L’Auberge de Sedona Wedding FAQs
There are many questions that come when planning a wedding—and we’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions to get you started. Please contact our team directly if you have any additional questions, and when you are ready to discuss booking and planning your wedding at L’Auberge de Sedona.
Wedding Booking & Contract
We can book a wedding as far in advance as you would like, but most couples are booking one year in advance.
Once the date and location of the wedding are set, a contract will be sent to the wedding couple with an initial deposit due, which is generally 35% of the estimated total wedding cost. The rest of the wedding cost will be broken out into additional deposits, with full payment due prior to the start of the wedding.
Yes, a wedding planner is required. L’Auberge de Sedona offers the services of our experienced, on-site Catering Sales and Event Manager to help you and your wedding planner make all the arrangements for your special day. We also have a full list of florists, disc jockeys and bands, limousine services, tent rentals, and many other products and services you may need to make your event a unique expression of your personal style.
An event minimum is an amount of money required to be spent to hold an event at each venue. This minimum is based on the number of guests able to fit in each venue and the time of year. Your catering sales manager will review any minimums that have been set, and discuss menu options to meet those minimums.
No, all food and beverage will be contracted through L’Auberge—the only exception being a wedding cake from a licensed vendor. Our executive chef has several menus for couples to choose from, and he would also be happy to work with you on a customized reception menu.
A wedding cake can be delivered to L’Auberge, as long as it is from a licensed and insured vendor. If a wedding cake is brought in from an outside vendor, there will be a $5 cake-cutting fee for our service team to cut, plate, and serve the wedding cake.
All of the venues at L’Auberge are in close proximity to guest rooms. Therefore, any venue with a reception has a minimum lodging requirement based on location. Most of the lodging requirements are between 5 – 6 rooms per night.
Yes, for guests of any wedding held at L’Auberge, we offer a discounted rate. The discount is set with the wedding contract. The wedding couple will be given a website link to the L’Auberge website that they can share with their guests. Rooms are based on availability, and the discount is off of whatever the rate is selling at the time of booking.
Yes, we do have a preferred vendor list for your consideration. We have worked with these vendors for years and all come highly recommended from past weddings.
Yes, we will gladly discuss any adjustments in price based on seasonality. Generally speaking, our lower season is January, February, March, July, August, and December.
Yes, we can plan and host a rehearsal dinner prior to your wedding or as a separate event. This can be done at L’Auberge or at our sister restaurant 89Agave Cantina.
Generally, the leaves begin to change colors the 2nd and 3rd week in November.
Based on L’Auberge and Sedona sound ordinances, all outside event music must end by 9:00pm, and all inside events must end by 11:00pm.
Yes, we are dog-friendly and dogs are certainly welcome at the ceremony and in a guest room. However, because of food and health safety, dogs are not allowed in the reception locations.
We strive to be transparent with all the charges associated with a wedding. Your catering sales manager will prepare a quote with all the charges associated with your event. Once your contract is signed, you will be assigned an event manager who will keep you apprised of any additional charges, including a final estimate prior to the wedding.
Yes, all the wedding packages are customizable based on your vision of your perfect day.
Yes, our chef would be happy to work with you on a customized reception menu. Please keep in mind this may incur an upgrade fee depending on the menu contracted.
No, we feel that the officiant is a personal choice for the wedding couple. However, we have a list of officiants who come highly recommended from past weddings, and are included on our preferred vendor list.
No, with the Inner Circle Package, the ceremony and reception venue fee will be additional. All of our venue fees range from $2,500 – $5,000 each, wedding couples can choose 1, 2, or more venues based on their vision and availability. The venue fee includes the setup and take down and all the tables, chairs, standard linens, flatware, dishware, and glassware.
No, the Inner Circle and Fairy Tale Packages do not include any flowers or decorations. We will gladly give recommendations for local florists.
Our wedding offerings have been created to highlight packages for 30 guests or more. We no longer offer wedding packages with fewer guests. Our wedding sales managers would be happy to explore our packages with you should you be interested.
Wedding Venue Tours & Initial Meetings
We will do our best to schedule a venue tour any day of the week. In the event that we are unable to schedule a personal venue tour, we will leave a packet at the front desk with a map and venue descriptions to use as a self-guided tour.
L’Auberge does include a complimentary food tasting for the wedding couples who have contracted the Simply Elegant, Inner Circle, and Fairy Tale packages. Additional guests will incur a fee.
Yes, for a personal venue tour, appointments are requested as we would like to set aside a special time to spend with each wedding couple.
It lasts usually about one hour.