Frequently Asked Questions
Signed contract and 50% deposit.
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.
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.
Each venue offers ample space for indoor use in the case of inclement weather. You are not required to rent a tent, but may do so through an approved third party vendor.
The balance payment is due one (1) month prior to event.
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.
You must purchase one case (12 bottles) for every 25 guests.
Aside from wine, 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.
Catering must be procured from our preferred vendor list. Each caterer offers a variety of menu options and will provide quotes for your review. Trump Winery does not charge either a corkage or cake cutting fee.
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.
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.
Yes, a 10% discount is available for active military
Yes, stay with us! We are pleased to offer guests onsite accommodations at Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery. Albemarle Estate is the perfect venue for your luxury accommodations, rehearsal dinners, and intimate receptions. Couples staying with us have the additional benefit of taking their wedding photos at the Estate.
We allow bubbles, rose petals, and sparklers with a proper receptacle. We do not permit rice, birdseed, confetti, or wish lanterns.
One wedding per venue can be booked each day.
Albemarle County Code requires noise never exceeds 95 decibels at the property line.
Yes. If there is an event booked the day before yours, you should plan to have your rehearsal completed before their rental starts at noon. If there is not an event booked on the day of your rehearsal, you may host your rehearsal any time before 5 pm.
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.
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.
Smoking is allowed outdoors in designated areas.
Yes, dressing suites are available in both venues. You may get ready on-site starting at 12pm.
Barn: 2 stall gentlemen facilities, 2 stall ladies facilities, single stall facility in the bridal suite Pavilion: two-stall gentlemen facilities, two-stall ladies facilities Grand Hall: 3 single restrooms, 5 stall gentlemen facilities, 5 stall ladies facilities, single stall facility in the bridal suite
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. Candles are permitted provided that they are held in a container that collects the wax. Furniture may not be moved.
Rental of the Barn & Pavilion or Grand Hall include the use of the Chapel, existing patio furniture, and any furniture and kitchen equipment present indoors. The Grand Hall: twenty 6-foot round tables, ten 8-foot banquet tables, 400 chiavari chairs Barn & Pavilion: fifteen 6-foot round tables, six 8-foot banquet tables, 150 chiavari chairs, 16’x16’ portable dance floor