How many guests can the cottage accommodate?
We are comfortable with events with up to 250 guests in attendance. We do have a 50 guest minimum for a Saturday wedding in season.
We are an event and catering space only and do not have any overnight accommodations on site. However we do work closely with Double Tree by Hilton in Atlantic Beach and their are many other fantastic accommodations in the area for out of town guests!
Is parking available on site?
Yes! We can fit roughly 25 cars in our grass lot next to the Cottage. We also have a small amount of overflow parking in our restaurant lot located across the street. We do highly suggest the use of uber, lyft, taxis, etc.
The day of our event, our staff will be outside assisting guests with parking.
Are we required to use your catering services?
Yes. We have a health inspected commercial kitchen and all N.C. liquor licenses. We are required to provide all food and beverages served and consumed at and on the property of the Celebration Cottage. Our chef, Denise will work closely with you to customize a menu for you. She will go over all of your food and beverage options with you, after you have booked your date!
Can I tour the venue before booking my date?
Absolutely! We love showing off the Cottage, it's our pride and joy! Tours are booked by appointment only, but we do have a very flexible schedule. We have multiple team members who can give you the grand tour! We are also happy to set up tours via FaceTime if you can't make it to the beach!
How do I go about booking my date?
Our team will work closely with you to show you what we have to offer. After proposals are narrowed down, tours are complete, and your heart is set on our venue, we will have you sign a contract and pay a deposit. Our deposit is $2000.00 and is non refundable. We then ask for 10% of your current balance to be paid every three months. Final head count and payment is due 14 days prior to your event.
Are we required to have a wedding coordinator?
Yes, Celebration Cottage requires all Package 1 weddings to have a licensed wedding coordinator on their team. Our fabulous contracted wedding coordinator Zena, with Knot a Second Thought is the best of the best! If you choose not to go with Zena you will be required to have a licensed coordinator sign our coordination agreement.
Our all inclusive package (Package 2) includes Knot a Second Thought's services. Zena and her team are one of the biggest assets you can have during your planning process, she will take your dream day to the next level!
What is your back up plan for when the winds get high and the rain starts to roll in?
We are now more prepared than ever with a state of the art pergola from Premier Patio Concepts. Our pergola has built in lights and heaters and a slotted roof that can open and close with the touch of a button! It will also have sides that can be adjusted up or down, individually or simultaneously. We've always been a team that moves quick on our feet and goes with the flow, but now we will have absolutely no problem going form outside party to inside party with in seconds! More pictures coming soon!
When booking our wedding day, will we have access to the Celebration Cottage all day?
When booking your wedding with the Cottage, you will be granted access to the venue from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm, with a reception time of 5 hours. We do have two changing spaces on site and you and your wedding party are welcome to enjoy the space throughout the day. All amplified music does have to end by 11:00 pm.