Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is on-site catering available?
On-site catering is not offered at Acadian Village. You are encouraged to use your preferred caterer or self-cater for the reception.
Q: How much setup/clean-up time will I have before/after the wedding?
The first hour for setup is free. Extra setup time may be purchased at $100/hr and is subject to availability. You will have 1 hour after the reception ends to clean up and clear out any personal items brought in for the reception. 30 minutes of move out for the Chapel.
You can schedule your setup time when scheduling your event.
Q: Are there any rules and regulations I need to know?
We do not allow glass beer bottles on site. Wine, champagne and liquor bottles are permitted behind the bar only. Absolutely no beer bottles. Also, open flames are prohibited in the Village. Open flame candles are not allowed; this includes unity candles. Battery operated, LED candles are an acceptable substitution.
Decorations such as confetti, glitter, artificial rose/flower petals, sparklers, tiki torches and mini-hot air balloons are prohibited from the venue. Other restrictions apply. Renter will be provided with list of regulations upon contract signing.
Q: Can I have a Catholic wedding in the chapel?
The chapel is not a consecrated Catholic building of worship and therefore, is not recognized as a commissioned building by the Catholic diocese to conduct a Catholic ceremony. The New Hope Chapel is a non-denominational building.
Q: What do I need to do to reserve my wedding date?
We require a refundable deposit and signing of a contract to secure the date. The balance will be due at least 90 days prior to the wedding. Payment of balance can be paid in installments. As long as no damage is caused in our facilities on the day of the wedding, you will receive the deposit by mail 2–3 weeks after the wedding. Please note that if you cancel the event, we will keep 100% of the deposit. Any portion of the balance paid can be refunded upon cancellation if notification is sent to the Administrative Staff at least 90 days prior to the event. If cancellation occurs within the 90 day timeframe, deposit and balance will be kept by Acadian Village. Postponements will be addressed on a case by case basis.
Q: Can I schedule a walk-through to view the venues I am interested in renting?
Absolutely! Self-guided venue tours are available during General Store business hours: Monday–Saturday between 10am and 4pm.
Just check in at the General Store upon your arrival
Guided venue tours are available upon appointment.
Q: I am planning a site visit at the village. Is there anything I should bring with me?
Yes, on possible rainy days, please bring an umbrella and wear shoes (preferably boots) that can be resistant to water. On sunny days, we recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes. If you have a wedding planner, close friend or someone who will be making the wedding decisions with you, please feel free to bring them along to your site visit. Bring your camera or cell phone to photograph the venues that you are interested in renting in case they are not able to attend. If there are events scheduled, some rentals may not be available for viewing. We encourage you to call ahead to ensure all rentals will be available for viewing.
Q: Does the rental include tables, chairs, linens, and decorations?
The Stutes Store rental includes ten 5ft. round tables with 8 chairs each, for a total seating count of 80 guests (maximum occupancy is 150 for the building). Extra tables for catering setup, cake display, gifts, photos, guestbook, and other items are available. We provide four 6ft. oblong tables, one 4ft. oblong table, and one 8ft. oblong table. The Stutes also features a large kitchen with appliances, separate bar area, and charming front patio.
The Pavilion rental includes 25 picnic-style tables with matching benches for seating up to 120 guests. The tables are not required for use. Clients are encouraged to rent tables and chairs if they wish. These tables may also be used for catering and other setup. The Pavilion features an open-air view of the Village, a large stage ideal for a band, and plenty of space for a dance floor, photo booth, photo/guest book display, and more. If you choose to rent additional tables and chairs from one of our preferred vendors, the pavilion has capacity to seat over 350 people.
Linens and decorations are not provided by Acadian Village and are the responsibility of the renter.
Q: What am I responsible for with the rental? Will I need to clean up the facility?
You are responsible for all personal items including decorations, catering supplies, beverages, entertainment, linens, etc. An event attendant will be on-site for the duration of your event to assist with requests, tend the restrooms, empty waste containers, sweep/mop, and break down tables and chairs.
Q: May I choose the ceremony start time?
You may choose the time of your ceremony, depending on availability. You will have 1 hour for the ceremony, followed by a 4-hour reception (with a package). Please note that weddings are not scheduled simultaneously with pavilion events due to noise factor.
Q: Is the chapel climate controlled?
Yes, unlike the days of original Acadian chapel, this building is climate controlled with central air conditioning and heat.
Q: Do you have a preferred vendors list available?
We do provide our Preferred Vendors list to clients upon request at the time of contract signing. Our list includes caterers, wedding planners, musicians, ministers/justices of the peace, photographers, florists, and other local vendors.
Q: I would like to proceed with booking my event. Can I just drop by the village and sign the paperwork?
So that our staff can give you their complete and undivided attention, we request that consultations be scheduled in advance. You may book your appointment by contacting Kristen at email@example.com or 337-981-2364.
Saturday consultations can be scheduled but are based on availability. Please note consultations are scheduled only after you have made your site visit.
Q: Can I Bring my Pet on the Property?
Only registered service animals are allowed on village property.