Common FAQs for The White Rose
Everything You Need to Know
How much should we expect to spend on catering? It is definitely possible to have a delicious meal for 150 - 175 people for under $3,500-$4,500 with several of our suggested caterers.
What is the rental fee for The White Rose and what does it include?
What is the building capacity? 250 seated guests or 299 standing guests(including staff and vendors)
What dates are available? Please see the available dates information here.
Is there a deposit? Yes. When the contract is signed, we require a $2,500 deposit.
When are the additional payments due? Three months prior to the event the remaining balance will be due.
How do I reserve a date? Email us at Thewhiterosenaples@gmail.com saying you are ready to book your date. Please send us: couples names, date of wedding, mailing address, estimated number of guests, cell number, and a second contact person. You can request a tour on our tour request page. Dates are reserved on a first come basis. To lock in your date, the signed contract and $2,500 deposit must be received.
Do I need to schedule a tour or can I just stop by? All tours are by appointment only.
Do we have to use your suggested Caterers/Photographers/DJ's? No. We only offer a suggested vendor list to help couples who want some help finding vendors. You are free to choose anyone you like.
Will there be another wedding the same day? At The White Rose we only host one wedding each day to ensure that each couple's event is special and receives our full attention.
Are there overnight accommodations nearby? -Towne Place Suites by Marriott Naples 5425 Juliet Blvd Naples,Fl 239-213-3334 is 6 miles -Hampton Inn Naples I-75 2630 Northbrooke Plaza Drive Naples, Fl 239-596-1299 is 6 miles away -Double Tree Suites by Hilton Hotels Naples 12200 Tamiami Trail North Naples, Fl is 10 miles away
How many cars will your parking lot accommodate? 125 cars.
Do you offer straight tables instead of round? We have a limited number of straight tables onsite that can be used for your gift table, head table, etc. your guests will be seated at 72" round tables.
Do you provided table linens, or decorations? Yes. The White Rose provides venue, tables, upgraded wedding chairs, table decor and White scuba linens from our "something borrowed room". You are also welcome to bring your own items.
What happens in case of rain? The White Rose has a backup plan that can accommodate all your guests in case of rain.
We plan to have our ceremony offsite, or only plan to have our ceremony at The White Rose. Does your fee change? Our fee structure remains the same whether you hold your ceremony, reception, or both onsite.
Do you allow dogs onsite to play a part in our wedding day? We are dog friendly, with some specific stipulations. Dogs are allowed (only with pre-approval by John or Jeanette) at the ceremony and pictures. Animals, other than service animals, are NOT allowed under roof or near food. Dogs must be on a leash and someone must be responsible for them other than the bride and groom.
What form of payment do you accept? We accept cash, check or money order. We do not accept credit cards.
My preferred dates are unavailable. Do you have a cancellation waiting list? We do not keep a cancellation waiting list because cancellations are unpredictable. As soon as a date does become available we post it on our Available Dates page
What time will I have access to the venue to decorate? You will have access to the venue at the time listed on your contract, not earlier. Please plan accordingly!
Do you include a "wedding day coordinator?" We do have in-house coordinators for our venue! You can find our EXCLUSIVE planners at https://www.weddingplannernaples.com/
Guest Tables Twenty 72 inch round tables are available for your use. If you want your tablecloths to reach the floor, choose 133 inch round tablecloths.
Cocktail Tables Three 11.5 inch round, 3 feet cocktail tables are available for your use. Try tying the extra cloth back with a pretty ribbon. These tables are ideal for appetizers
Buffet Tables Two 8 foot long rectangular tables are available for your buffet tables. They are 30”Wide and 29” Tall
Gift & Dessert Tables 40" W X 96" L X 30" T
Head table for couple 71"L x 39"W x 30"H
Outside Arbor and Benches The arbor at The White Rose is 7.5' Tall and 6.2' wide, We have 26 benches hold 208 people The benches are 10 feet long, 15' wide and 20" high
Chiavari Black Wedding Chairs the height of the chair is 30 inches tall.
Aisle on the outside wedding site. If you are contemplating using a runner, we suggest a 50 foot long, three foot wide runner.
Aisle on inside of barn wedding site If you are contemplating using a runner, we suggest a 70 foot long, three foot wide runner.
Building - Primary Open Area center aisle (highest ceiling) The primary open area of the venue (the section with the highest ceiling height) is 22 foot wide by 18 foot tall.
Front Stained Glass Arched Door 9ft 11in tall x 2 ft 10.5 in wide
Small white sliding doors in front of bride room 8 ft tall x 3 ft wide
When is the next open house? Our open house events are designed for couples who have already had a private tour of The White Rose. We welcome you to come out to one or all of our open house events.
Will we be able to access the location early to rehearse our ceremony? Our venue is booked for many events, For that reason, one day rentals should plan for an offsite rehearsal. You are also welcome to bring anyone who would feel more comfortable understanding the venue (such as your DJ or minister, or any little ones in the wedding party) to one of our monthly open houses. Most of our couples rehearse the day of or at our open houses.
What time do you suggest we start the ceremony? We suggest starting Friday weddings at 5:00 pm, Saturday weddings between 4:30 - 5:00 pm, and Sunday weddings at 4:00 pm.
How will the tables, chairs, etc. be arranged for my sized event? We will reach out to you to determine your preferred layout prior to the big day!
Can we have fireworks on the property? Fireworks are not permitted. This includes sparklers. We don’t want to scare the neighbors and we want to keep the fire department happy!
Can vehicles be left overnight? Yes, vehicles can be left overnight. We ask that you place the cars in our office parking lot and out of the venue fence as we lock the fence area.
What time does the music need to end? Music must conclude by 11:30 p.m. to ensure that you, all of your items, and all of your vendors are off-property by midnight. If you need more than 1/2 an hour to remove all your items, you will need to end the music earlier.
We are using a rental company. Can they drop items off or pick them up outside of the rental period? All deliveries must happen during the standard rental period stated in your contract.. Please advise your vendors of this policy.
Can we get married somewhere else other than the outdoor wedding ceremony site area? No, The ceremony site was designed for the comfort of the grand parents and elderly family members so they could walk on cement and be close to the large venue. Feel free to explore the venue and take lots of creative fun loving photos after your ceremony to make your memories.
Is it possible to seat 11 to a table? Yes, but we would not recommend it for your guests comfort. We recommend 10 to a table.
How far in advance do you need our final headcount? Two weeks
How do I obtain a marriage license? Between 8 am and 4:00 pm go to the Collier County Government Center Both the bride and groom must go and you'll need your drivers licenses and your social security card.
SETUP AND DAY-OF QUESTIONS
Are outside snacks and trays permitted? Outside food and drink are permitted prior to the ceremony.
What is the event clean-up process? The White Rose staff will handle all trash removal from the gray receptacles bins throughout the evening and will mop and sweep after the event
Can we take photos around the venue on our wedding day? Sure! Just ask us and we would be happy to make recommendations.
Can we nail decorations to the walls or hang things like streamers or lanterns from the beams? We request that holes are not placed in the walls. We will have areas where hooks are already placed that you are welcome to use for any additional decorations. The beams/ceilings at The White Rose are very tall and not reachable by a ladder. For this reason, we do not allow for anything to be hung from the ceiling. We hope that you will find them beautiful without any extra work!
Where can I get liability insurance for the day of the wedding? A great website to get affordable insurance would be theeventhelper.com