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What is vizcaya villa's maximum capacity?
Vizcaya Villa is able to accommodate up to 132 people.
do i have to set an appointment to view the property?
Yes. All tours, meetings and property visits are by appointment only. You can set up an appointment by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, calling us at 910-459-4279 ext. 1 or by filling out the Tour form on the Contact page of the website. We highly recommend touring the venue before inquiring to book a date.
How far in advANCE can i book my desired wedding date?
We highly suggest booking a date no further than 15 months from the current date, however we are able to accommodate bookings for dates further out on a case by case basis.
How do i reserve my wedding date?
Dates are booked on a first-come first-serve basis, inquiring about a date does not secure it. A signed contract and $1,000 first payment are required to secure a date. Vizcaya Villa does not hold dates, and dates are not reserved until all booking requirements have been submitted. All bookings are completed electronically.
can i have my ceremony rehearsal at vizcaya villa before the big day?
A one hour ceremony rehearsal (access to outdoor grounds only) is included with the property rental. Rehearsal times are scheduled as:
Friday weddings rehearse Thursday at 10am - 11am
Saturday weddings rehearse Friday at 10am - 11am
what is the DIFFERENCE between the on and off peak packages?
Being that we are an outdoor wedding venue, it can be difficult to host weddings in the colder winter months as the foliage is dormant and the cooler temperatures make maintaining guest comfort a bit difficult. We developed the off peak package for people looking to host their event indoors only. This package is great for couples hosting their wedding reception following an off-site ceremony, or for someone hosting a special event like a birthday or retirement party in the winter. The off-peak package allows clients to utilize the upper level of the building only, the lower level spaces and outdoor grounds are unavailable. This package is available for dates January - February only. *Additional dates in December and early March may also qualify for the off peak package on a case by case basis.
can i host a bar during my reception?
Yes! You may host a bar with beer, wine, champagne or liquor. If there is alcohol on the property during the time of your contracted event you must obtain and display the appropriate North Carolina ABC special use permit. Failure to do so is a violation of Vizcaya Villa's alcohol policy. Any alcohol violations will result in fines of up to $500 and/or immediate event termination. You must also provide a bar server throughout your event. Further questions regarding North Carolina alcohol laws please contact ABC.nc.gov. The limited special occasion permit can be found here. We will also provide a copy of the application at the time of booking. Vizcaya Villa features two bar areas both equipped with ample refrigeration. Couples must provide all of their own drink selections and ice.
is there a preferred vendor list that i have to use?
The short answer: no, you are able to work with the vendors of your choice. However, we do highly suggest researching reputable, insured and experienced vendors to be a part of your big day. Having a highly qualified team of professionals by your side can make all of the difference on wedding day. Reputable vendors will be able to help guide your decision making processes, provide insight and offer suggestions. They are able to offer services and assistance that will not only cater to your guests but also not leave you hanging at the end of the night breaking down the buffet or taking out the trash in your wedding dress.
what cleaning am i responsible for?
Vizcaya Villa operates with a "leave it as you found it" policy. While we don't expect you to get down and dirty, we do ask that all trash/debris is picked up, personal belongings collected and the building/outside grounds returned to the satisfactory condition in which it was found upon arrival. Couples are expected to maintain the areas in which they, their guests, and vendors have occupied. Vizcaya Villa should be left in the state in which it was found upon arrival. Additional fees may apply for excessive cleaning.
the date that i’m interested in was booked with another couple after my tour, why?
All dates are first-come first-serve, inquiring about a date does not secure it. Until a booking has been completed all dates are open. If you are set on a particular date, it would be best to book as soon as possible to avoid losing your desired date. We host several couples per week touring the venue, while we make note of each couples desired date, we are unable to provide date updates in the event that another couple chooses the same date and moves forward with booking.
things have changed since my last tour/site visit, how does that affect me?
While we strive to be as consistent as possible, we must make changes (i.e. pricing, package information, included services etc.) as the market around us and demand adjusts. Until a booking is completed, pricing and packages are subject to change. Upon completing a booking, your package and pricing is set, any future changes should not affect you. The property is also a constant work in progress, while maintaining our classic style, we are constantly planting/removing foliage, maintaining the landscape and make necessary updates to the facility. If you come across anything that you feel may negatively affect your special day, we ask that you please bring it to our attention so that we may discuss or address the issue accordingly.
what regular MAINTENANCE/cleaning is done to the property?
Vizcaya Villa is a large property, which means we are in constant maintenance to look out best. Leading up to and on wedding day we blow away debris from the hard surfaces, pick up trash from the outdoor areas and from out local animal residents, sanitize surfaces, and make sure the indoor areas are clean and free of messes. While we give our best efforts leading up to your event time, once you take control of the property for your special event it is not uncommon for birds to fly over, wind the shake the trees or trash begin to build up. We have conveniently located cleaning baskets, brooms and other cleaning supplies all around the building to help your team maintain any areas that may need a bit of extra love before your walk down the aisle.
what happens in the event that an act of god makes hosting my event impossible?
In the event an act of God occurs ( ice/snow, hurricane etc.) or is impending, we will contact you as soon as possible to discuss a date move. The safety of you, your guests and your vendors is important to us, while we have action plans in place in the event of disasters, many things are out of our control (power outages, boil advisories, travel restrictions etc.). If ice and/or snow has fallen, the Vizcaya Villa property will close, due to limited local resources we are unable to properly prepare the site for guests. The best policy is to simply get ahead of things and make a decision as soon as possible to make the necessary adjustments.
