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Frequently Asked Questions

Please be in touch at 315.364.8829 or if you don’t find answers to your questions below.


What is your event capacity?

The elegant Lakeside Room at the Aurora Inn can accommodate up to 90 guests. From May through October, events for up to 200 guests can be accommodated at the Aurora Inn under our soaring white Sperry sailcloth tent.

Rowland House can accommodate 22 guests for a seated meal, up to 50 guests for informal indoor dining, and up to 75 guests for a tented meal on the home’s lakeside lawn. We require the use of our graceful white sailcloth tent for events of over 50 guests at Rowland House.

When will I make my menu choices? Can I do a tasting?

We are delighted to schedule your tasting after you sign your contract. Menu selections must be completed 60 days prior to your event and we will detail all arrangements for you to approve. All prices are subject to change (up to a 3% increase) up to 60 days prior to your event. We do not permit outside food or beverage at Inns of Aurora events with the exception of wedding cakes.

Are there time restrictions on events?

Wedding receptions may last up to six hours and must end by 11:00 p.m., per village noise regulations. All other events may last up to four hours and must also end by 11:00 p.m.

Do you offer room blocks?

All weddings at the Aurora Inn must reserve all ten guestrooms the night of the wedding and may block additional guestrooms. Rowland House and Wallcourt Hall are popular additions—we are delighted to guide and assist you through this process.

Do you have restrictions regarding décor?

No décor may be affixed to any portion of our tents, the walls of our buildings, or the historic murals in the Lakeside Room. To preserve our lawns, we do not permit rose petals or any items staked into the ground. We do not permit fog or smoke machines, and per village regulations do not permit fireworks.

Can we host our rehearsal dinner and welcome party in Aurora?

We’d be delighted to help you plan both or either! We offer an extensive array of venues (including Rowland House, Aurora Cooks!, the Fargo Bar & Grill, and the Lakeside Room at the Aurora Inn) to make each gathering during your wedding special and distinctive.

Do you have a food and beverage minimum or a venue fee?

Please see our pricing page for up-to-date details on our minimums and fees.

Do you require a deposit?

We require a non-refundable deposit, which is applied toward the total cost of your wedding experience. The final balance of your event is due upon conclusion of your event. All deposits are non-refundable.

Sara Brown, Director of Sales

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I’d love to help plan your special day!

— Sara Brown, Director of Sales