Frequently Asked Questions

Click the questions below for more information about your event at The Chimneys at Big Canoe.

How long do I have the venue for?

Venue access varies by Venue.

What time does music have to end?

Noise ordinance in Big Canoe requires we have music no later than 10:00 pm.

Can we bring in our own caterer?

The Clubhouse at Lake Sconti is the exclusive caterer for all Venues inside the Gates.

Do you offer tastings?

Once your event is confirmed, we offer one complimentary tasting for up to six guests.

What is the deposit?

The deposit required to hold facilities in Big Canoe is the facility is 50% of the rental fee for the date you choose and is non-refundable. The second 50% is due in 60 days.

When is our balance due?

Your balance and final guest count are due two weeks prior to your event. After the two week point, your guest count may increase, but cannot decrease.

Can we bring in our own cake? Is there a cake-cutting fee?

You may bring in your own cake.  If you wish for our staff to cut and serve the cake there is a $1 per slice cutting fee.

Do you allow candles?

We allow “tea light” style candles in glass votive holders. We also allow pillar-style candles that are three inches or shorter and are in a container that is taller than the candle to cover the flame. No candles in candle stand, (lit or unlit) are permitted.  If any wax drips on any linens, the contractee will be responsible for the replacement cost of the linen.

What do you allow for the wedding couple’s sendoff?

Bubbles, bells, ribbon wands, and lavender are permitted for the couple’s departure. Rose petals, rice, birdseed, confetti, silly string, glitter, sparklers or fireworks are strictly prohibited. Rose petals are allowed for ceremony decoration and flower girl use only. For questions on any other sendoff style, please contact Amanda White.

What are Venue capacities?

The Chimneys is made up of several rooms inside & a beautiful wrap around porch. Our capacity varies based on several factors such as format for the meal, seating arrangements, music format, dance floor location, etc. Utilizing the three inside rooms & outside wraparound porch we can accommodate from 25 up to 200 seats for guests. We can host up to 250 guests for a cocktail reception with up to 50% seating.

Can we bring in our own vendors?

Yes, you are welcome to use your own vendors (with the exception of catering) for your wedding. Please keep in mind that you must use professional wedding vendors & your DJ/Band, Photographer, Videographer, & Cake vendors must be insured.

Do we have to have a wedding coordinator?

No, However a wedding coordinator at least the day off is highly recommended.  This person will be the liaison between the couple, guests & vendors & in charge of keeping the wedding running smoothly & on time as well as takes some of the stress off of you.

Do you allow for a ceremony rehearsal?

Yes. Included in the fee is up to a 1-hour block of time the day prior to your wedding for a ceremony rehearsal. The rehearsal will be scheduled in the morning between 10am & 11am. The time will be confirmed & finalized no earlier than 3-weeks prior to the wedding date.

Can we bring in our own alcohol?

The Clubhouse at Lake Sconti will provide all beverages & mixers, licensed bartenders, glassware (mixed drink/water/soda, cocktail, beer, & wine), ice, coolers, cocktail napkins, bar tables & linens, as well as the set-up & breakdown of the bar.

Do you have any minimums?

Yes, we have a guest count minimum of 25 guests for all events at The Chimneys.