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Questions?

FAQs

  • What time does the venue shut down ?

We allow our couples to completely choose their rental period therefore we don't stop events by any specific time.

  • When is leaf season?

Every year is different of course, but typically our leaves begin transitioning at the end of September and peak in vibrance the 3rd-4th week of October. If storms hold off, our colors will stay until early November.

  • What is the weather like?

Generally the summer temperatures reach into the upper 80's and cool to 60's in the evenings; the winters can be very mild but stay around low 40's; and the spring/fall months average a high of 70's-80's and drop to the 50's-60's at night.

  • Do you have on-site lodging?

While we do not have lodging directly on the property, we can however suggest some local lodging.

  • Is smoking/vaping allowed?

Smoking/vaping is not allowed on the property

  • When can we rehearse?

Yes, Please see our packages.

  • Can we leave vehicles overnight?

Vehicles may not be left overnight between multi-day rental periods. All vehicles, personal items, rental items, etc., are allowed on-site during the rental period only and will be the renters responsibility

 

  • What does the Booking Process entail?

Couples are always encouraged to start with a venue tour to ensure we are the right fit! From there, you'll receive a quote where you will essentially plan out the day with our director. Once the quote is accepted, we will send the contract with your package details followed by the invoice/payment information. The booking process is completed only when the first payment has cleared.

  • Can I bring my pet?

Venue-approved pets are allowed for ceremony purposes and with permission, as long as they are leashed and cleaned up after. Pets must be removed from the property following ceremony/cocktail hour. 

  • Do you have a preferred vendor list?

The Beal Center list of preferred vendors is offered exclusively to our booked couples.

  • Can I bring my own vendors?

You are welcome to bring your own vendors. They must be able to provide proof of insurance. 

  • Can I bring my own Decor?

You may bring your own personal items including furniture but please be sure to follow our decorations guidelines. Please note that venue staff does not handle set-up or clean-up of any personal items.

  • Is the venue handicap accessible?

The Beal Center has handicap accessibility throughout the entire property including a designated parking area, ramps and sidewalks, ADA-compliant restrooms and getting-ready stations.

  • Is there cell service/Wi-Fi?

Cell service has good signal for most companies. The venue does have a secure wi-fi networks for guests and vendors. Passwords are provided upon request.

  • Do you provide linens?

We do  provide these linens if requested or is included in the package. You are welcome to bring your own or rent from outside companies.

  • Can you accommodate virtual tours?

While we strongly encourage in-person tours if possible, we can accommodate virtual tours as well.

  • Do you allow Drop-ins?

Due to our limited availability, we are happy to accommodate venue visits by appointment only. You may schedule a time by calling or emailing.

Policies 

Soft Hold

The only way to fully reserve a date is to complete the booking process via contract and initial payment submission. A couple may place a "soft hold" on a single date only after a venue tour, while reviewing your interactive quote. This hold will expire either after 15 days or once another couple expresses serious interest in the same date, at which point the couple who placed the soft hold is given 24 hours to finalize the booking process.

 

Payment

Payment is split into two equal and non-refundable installments; the first due 7 days after contract submission and the final due 30 days before event date. Accepted forms of payment include check, and credit/debit cards. 

 

Deposit & Fee(s)

The Beal Center requires an $300 refundable damage deposit check for the rental of the courtroom and a $150 refundable damage deposit check for the conference room. 

Venue cost excludes fees for required documentation of Day-of Event Liability Insurance, Alcohol Permit, other vendor costs, and any necessary venue documentation reprocessing fees (quotes, contracts, invoices, etc.).

 

Date Change

Date changes are permitted without fee if the new package amount is of equal/lesser value then the original package. A fee will apply for rescheduled dates that have less than 90 day notice,. The client is responsible for any rate change in package pricing at the time of rebooking. 

 

Cancellation

Revoked event dates 90 days prior to event date following contract submission is deemed a "cancellation". Upon cancellation, all outstanding payments are due immediately. Refund may be issued only if the event date is rebooked utilizing a package of equal/greater value than the original package or if an emergency occurs. 

 

Decorations

Outside decorations are welcomed upon prior approval of the venue. Decorations may not be hung with anything which will damage the venue. No decorations may be affixed to any venue structures unless approved by the venue. Sparklers, bubbles, and birdseed may be used outside only. Rice, confetti, glitter and individual silk flower petals are not permitted anywhere on the premises. Balloons may only be used on road signs for means of directing traffic flow. All decorations are to be set up and removed during the rental period only.

 

Guest Count

The Beal Center can accommodate up to 120 guests for a traditional wedding. The Beal Center

can not accept last-minute place-setting add on or removal up after the set up is complete.

 

Alcohol

The following requirements must be met to have alcohol at your event:  you must purchase your own alcohol; no alcohol may be sold on the property; you must obtain a "Limited Special Occasions Permit" from the NC ABC for each day alcohol is consumed on the premises; no shots allowed; self-service is permitted only in the suites prior to guest arrival or start of bartending services (whichever occurs first); "last call" must take place 15 minutes prior to conclusion of bar services and at least75 minutes prior to event end time; alcohol consumption on the premises must terminate upon conclusion of bartending services;

 

Smoking/Vaping

The Beal Center is a non-smoking, non-vaping venue meaning smoking or vaping of any type is not permitted inside or outside any building/structure or near entrances of any building/structure. Illegal substances are not allowed at any time on the premise. Policy breach is prohibited and subject to immediate removal from the premises, fine, and possible event termination without refund.

 

Suites

For safety and security purposes, the bridal suite and groom's quarters will be secured following the ceremony. At that point, limited access may be granted to the wedding party as needed. Any alcohol in the suites will be transitioned to the bar to be served during cocktail hour and reception.