When will building be complete?
The building will be complete in July 2019 and we’re taking bookings for September 2019 so we’ve got a few extra months for finishing touches and fun grand opening events!
Are there accommodations nearby?
Yes. There are hotels 20 minutes away in Evergreen, 30 minutes in Black Hawk, 30 minutes in Golden, and in the nearby future the Argo Mine will hold a large hotel just 10 minutes away. A pretty decent hotel to block is the Comfort Suites Golden West on Evergreen Parkway (25 min). In downtown Evergreen theres a bunch of really cute boutique hotels, and the Ameristar in Black Hawk can be a fun with a rooftop pool and casinos in the hotel as well as downtown.
Are food/beverage included?
No, we currently have an open vendor policy, and we do not provide catering/beverage services. Check out what’s included in the pricing here.
Do you really run 100% off solar?
Yes we will! We believe in treading lightly and taking care to preserve the beautiful land we live on. Please note this creates certain limitations and we need to be very mindful of how we use power. We can only allow LED lights to be plugged in and we need your DJ and band to communicate with us beforehand to make sure our power can handle their systems. We encourage you to plan do all hair beforehand as we don’t know yet if our power stores cannot accommodate a full bridal party using curling irons and hair dryers. If you would really love to get ready in the loft you can easily rent a generator and run a cord to it. We also cannot allow coffee makers to be plugged in-this is especially important for your catering provider. Once the system is up and running and we’ve had a chance to test it we’ll know more about our power capabilities, until then we’ll plan conservatively.
What is the rental fee?
Please see the pricing page here
What’s included in the fee?
Scroll down in the pricing page here
What is the capacity of the building?
Capacity is 170 guests including wedding party
What is the capacity of the ceremony deck?
Capacity is 170 guests including wedding party
What dates are available?
We are currently booking starting September 2019. Check available dates here.
IS there a space for the bridal party to get ready?
If you scroll down to the “Main Hall Reverse View” here you will see the loft area that will be a getting ready area. We will have plenty of seating and mirrors and a powder room. We will have one dedicated outlet that runs to a generator that must be used exclusively for heat stylers so as not to drain our stored solar power for the evening.
Will There be a second getting ready space?
Yes, we have plans to have a second getting ready area, but they are not solidified yet.
Is there a deposit? When are additional payments due? Do you offer a payment plan?
Yes. When the contract is signed we take an initial payment of $2,000 to hold your date then half is due 9 months prior and the remaining half is due 30 days before your date. You may send partial payments at any prior to due dates for each payment, but failure to pay the allotted amount on time will result in losing your date. We reserve the right to request a credit card to keep on file in the event of excessive damages.
How do I reserve a date?
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org stating you would like to reserve your date and give a backup date in case your first choice is no longer available. Priority for dates will be based on order of booking request-we cannot hold dates.
Do I need to schedule a tour or can I just stop by?
We kindly request that you schedule a tour. We want to give you our full attention while you’re there and be able to answer any questions you may have. We are not staffed 24/7 so you may not be able to get in if you stop by.
Is there a food and beverage or guest count minimum?
No. We want you to have the flexibility to work with the vendor of your choosing.
Do you have an exclusive vendor list?
We do not currently have any exclusive vendor requirements, but we do require all vendors to be licensed and insured. This includes catering, bartending, DJ/band, and day-of coordinator.
Will there be another wedding on our date?
We only have ONE wedding per day-you and your guests will be the only ones on the property all day.
How many cars can your parking lot accommodate?
Currently our parking lot holds 45 vehicles total. We hope to expand in the future but the steep terrain of the land has made it so difficult to get just the legal requirement of parking that we’re saving a larger lot for a future project. We can help you arrange shuttle service from nearby lodging, and there are some public parking lots in Idaho Springs.
Do you provide linens, dishes, silverware, etc?
We do not currently offer any rental items other than the space but we plan to in the future. Check back for updates!
Do you provide tables and chairs?
