Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book a date?

Signed contract and 50% deposit. The balance payment is due one (1) month prior to the event.

What’s the cancellation policy?

If the Client cancels the Event, all monies paid to the Winery shall be forfeited and will not be credited to future Events. The Client must provide written notice to the Winery to cancel an Event.

What are your policies regarding alcohol?

You must purchase one case (12 bottles) of Trump Wine for every 25 guests. You will receive a 15% discount on all wine purchased for your event. Outside wine is not permitted. You may arrange beer and liquor with your caterer. Most caterers permit alcohol and beer to be provided by the client. If you choose to do so, you will need to secure a 1 day ABC banquet license.

Who is responsible for setting up and breaking down the decor, and when will it be completed?

Catering will provide most of the labor for the event and will set up and break down all of the rentals. Cleanup must be completed no more than 2 hours after the event.

Is a dance floor included in the site fee?


Is there a military discount?

Yes, a 10% discount is available for active military.

Do you allow live bands?

Yes. Please note that Albemarle County Code requires noise never exceeds 95 decibels at the property line.

Does your venue require event insurance?

Yes. The Client must submit a Certificate of Liability Insurance (CLI) naming Eric Trump Wine Manufacturing LLC as additionally insured for $1 million on the date of the event.

Where does the ceremony take place? Is there a back up ceremony location?

Both of our venues have gorgeous indoor and outdoor ceremony locations. In the event of inclement weather, you can relocate your ceremony inside without additional cost or inconvenience.

Are there decoration guidelines/restrictions? Can I use real candles?

Affixing any banner, streamer, or other material to the walls, floors, ceilings, furniture, fixtures, furnishings, or other property belonging to the Winery is prohibited. Décor such as drapes or signs that are freestanding are allowed. Furniture may not be moved. Candles are permitted provided that they are held in a container that collects the wax.

What is the smoking policy?

Smoking is allowed outdoors in designated areas.

Do you have a list of preferred vendors?

Yes. We require the use of a Caterer from our list and the use of a Day-of Event Planner. With other vendor categories, we highly recommend you choose from our preferred list as they represent the best in the business, and are familiar with our property and policies. However, if you would like to choose another vendor, please note that the Winery must pre-approve the vendor prior to hiring. All vendors are required to carry liability insurance and submit a Trump Winery waiver before being hired.

What time do guests have to leave the venue? Can we purchase additional time?

Event contracts begin at 12 noon with the conclusion no later than 11 pm. All guests must depart the property by midnight (12AM). Additional time may be added to the beginning of the contract at a rate of $500 per half hour.

Can the wedding party get ready at the venue?

Yes, dressing suites are available in both venues. You may get ready on-site starting at 12pm.

Can we have an onsite rehearsal?

Yes, rehearsals typically last an hour and can be booked in advance with the Events Manager.

Do you provide restrooms for my guests to use?

Yes, both venues have ample interior restrooms.

What is permitted during send-off at Trump Winery?

We allow bubbles, rose petals, and sparklers with a proper receptacle. We do not permit rice, birdseed, confetti, or wish lanterns.

Is there enough parking for my guests and is it complimentary?


What staff is provided?

One Event Staff will be present throughout the duration of your event. The Event Staff functions as an onsite venue manager and point of contact for the Client and associated vendors. This person is in charge of the facility and will generally be out of sight.

Does the venue provide transportation onsite?

No. While not required, we do recommend that you provide shuttles for your guests. It can be challenging to find late night taxi service unless it has been prearranged.

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