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Frequently Asked Questions


What is your event capacity?

The elegant Lakeside Room at the Aurora Inn can accommodate up to 80 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 20 guests for a seated indoor meal and up to 50 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 20 guests at Rowland House, along with a two-night rental of its 10 guestrooms.

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 venue fee?

Our venue fee includes the use of Gratitude—our dedicated getting-ready space—a lakeside tented ceremony, our reception tent with dance floor, and use of our lakeside fire pit. This venue fee also includes our classic set of tables, chairs, linen, china, service ware, lighting, and a champagne toast for all guests.

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.


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