Yes, we plan to provide farmhouse style tables and cross-back chairs.
What happens in case of rain?
You can rent a tent for the rear deck ceremony space, or we can discuss setting up an indoor ceremony and coordinating a room flip during cocktail hour.
Do you allow dogs on site during the ceremony?
We allow service dogs throughout, and well-behaved pets with some limitations. Dogs (up to two) may be present during the ceremony only, must have a designated handler (may not be bride/groom), and must be removed once food is served. We know how important it is for your furry family members to be a part of your big day, but dogs and food service don’t mix well!
What form of payment do you take?
We prefer payment by check, but with added service fees we are able to take card.
What time will I have access to the venue to decorate?
All contracts start at noon. This gives you and your vendors ample time to decorate and set up.
Do you provide a “day-of coordinator?”
We do not, we will have NSG staff on-site during all weddings to assist you with anything you need regarding the space. We require that you hire a professional planner for all things related to planning the flow of your day, setting up decor, catering, bartending, music, etc.
Will we be able to access the venue beforehand for a rehearsal?
If you book for one day, we will not be able to accommodate a rehearsal the day before if there is a wedding booked that day. Contact us to find out if that is the case, if the venue is available we’ll do what we can to accommodate a rehearsal, but we can not guarantee it. If the day before your wedding is booked you will want to hold an off-site rehearsal. Our ceremony space is pretty straightforward, what’s most important in rehearsing is the people involved.
Can we have fireworks on the property?
Unfortunately we cannot allow any fireworks on the property, including sparklers. The fire danger varies greatly in our area, and we all want our beautiful mountains to remain green.
Can vehicles be left overnight?
Please do not plan to leave any vehicles over night. We do allow vehicles overnight because we do not want anyone to feel pressured to drive away who is not in a sober or alert state to do so. However, we encourage you to plan ahead of time to shuttle guests in and ensure all drivers are very responsible. We by no means will allow anyone intoxicated to drive away from our property.
What time will music need to stop?
Music will need to stop no later than 10:45 so that all guests can be out at 11. Clean up will be from 11-12 and all guests, wedding party, and vendors must be vacate the property by midnight.
Can a rental company drop of rentals before noon?
All access starts at noon, doors will not be open until then. Please advise rental companies of this policy.
Can we hold our ceremony somewhere other than the rear deck?
As of now this is our only dedicated ceremony space. It’s possible the field below the building could be another option in the future, but we’re waiting to see how it pans out once construction is complete. We do know the deck will have the easiest access for all guests.
Are candles allowed?
Candles are allowed if the flame is fully contained (in a holder). Tapered candles or hanging candles will not be allowed as they are a safety hazard.
How far in advance do you need our final head count?
A minimum of three weeks before your wedding date
How do I obtain a marriage license?
All requirements for obtaining a marriage license in Clear Creek County can be found here. Take all of them to the Clerk and Recorder’s office at 405 Argentine St, Georgetown, CO 80444
Can we take photos around the property during our wedding day?
Absolutely. There are some beautiful spots on the property for photos, just be advised the terrain is very rocky so you may want to bring more sensible shoes for getting to/from different photo spots.
Can we nail or hang decorations to the walls/ceiling ?
No, and yes. Please do not nail or tack anything to the walls or ceiling. We have taken great care to use eco-friendly building materials and we will not be able to make repairs to it for every event. Feel free to hang decorations in any way that doesn’t leave holes or adhesive on the building.
Who is responsible for clean-up?
All vendors are responsible for removing any trash they are have brought in. We do not have a dumpster on site, and since we are a mountain venue we simply do not have flat space on the property to hide a big ugly honker. On-site staff will assist in consolidating and storing trash during and directly after the event but vendors must be sure to remove everything. As well, all personal items must be taken away with guests and the wedding party by midnight on the night of the event. We encourage you to consider trash accumulation in your planning, and work to minimize waste at your event because we love the beautiful mountains we live in and we want to preserve the beauty! Every little effort counts.