frequently asked questions

D O  Y O U  H A V E  A N  I N D O O R  F A C I L I T Y  A V A I L A B L E ?


Currently we are an all outdoor event facility so we do not have an indoor space for event use aside from the bride and groom dressing rooms. All ceremonies and receptions on our grounds are hosted outdoors.




D O E S  T H E  C O N T R A C T E D  E V E N T  T I M E  I N C L U D E  SE T  U P  A N D  C L E A N U P ?


No. The contracted event time begins at the start of the ceremony. The grounds are made accessible to couples and their vendors beginning at 10am of the wedding day for necessary set up. One hour of clean up after event end time will be allowed for couples and vendors to remove all personal and decor items. There are no extra charges for set up/clean up hours.




H O W L A T E C A N I H O S T M Y E V E N T ?


UPDATED COVID HOURS: Events scheduled on Friday-Saturday must end by 9pm and events scheduled Monday-Thursday must end by 8pm. We are closed on Sunday.




D O  Y O U  H A V E  R E S T R O O M S  O N  S I T E ?


Yes. All of our packages include custom mobile restrooms on site.




W H A T  I S  Y O U R  E V E N T  C A P A C I T Y ?


We welcome celebrations of up to 100 guests.




D O  Y O U  H A V E  A  K I T C H E N  O R  P R E P  A R E A  F O R  C A T E R E R  U S E ?


We do not offer an enclosed kitchen or prep area for caterer use however we do provide an outdoor covered patio serving area, running water and a dedicated 30 amp power outlet for food warmers. It is reccommended that caterer chosen be able to bring all food pre-cooked and ready to serve.




W H A T  I S  Y O U R  O U T S I D E  V E N D O R  P O L I C Y ?


We joyfully welcome all outside vendors. We will require proof of insurance with host liability from most vendors and proof of valid California food handlers license for outside caterers as well as a valid California alcohol handlers licence for outside bartenders. Proof of valid licenses and host liability insurance will be required 30 days prior to event date. Due to the Novel Corona Virus Pandemic, all vendors must adhere to State mandated safety and sanitary protocols.




D O  Y O U  H A V E  E N O U G H  P A R K I N G ?


Yes. We have parking for 70 vehicles plus 15 overflow parking spaces.




D O  Y O U  H A V E  A N  O N S I T E  E V E N T  C O O R D I N A T O R ?


Yes. All of our packages include excellent licensed and professional wedding coordination services from a seasoned coordinator to assist with ceremony and reception timelines, wedding rehearsal, decor set up, onsite vendor management, vendor referrals and discounts, reception layout and more. Couples may choose to forego this in-house service and instead hire an outside coordinator. Outside coorinator must be licensed and insured and must adhere to all venue policies. A licensed and insured coordinator is required to oversee all events on our grounds.




D O  Y O U  A L L O W  W E D D I N G  R E H E A R S A L S ?


Yes. Wedding rehearsals may be calendared based on available time. We allow a 1hr. time block to conduct them.




C A N  I  D R O P  O F F  D E C O R A T I O N S  B E F O R E  M Y  W E D D I N G  D A T E ?


Due to storage limitations and the likelihood of more than one event taking place in one weekend, all personal decor items must be brought in and removed on the same day of event. A vehicle may be left on the grounds one day before scheduled event if items must be dropped off before event date. All personal decor items must be removed from the grounds on the same day of event.




W H A T  I F  I T  R A I N S ?


In the event of rain or another anticipated inclement weather condition, the couple may choose to rent a tent and/or bring in other accomodations to more comfortably host their event. All incurred costs for these accomodations will be the responsibility of the couple. Please note that our grounds allow space for tenting of events for a maximum of 65 guests.




C A N  I  H A V E  M Y  H A I R  A N D  M A K E U P  D O N E  I N  T H E  B R I D A L  R O O M ?


Due to the size and capacity of the bridal room, full hair and makeup preparations are not permitted in it. Touch ups on hair and makeup are ok.




H O W  M U C H  I S  T H E  D E P O S I T  TO  R E S E R V E  M Y  W E D D I N G  D A T E ?


