Frequently Asked Questions

What is the rental fee and what does it include?

 

What is the building capacity?

  • 200 guest including the bridal party

 

What dates are available?

Is there a deposit and when are the payments due?

  • Yes. Our “save the date” initial payment is $500 and is due with signing of the contract.  50% of the remaining balance is due 6 months before the event date. The final payment/remaining balance is due 90 days from your event.

  • You are more than welcome to send more frequent, smaller payments as a way to create your own payment plan. However, full payments are still due by the specified dates. 

  • All monies paid are non-refundable.

 

How do I reserve a date?

  • To reserve a date, please email us at info@therusticcreek.com and say that you are ready to book your date. Dates are reserved on a first come first serve basis. The person that requests to begin the contract/booking process first will have “first dibs” on that date.

 

Do I need to schedule a tour or can I just stop by?

 

What is your alcohol and tobacco policy?

  • Rustic Creek is an alcohol-free facility. At no time will alcohol be permitted on the premises. We have had many couples choose to do an “after party” at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino located just 11 miles down the road from us in order to save money by not providing alcohol at their reception.

  • Smoking is allowed in the designated area just before crossing over the bridge into the main event area. This includes e-cigarettes/vaping.

 

Can we use our own vendors, caterers, DJs, etc?

  • Absolutely! We believe you should be the one to determine the details around YOUR big day! We are the facility host of your event, but you still plan out the details from decorating, to catering, flowers, music, dancing, and everything in between. We are happy to point you in the right direction and will work with your vendors to ensure a smooth experience for you and your guests.

Is there a food and beverage, or guest count minimum?

  • Absolutely not. Unlike some venues in our area, we have no food and beverage or guest count minimums. This allows you to choose catering options that fit best into your budget, and allows you to customize your choices to fit into what you see as your ideal wedding.

 

Will there be another wedding the same day?

  • No. We believe that each couples wedding day is special and we want to make sure that you get our staffs full focus and attention on that day.

 

Are there overnight accommodations nearby?

  • Yes. You have a variety of hotels to choose from within a 10 mile radius of Rustic Creek. Many will offer a discounted rate for room blocks if you have a large amount of out of town guests.

 

How many cars will your parking lot accommodate?

  • We can easily accommodate 100 vehicles.

 

Do you offer straight tables instead of round? 

  • We do have a small number of straight tables to be used as you wish, but most of your guests will be seated at our 72in round tables.

 

Do you provide table linens, cups, silverware, etc? 

  • No. We provide a beautiful venue, tables, chairs, and assorted décor for your special day. We can provide white linens for an additional fee.

 

What happens in case of rain?

  • Oklahoma weather can be crazy and unpredictable! Your ceremony and reception can both be hosted inside our new event center in case of inclement weather. We always have our couples give us 2 setup options. "Plan A" for beautiful weather, and "Plan B" in case Oklahoma has another idea for your wedding day. We ask for confirmation of preferred set up 24 hours in advance.

 

We plan to have our ceremony offsite, or only plan to have our ceremony at Rustic Creek.  Does your fee change?

  • Rustic Creek only hosts one event per day and our prices are set to reflect that decision. Therefore, we do not alter our prices or offer partial day rentals if you choose to host your ceremony or reception offsite.

 

Do you allow dogs onsite to play a part in our wedding day?

  • Being a family of animal lovers, we do allow dogs on site to participate in your special day. Dogs are allowed for the ceremony and pictures before or after. After the conclusion of photos the dog(s) will need to be kenneled or taken offsite. Dogs are not allowed in the event center (unless the ceremony is indoors) and must remain on a leash while on the property. Dogs must have a dedicated caretaker that is not the bride or groom.

 

What form of payment does Rustic Creek accept?

  • Our preferred form of payment is cash or check.

 

My preferred dates are unavailable. Do you have a cancellation waiting list?

  • We don’t have a waiting list due to the unpredictability of cancellations. However, if a date becomes available again it will be posted here.

 

What time will I have access to the venue to decorate?

  • You will have access to the venue at the time listed on your contract. We do not allow early arrival or drop off of items.

 

Do you include a "wedding day coordinator?"

  • While we do have at least one staff member onsite throughout your rental, we do not act as coordinators.  Our staff member is there to answer questions, assist in directing guests and vendors, be an extra hand for small tasks, etc. We are there to assist in making your special day run as smoothly and stress free as possible, but we do not perform all the duties that a professional hired "day of" coordinator does. 

 

Planning Questions

 

When is the next open house?  

  • Our open houses are designed for couples who have already had a private tour and those couples that are already booked with us. Our open house dates and RSVP form are found here.

 

If we choose the one day option, will we be able to access the location early to rehearse our ceremony?  

  • We do not offer rehearsals prior to your contracted rental time due to limited availability. We recommend planning to have a quick rehearsal at the beginning of your rental period or to plan a rehearsal offsite. Rehearsals are simple and quick if you have a trained officiant and an attentive bridal party. You are welcome to bring your officiant to one of our open houses so that they can understand the layout of our facility and assist in planning how the rehearsal should run. 

 

Can we have fireworks on the property? 

  • Rustic Creek does not allow fireworks of any kind, with the exception of a sparkler send off. Sparklers must be disposed of in provided containers.

 

Can vehicles be left overnight? 

  • We do not allow vehicles to be left overnight for any reason.

 

What time does the music need to end? 

  • Music must end no later than 10:30pm on weekends (Fri-Sun) and 9:30pm on weekdays (Mon-Thurs).

 

We are using a rental company.  Can they drop items off or pick them up outside of the rental period?  

  • We lock our gates when we do not have scheduled events and we do not always have staff available to open them throughout the day. Therefore, all vendor drop offs and pick ups must be done within your contracted rental time. Please make your vendors aware of this policy.

Are candles allowed? 

  • Yes. We do allow candles as long as the flame is fully enclosed within the holder and it is placed on a heat proof surface. This protects the guests, tables, and linens from accidental burns and spilled wax.

 

How many people can fit at a table? 

  • Our 72in round tables can fit up to 10 guests, but we recommend 8. This allows more elbow room for your guests and makes everyone more comfortable.

 

How far in advance do you need our final headcount? 

  • Two weeks 

 

 

 

Setup and Day-of Event Questions

 

Are outside snacks and trays permitted?

  • We do allow outside food and drink prior to guest arrival. Once guests begin arriving all food and drink should be disposed of or locked in the bridal dressing room.

 

What is the event clean-up process?

  • We provide a simple, detailed list of clean up responsibilities in our caterers prep area with all supplies provided. This includes removing all décor and personal items, sweeping indoor surfaces, mopping large spills only, placing trash in designated area, and picking up all trash or dropped items from grounds.

 

Can we take photos around the property on our wedding day?

  • Definitely, but please be sure to remain inside the property boundary. 

 

Can we nail decorations to the walls or hang things like streamers or lanterns from the ceiling?

Our family has spent lots of time and effort into making our venue a pristine and beautiful place to host your event. For this reason we have certain restrictions for hanging décor. We do not allow any nails or staples to hang décor inside or out. We also do not allow anything to be hung from the ceiling or light fixtures. Let us help you find a suitable way to display or hang your décor!

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