Q: How long do I get the building?
A: All day, contract states 10am-12am, if you need in earlier we can arrange that.
Q: Can I have a reahersal?
A: Yes, you may have your rehearsal the night before as long as there is not an event. In the case of an event the night before your wedding, your rehersal is on the day prior.
Q: Can I set up and decorate the day before?
A: Yes, you may set up and decorate the day before as long as there is not an even that day. We allow you 2-3 hours to decorate and then 1 hour for rehearsal, everyone must be gone by 6pm, unless discussed with CM.
Q: How many guests will fit in the Chapel?
A: 208 Seated ceremony style.
Q: How many guests will fit in the ballroom?
A: 220 Seated banquet style. If party exceeds 220 you must use both the chapel and the ballroom for your reception.
Q: How many guest will fit in the outdoor ceremony area?
Q: Is there a place to stay over night?
A: YES! We recently added an overnight stay option in our newly renovated farmhouse. It sleeps 12 in beds with no guest cap for those that want to sleep on the floor or sofas. It would be a 2 night stay on Friday and Saturday. Contact Kyrstan for Pricing.
Hotels: The closest hotels are 15 minutes away in Lawrence just off Mass St. SpringHill Suites Marriott (785) 841-2700 - TownePlace Suites Marriott (785) 842-8800 - Lots of bars and resteraunts within walking distance.
Q: What is the size of the tables, and how many do you have?
A: 20- 8’ L X 2 1/2’ W Rectangle Tables - enough for 200 guests
Q: How many chairs do you provide?
A: 200 White wedding chairs. If your wedding exceeds 200 guests you are responsible for renting the extra chairs needed. Sunflower Rental in Lawrence has our same chairs. (785) 832-8767
Q: Do you provide linens, plates, silverware or glasses?
A: We do not supply linens, plates, silverware or glasses. We do supply clear throw away cups if we run the bar, and drinks. Sunflower Rental is where we reccomend for all of these items. (785) 832-8767
Q: Do you allow outside caterers?
A: Yes, but food must come prepared. They can use our kitchen for prepping only, they are not allowed to cook in our kitchen because of our catering liscense.
Q: Can I bring my own food and liquor?
A: Yes, food rules are the same as stated above for outside caterers. We do provide a hot box, which is a life saver, it keeps your food warm for hours. You may also bring your own alcohol but you are not allowed to sell it. If this rule is broken, the event is shut down, and everyone will be asked to leave.
Q: Can Chrisman Manor cater and run the bar?
A: At the moment we are in-between chefs, so we are not offering catering options, you must hire outside caterer or bring your own.