Can I visit more than once?
Of course! Visit as often as you’d like but please schedule your visits with us ahead of time so we can be prepared for you.
Is there a required minimum to be spent on food and beverages?
Does the lodge have climate control? Yes, the lodge has newly installed central air that provides air conditioning and heat during the colder months.
Can wedding guests camp at Montfair?
Yes. We allow camping for $24/tent on the lakefront or the price for ten tents can be included in the price of the wedding package.
Which nights can my wedding guests camp?
Your guests can camp any night that you have rented the lodge. On nights that you have not rented the lodge, please contact Montfair for more information about your camping options.
What is the maximum capacity of Montfair’s accomodations?
48. Maximum capacity is 26 if each guest has their own bed.
What is the maximum capacity of the lodge for seated dining?
Within the lodge: 120; On the deck: 75
What employee services are offered by Montfair on my wedding day?
A Montfair employee will be available throughout your wedding to tend fires, direct vendors, clean facilities, and make sure that your wedding is running smoothly.
Is there a bridal suite?
There is a modest space that can be curtained off in our main office to be used as bridal dressing room, and we recommend the use of the Beauchamp House if you have rented this lodging. Both the dressing room and Beauchamp House are directly off of the wedding field.
Are tables and chairs included?
Yes, but you can also exclude them if your caterer or another company will be providing these.
Is table and chair set-up included?
No. Most caterers provide the set up for tables and chairs.
Are linens/cutlery/plates included?
Can I decorate to my preference?
Yes, but please no nails or tacks in the walls. You may staple into the beams but must remove all staples. All decorations must be removed at the end of your event.
What happens if it rains on the wedding day?
In the event of rain, you could hold your ceremony inside of the lodge, hold your ceremony on the large covered lake-view deck, or rent a tent to put on the lake-front.
How many ceremony site options does Montfair have?
Many Montfair weddings choose to use the wedding field for their ceremonies, but you may also choose to use the grassy lake-front, the rustic lodge, or the large lake-view deck.
Is there a fee for my ceremony rehearsal?
No. The rehearsal the day before your wedding is included in your price.
Can I have a bonfire on Friday night before my wedding?
Yes, if you have a weekend or destination wedding or a rehearsal dinner. For a Saturday Afternoon-Evening wedding, the bonfire area (and camping) is only available if you have rented the lodge for a Friday night rehearsal dinner.
I had more/less guests than I thought I would. What happens now?
You can refer to your wedding contract to see the three price ranges available for your wedding. Your final payment will be based on the range that your wedding size fits. We will call you five weeks before your wedding date to get your final count. We will send you a reminder letter & invoice based on your final count stating your final wedding balance, one week before payment is due.
When is my first deposit due?
Seven days from the date the contract is sent to you.
When is my final payment due?
One month before the date of your wedding.
Do I plan my own set-up and clean up or does Montfair do this?
Montfair does not offer set-up, clean-up, or trash services. This is a service that is usually provided by your caterer. You will need to plan for this.
What is the cancellation policy for weddings and other events?
Cancellations can be made until eight months before an event with either a full refund minus a $500.00 processing fee or by rebooking your event within 12 months of original event date.
What if there is inclement weather or a storm on the day of my event?
Montfair does not refund for cancellation due to severe weather. We do allow you to rebook within 12 months of your original date.
Does Montfair require event insurance?
Yes. Montfair requires event insurance that meets these requirements: The Lessee must provide a Certificate of Insurance with a minimum of general liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 per occurrence with a $2,000,000 aggregate; naming Emerald Hills, LLC DBA Montfair Resort Farm as an additional insured. If alcohol is provided or served by the Lessee or guests, then liquor liability in the amount of $1,000,000 must be obtained which should also include the additional insured clause. This insurance should usually cost $300-$400 per event or can be purchased for less through a homeowner’s policy. To understand more about event insurance, we recommend that you read Wedding Insurance 101 on have TheKnot.com.