What are my options for a ceremony location?
Your ceremony site options include:
- A seated ceremony on our oceanfront lawn overlooking Nantucket Sound (up to 165 guests) is included in the package.
- A standing only ceremony on our riverside lawn overlooking Parker’s River (up to 85 guests) is included in the package.
- A seated ceremony on the beach (up to 165 guests) is available for an additional fee of $200 (flat rate).
What happens if we have bad weather?
The Oceanfront Pavilion is a tented structure that will protect your ceremony from the elements in case of inclement weather.
When should the ceremony begin?
If you are hosting your ceremony on-site, we recommend scheduling your ceremony to begin 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of your reception. As we only host one wedding per day we will work with you to customize your time line.
Is there a location to host our rehearsal dinner?
We are happy to assist with arrangements for your rehearsal dinner at the Red Jacket Beach Resort. We have a variety of dining options available for your event. Please consult your coordinator to discuss your plans.
May I bring my own wine/liquor to the reception?
Our liquor license does not permit guests to supply or serve their own alcohol. However, special orders may be requested. Please inquire with your wedding coordinator to discuss availability and cost.
What are the reception hours?
We suggest your Friday, Saturday or holiday wedding ceremony to begin prior to 5:00 p.m. Sunday wedding ceremonies may begin any time after 2:00 p.m. All receptions are limited to a maximum of five hours and must conclude by 11:00 p.m.
What is the minimum and maximum guest capacity for our wedding?
Our Saturday wedding receptions require a minimum of 100 guests and our Sunday through Friday receptions require a minimum of 75 guests (exclusive of children or vendors). The Wheelhouse Ballroom has a maximum capacity of 165 guests for a plated reception dinner and 150 for a buffet reception dinner.
I would like to have a tented wedding reception. Is that an option?
A tented reception is possible; however, due to a local noise ordinance, amplified entertainment (DJ, band, etc) is not permitted. Reception tent rental fees are not included in Red Jacket wedding packages. Please consult your wedding coordinator for more details.
Who is responsible for decoration and cleanup of the reception ballroom?
Resort staff will oversee the decoration and cleanup of the ballroom. Please provide your on-site coordinator with detailed instructions for all favors, escort cards, photographs, candles, miscellaneous decorations and guest book setup/placement. Candles, torches, sparklers, or any item with an unprotected open flame are not permitted on resort grounds. No nails, tacks or tape of any kind may be used for the installation of decorations to resort facilities, including the Oceanfront Pavilion. Florists/decorators may decorate the ceremony/reception site two hours prior to the scheduled start time. Arrangements may be made to store these items at the resort prior to and/or following your reception.
What are the options for coordinating table linens?
Though we include floor length white linens and napkins in our package, we are happy to assist with arrangements for custom linens. Please check with your coordinator approximately three months prior to the event to confirm an upgrade on all colored linens, pricing and availability.
Does the resort provide table numbers and table number holders?
Your on-site coordinator will provide table numbers and holders for your reception. However, if you wish to provide customized table numbers, we are happy to place them for you.
Are vendors provided with a meal?
We offer specially-priced vendor meals ($35 per vendor). Please be sure to include the number of vendors that will be served when submitting the final meal count for your reception.
When/where do the vendors usually eat?
The on-site coordinator will serve vendor meals at an appropriate time in a discrete location. We realize the importance of timing so as not to affect the vendor’s ability to provide his or her service. Your coordinator will consult with each vendor on arrival to finalize an appropriate time for meals.
Since the resort closes for the winter (November-March) how will my wedding planning be affected
Though the resort closes for the winter, our sales office is open year round. If you wish to visit the resort during the “off-season,” please schedule an appointment with your wedding coordinator.
How do we formally reserve our wedding date?
A letter of agreement is issued outlining deposit requirements, reception policies and procedures. A signed copy of the agreement and $1,000 deposit is due on a specified date to secure your wedding date.
What are the deposit and payment policies?
The initial deposit of $1,000 is due with the signed contract. An additional $4,000 deposit is due six months prior to the date of the reception. Both deposits are non-refundable / non-transferable. Final payment on an estimated bill is due ten days prior to the date of the reception. In the event of overpayment, Red Jacket Beach Resort will process your refund within 14 days.
Do my fiancé and I get to have a tasting before finalizing our entrée choices?
Absolutely! A complimentary tasting for up to 4 guests can be scheduled to help you finalize your wedding menu. The chef will prepare a sampling of hors d’oeuvres, your selection of two soups and salads and up to three entrées. Please contact your coordinator to book your tasting once you have determined which package you will choose. Tastings are available April through October.