Wedding FAQs

Q.  Where do I find information about menus and pricing?

A. You can download information from our website, or you may contact Emily Ambrose at 315.364.8885 or eambrose@innsofaurora.com.

Q. What is your capacity?

A.  In our elegant Lakeside Room, we can accommodate from 25 to 96 guests for a sit-down dinner, or up to 220 under our soaring white dining tent on our lakeside lawns between May1 and the second weekend in October.  The E.B. Morgan House is a luxurious setting and is perfect for smaller, more intimate weddings of up to 48, or celebrations such as a bridal lunch or a rehearsal dinner.

Q. What availabilities do you have?

A. Please contact Emily Ambrose for up to date availabilities (contact information above).

Q. What is included with the rental of the Lakeside Room?

A. All receptions include the following amenities and services: Lakeside Room & patio with awning, 60“ round tables, ivory or white tablecloths and napkins, table votives, parquet dance floor, champagne toast for all guest, cake cutting and serving, planning and on-site wedding coordinators, hors d’oeuvres display, and a complete list of vendors.

Q. Does my wedding need to be catered by the Aurora Inn?

A. With the exception of your wedding cake, all food and beverage must be catered by our team.

Q. What are the bar options?

A. There are many choices depending on what you would like to provide, such as a pay by consumption, or by the hour packages. We can also offer cash bar, closed bar, wine service, or any combination.

Q. Are there overnight accommodations available for my guest?

A. When you host a wedding with us, you may block up to 17 rooms at both properties until 60 days prior to your event. At that point, any rooms not reserved by your guest will be released to the public. All rooms reserved at the Aurora Inn will receive a 10% discount on their room rate.

Q. Is there a deposit required?

A. We do require a non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1500.00, which is applied toward the total cost of your event. A second deposit of $1500.00 is  due 120 days before your event, and at 60 days prior to your event, a third non-refundable deposit is due, in whatever amount will bring your total deposits up to 50% of the estimated balance. The remaining balance is due upon conclusion of the event, or at check-out the following morning. All deposits are non-refundable.

Q.  Is the rental of the ceremony tent required, if so what is included?

A. If you expect more than 60 guests for your ceremony we do require the rental of the ceremony tent, which is $1600.00 plus tax. Included with the rental is the frame tent with liner, padded wooden white folding chairs, one-hour rehearsal, and planning and on-site coordinators.

Q. Is there a fee for the use of the large reception tent?

A. The rental fee for the large reception tent is $3,500.00 plus tax, plus $5.00 per person for tables and chairs.

Q. Are there time restrictions for the event?

A. Wedding receptions may last up to 6 hours and must end by 11:00 p.m. If you choose to extend the hours, you may do so at the rate of $250.00 per hour, but all events still must end by 11:00 p.m.

Q. When will I have to make my menu choices?

A. All menu selections must be completed 60 days prior to your event.

Q. Will I be able to do a tasting for the menu?

A. We do not have a standard tasting, but would be happy to coordinate a custom tasting with proper notice and approval. We would be more than happy to set up a time for you to sample the menu.