Does Mount Pleasant host more than one wedding at a time?
NO! We will only allow one wedding to take place at a time. We may have a ceremony in the afternoon, followed by an evening ceremony and reception, but never two at the same time.
When do ceremonies and receptions take place?
Our winery is open year round. We have live music from 2-5pm most Saturdays and Sundays. For ceremonies only, the service will need to be completed before 2pm when the music starts. Evening ceremonies and receptions will need to take place after 5pm. We do last call at 5pm and start clearing out the general public.
How many people can each wedding ceremony location hold?
The arbor package comes with 200 chairs, but the location can hold up to 250 chairs. It is $3 per additional chair over 200. The cellars can only hold 40 guests comfortably.
Is Mount Pleasant dog friendly?
Yes, dogs are allowed on property as long as they are on a leash. You’re welcome to have your dog participate in your wedding ceremony.
Do you restrict what vendors can be used?
No, we don’t limit your vendor selections. We do have a few preferred vendors who will give our weddings couples special deals when you book with us. We are happy to give recommendations on vendors that have left positive impressions from past weddings.
Do you allow outside caterers?
We have a fabulous in-house chef who has a great reputation for cooking delicious meals, so we don’t allow any outside caterers. If you have your heart set on something that is not on the menu, please ask! We are happy to accommodate requests when possible.
Where do ceremonies take place in case of inclement weather?
If your arbor or vineyard ceremony gets rained out, we’ll move it to the left wing of the ballroom. This call will need to be made the morning of the ceremony by 9:00AM.
What is “on-season” at the winery?
On-Season refers to only Saturdays in May and June as well as September and October. Any other day is considered “off-season.”
What premium beers do you offer?
If you chose to upgrade to add premium beer, you get a selection of 3 beers that must be AB InBev brands, such as Kona, Goose Island, Red Hook, Stella, etc. Find full list here.
What does the Wedding Food & Wine Tasting consist of?
We host tastings every March & July. They always take place at 1pm on a Friday afternoon. All couples who have a wedding booked within the next year are invited to attend a tasting to help them select their menu. The chef will serve his most popular dishes as well as fulfill requests when possible. The family style meal will be paired with Mount Pleasant Estates . Additional guests can attend the tasting for $50 per person. Come hungry!
What spirits are served with Estates Bar Package?
The bar will always have Smirnoff Vodka, Seagram’s, Patrón, Johnny Walker Red Scotch, Jim Beam Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s, Tanqueray, & Bacardi Rum & Captain Morgan. If you have a specific request (liquors or mixers), we will do our best to supply the bar with it.
What wines do you serve at weddings?
We will serve our Mount Pleasant Estates wine that include Vidal Blanc or Chardonel, Villagio, Vignoles, Brut, Chambourcin, St. Vincent, and Norton. We do exclude all Ports and our Merlot and Cabernet. We can bring in any of our retail wines if you’re wanting to include sweeter wine options.
How early can we get into the wedding suites?
If you’re having an afternoon ceremony, you’re welcome to start using the suites as early that morning as you need. The same goes for evening ceremonies, if there isn’t a ceremony taking place that afternoon. If there is a ceremony in the afternoon, the evening couple will not have access to the suites until 4:00PM.
What’s the latest our reception can go until?
Due to a city ordinance, music must cease at 11:00pm, so that’s the latest the party can go.
What is the deposit?
The Ceremony Only fee of $1,200 must be paid in full, up front to reserve the date. For ceremonies and reception, we’ll put together an invoice, and 25% of that will be due to hold your date. Both are non-refundable.
Can I bring in my own dessert?
Of course! Wedding cakes are not our specialty, so please have a bakery deliver our cake or bring it in yourself. If you’re going non-traditional, other desserts are welcome as well (donuts, candy bar, etc.)