FAQs

Thank you for your interest in Palacio Maria Wedding and Events Venue as the location for your event.

Below are some FAQs that often arise when looking for a venue. We hope this information will be useful and help you make an informed decision. It is a very important occasion and we want everything to be perfect on your special day.

  • What are the steps required to book an event at Palacio Maria Wedding and Events Venue?
    To book an event at Palacio Maria you will first meet with our Event Coordinator.  Together, you will explore options and make decisions that will make your event truly special.   Once the agreement is reached a contract will be signed to reflect the details agreed upon.  At the time of the booking, 25% of the total must be paid.  Within one week of the event, 75% of the total cost must be paid.  Seven days before the event takes place, all associated costs must be paid.  When renting all or part of Palacio Maria Wedding and Events Venue the price of the use, set-up, and break-down of needed tables and chairs is included.  Five-foot diameter round tables and six-foot rectangular tables are available; each of which seats ten people.  White or black tablecloths and chair covers are also provided.
  • Do you require that we use vendors from an approved list or can we use our own?
    We have requirements for catering, bartenders, rentals, and lighting companies. We do not require the use of a particular vendor for wedding coordinators, cake bakers, photographers, and florists so those may be chosen on your own.

 

  • Do you offer Catering and Bar services?
    We offer professional full-service catering, delicious menus, and bar service. We have three meal options available:

    • Fajita Buffet:
      Beef and chicken fajitas served with rice, beans, tortillas, chips and salsa.
    • Chicken Alfredo:
      Chicken and pasta served with salad, mashed potatoes and your choice of broccoli or asparagus.
    • Maria’s Chicken Breast:
      Grilled chicken breast topped with mushroom cream sauce, served with mashed potatoes, and your choice of broccoli or asparagus.

Each of the meals above can be provided for per person.   The meal price includes drinks (sodas, ice tea, coffee, and water), glassware, silverware, porcelain plates and cloth napkins.  Alternatively, you can make arrangements to have food brought in from other establishments.

  • Do you offer wine, beer or alcoholic beverages?
    Our alcoholic beverage permit allows us to serve wine, beer, and mixed alcoholic beverages. Unfortunately, this type of permit prohibits us from allowing you to bring in your own alcoholic beverages for your guests.  We are happy to offer the following to you:

    • Imported and Domestic beer
    • Margaritas (with lime)
    • Mango, Strawberry or Peach Margaritas
    • Pinot Grigio Wine (bottle)
    • Martinis (per gallon)
    • Tropical Punch (per gallon)
    • Negotiated arrangements can also be made for cash bar services.

 

  • Does Palacio Maria allow on-site catering from other food vendors?
    Yes, with our pre-approval.

 

  • Security, Insurance, and Parking
    For most events, uniformed security officers will be required.  There is a $200 event charge for this service.  In addition, most events will require “Day of Event” liability insurance.  We can arrange this insurance for you for $150 per event or you may obtain this coverage on your own.  If more than 110 cars are anticipated for the event, we require that you pay for one or more parking attendants at a rate of $25 per hour.

 

  • Can we use sparklers for our departure?
    Fireworks are not permitted with the exception of sparklers which can ONLY be used with our pre-approval.  Weather conditions and respect for our residential neighbors will impact our decision on this matter.

  • Can our Band/DJ play music outside?
    Outdoor acoustic music may be allowed.  Amplified music is permitted inside the Ballrooms and on Patio de Lynn with prior arrangement.

  • What are the rules regarding decorations?
    You can bring in your own décor, but it can only be installed in a way that will not damage our facility. No staples, tacks, tape, glue guns or nails can be used.

  • Are we responsible for the clean-up at the end of our event?
    If we provide the food and alcohol, we will do the clean-up for you.   If you use outside vendors, the caterers and bartenders are responsible for bussing tables, removing trash, cleaning up spills on the floor and the kitchen (if used).  Your vendors must deposit all trash in our on-site dumpster.

  • What hours is Palacio Maria available?
    Evening events include a 9-hour use of all or part of Palacio Maria starting at 3:00 pm and ending by 12:00 am (midnight) at which time the facility must be vacated.  Luncheon and other mid-day events can also be arranged.

 

  • Does the 9-hour block of time include set-up and clean-up?
    Yes, it does. If you need additional time for clean-up or extra time for your band to break down after the wedding you can purchase one-hour increments at $400 per hour.

 

  • Optional services and enhancements you may wish to consider for your event, and which we can arrange for you:
    • Decorations
    • Projector
    • Mariachi Band
    • Photography
    • Videography
    • Linens
    • Cake
    • Flowers
    • Limousine
    • Waitstaff
    • Disc Jockey
    • Parking Attendant
    • Valet Parking

 

  • I’m a Wedding/ Quinceañera industry vendor, how do I get on your preferred vendor list?
    It is common for our clients to ask for suggestions for wedding professionals. Please submit your information with a list of reviews and referrals. We would be happy to recommend your services if your company is a good fit for our guests.