Frequently Asked Questions

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1. What are the event hours?

Access to the venue starts at 10 am to 10 pm with all guests off the grounds by 11 pm. Event hours vary per package, but are either 2-hour, 4-hour, or 6-hour blocks. 

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4. Does the venue come with tables and chairs?

Darlington House provides venue space only. All tables, chairs, linens, lighting, tents, etc. must be rented by the client.

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6. Can I purchase and serve my own alcohol?

Many clients choose to purchase their own alcohol and use one of our Approved Caterers for bartending services. Outside bar services may be approved with proof of $1,000,000 liquor liability insurance. No self-serve alcohol is allowed.

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7. Are there any other alcohol restrictions?

Darlington House does not allow cash bars or tip jars. While we do allow hard alcohol to be served, we do not allow kegs, shots, or “neat” drinks.

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10. What are the methods of payments for the 1616 House

  • Checks are the best form of payment. Please write the brides last name, wedding date, and what the check is for in the memo line.

  • Credit cards are accepted with an additional 3% convince fee up-charge.

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2. What is your maximum capacity?

Our Egyptian Patio holds up to 120 seated guests for ceremonies. The Rose Garden can seat a maximum of 200 guests for a ceremony or at tables for receptions (150 under a tent).

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5. Can I choose my own caterer?

You may choose from our list of Approved Caterers – there are currently 10 caterers on our list, so there is something for every taste and budget! Outside caterers are not allowed.

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6. Can I purchase and serve my own alcohol?

Many clients choose to purchase their own alcohol and use one of our Approved Caterers for bartending services. Outside bar services may be approved with proof of $1,000,000 liquor liability insurance. No self-serve alcohol is allowed.

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8. Where should my guests park?

433 Bishop has limited on-site parking. Please inquire for details. Each event is different and we will manage parking case by case. There are approximately 55 spaces available for complimentary self-parking. There is currently no on-site, daytime parking.

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11. Can we bring our own decorations in for the 1616 House to set up?

Darlington House is located in a residential neighborhood and the city does enforce a 10 pm noise curfew. We allow acoustic musicians and DJs, no live amplified music. Our Venue Attendant will also occasionally read a decibel meter on the street in front of the house throughout the evening to ensure that we are being respectful neighbors.

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3. What does the venue rental fee include?

The venue rental fee includes the use of the gardens and patios, 1st floor of the house, library, and kitchen during your event as well as four hours of vendor set-up time prior to your event (and an hour of breakdown time afterwards). For weddings, the wedding party also receives access to the upstairs suites for getting ready.

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6. Can I purchase and serve my own alcohol?

Many clients choose to purchase their own alcohol and use one of our Approved Caterers for bartending services. Outside bar services may be approved with proof of $1,000,000 liquor liability insurance. No self-serve alcohol is allowed.

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6. Can I purchase and serve my own alcohol?

Many clients choose to purchase their own alcohol and use one of our Approved Caterers for bartending services. Outside bar services may be approved with proof of $1,000,000 liquor liability insurance. No self-serve alcohol is allowed.

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9. Does Darlington House have any noise restrictions?

Darlington House is located in a residential neighborhood and the city does enforce a 10 pm noise curfew. We allow acoustic musicians and DJs, no live amplified music. Our Venue Attendant will also occasionally read a decibel meter on the street in front of the house throughout the evening to ensure that we are being respectful neighbors.

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12. Does Darlington House have any noise restrictions?

Darlington House is located in a residential neighborhood and the city does enforce a 10 pm noise curfew. We allow acoustic musicians and DJs, no live amplified music. Our Venue Attendant will also occasionally read a decibel meter on the street in front of the house throughout the evening to ensure that we are being respectful neighbors.