Bella Rose Plantation FAQs:
Q: What is typical timing for an event?
Exclusive use covers five (5) hours of event time for wedding and reception; four (4) hours for reception only. Receptions and special events begin with the arrival of the first guest. • Guest departures at conclusion of event • All events must conclude by 12am, midnight
Q: Are there prep spaces for bride and groom prior to
the ceremony? You and your bridal party have full access to the Bridal Room in the Rosedale Mansion and the Christopher Johnson groom’s cottage beginning two (2) hours prior to the start of your event. You may leave your belongings in those areas for the duration of the event. All personal items must be collected by the end of your event.
Q: Can we arrive earlier or stay longer?
Yes! Early arrival to the bridal room or groom’s cottage or additional event time is available if arranged prior to the event weekend for an additional fee. See an Entwined Events sales associate for details.
much time is allowed for set-up and clean-up? Q: How Standard day-of set up time for your event is four (4) hours prior to the guest arrival time. Vendor set up for events is permitted beginning 4 hours prior to event start time. Any access to the property, for set up, above and beyond 4 hours, must be approved and may incur additional fees at the rate of $75/hour. Florists must assemble arrangements off-site. Onsite assemblage is permitted for $75/hour. Entwined Events does not have the provisions for storing flowers with refrigeration. All items must be cleaned up within one (1) hour of the end of the event. There are no exceptions, unless other arrangements are agreed upon with your planner prior to the event weekend.
Q: Do you allow the space to be decorated?
Yes! We welcome decorations such as flowers, candles, lighting etc. We do not allow nailing, stapling, taping or anything to be applied to the walls or building that will cause damage. If you choose to use candles, then we require them to be placed in containers or on a stand to prevent damage. No open or exposed flames are permitted.
Q: What is your maximum guest capacity for both the ceremony and reception? Ceremonies: • Outdoor ceremonies: 250 Receptions: • 90 seated on the main level • 120 seated on two levels • 150 cocktail style receptions
Q: What is the timing for a ceremony rehearsal?
A one-hour ceremony rehearsal can be hosted the day prior to your wedding – all rehearsals must be completed by 6:00pm. Bella Rose will close by 6pm on Fridays unless there is a scheduled event.
Q: Do I have to have a ceremony coordinator? Do they have to be provided by Bella Rose? Yes and yes! The cost for this service is included in venue rental.
Q: Can we bring in our own caterer or alcohol?
No. As the licensed caterer, Bella Rose has its own VA ABC mixed beverage catering license to provide your event with the appropriate beer & liquor needs. Due to liability restrictions and service standards, we do not allow clients to provide their own food or alcohol.
Q: When do I choose my menu?
A food and beverage consultation will be conducted during your second planning session to determine your catering needs. Your final approved menu selections will determine the total costs for food and beverage.
Q: When do you need the final head count?
Final food and beverage guest count numbers must be received no later than 45 days prior to the event. There are no adjustments for additional guests or last minute cancellations after this date.
Q: What is the security deposit?
A $500 refundable damage security deposit is required with the final balance. This is to cover potential damage by your guests or violation of the alcohol policy and will be refunded within 10 business days following the event. If any damages have occurred, you will be notified and we will bill you for any repairs over and above the deposit.