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Facility

FAQ

Facility 

Q: What is the timing for my wedding?

A: Access to the venue begins at 10AM. Guest and vendor departure by Midnight.

Q: If my ceremony begins at 4:00PM, can my guests begin arriving at 3:30PM?

A: Your guests are welcome to visit the grounds, or the Cidery before being directed to the ceremony site. Guests are discouraged from entering the ballroom prior to the reception.

Q: Do you allow decorations?

A: Yes. We welcome decorations, such as flowers, candles, and accent lighting. We do not allow anything to be applied/adhered to the Venue that may cause damage. Candles must be contained so as to guarantee protection of our linens and surfaces. Confetti and glitter are strictly prohibited.

Q: Can I drop off my decorations ahead of time and/or pick them up after the wedding?

A: We are unable to accommodate early drop off or late pick up of décor or personal items. Tents and other large rental items can be arranged through Pomona. 

Q: If I have an on-site ceremony, when is my rehearsal?

A: All ceremony rehearsals take place on the Thursday before the wedding. 

A: Friday weddings rehearse at 4:30pm, Saturdays at 5:15pm, and Sundays at 6:00pm. 

 

Q: When do I have access to The Loft/The Suite?

A: Venue access begins at 10:00AM and ends at Midnight. Early access can be reserved in advance.

 

Q: Can I bring food/drinks to The Loft/The Suite while we are getting ready?

A: Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited. Prepared foods may be brought in, or ordered from our catering partners.

 

Q: What type of music is permitted?

A: Pomona is able to accommodate both DJs and live bands. Amplified music is restricted to the inside spaces; however, outdoor ceremonies may have speaker systems for voice and appropriate music accompaniments. 

A: Out of respect for our neighbors and in compliance with local sound ordinances, the Venue may require the Client to decrease volume levels after 10:30 p.m.

 

Q: What if my event goes past my reservation?

A: Events may not proceed past midnight. We recommend concluding dancing at 11:00PM to allow ample time for guests and vendors to depart the venue, as well as time to collect belongings from the Loft/Suite areas. 

 

Q: Do you have any guidelines concerning departures?

A: We love seeing your final departure photos and happily permit 20” or 36” sparklers only. To ensure the safety of your guests, the Venue, and the orchards, we do not permit other sizes of sparklers, Chinese lanterns, or fireworks.

 

Q: Is smoking allowed?

A: Pomona is a non-smoking venue. Smoking/vaping is permitted in designated outdoor areas only.

 

Q: How do I reserve a date?

A: A signed Venue Rental Agreement is required to reserve a date. Upon signing, a non-refundable, non-transferable reservation fee in the amount of 25% of the Venue Rental Fee is also due. We are unable to hold dates on a tentative basis

Q: Do you allow dogs?

A: Yes, dogs are welcome to attend your ceremony and stay for photos, however they are not allowed inside the venue. We are happy to recommend local handlers to assist in caring for your dog so that you and your loved ones can all enjoy your big day..

Event Services

Q: Can you recommend any local vendors?

A: We would be happy to provide a list of reputable local vendors upon request.

 

Q: Does Pomona provide a stage, microphone, or A/V equipment?

A: No. Pomona does not provide or offer any staging, or A/V equipment. 

 

Q: Does Pomona provide any additional lighting options?

A: Yes. Up-lighting (color or white) is available for an added fee. Please inquire for cost.  

 

Q: Are outdoor tents permitted?

A: Outdoor tents are permitted, but not included in venue pricing. 

 

Q: Is a coordinator included in the venue rental fee?

A: A venue coordinator will be present on the day of your wedding to ensure all venue-related matters are attended to, including lighting, temperature control, and direction of guests. Wedding ceremony coordination services are included in the Ceremony Fee. 

Catering

Q: May we bring in an outside caterer?

A: With the exception of wedding cake/baked goods, we cannot allow outside food and beverages to be brought in. Catering must be provided in house.

 

Q: Can we bring in our own alcohol?

A: Due to liability and permitting, we do not allow clients to provide their own alcohol.

Q: Do the bar packages include non-alcoholic drinks?

A: Yes. Bar packages include soft drinks and other non-alcoholic bar standards.

 

Q: Do the bar packages include any craft beverages from Blue Barn Cidery?

A: Yes. Bar packages include hard cider and craft beer from Blue Barn Cidery.