Find answers to frequently asked questions here!
RENTAL INFO, CAPACITY
Q: What does the clubhouse rental include?
A: Included - Clubhouse, patio/patio furniture, tables/chairs for up to 96 guests, bar seating for up to 12 guests, bar staff, use of surrounding law areas, Wi-Fi, 2 apple smart TVs, Pandora subscription radio, indoor/outdoor sound, restroom supplies, garbage receptacles and trash bags.
Q: When is my deposit and rental payment due?
A: Your deposit and half of your rental is due upon booking. The remaining half of your rental is due a minimum of 30 days prior to your event.
Q: What is the clubhouse seating capacity?
A: 108 maximum. 96 at tables, 12 at the bar.
Q: Is the patio included in the clubhouse rental?
A: Yes, the patio and surrounding lawn areas are included.
Q: Are the trails included in the clubhouse rental?
A: No, the trails are not included, however, if guest wish to use the trials during your visit, they are welcome to pay a $5 drop-in, sign a waiver and head out. Children are NOT aloud on the trails unless accompanied by an adult. There are 117 acres and 17 miles of trails. It is easy for children to get lost out there.
Q: Are the volleyball pits included in the clubhouse rental?
A: No. The volleyball pits must be rented separately if you wish to use them at your event.
Q: What are the guest table dimensions and how many tables are available?
A: The following tables are available for your use during your rental:
16 - six foot guest tables (dimensions 6'x3')
4 - four tall top tables (dimensions 4'x4')
1 - ten foot buffet table (dimensions 10'x3')
2 - eight foot buffet tables (dimensions 8'x3')
1 - eight foot picnic table (dimensions 8'x3.5')
4 round patio tables (dimensions vary, seating capacity 20)
Q: What kind of chairs do you have?
A: We have 96 tan metal folding chairs, 12 bar stools, 4 picnic table stools and 20 patio chairs.
Q: Can we have a wedding ceremony onsite but not rent the clubhouse?
A: No. The ceremony locations are all located within the Clubhouse Rental outdoor space therefore, you must rent the clubhouse if you are having a ceremony onsite.
Q: Does Fortitude provide a tent?
A: No. If you wish to add a tent for your event, you will be responsible for renting one. Exceptions include the Premium or Elite Wedding packages.
SETUP AND CLEANUP
Q: What time can we get in to setup?
A: Your rental time is a set block of time. Your setup and cleanup must occur during that time frame. If you rent a 6 hour block, your event should be a maximum of 4 hours leaving you an hour for setup and an hour for cleanup. If you need extra time for setup/cleanup, you can rent additional time at an hourly rate.
Q: Do we have to setup/teardown tables and chairs ourselves?
A: Most often there are tables and chairs setup but you are responsible for arranging them. You may have to bring out more or put some away to accommodate your guest count. We do ask that you place the chairs on the table tops at the end of your event so we can clean the floors.
Q: Can I bring stuff in and/or setup the night before my event?
A: If you would like to setup or bring items in the night before, you would need to rent the clubhouse for that evening.
Q: Can we come the next morning to clean up and remove our belongings?
A: No. If you would like to come back the next morning for cleanup, you will need to rent the clubhouse for that time.
Q: How long do I have for setup/cleanup?
A: Your setup and cleanup need to happen within your reservation block. If you have a 6 hour block, plan for your event to be a portion of that 6 hours leaving you time for setup and cleanup.
Q: Do we have to clean the clubhouse at the end of our event?
A: Yes. We ask that you leave the clubhouse in the state it was when you arrived. We will wipe down tables, clean the bathrooms and mop the floors for you but ask that you take care of cleaning up spills, sweeping up debris from the floors and placing garbage in the dumpster located on the property.
Q: Can I apply my security deposit toward the cost of the rental?
A: No. Your security deposit is a damage deposit and can not be applied to the rental price. As long as there is no damage to the property during your event, your deposit will be returned.
Q: Can we make our own food ie: potluck style?
A: No. All food brought in needs to be prepared in a licensed kitchen, by a licensed caterer, restaurant deli etc. You may choose any vendor you wish as long as they are licensed.
Q: Does Fortitude have catering services?
Q: Is there a refrigerator we can use to store food?
A: No. You will need to bring coolers/ice to store any food that needs refrigeration.
Q: Is there a catering prep area?
A: We do not have kitchen, however we have a sink available for use and a room that caterers may use to store, prep, serve food out of. They will need to bring their own tables and equipment for food prep.
Q: Does Fortitude provide dinnerware or table linens?
A: No. You are responsible for providing your own plates, napkins, silverware, dinner glasses and table coverings.
Q: Can we bring our own alcohol?
A: No. All alcohol on the premises is required to be purchased through Fortitude.
Q: Is there an additional fee for bar staff?
A: No. Bar staff is included in your rental for no additional fee.
Q: Can we choose to have the bar closed if we don't want alcohol served at our event?
A: No. You are renting an establishment with a liquor license. The bar is always open during event hours.
Q: Do you serve keg beer?
A: No. Our beer is served in bottles or cans.
Q: Can we bring in our own non-alcoholic beverages?
A: Yes, you are welcome to bring your own pop, bottled water, lemonade etc. You will need to provide coolers, ice, serving containers, cups etc. for anything you bring in. Our bar staff can not serve, refill or restock beverages your bring in yourself.