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 ?


Our beautiful indoor ballroom will be available beginning May, 2022.




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 ?


Events scheduled on Friday-Saturday must end by 10pm 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.




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 75 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 for caterer use however we do provide an outdoor covered patio area for prep and serving. Running water and a dedicated 30 amp power outlet for food warmers are provided. Our preferred caterer is familiar and able to work in our facilities without issues. We reccommend that all outside caterers tour the property before an event date to get familiar with our facility. A $300 staffing/cleaning fee will apply to all events with outside catering.




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 ?


Our preferred coordinator and DJ must service all events on our grounds however we joyfully welcome all other licensed and insured 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. All vendors must adhere to State mandated safety and sanitary protocols. *A $300 staffing/cleaning fee will apply to all events with outside catering. This fee is waived if our preferred caterer is hired.




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. All weddings on our grounds must be serviced through our preferred coordiantor.




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 ?


Our beautiful indoor ballroom will be available in May, 2022 and will provide enough shelter for all events with rain. In the event of rain or another anticipated inclement weather condition before May 2022, 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 along with outside catering and security fees if applicable. 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. 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 COVID-19, the Client's deposit may be transfered and used toward a mini celebration on our grounds if regulations permit, or it may be transferred 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.




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. All events must end by 10PM 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. Depending on state mandated regulations at the time of event, traditional amplified dance music may be restricted. - 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. - CURFEW HOURS Our event hours are Monday-Thursday 10AM-8PM and Friday-Saturday 10AM-10PM. 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 ?


Yes. Taxes are included in our advertised 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. All events serving alcohol will require a security fee of $250.




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. Our preferred planner can assist with customizing an all inclusive experience using services from the vendors we love and reccomend or you can let your creativity shine and bring in your own licensed and insured vendors for an elevated DIY celebration. Coordiantion and DJ must be serviced through our preferred vendors however all other vendors are welcome. Outside catering is welcome. A $300 staffing and cleaning fee will apply for all outside catering. This fee is waived if our preferred caterer is used. 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. Up to date pet vaccination records and pet insurance will be required.




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


Soft background music is permitted in our outdoor courtyard during cocktail and/or dinner hours. All other amplified music and microphone use is restricted to our indoor ballroom which will be available May, 2022.