guests can begin calling in and making guestroom reservations. Your next step is to set up a date for a tasting with your catering manager. At this meeting you will finalize menus, hors d’ oeuvres, wine selections, set up, etc. It is a great idea to invite your wedding planner along with you. We provide this tasting complimentary for up to four people. We can certainly accommodate more for a small per person fee.
Your estimated total, less your deposit, is due in full 30 days prior to the event. Any discrepancies are handled within 30 days of departure.