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Choosing a Wedding Venue – What’s with all the rules?
Choosing a Wedding Venue – What’s with all the rules?


As you tour various facilities looking for the perfect match between your wedding dreams and reality, you may encounter a few stumbling blocks along the way that have you wondering about the different rules and policies of each venue.

At Cragun’s Resort and Cragun’s Legacy Courses, our on-site wedding planners have years of experience to ensure that couples are able to relax and delight in their day. However, our planners, are also expected to be mindful of the rules of the resort. Cragun’s on-site planners work closely with you to help educate you on the venue’s restrictions.

Cragun’s is a full service resort and your wedding is but one part of the activities that will be happening at the resort and golf course during your celebration. The safety and security of all guests on property will be taken into consideration during the planning of your event.

Below are some Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for events hosted at Cragun’s Resort.

  1. Can I have my wedding on the beach and my reception at the golf course?
    A choice of wedding and reception venue will be either Cragun’s Resort OR the Legacy Golf Course. Both the ceremony and reception will need to be at the same venue.
  1. Do you charge room rental fees or do you have a food & beverage minimum?
    Your wedding coordinator will consult with you regarding room charges. Cragun’s does not have a Food & Beverage minimum. Cragun’s hosts weddings for 10-500 so minimums are not applicable. Room/location fees do fluctuate based on the season and day of the week.
  1. How do the lodging arrangements work for my guests?
    Lodging reservations are made through our Vacation Sales Department. There is a two-night minimum on peak weekends and holidays. All overnight rooms require a one-night lodging advance deposit. Based on total room rentals and the size of the wedding, a couple may receive a one-night complimentary stay.
  1. When do I need to guarantee my numbers?
    Cragun’s requires a 10 day notice on the guaranteed number of wedding guests expected. Once this number is guaranteed, that is the minimum for which you will be billed.
  1. What is your policy if the date changes or I have to cancel?
    If it becomes necessary to change the date of your event, the deposit will be forfeited and a new deposit will be required to hold the new date. In the event of cancellation, all advance deposits are non-refundable. If the function is cancelled less than two-months prior to the event, you will be billed for the total amount of expected revenue.
  1. Do you have any restrictions on the type of decorations allowed?
    Cragun’s does not allow confetti, glitter, smoke machines, or bubble machines in any function space. Due to fire code, Cragun’s does not allow the use of any “open flamed” candles. Decorations not provided by Cragun’s must be approved prior to the event.
  1. Can I make my own food and bring it in?
    Cragun’s does not allow outside food or beverage items to be brought in with the exception of specialty cakes. Also, the Health Department and insurance regulations prohibit us from giving leftover food and beverages to you or your guests.
  1. What are your policies on entertainment and outside vendors?
    Cragun’s Resort and Cragun’s Legacy is not responsible for the quality or performance of any outside vendors brought in for your event. For entertainment, Cragun’s reserves the right to conduct sound checks and adjust volumes during the course of the function. Set-up times and specific audio-visual requests or needs will be arranged prior to your wedding.
  1. Will there be someone from your property available the day of my event to make sure everything goes as planned?
    One of the best things about hosting a wedding at Cragun’s Resort or the Legacy Courses is the personal service and attention to detail couples receive from on-site wedding planners.

Everyone who works at Cragun’s knows that it is a privilege to host weddings, and recognizes that each wedding is a unique expression of the couple. Wedding couples can be confident in the excellent amenities and services provided to them at Cragun’s Resort.

Still not convinced? Read wedding testimonials from other happy couples who have planned their big day at Cragun’s Resort.