Frequently Asked Questions
Is a deposit required to secure a date to host an event at the Noriega House?
Yes, an event deposit is required to secure a date for an event at the Noriega House. A $100.00 deposit for small parties and a $800.00 deposit for larger parties or weddings. The event deposit is non-refundable should you decide to cancel or change your event date.
when is an event deposit due?
The event deposit is due in-full at the time of booking. We cannot hold your event date without a deposit on account.
what is the payment schedule for our event package?
Within two weeks of booking your event you will receive a copy of your event contract either by email or regular mail, which will outline your event payment schedule and all other pertinent information regarding your event.
For weddings and/or Noriega Garden events your first payment (50% of balance) is due 90 days (3 months) from the date of your booking reservation. Your final payment on the balance of your contract is due 30 days (1 month) prior to your event date. All payments are non-refundable.
For Showers or indoor Noriega House events 100% of the contract balance is due two weeks (14 days) prior to event date.
Please note: Payments must be made on time. If you miss a payment your event will be cancelled.
How much time is allowed prior to the start of an event for decorating and set-up?
Extra time for decorating and set-up are built into each event contract. Your decorating time is included in the package hours. If you would like to purchase additional time please let us know.
What are the typical start times for events held at the Noriega House?
Generally smaller parties and intimate ceremonies are held earlier in the day and weddings and large receptions occur from 3:00-11:00 pm. Of course, times vary depending on the event and availability.
May we use our own caterer?
Yes, you may bring in your own licensed caterer. We also have catering options available; please ask to see menu options if you need any assistance.
Questions we recommend you should ask your caterer:
Are they self-contained? Do they provide dishware, set up and take down? If so, are they disposables or china? Do they provide clean up? Do they cut and serve wedding cake? Are champagne flutes for your toast included? Do they provide anything for your guests to drink? If so, do they set up a beverage table or do they serve it to the guests at the tables?
are menu tastings available for Noriega House catering?
Unfortunately, we no longer offer menu tastings for Noriega House catering. However, please do not hesitate to ask us how we can best help you plan the perfect meal for your special day.
what specifically does my "Event Day Coordinator" handle?
Your Event Day Coordinator will guide you through every step of your ceremony and answer any last minute questions or concerns you may have regarding the flow of your event on your wedding day. She will also assist you with the organization of your vendors on the day of your ceremony/reception. Please keep in mind that your Event Day Coordinator does not handle set-up or decorating. The Event Day Coordinator is also not available to cut/serve cake or assist in food handling of any kind. Please ask your caterer to provide these services. If your caterer is unable to do so, you can hire servers through the Noriega House and they can cut and serve your cake and assist your caterers as needed. The Event Day Coordinator does not assist in the clean-up process after your event concludes, however the Noriega House does offer a clean-up service for an additional fee if needed.
do we need to hire a dj for our music/reception?
Yes, we do not have a DJ available on site. We highly recommend you hire a DJ with wedding experience. A DJ is a very important part of your event. Please take the time to choose a DJ who can expertly assist you in creating an energetic and fun entertainment experience for your guests. A DJ can serve as a Master of Ceremonies directing the the flow and energy of your reception. Choose wisely.
do we need to bring our own minister or Justice of the Peace for our ceremony?
Yes. However, if you need a recommendation, we can assist you!
do you provide decorating or event styling services?
We have a variety of event decorating and styling options available for an additional fee. Please ask your Noriega House Coordinator for pricing information.
can we bring in our own alcohol?
No. All alcohol must be purchased through the Noriega House. If you have any special requests, or would like to customize a signature cocktail for your event, please let us know in advance!
is there an additional deposit or fee to cover any possible damages or liability?
Yes, on the day of your event we will place a 72-hour damage/liability hold on your credit card in the amount of $100.00 for smaller parties/showers or $300.00 for larger parties/weddings.If at the conclusion of your event there are no damages of any kind and no one has violated Noriega House policies, the 72-hour hold will be released. In the event of any damages or incidents of impropriety your credit card will be charged accordingly.
can we have candles as part of our ceremony or reception?
Yes, however, we require that candles be contained in a vase, or other type of container so as not to damage the rented linens, furniture or structures. We also do not allow lighted candles in or around the trees however, battery operated candles are an excellent and charming substitute.
does the Noriega House provide event security?
Yes, a security guard is included in your event package pricing. We require one security guard for every 75 guests. If you require additional security based on your event size, please let us know and additional security can be purchased through the Noriega House.