Planning Questions

What time may we have our Wedding reception?

Lake of Isles is dedicated to making your Wedding extraordinary. With this in mind, the start time for your 5-hour reception is flexible, but the end time may not be later than midnight.  Also, outside service (either for your ceremony or cocktail hour on the Lakefront Deck) is not available after sunset.

What time may we arrive at Lake of Isles for our Wedding?

You (and your Bridal Party) may arrive up to 1 ½ hours prior to the start of your Wedding to take pictures if you like. 

If we are having our Ceremony at Lake of Isles, can we do a rehearsal on site the day before the wedding?

We always try to do a rehearsal on site, but because of our ever-changing event schedule, we are not able to confirm a rehearsal on site until three months prior to the wedding. In the event that a rehearsal cannot be held on site, we have several planning forms to get everyone in place and make sure that you are comfortable with how the ceremony will go.  All of these details are reviewed at our final meeting a few days prior to the wedding.

Is there a different price/meal for children?

Yes. Children up to the age of 12 normally enjoy Chicken Fingers with French Fries, at the price of $35++ per child.

Young adults (individuals who are under the drinking age of 21 years, but enjoying the adult menu), are at a reduced price as well. Please consult the catering director for the appropriate pricing for young adults in your contracted Wedding Package.

What do we serve to our vendors (photographer, musicians, etc.), and what is the cost for these meals?

Your hired professionals have the same choice of entrée that you give to your guests. These meals are at a reduced rate, usually at half of the contracted adult rate.

Can we bring in any food or liquor from outside sources?

All food & beverage is provided by Lake of Isles and is not permitted to be brought in from outside sources.

How many guests are seated at each table?

Traditional seating for each table is 10 guests.  However, because we use larger dining tables, we can seat up to 12 guests at a table if you need to do so in some circumstances.

What is the maximum number of guests that can be seated in the Pequot Village Ballroom?

We can seat up to 250 guests in the ballroom, when the Bride & Groom are seated at a Round Head Table. If you prefer a Sweetheart Table, maximum seating is 240 guests.  With a traditional Long Head Table, maximum seating is 180 guests.

Are candles and sparklers permitted?

Candles with an enclosed flame, i.e., votive candle, hurricane, floating candle are permitted. Open tapers are not permitted.  Sparklers are not permitted.  Please also note that dry ice and fog machines are also not permitted.

What does Lake of Isles provide for the tables?

Lake of Isles provides floor-length ivory linens, ivory napkins, all silver, glassware and china. We also provide a framed table number so that guests will know the table at which they are seated.