Is there security or venue staff available on my wedding day?
Vizcaya Villa does not provide site security. A property representative will be on site to open the gates and building at the start of your contracted event time. The property representative will return at the conclusion of your event to lock the building. You may also contact them throughout your event day in case of emergency via direct phone number.
What restrictions should i be aware of?
We welcome you to let your creativity fly and plan your special day how you would like. While we do not hold a list of hard restrictions, there are a few things we would suggest avoiding, such as hanging items from the ceilings, glitter/confetti celebrations, holes in the walls etc. see Suggestions for other things we urge you to avoid or further research before incorporating into your special day. Keep in mind the “leave it as you found it” policy. If anything could possibly cause damage or excessive cleaning, it may be best to rethink.
Can my dj play music outsiDe?/can we host the reception outside?
Your DJ may play music outside during your event, however we do caution against hosting the dancing portion of your event outside as there are noise ordinances in place for Cumberland County. We highly suggest using your reasonable judgement and being cautious of the noise level outside. For more information view the Cumberland County Municode Library (Sec. 9.5-30.1 - Loud and Disturbing Noise).
can my videographer take drone footage?
Yes! We welcome your video team to utilize drones on the property, we simply ask that you are courteous of our neighbors. Though we have ample tree coverage (especially in the summer months) our close neighbors include a day spa with an outdoor pool.
is the building equipped to play music through out?
The upper and lower levels of the building provide plenty of outlets for power sources, however we are not equipped for your DJ to play music from a central location throughout the entire building at one time. If this is a set up that you are interested in, you should speak with your DJ about necessary equipment.
what rentals are AVAILABLE through vizcaya villa?
Vizcaya Villa offers a number of enhancements for couples. see Enhancements for details. All enhancements are based on availability. Pricing and availability subject to change.
is the property pet friendly?
Yes! We welcome your furry family friend to be part of your special day. We simply ask that if your pet becomes disruptive that you have a designated party to take them home. In addition, being an outdoor wedding venue, it is not uncommon for couples and guests to come across some of our own property locals. Although we are located in the heart of Fayetteville, Vizcaya Villa is its own bustling ecosystem with reptiles, birds, furry fiends and more that call this property home. We typically find that with all of hustle and bustle of wedding day, these little critters prefer to stay out of the way. We would love to see your family pet added to the mix!
what will the ballroom look like for my reception?
You and your planning team may decide exactly how you would like the Ballroom set up for your event. We include use of the indoor tables and chairs to include:
Up to (13) 5-foot round ballroom tables
Up to (6) 8-foot rectangle tables
(2) 6-foot rectangle tables
Sweetheart table and chairs
Up to (130) ballroom chairs
(see Ballroom Floor Plan for a printable blank floor plan)
(see Ballroom Dimensions for a printable blank floor plan with room dimensions)
The Vizcaya Villa ballroom has minimal decor that is featured in the Ballroom to include:
Decorative Trees - The Ballroom features 4 large ficus trees with white fairy lights along with 2 small spiral trees. You may request that these items be removed, we will relocate them to the Portico area.
Sofa Table - The sofa table is a great place for couples to place guest favors, photos, the guestbook, card box etc. This table can not be removed as it acts as a place holder to keep the area clear for safe ingress and egress in the event of an emergency.
Corner Stand - Located near the Ballroom entrance we have a corner stand that is great for photos or small decor items to make the space feel more personal. This item may be moved as you’d like but must be put back.
Buffet Tables - Our buffet tables are custom made stainless steel tables, 9ft and 5ft. These tables make buffet or self service meals a breeze however being so large and heavy we are unable to remove them from the space. If you do not plan to use them, they can be pushed against the back wall to make more room for guests.
When planning your wedding day timeline, remember to include ample time for set up, break down and clean up.
What precautions should i take in case it rains on my wedding day?
In the event of inclement weather, you may utilize the covered Lakeside Pavilion as your ceremony location or host your ceremony in the Ballroom. We suggest making your weather decision within 12 - 24 hours to allow for ample set up time so that your planner and additional vendors can plan accordingly.
can my flower girl throw petals down the aisle?
We ask that you fill her basket only with elements found in nature such as real petals, bird seed, or leaves instead of faux petals. Faux petals blow into the lake, bushes etc. with the slightest gust of wind and hinder the property from looking its best. The couple is responsible for maintaining the property/building and returning all areas to the state in which it was found upon arrival. If items not found in nature are used for celebration (glitter, confetti, faux petals etc.) they must be cleaned up before contracted gate close time or additional fees may apply.
Event Insurance - Acquiring event insurance through TheEventHelper is a requirement by Vizcaya Villa. To complete the required insurance, please visit the link. *Please do not complete this insurance if you have not competed a booking with Vizcaya Villa. All booked clients must complete event insurance no later than 60 days prior to event day.
Alcohol Permit - If you plan to host alcohol onsite during your event, you must provide and display a One Day Use permit. Failure to provide the appropriate permit may result in fines and/or immediate event termination.
Property Measurements - See link for commonly requested property measurements and information. If you are needing a measurement, quantity or detail not listed, please send an email to email@example.com with the requested information.