FAQs, Policies and Procedures
See our FAQ section below to find out more information on our wedding event policy and procedures.
What is the Cancellation Policy?
Once you have signed a contract and we receive your deposit, the deposit is non-refundable.
In the event you are forced to change the date of your event, every effort will be made by Slater’s to transfer the reservations to support the new date. In the event of a date change, any expenses including but not limited to deposits and fees that are non-refundable and non-transferable are the sole responsibility of the client. Such fees may include any tent or equipment rental and other off-site vendors that have been contracted out.
Are there other events scheduled on the same day?
Depending on the date and time of your event, there may be 1 other event on that day. Our earliest events start at 9:30am. Our latest events start at 5:00pm. We assure you that ample time is left in between events so that no parties run into the other.
Will the restaurant be open the day of my event?
We are open Tuesday-Sunday. Mondays we are open for private events only. If you have booked an outdoor event, the restaurant will be open, but no other guests will be allowed on the garden while your event is happening.
What services does the rental fee include?
The rental fee covers the cost to rent the outdoor space only.
Is there an area for my bridal party to get ready?
Yes. We have a suite available for your bridal party to use beginning 3 hours prior to your event. The rental fee for the suite starts at $350 and can be rented for additional time at a rate of $75/hour. The suite includes a master bedroom, full bath, living room and kitchen area. Champagne and hors d’euvres are available for an additional charge.
What is included in the total? Does it cover service charges, gratuity, cleaning fees?
Your total invoice will include an itemization of the following:
space rental fee, food, beverage, staff, tent rental, linens, gratuity, service charges and additional items that you have agreed to with your event coordinator.
When is the last possible date to make changes to our reservation?
Once we have received your initial deposit, you have up to 14 days prior to the event to make changes to the menu and number of guests.
Do you have a list of approved or recommended vendors we can use?
Yes. Please visit our preferred vendor page.
Do we have to use your approved vendors? If not, are there limitations or guidelines we need to meet when bringing others in?
You do not need to use our vendors. Prior to your event, our event coordinator will request a list of any and all vendors you will be using so that you have a star team helping to make your day fantastic!
Are there noise restrictions?
We love music and we love our neighbors. All music must be kept at a respectable level and end by 10:00pm.
Is there parking available? How much space is there? Will guests be charged for parking?
Yes, we have parking and we encourage carpooling. Due to the landscape of our location, for parties of more than 60 guests, a parking attendant is required and will be provided by Slaters for an additional fee.
What is your maximum capacity?
Our garden holds up to 175 people with tables and chairs and ample room for dancing. If you are renting the indoor space, we can hold 65 people.
Do you have your own sound equipment and speakers or will those need to be rented or provided by the entertainment?
We ask that whoever is in charge of your music bring their own equipment. They are welcome to stop by prior to the day of your event to assess the location of the electrical outlets and where they may set up.
What is the backup plan for rain or inclement weather?
We trust that you took the date and time of your outdoor event into great consideration. As we are in New England, we try to be as prepared for anything as possible. We can add sides to your tent if needed. We can add heat to your tent if needed.
In the event that the weather forces you to change the date of your event, every effort will be made by Slater’s to transfer the reservations to support the new date. You will be responsible for any expenses including but not limited to deposits and fees that are non-refundable and non-transferable are the sole responsibility of the client. Such fees may include any tent or equipment rental and other off-site vendors that have been contracted out.
Are there any décor restrictions?
All decorations inside or outside the facility or on the grounds must be approved prior to the event. Decorations inside or outside must be taken down and removed from the premises on the day of the event.
All decorations must be removed without causing damage. We have staff available to take down any decorations and package them for you for an additional fee.
Candles are permitted and must be in holders that prevent wax from dripping onto surfaces. Dripless candles are preferred. Flames must be enclosed.
No rice, confetti or glitter is allowed inside or outside the facility. Only compostable flower petals or bubbles are permitted outside.
When can vendors arrive for set up?
For your outdoor event, staff can arrive as early as 2 hours prior to the event. If they need to arrive earlier, just let us know and our event coordinator will assist them.
Will your staff be involved with setting up and breaking down the décor? In what capacity?
Our staff is available to set-up and take down decorations. We are also available to wrap up fragile items and deliver them within 10 miles of Slaters. If you need assistance, your event coordinator will provide you with pricing for these services.
Who will be our point person as we plan our event? Who will be our point person the day of the event?
Our event coordinator, Meghan, will walk you through every detail up to the day of your event. We have expertly trained staff to take care of you on the day of your event. Depending on the size and type of your event, Meghan will be there the day of or she will assign one our trusted staff to take care of you. You will know well in advance of your event who will be your point person the day of.
Do you have a dance floor outside?
We have a slate patio for dancing for parties up to 60 people. For larger parties, dance floor rental can be arranged.
Can you Bring in Outside Food?
When you book your party with us, insurance regulations require that no outside food be brought in. Wedding cakes and cupcakes are the exception.