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Wedding FAQs

Find the information you seek about your big day at the Kirkley. Below are answers to our most frequently asked wedding questions related to hosting your wedding at Kirkley Hotel and Convention Center. If you don't find the answers here, please contact us for the details you need. 

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May we have our ceremony at The Kirkley?

Yes, we would be delighted to host an intimate ceremony if so desired. We have a number of intimate indoor arrangements that serve couples well. Simply work with our Catering Sales Manager on the details.

How many hours is the reception?

A reception can last up to seven hours. Any musical entertainment must be concluded by 11:30 p.m. and the event must be concluded by no later than 12 a.m. and it would be necessary for all guests to vacate the facilities. Any in-house guests staying with us would be asked to respect our other guests in the hotel and not be disruptive.

Are we provided a wedding planner for day-of coordination?

Yes, a Catering Sales Manager will assist you once you book your event with us. On the day of your wedding, our Catering Sales Manager and Banquet Captain will be there to make sure all your needs are met.

How much time do we have for setup?

In almost all cases wedding parties have at least two hours before the start of your event for decorations, etc. Some wedding parties request longer times based on availability. Additional fees may apply in those cases.

May I hire an outside catering service?

All food and beverage, with the exception of the wedding cake, is to be provided by the skilled and creative catering team at the Kirkley Hotel and Conference Center. Please note that our liquor license requires that we provide all alcoholic beverages.

Do you charge to cut the cake?

Cake cutting assistance is complimentary in all of our wedding packages. After bride and groom cut the cake, our staff will cut the remaining cake and serve it to your guests.

Can we bring in our own liquor?

Our liquor license will not allow you to supply your own liquor. If there is a particular beer or bottle of liquor or wine you want, we will do our best to obtain it for you.

Can I have a tasting?

Of course! We want you to sample the delicious offerings from our catering team. You can set this up with your Catering Manager.

If my guests have dietary issues, such as vegan, gluten, dairy free, etc., will you be able to accommodate?

Absolutely. Our Chef is highly accomplished at all types of food preparation and would be delighted to work with you.

Do you have food options for children?

The Kirkley Hotel and Conference Center is family friendly and offers several options for children.

What are the guest table sizes?

We supply standard 60-inch round tables that accommodate seating from 8 to 10 guests. We will assist with the floor plans to help you get the most out of our space. We are also delighted to help you in renting other table sizes, chairs, chair covers, etc. upon request. Additional fees apply.

Do we have to use your preferred vendors?

Not at all. We have preferred vendors so that we can assist you with suggestions for vendors and advice. The final decision is yours.

Where may photographers take photos?

We have a number of excellent interior and exterior locations for beautiful and memorable photographs. Coordinate photography locations with your wedding coordinator/photographer or our Catering Sales Manager prior to the wedding date to insure availability.

We highly recommend Just Wright Photography who took many of the images you see in our wedding gallery. Contact Just Wright Photography and tell them we sent you!

May I take my engagement photos here?

Yes, we are happy to have you take advantage of our interior and exterior locations for your engagement photos. Appointments are required.

Do you have a private space for the bride and her wedding party?

Yes, we have a private room that they can relax in before the wedding or reception. Additional fees may apply.

Is there a cost for parking to my guests?

Our parking lot is quite large and has been able to handle weddings of all sizes. There is no charge for parking.

What is the cancellation policy?

Initial deposits are not refundable. Cancellation will result in a loss of the deposit. Also, additional charges may be incurred depending on how close to the event date you decide to cancel.

Is the site handicap accessible?

All areas of our facility are handicap accessible. If you have any special needs or requests, alert our Catering Sales Manager.


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