Looking for an affordable "one and done" wedding planning solution? Say hello to:

The Essentials Package

Your complete 100* guest wedding, all for:

$16,000

~ Available on Select Dates || See your consultant for details ~

VENUE

100 Guests*

The Van Dusen Mansion - 12 Hour Private Rental

Indoor or Outdoor Ceremony

Social Hour, Dinner and Dance

Private Getting Ready Suites

Centerpiece & Decor Inclusions

Day-of Coordination

Planning Support

Hosted Guest Parking

Security... and more

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Salad, Plated Dinner with Sides

Tiered Wedding Cake

Coffee, Soda & Water

1 Hour Hosted Beer, Wine & Spirits

View Food & Beverage Planner for food options

Catering Enhancements Available

PROFESSIONAL VENDORS

Officiant

DJ for Social, Dinner & Dance*

$1000 Floral Credit*

7 Hour Photographer Package*

(Includes Engagement Session and Second Photographer)

 

*Provided by Bellagala

up to $30,000 retail value for

= $16,000


To check availability and learn more:

*GUEST COUNT

Option to add or remove guests to a minimum of 50 persons and a maximum of 200 persons.

Adding/removing guests from the included 100 will add to or reduce the cost. Speak with your consultant for the exact pricing for your ideal guest count.

Add or remove guests at $75 per person with 50 guest minimum.

Optional Enhancements


VENUE ADD-ONS:

$200/Additional Early Access Hour

$995 Halo Photo Booth

VENDOR ADD-ONS:

​​​​​​​$1,595 Videographer

CATERING ADD-ONS:

Click to view Food & Beverage Planner for upgrade options

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Essentials Package? This “One and Done” Essentials Package is your one-stop planning experience with all aspects of your wedding covered under one simple price. The luxury of selecting a package of this nature is that all of your venue costs, full reception decor, a coordinator, security staff, your vendors such as photography, DJ and floral, and even a full menu with professional catering service expenses are secured at the time you select your date! 

Can we add or subtract guests? Your Essentials Package is set for 100 guests in the beginning of your planning experience. Of course, as you are building a guest list, these numbers will fluctuate based on attendance, so we offer an add or subtract rate that is broken down as follows: 

 

Add/Remove Guest Rate: $75 / guest

*50 guest count minimum / please consult maximum with your venue representative based on capacity

Can we customize the catering and bar service? You will have a curated list of “this or that” type catering options to choose from. Click here for a preview.  

Is a tasting included? A tasting is not included in the Essentials Package. This is by design as the simplicity of this package is exactly what enables us to honor such an out-of-this-world price.  If a tasting is a “must have” for you, our a la carte options may be a better fit. While our a la carte options come at a higher price point, you will have more flexibility/choice. 

What is the included decor? We include stunning decor in our price, like:

- Chiavari chairs

- Decorative charger plates

- Variety of centerpiece options

- Mercury glass votive candles 

- Table numbers and stands

- Full place setting

- Standard table linens and napkins

- Guest tables, head table, gift & escort card tables

 

Remember, the venue is stunning “As Is” which is likely what attracted you to the space, but in addition to the included decor, you still have a $1000 floral credit already included within your Essentials Package to allocate to either guest table decor or personal bouquets and flowers. When planning, if you wish to exceed the $1000 floral credit, our team will absolutely work with you on expanding your floral needs!

The price seems too good to be true... This Essentials Package was designed by a team that has helped thousands of couples (like YOU!) plan a wedding or secure a wedding date through the initial planning phases! Our family owned company has one of the largest list of wedding vendor professionals that operate within our venues and know the spaces best. Our accomplishment with the Essentials Package was to curate this “One and Done” experience for you to make planning so simple. Once you consult with one of our representatives you will see this might just be the dream package you’ve been looking for - with no surprises down the road! Easy.

Can I bring my own vendors? Absolutely! We would love to welcome your vendors on your special day, however, amounts will not be deducted from your overall package price. 

Is the Essentials Package customizable? Part of the luxury you receive with the Essentials Package is the stress-free experience of not making 100 decisions, and hiring 20 different vendors! That being said, you will make selections on overall decor options, your floral selections, and any of our vendor and catering related “Upgrades”. See list of upgrades here!

