What is the rental fee and what all does it include?
Please see the details found here for complete pricing and included items.
Exclusive Use of Venue for Ceremony and/or Reception
- Friday Noon-10pm
- Saturday Noon- 10pm
- Sunday Noon-10pm
- Weekdays Noon- 10pm
- $2500 *excludes holidays
Each wedding requires a $250 Damage Deposit check that is held in your file until after the wedding day.
- Exclusive access to the 4500 sq. ft. venue and grounds
- Outdoor games such as Corn Hole on the fabulous patio space with Edison String Lights with seating areas
- Plantation team member onsite throughout the evening
- Two ceremony locations (the choice between the Shady Grove Ceremony site with chairs and the iron ceremony dome and the Hay Barn our inclement weather ceremony site with chairs and arbor)
- Multiple spots for photos that will last a lifetime.
- Tables, white floor length linens and upgraded Chiavari Reception Chairs for up to 200 guests set up to your specifications
- Three large chandeliers and string lights on dimmers throughout Reception Hall Stables.
- Two beautiful dressing areas, great for photos too!
- Private bridal suite restroom with extra space for convenience
- Plenty of parking for all your guests and vendors (with lights)
- Indoor bathrooms (wheelchair accessible)
- Large Bar Area with beautiful bar station on wheels. Event insurance is required if serving alcohol in your reception. (Interested in having a bar? More info on this in the FAQ section)
- Caterer’s prep area which includes a commercial fridge, two prep tables and hand washing sink
- Gorgeous guest book arbor for the guests to sign your guest book under
- Wedding planning packages available if next level of service is desired. (not required)
- No Hidden Fees. (There are no additional Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation service fees and taxes are included. Our only additional optional fees are related to bar, decor and wedding planning.)
Do you provide the chairs, tables and linens?
We provide chairs at both ceremony sites, upgraded Chiavari Chairs in the Reception Hall, with tables and white table linens. Each of these counts for up to 200 people.
Do you have Heating and Air condition?
YESS!!! We do and we love it!
The Reception Hall is wonderfully air conditioned and heated, so we host fabulous weddings all year!!
The Ceremony Site, Shady Grove, is full shade so its comfortable all year!
The Hay Barn, Ceremony Site is our awesome Plan B and set up if any chance of rain.
Is there a deposit? When are the additional payments due?
Yes. When a contract is signed, to continue holding the date, we require a 50% deposit. Sixty Days Prior to the event the remaining 50% is due.
Do we have to use your vendors?
We make personal recommendations for vendors that will meet your budget, style and personality. You are not required to hire our vendors. We offer this personal recommendation for the benefit of our couples. The only vendor requirements we have regard the caterer and bartender. Caterers- must be licensed and insured. The caterer must stay through the duration of the event, keep food up to temp, bus tables, remove trash and store the left overs in the kitchen. All things that wedding caterers commonly do as a service to the wedding couple. Bartenders- Either hired through your caterer or a Mobile Bar Business. Can not be someone from a bar, caterer or restaurant that is not catering the event. We have recommendations for these services we would be happy to supply you with the info.
What happens in case of rain?
Unlike many venues, Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation, has a great Plan B Option for rainy days by using our dedicated space, the Hay Barn. This means that in case of rain the reception space does not have to be “flipped” from your ceremony back to reception space. Having this amazing feature ensures a smooth transition into the reception and makes the decision to bring the ceremony inside MUCH less stressful.
Will there be another wedding the same day?
At, Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation we host one wedding each day to ensure you have our attention. This exclusivity also means- We are NOT open to the public, NO strangers will be walking through your event, NO couples will be there to look for their wedding venue. It is exclusively yours!
How do I reserve a date?
Pleas email firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest in booking XYZ Date. You will then need to print, fill out and mail the contract and 50% in the same envelope to Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation at 823 Cherry Tree Road Gurley, AL 35748
Once your contract and deposit are receive your date is now reserved.
Do you allow alcohol?
We allow Beer, Wine and Champagne only. No hard liquor is allowed on the premises. You purchase your choice of beer, wine and/or champagne and bring it to the venue during your rental time. The caterer or mobile bartender can then serve it to your guests. No sale of alcohol can be made on the venue property. Once the reception is complete all leftovers get to home with you. This is an affordable and easy option since we do not have beverage minimums you are required to spend. You can get a little or as much of the beer, wine and champagne.
Can we hang decor from the rafters and/or the walls?
Our sting lights and chandeliers are always installed and FREE for our couples to use! With the ability to dim the lights during the reception it creates a beautiful ambiance!
A lot of our structures were installed with our very own hands. Each board was lovingly hung by our family. So we ask that items are hung on our current hooks and no holes to placed. The rafters are hard to reach with a ladder so we hope you enjoy their beauty in their natural state without any extra work. Ask about our drapery rental options available through the Plantation.
What is the average budget of a Hampton Cove Wedding?
This is a complex questions but a very important one. We believe the average budget of a couple getting married at Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation is between $12,000 and $18,000 for all wedding expenses (Venue, Dress, Caterer, Photographer, DJ, etc.) We have had some creative couples with smaller guest sizes host gorgeous weddings in the $10,000-12,000 range. And also have had several lovely weddings here spending significantly more than average. We love how unique the venue is for each couple. Its truly a beautiful space to make your own!
Do you provide the plates, silverware, cups and decor? Or do you have items for us to decorate with?
We have gone back and forth about having items to let our couples use. Our venue is known for its unique weddings and if we have a bunch of free stuff, we think every wedding will begin to look the same. We want you to have your own beautiful wedding day not a cookie cutter same. Therefore, we do not have free decor to use.
Recently, we have acquired vintage mix-matched china, silverware, chargers, glassware and napkins that can be rented, set up and cleaned up all for a one low rental through HCWP. Inquire for pricing.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Checks or Cash. We have the ability to accept Cards with an additional 4% service fee for card transactions.
Are there overnight accommodations nearby?
Yes. Hampton Inn and Suites is 7 minutes from the venue and Downtown Huntsville is within 15 minutes.
We plan to have our ceremony offsite, or only plan to have our ceremony at HCWP. Does the price change?
Because we only host one event per day, our fee structure remains the same whether you hold your ceremony, reception or both onsite.
When can I rehearse?
We offer complementary rehearsals on the Thursday prior to the weekend. This allows each wedding of the weekend to keep its exclusivity and each couple a chance to practice the biggest day of their lives together. We can coordinate your rehearsal for you or your coordinator can lead. We allot for 30 mins of ceremony practice per couple.
What is included in the wedding planning upgrade?
The next level of service offered at Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation is the wedding planning upgrade. With help from the wedding planning guide book the planning process is much less daunting. We build an itinerary with you and help you step by step day of. Greeting your guests, queuing you and your vendors for all the amazing moments and all the way through clean up. The personal certified wedding planner is included with the use of the golf cart for the guests and family as well. This package is $1500
Can I DIY my own wedding?
Absolutely!!! We have tips and tricks to help you with a successful beautiful DIY wedding! We welcome that and also can make budget saving suggestions if needed!
When can I visit the Plantation for a tour?
Since we give our couples complete exclusivity, we offer tours on days when we are not booked with a Wedding or Event. Rest assured you wont have strangers walking around your Wedding since we are closed to the Public during your big day. We have available times during the day and after work each week. Find our more about tours and schedule a personal tour here.
If you are a booked bride or groom.. we have a monthly open house where you can bring your vendors, try out decor, bring out friends and family, picnic or have photos made! Or just come out and spend some time with us! More info on our next Open House here.