Q: How much is your venue?
A: Please visit our investment page.
Q: How long do I get the building?
A: All day up to two days, contract states 10am-12am, if you need in earlier we can arrange that. Single day events are from 10am-12am. Everyone must be gone by 12am.
Q: Can I have a rehearsal?
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, you will have the rehearsal off site. You really don't need to use our space, any outdoor space large enough works great, and there is no hassle of coming to the venue.
Q: Can I set up and decorate the day before?
A: Yes, you may set up and decorate the day before as long as you have rented the two day package.
Q: How many guests will fit in the Chapel?
A: 180 Seated ceremony style in the room, you can open barn doors and get up to 200 guests.
Q: How many guests will fit in the ballroom?
A: 200 comfortably seated banquet style in the ballroom. Our venue can fit up to 250 when the ceremony is outside and you are willing to seat you guests in both the chapel and ballroom for the reception. We prefer weddings of 200 or less.
Q: How many guest will fit in the outdoor ceremony area?
A: We have benches for 200, you must rent extra chairs for guest lists over 200.
Q: Is there a place to stay overnight?
A: YES! We do have on-site accommodations. Visit our Investment page.
There is also a great Airbnb 7 minutes down the road. It sleeps 12 guests as well, and is perfect for Saturday weddings that don't get to have their rehearsal on site. Lots of room to have the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner there. Visit HERE
There is another Airbnb 5 minutes away from the venue in the town of Oskaloosa. Sleeps 6 guests and conveniently located in town. Oskie has several restaurants, a grocery store, and liquor store. Visit HERE
Hotels: The closest hotels are 15-20 minutes away in Lawrence just off Mass St. SpringHill Suites Marriott (785) 841-2700 - TownePlace Suites Marriott (785) 842-8800 - Lots of bars and restaurants within walking distance.
Q: What shuttle service do you recommend?
A: First Student School Bus Service: Most affordable shuttle around. - 785-841-3594
Q: What is the size of the tables, and how many do you have?
A: There are 20- 8’ L X 2 1/2’ W Rectangle Tables - enough for 200 guests.
5- 5' Round Tables they seat 8 each. 5- High Top Bar Tables.
Q: How many chairs do you provide?
A: 200 Wood look/brown cross back chairs. If your wedding exceeds 200 guests you are responsible for renting the extra chairs needed. You can find our similar chairs at the following places. Theirs are the same color and look, but theirs are actual wood, ours are a wood look resin for better wear, but the same walnut color. The chairs are called Vineyard Walnut
Q: Do you provide linens, plates, silverware or glasses?
A: We do now offer linen rental!! See linen and other rental options HERE, do not fill out unless your wedding is schedule with in the next 60 days.
We do not supply plates, silverware or glasses. We do supply clear throw away cups if we run the bar, and drinks. Caterers usually supply tableware.
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 license. Chrisman Manor staff is not responsible for your catering needs.
Q: Can I bring my own food and liquor?
A: Yes, food rules are the same as stated above for outside caterers. 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. Contact Garrett at Westside Liquor - 785-506-3039 for event pricing on Liquor and FREE delivery.
Q: Does Chrisman Manor offer catering and bar service?
A: Chrisman Manor does not offer catering. We do offer a list of amazing caterers we love.
Chrisman Manor can supply the bar. Bar pricing HERE
Q: Do you have floor plans to show us different layouts that can be used?
A: Yes! Click HERE for floor plans! This link is temporarily down, should be back up within a week.
Q: What do you require for a down payment/deposit?
A: We require half down. So half of the date you chose rate, the final payment is due 30 days out from your wedding.