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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book a date?

Signed contract and 50% deposit.

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.

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.

Do I need to hold a tent in case of bad weather?

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.

What’s the payment plan for the entire bill?

The balance payment is due one (1) month prior to 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 is the wine order requirement?

You must purchase one case (12 bottles) for every 25 guests.

Can I bring in other alcohol?

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.

Do you have catering minimums? Do you charge a cake cutting or corkage fee?

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.

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.

Is a dance floor included in the site fee?

Yes.

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.

Is there a military discount?

Yes, a 10% discount is available for active military

Are there on-site accommodations?

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.

What is permitted during send-of at Trump Winery?

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

How many weddings will be booked on my day?

One wedding per venue can be booked each day.

Is there a noise ordinance we should be aware of?

Albemarle County Code requires noise never exceeds 95 decibels at the property line.

Can we have an onsite rehearsal?

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.

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 there enough parking for my guests and is it complimentary?

Yes.

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.

What is the smoking policy?

Smoking is allowed outdoors in designated areas.

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.

How many restrooms are there?

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

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. Candles are permitted provided that they are held in a container that collects the wax. Furniture may not be moved.

What is included in our venue rental? What type of tables do you provide?

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