Wedding FAQ

Our Sales staff is committed to helping you make your dream wedding a reality. Here are some details on how we work, but please feel free to contact us with any questions, to schedule a tour, or for a quote. Congratulations and happy planning!

What items does Felicita Resort provide for the wedding?

Felicita Resort provides the following: food, beverage, ceremony chairs, tables and chairs for the reception, servers, bartenders, linens, dishware, glassware, flatware, tables for vendors.

May we bring our own food or alcohol?



 All food  is provided by  C&J Catering. The only exception to this rule is the wedding cake, cookies and/or cupcakes.

If you plan on taking the top layer of your cake home with you, please ask your cake vendor to bring a “cake topper” box with them when they drop off at Felicita Resort.

You may bring your own alcohol with some stipulations that will be discussed at the time of your tour.

What is not included in the packages?
 

There are basically six items not included in our wedding packages: officiant, florist, photographer, musicians, decorations (favors, name cards, table numbers) and cake.

Are there any hidden fees?

Felicita wedding packages are all inclusive, covering all rentals, tax and gratuity..​

How much is the deposit required to hold a wedding date?

$2,000

How soon do I have to pay for everything?

Aside from the deposit, the remainder of your wedding balance in broken up into two payments to be paid equally in the months proceeding the event.​

 

Does Felicita provide a wedding coordinator?

No; your sales associate will collect all of your details. However, the Operations Manager will attend your rehersal and entire event to ensure everything runs smoothly.


Who will be my Felicita contact on the day of my wedding?

The Operations Manager will be with you the entire day.

When are my details due?

Your details are due one month before your wedding date. At that time you will schedule an appointment with your sales associate to review all of those details. Everything must be finalized two weeks prior to your event.

Are we limited to what is in each package?

No; you may upgrade any of the wedding packages.

May we taste the food before deciding our menu?

Absolutely; C&J will set up your tasting.  You  schedule this appointment with your sales associate.

Are we able to customize our menu?

Yes;  C&J can customize a menu to fit any needs.

Do we have to purchase a minimum bar package?

No; bar options are located at the end of the wedding packages. Max bar time allowed is five hours.

Do we have to choose a certain type of bar?

No; we can customize the bar to fit your needs. Example: open beer/wine and cash liquor bar.

On the day of the wedding, does Felicita Resort put up any signs?

The sign that is first seen on Fishing Creek Valley Rd (coming from the 322 direction) will be turned to display “wedding”. However, if people are coming from the opposite direction or if you are having a Secret Garden wedding, this will not be seen. Felicita does not post any additional signs. Therefore, we highly recommend you have someone from your wedding party post a few balloons at the sign markers on the day of your wedding.

May we take pictures in the Gardens on the day of?

Yes; pre or post ceremony pictures may be taken in the Gardens for those purchasing a ceremony and reception package. Times must be scheduled with your sales associate when submitting your itinerary. For those purchasing a reception only package, an additional $500 fee will be incurred if you would like to take pictures in the Italian Gardens.

After the wedding ceremony, are we able to spend time in the Gardens?

We actually encourage spending time in the Gardens after the ceremony before having your guests go to the cocktail hour. This allows time to enjoy the Gardens and to take post ceremony pictures.


 

Is it possible to have the reception in the Gardens as well?

Yes.  Additional fees will incur.

How late can the reception last?

You reserve the space until midnight with no extra charge. After midnight, a $400 fee per hour will be incurred.

May we decorate the ceremony and reception sites?

Yes; we will do our best to have everything set the day before your wedding pending that there are no other events scheduled at that time. You and your vendors may come in the day before or the morning of to decorate, add centerpieces, set up name cards, favors, etc. A $200 setup fee will be incurred if changes are made to the finalized diagram within 72 hours of the event.

If you would like Felicita staff to set your name cards, favors and table numbers, you may request so for starting at an additional $1.00 per guest attending the wedding (depending on guest count and complexity). A two-week advance notice, details and diagrams must be provided for Felicita to provide this service.


Are there any restrictions to how we can decorate?

No small glitter may be used and you may not puncture any holes in the walls. Also, if throwing flower petals in the Gardens, only REAL flower petals may be used.

Do we have to use Felicita’s linens, chairs, etc?

No; you are more than welcome to rent your own items at your own expense. Again, we have a list of vendors we can put you in contact with. We will need to know arrival and pick up times.

Do you allow burning of candles?

Yes; however there will be a fee incurred for any burnt or ruined linens. All candles must be in containers that will contain all the wax. There will be a $500 deposit.

May we have a rehearsal?

Yes; we suggest reserving the gardens for your rehearsal one month prior to your wedding date. The rehearsal is normally held the evening before the wedding.

 

Does Felicita Resort hold rehearsal dinners or post wedding breakfasts?

Yes; you are more than welcome to make a reservation at our Tavern restaurant or set up a private event with your sales associate.

What is the Felicita Shuttle?

The Felicita Shuttle is an eleven passenger van included in the packages for the Italian & Secret Gardens. The shuttle (with driver) is available to drive the wedding party around the day of the wedding for pictures, ceremony, reception and at the end of the night. You may have a revolving shuttle at the end of the night for your guests. The shuttle is also available for airport runs for an additional fee.

How do the guests travel to the Italian Gardens?

We provide transportation (with drivers) to meet your guests in the main parking lot located right on Fishing Creek Valley Road. We then transport your guests up to the Gardens for the ceremony and then back down to the reception.


How do we reserve lodge rooms?

Call the Lodge directly for all your lodging needs at (717) 460-8601 or you may speak with your sales associate. Felicita Resort is able to offer wedding discounts and wedding guest packages to those attending your event.

 


Is there a place for the wedding party to get ready?

Four "Get Ready" rooms are provided in packages