We’re confident that all of your questions may be answered on this FAQ page designed specifically for the Inclusive Wedding Package. You may also visit the following quick links to learn more about the Inclusive Wedding Package by G&J Planning.

Decor Questions Catering Questions

What is your maximum capacity?

We are able to accommodate 132 people for wedding ceremonies & seated dinner receptions.

 

What precautions should I take in case it rains on my wedding day?

You can rest easy. We’ve got you covered – literally! Since we only host one event at a time, we can offer you a last-minute plan B underneath the Lakeside Pavilion which is equally stunning. As a G&J client, you can forget the stress of having to reserve and pay for a tent or make a weather decision weeks or days ahead of time. We’ll coordinate to decide what will work best for you & your guests.

Can my flower girl throw faux petals down the aisle?

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We're happy you chose this special little girl to be apart of your ceremony! We ask that you fill her basket with real petals, instead of faux petals as they blow  into the lake with the slightest gust of wind and hinder our property from looking its best for your big day.    

Can I have a ceremony rehearsal before the big day?

We will schedule a one-hour ceremony rehearsal at Vizcaya Villa prior to wedding day. 

Friday weddings rehearse Thursday at 11am - 12pm

Saturday weddings rehearse Friday at 11am - 12pm

How many guests are seated at each table?

You can seat up to 10 guests at each table, but lower guest counts have the option of seating fewer people per table. Our round tables are 5ft in diameter.

What will my floor plan look like?

Click below on our maximum Ballroom layout (132 people)

 Ballroom Layout

i see g&j doeS not include alcohol, how can i have alcohol at my wedding?

It is required by Vizcaya Villa that all clients obtain a one day special use permit before wedding day. While G&J planning does not include alcohol, we can help you host a bar at your event by crafting a bar menu, storing your purchased drink selections and arranging for a bartender (who will work for tips). If you would like to add on our Bar Enhancement, just let us know! see Inclusive Enhancements for details.

can i have liquor at my wedding?

We love liquor just as must as the next guy or gal (we're doing shots right now! haha) however for the safety of your guests and to ensure a smooth wedding day, we only allow beer, wine and champagne to be served during an event.

What is my Wedding Day Timeline?

Your wedding day timeline  is as follows:
(Timeline changes in winter months due to an earlier sunset)

4:00pm Gates open

5:30pm Ceremony

6:00-7:00pm Cocktail Hour & Photographs

7:00pm Ballroom Entrance

7:15pm Dinner served in the ballroom

11pm Last Dance

12am Gates close

How do i book the inclusive package by G&j for my wedding?

Dates are booked on a first-come first-serve basis. A signed contract and first payment of $1,000 ($500 incidentals retainer, $500 first payment) paid via cash or check will book your date. At the time of booking we will also create a payment plan splitting the remaining balance  into monthly payments from the time you book until one month prior to your wedding. Your monthly payments can be made via bank draft through our online invoice system. We only accept credit/debit cards with a 3% processing fee. 

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