Signed venue and coordination contracts along with a 50% non-refundable retainer secures your wedding date. The balance PLUS a $500 refundable damage deposit is due 30 days before the wedding date. If booking occurs 90 days or less from the wedding date, the non-refundable full balance, $500 damage and overage retainer along with signed venue and coordination contracts will be required to reserve wedding date. The refundable $500 overage and damage deposit will be used only in the event of venue site damage, venue equipment and or décor damage, contracted rental time overstay and the like. This deposit is 100% refundable given no damages or overstays and will be issued back to the CLIENT on the next business day after their event date. *NOTE: All retainer fees are non-refundable however they are transferable. In the event that the Client's event must be cancelled or postponed OR if we are unable to host the couples event due to increased State mandated regulations steming from the Novel Corona Virus Pandemic, the Client's deposit may be transfered and used toward a mini celebration on our grounds if regulations permit, or it may be rolled over to secure a future event date. If that is not an option, the deposit may also be applied to secure a different type of small celebration such as a birthday party, baby shower etc. or it can be transferred to another couple or friend of the Client's choosing for future use. Redemption must occur on or before 365 days from the cancellation or postponement of original event date. If mandated State regulations do not permit rescheduling within that time frame, an extension will be granted.




W H A T  F O R M S  O F  P A Y M E N T  D O  Y O U  A C C E P T ?


Acceptable methods of payment are VENMO, Zelle, Visa/Mastercard with a 2.5% transaction fee via PayPal, certified cashiers checks and personal checks.




W H A T  I S  Y O U R  C A N C E L L A T I O N  P O L I C Y ?


All 50% booking retainers are non-refundable however they are transferable. The additional 50% of balance, if paid prior to 90 days before event date, is refundable up to 90 days before event date. *NOTE: In the event that the Client's event must be cancelled or postponed OR if we are unable to host the couples event due to increased State mandated regulations steming from the Novel Corona Virus Pandemic, the Client's deposit may be transfered and used toward a mini celebration on our grounds if regulations permit, or it may be rolled over to secure a future event date. If that is not an option, the deposit may also be applied to secure a different type of small celebration such as a birthday party, baby shower etc. or it can be transferred to another couple or friend of the Client's choosing for future use. Redemption must occur on or before 365 days from the cancellation or postponement of original event date. If mandated State regulations do not permit rescheduling within that time frame, an extension will be granted. All booking retainers are non-refundable.




H O W  C A N  I  S C H E D U L E  A  T O U R ?


Venue site tours are by RSVP only on available dates. Visit the Tours page to see upcoming tour dates and to schedule a tour. On limited occasions, we might be able to accomodate a site tour on a date/time other than our listed site tour dates. Contact us via our contact form to inquire.




D O  Y O U  H A V E  M Y  W E D D I N G  D A T E  A V A I L A B L E ?


You can check your wedding date availability on our master calendar under the Book a Tour option from our menu.




C A N  I  A D D  A D D I T I O N A L  H O U R S  T O  M Y  E V E N T ?


Additional event hours may be purchased for $550 per each additional hour. UPDATED COVID HOURS All events must end by 9PM on Friday-Saturday and 8PM Monday-Thursday. Additonal hours purchased can not extend our event curfew times.




C O V I D - 1 9  A N D  M Y  W E D D I N G


The following COVID-19 guidelines apply to all contracted weddings and celebrations on our grounds until further notice. - VENDOR SAFETY -
Our couples will have access to our curated pre-screened and COVID aware preferred caterer and bartender. Outside licensed and insured caterering and bartender vendors are welcome with safety practices in place. - MUSIC AND TRADITIONS - Special dances and traditions are joyfully welcome with our in house speaker and wireless microphone. Traditional amplified dance music is welcome with closely monitored restrictions. - FACE COVERINGS AND DISTANCING - We kindly request that all guests have a face covering accessible and that it be utilized for interactions of close proximity with vendors and other necessary close interactions. - COVID CURFEW HOURS Our updated COVID curfew hours are Monday-Thursday 10AM-8PM and Friday-Saturday 10AM-9PM. Closed Sundays.




D O E S  Y O U R  P R I C I N G  I N C L U D E  T A X E S  A N D  F E E S ?


Yes. Taxes and fees are already included in our pricing.




D O  Y O U  R E Q U I R E  E V E N T  I N S U R A N C E ?


All of our packages conveniently include a 1 million dollar day of event Liability Insurance Policy protecting the couple, their guests and the property from damages that could occur during the event. Las Mariposas Estate orders the policy on behalf of the couple.




A R E  Y O U  A N  A L L  I N C L U S I V E  O R  D I Y  V E N U E ?


At Las Mariposas Estate our couples enjoy the best of both worlds. We can assist with customizing a wedding package with services from the vendors we love or let your creativity shine and bring in your own vendors for an elevated DIY experience. Whichever your style we will support your wedding planning journey every step of the way.




D O  Y O U  A L L O W  P E T S ?


Yes! Service dogs/animals are welcome outdoors on the grounds. Couple's pets which are not service animals may attend under the care of a licensed and insured pet attendant service commissioned to care for and pick up after the pet for the entirety of the pet's stay on the grounds.