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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I bring in my own catering? 
    • Yes! We do not have catering onsite. All catering choices must be licensed and insured to serve food. We request a walk through with all wedding caterers.  
  2. Can I bring in my own alcohol? 
    • No. Our ABC license allows us to serve beer and wine ONLY. Both beer and wine must be purchased through McConnell Estates Winery. All beverages purchased through McConnell Estates include ice. 
  3. Who do you get beer from? 
    • We are contracted with local Brewery Flatland Brewing Co. and can get select bottled beers through Markstein Beverage Co. 
  4. Non-alcoholic beverages. 
    • You are more than welcome to bring in your own non-alcoholic beverages. Shall you choose to do so, you are responsible for the containers and ice for those beverages. Containers for drinks are available for rent in our rental catalog. McConnell Estates can also provide soda and waters at $1 each or lemonade and iced tea at $1 per person (All beverages purchased through McConnell Estates include ice). 
  5. What size tables do you provide? 
    • Our standard tables for guests are 60” rounds that seat 8 guests.  For groups larger than 152 we offer the option to do 72” tables that seat 10 at no additional charge.  
  6. What linen colors are available? 
    • Our standard linen color is white. You can change colors as long as our rental company offers them at no additional charge. 
  7. What chairs do you provide? 
    • White wedding padded chair for both ceremony and reception. Upgraded chairs are available for an additional cost. 
  8. When does the tasting room close? 
    • The tasting room closes at 5pm Friday through Sunday. The tasting room space and event space do not coincide. Bridal suite is in the front rooms of farm house. 
  9. Do we provide additional tables? 
    • Tables and chairs are provided for the guests and bridal party (either head table or sweetheart table) at the reception. Any additional 6ft tables (8) or bistro tables (5) are available to rent for $20 each and include matching linen. 
  10. Is there a Wine Club Member discount? 
    • There is no discount on beverage packages or facility rental fees. We offer a complimentary sparkling toast for existing Wine Club Members on their special day.
  11. Farm Table description and details. 
    • We have 4 handmade farm tables that seat between 6-8 depending on set up (2 at 6ft & 2 at 7ft). These tables are often used for: dessert tables, sign in, photobooth props and more. Farmtables are available to rent at $20 per table. 
  12. Outside Vendors. 
    • You can bring in all your own vendors EXCEPT alcohol (Please see Alcohol Section). To include DJ, band, catering (must be licensed and insured), desserts, florist, photographer/ videographer, event coordinator, etc. For certain categories of vendors you must provide us with an insurance rider naming McConnell Estates Winery as an additional insured. 
  13. Do you need to provide additional insurance? 
    • No, McConnell Estates Winery carries their own event insurance. Additional vendors must carry their own insurance. 
  14. Does McConnell Estates require a Day of Coordinator? 
    • Yes, it is required and the responsibility of the renting party to provide their own day of coordinator. McConnell Estates will provide an Event Manager on site throughout the event to assist with venue logistics. 
  15. Do you offer refridgeration for cake/ dessert?
    • We do not have any refridgeration for cakes or desserts. We suggest cakes/desserts get delivered as close to service time as possible. Cakes/ desserts should be delivered after 5pm so that they can be stored safely in the air conditioned tasting room (not open to public at this time).