Who is the included officiant? An officiant from the team at Positively Charmed is a part of your Essentials package. Whether or not you choose to use this officiant (you are free to bring in whomever you like!) you will meet with one of the Positively Charmed officiants to go through a timeline for the day. Our house officiants are here to guide you in creating a ceremony that is uniquely you! Whether it’s a religious, non-religious or non-denominational, or civil ceremony, they will help you to create a ceremony that truly celebrates your love. Our experienced officiants will meet with you to craft a thoughtful expression of your new chapter.

Will we have the venue to ourselves? It is just YOUR DAY! This is a full scale wedding package with a 12 hour rental time frame included under your one simple price. When you fall in love with our unique getting ready suites, you may be tempted to add early access hours which we can accommodate at +$200 per additional hour for early access! This is entirely optional, but a way to have hair and makeup artists join you in the morning right on-site at the venue. 

How does parking work? Please consult with your venue representative for hosted parking options. We have wonderful offerings and solutions to parking for your guest experience. 

What is left to plan? The Essentials Package was created by our team of experienced, former wedding planners so that there is not a lengthy list of “What is Left to Plan” items! A few things to consider when planning after securing your Essentials Package date might be customizing your package with our optional upgrades!

 

- Professional Videographer - $1595

- Halo Photo Booth - $995

- Other ideas of items to plan outside of the Essentials Package - Hair & Makeup, Your Wedding Attire and Dress, Sending Invitations, Hotel Room Block

What dates is this package available for? 

- Any date coming up within 6 months (including Saturday, Friday, Sunday dates that are available on our calendar)

- Any Monday - Thursday date year round (*Tip - consider Thursdays and Mondays of Holiday weekends!)

- Any Sunday date between November - April

Who is the included photographer? Within your photography package, you will receive 7 hours of coverage, an included engagement session, 2 shooters, with all rights to the photos within your gallery! See samples of our Bellagala photography team where you will be assigned a professional, experienced photographer.

What does the DJ service include? Your DJ will be assigned within our Award Winning Bellagala team list of DJ’s! They will have knowledge of your venue spaces and provide full ceremony coverage, cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing into the evening. 

What does the Floral credit of $1000 include? You will receive a $1000 floral credit that you may spend however you might like. Ideas of where our couples choose to allocate this credit might be for all personal flowers and bouquets for the wedding party , or perhaps guest table greenery and arrangements , or decorating the arch we provide at the altar within your package. When planning, if you wish to exceed the $1000 floral credit, our team will absolutely work with you on expanding your floral needs!

Can I get ready on-site? Yes, the package is for a 12 hour rental and (2) private getting ready suites are included. If you’d like, you may also add additional time for extended access to these suites at +$200/hour.

Are pets welcome? Yes! A professional handler is required for all furry friends; Please see services by Doggy Social.

Will we receive a Marriage License? Your marriage license must be obtained yourself and brought to the venue the day of the ceremony and completed by the officiant you bring in.

What if I need to postpone? Not a problem! We understand that COVID-19  restrictions and guidelines are always changing, so we will work with you if parameters no longer allow for your event to take place, or you find yourself needing to change date. Below you will find our postponement policy for our Essentials package:

While we intend to host your event, in the case you would like to explore a date postponement due to preferences pertaining to COVID-19, in an effort to provide flexibility for our valued clients, we are offering the ability to transfer to any future Monday - Thursday (year round) within 6 months of your original event date, or to any Friday, Saturday or Sunday date within 3 months from the time of postponement, at no additional rescheduling fee. Client will only be able to postpone into a date of comparable value. All rescheduling is subject to A'BULAE's availability, which may be reflected on our website but is not guaranteed until secured with an A'BULAE representative. As COVID-19 continues to develop, this offer is subject to change.

Essentials packages are available on select dates; Fri/Sat/Sun within 6 months, any Mon - Thurs year round or any off-peak Sundays Nov 1 - April 30. Valid for new clients only. Exclusions may apply. $185 Wed Safe Liability Insurance required. Hosted parking options available.   

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