FAQ - Wedding and Events Venue
Q: Can you hold a date for an event without a commitment?
A: Our bookings are first-come-first-serve. We are only able to book your date upon receipt of a signed contract and a 50% deposit. When you have decided to book with us we will hold your desired date for 7 days from when you receive the contract so you can review, sign, and return with your deposit
Q: How long does your event season run?
A: Since we are an indoor venue, we book events year-round!
Q: Do you book multiple events on the same day?
A: We will only book one event per day.
Q: Will there be an event the day before or after my event?
Q: Can you accommodate events other than wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions?
A: Yes! We will gladly host anniversaries, corporate parties, and holiday events.
Q: What is your facility fee?
A: Please inquire with us and we will provide you with the most up-to-date pricing information for your event.
Q: How can I check availability of The 1915?
Q: Do you offer discounts for being local, senior, AAA member, etc?
A: In order to be fair to everyone, we cannot offer discounts. However, there are different rental options so the rental prices vary depending on the day of the week and the hours needed for your event.
Q: What time will rehearsal be?
A: The only rental that comes with a rehearsal is the All-Day Rental. All-Day Rentals include a *1 Hour rehearsal the afternoon before. If this does not work, a rehearsal will need to be scheduled at another location. The 1 Hour allotted for a rehearsal should be used only for the rehearsal and not for decorating, doing hair/makeup, etc.
Q: Can I set up for my wedding/event the day before the event takes place?
A: Rentals begin the day of your event unless otherwise discussed and agreed upon with The 1915 Event Coordinator. When available, the space may be available to be rented by the hour the day prior to do some light decorating.
*Real florals, cakes, balloons, and any other perishable items are to arrive the day of the event and not the day prior.
Q: This will be a destination wedding for many of my guests, are there things to do in the area?
A: Yes! While Wilkes may feel like a small town in the foothills of North Carolina, there are lots of year-round activities to enjoy! There are great local restaurants, coffee shops, apple orchards, blueberry and strawberry farms, 30+ vineyards, antique stores, hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, skiing and more! We recommend guests come a few days early or stay a few days after the event and explore Wilkes! Check www.VisitWilkesboroNC.com for local attractions.
Q: Are there local accommodations for guests?
A: Yes! Wilkes is home to a newly renovated Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express. Both can provide weddings or large events with a block of rooms.
Q: What is the closest airport for guests flying into the area?
A: Charlotte Douglas International (Charlotte, NC) and Piedmont Triad International Airport (Greensboro, NC) are the closest major airports to Wilkes.
Q: Is The 1915 full service?
A: No, The 1915 provides a beautiful backdrop for your event, a designated number of tables and chairs per your contract, set-up/break-down of tables and chairs, and a general clean up of the floors/space following your event. We do have a limited number of floor-length white linen table cloths that can be rented for $11/table. We do not provide flowers, photography, entertainment, event planning services, etc. We do have a small sound system that can be rented for solo artists/small bands for $50. If you would like to connect an ipad or laptop to our speakers, that is free of charge.
*A list of preferred local vendors can be provided upon request.
Q: Do I have to use vendors on the Preferred Vendor List?
A: No, we provide a list of vendors we have worked with in the past, but we are open to having others. We do require a day of wedding coordinator. If you are serving alcohol, we require that your caterer/bartender have a permit for serving.
Q: Is there onsite parking?
A: Since The 1915 is located in the heart of Downtown Wilkesboro, there is limited parking in front, beside, and behind the building. However, there is plenty of street parking that is a very short walk to the venue.
Q: What does The 1915 Weddings and Events staff set up and break down?
A: The 1915 Events staff sets up all items that are 1915 property (dining tables and folding or stacking banquet chairs) to your written specifications that you will discuss in your 30 day out call with the venue manager. You are responsible for any outside flowers, decor, etc.
*With The 1915 being a historic building, no damage should come to the building from your decor (i.e.- holes, damaged sheetrock, etc) All decorations need to be discussed and approved by your venue manager in the 30 day out call.
Q: Do you provide ladders for hanging decorations?
A: We can only provide step ladders due to liability.