Commonly Asked Questions
What is the max capacity for your Venue?
125 Guests. This number of guests works especially best if you make use of our unique indoor/outdoor set-up at the Mountainside Event Barn and have your dance floor out under the hanging lights on our turf lawn! With two extra large glass garage doors to open the Barn up to the beautiful mountain setting, making the space indoor/outdoor is a simple and easy way to incorporate the natural beauty of the forest and hill side into your reception.
Are there dressing rooms?
There are no set dressing rooms available. Most brides make use of our on-site lodging options, especially Sapphire Ridge, to get ready day of in. We have multiple rental units available, with several packages that include rentals within them.
Will there be another wedding the same day?
No. Each wedding has the entire property for day of. We strive to make every wedding as successful and special as possible, and in this case, that means ensuring the total and complete privacy of our events. Brides can rest assured that on their special day at Blue Mountanya, it is theirs and theirs alone.
What do we need to know about parking and transportation?
Parking is accessible in the main gravel parking lot, just inside the front gates. It sits just below our Mountainside Event Barn and is accessible by walking. Our shuttles ferry guests from the Mountainside Event Barn, via shuttle vans, for ceremonies at Sunset Point which sits at the forefront of our highest mountain ridge. And then back down again, after the ceremony has taken place. This is a drive of only a few minutes. There is no parking available at the ceremony space, Sunset Point.
Is our Venue pet friendly?
No. We allow registered service animals, but unfortunately no family pets.
Do you offer ceremony only packages?
Yes! We can customize a package that is ceremony only. However, one key thing to note here is that a package like this would only be available on a Monday- Thursday basis.
Do you require a wedding planner?
No. Wedding planners are a wonderful asset to have for your big day and can be worth their weight in gold. However, they are not required by us to be able to have your wedding at Blue Mountanya.
Is the Venue heated and air conditioned?
The Mountainside Event Barn is fully heated and air conditioned. The ceremony space at Sunset Point is full out-doors and there has no heating or a/c.
Do you offer all-inclusive packages?
No. We offer semi-inclusive packages that can include venue rental, tables, chairs, lodging, and options for bar or catering services. We do have wonderful local vendors we work with that can be recommended though!
How far in advance do your dates book?
6 Months to a year in advance. With prime dates booking out closer to the year out mark.
Do we have to choose vendors from your preferred vendors list?
No. You may bring in any vendor of your choosing. Aside from Bar Services, those must go through our venue. Vendors are required to be registered with Blue Mountanya and insured.
Do you allow sparklers?
No. We love and appreciate the beautiful natural setting around us, and unfortunately sparklers, live flames, fireworks, etc. pose a serious risk to the safety of the surrounding woods, wildlife, and people that live close by. If you’re looking for a great alternative option, our brides tend to go with bubbles, lit wands, or similar options for send-offs instead of sparklers!
Do we need to schedule a tour or can we just stop by?
All tours need to be scheduled.
How do we reserve a date?
You may reserve a date by signing a venue rental contract and putting down a $500 deposit that goes towards your final venue rental fee.
Are outside snacks and trays permitted?
Yes! Outside catering, snacks, trays, etc. are fully allowed on-site.
What are the rules for alcohol?
All alcohol must go through our Bar Services. Only Blue Mountanya services are permitted for the bar which includes beer, wine, and liquor. We do not allow any outside alcohol to be brought in. The great news is though that we have many wonderful options to choose from!
Do you allow shots at the bar?
Yes! Dependent on the bride and groom’s say-so.
Are candles allowed?
No. Live flames of any kind are prohibited. Most brides that have candles as part of their décor, simply use battery operated varieties. There are a ton of wonderful realistic options to choose from!
What does set-up entail?
Set-up is allowed day-of within your allotted rental event time.
Can I bring my own decor?
Yes, you can bring in your own decor.
What does clean-up entail?
Clean-up needs to be completed by the end of your contracted event time period. This includes all personal décor, vendor items, food/desserts, etc. Blue Mountanya staff handle all clean-up of the space as far as taking the trash out, cleaning the tables, floors etc. goes, and putting away all our tables, chairs and any other BMR property.
When can our rental company drop off and pick up?
Rental and vendors may drop off during your allotted contracted time period and must be met with a member of your group. Blue Mountanya staff can not accept deliveries of any kind. We would never want to accept a delivery on behalf of the wedding party, and it not be correct.
What if we pick a vendor who has not worked at your venue before?
That is completely fine and is at the prerogative of the bride and groom whom they choose for their wedding vendors!
How can I view pricing?
We have a free, online brochure that you can look at once you fill out the form either on the home page, or the Mountainside Event Barn, or Sunset Point pages. You can also email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet our Wedding and Event Coordinator!
"I work with the couples from the beginning, tailoring their whole experience to what they envision as the perfect day. My goal is to create the most magical experience that will always be remembered as the best day of their lives!"