There are many questions that come when planning a wedding.  While our team of wedding professionals would be happy to answer any of your questions, we put together a list of frequently asked questions to get you started.

Please contact our team directly when you are ready to discuss booking and planning your wedding.  Email us at [email protected], or call 928-204-4360.

Wedding Booking and Contract

  • How far in advance do you book weddings?
    • We can book a wedding as far in advance as you would like, but most couples are booking one year in advance.
  • How much is the deposit to hold a wedding at L’Auberge?
    • 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 and full payment will be due prior to the start of the wedding.
  • Does L’Auberge require a wedding planner?
    • Yes, a wedding planner is required. L’Auberge de Sedona offers the services of our experienced, on-site Catering Sales and Event Manager, who will help you and your wedding planner make all the arrangements for your special day. We have a full list of florists, disc jockeys and bands, limousine services, tent rentals, and many other products and services you may need that will make your event a unique expression of your personal style.
  • What is the food and beverage minimum?
    • A food and beverage 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 that will meet the minimums.
  • Can I bring in my own caterer?
    • 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.
  • Can I bring my own wedding cake?
    • 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.
  • What are the lodging requirements?
    • 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 2-8 rooms.
  • Do you offer a guest room block with a group discount?
    • Yes, for guests of any wedding held at L’Auberge we offer a discounted rate at L’Auberge and our sister hotel Orchards Inn.  The discount is set with the wedding contract. The wedding couple will be given a website link to the L’Auberge and Orchards 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.
  • Do you have a list of vendors you recommend?
    • 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.
  • Is there a price difference based on the day of the week or season?
    • 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.
  • Do you also contract Rehearsal dinners?
    • 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.
  • What is the time frame for the fall colors in Sedona?
    • Generally, the leaves begin to change colors the 2nd and 3rd week in November.
  • Can we have our wedding at the creekside restaurant?
    • Cress on Oak Creek only takes reservations up to 14 guests.
  • What is the price of the 5-bedroom Creekhouse?
    • The Creekhouse is a beautiful wedding venue with creek views that also has lodging. The price for the five guest rooms ranges from $2,500 to $5,000 per night depending on season and day of the week.
  • What is the latest time we can have an event at L’Auberge?
    • All outside event music must end by 9 p.m. based on L’Auberge and Sedona sound ordinances. All inside events must end by 11 p.m.
  • Can I have my dog at my wedding?
    • Yes, we are dog-friendly. Dogs are welcome at the ceremony; however, because of food and health safety, dogs are not allowed in the reception locations but are allowed in a guest room.
  • Are there any hidden charges?
    • 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.

Wedding Packages

  • Are the wedding packages customizable?
    • Yes, all the wedding packages are customizable based on your vision.
  • Are the menu options customizable?
    • 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.
  • Is an Officiant included in your packages?
    • No, we feel that the officiant is a personal choice for the wedding couple. However, we have a list of officiants that come highly recommended from past weddings that are included on our preferred vendor list.
  • Inner Circle Package: Does the package price include the ceremony and reception venue fee?
    • No, with the Inner Circle Package the ceremony and reception venue fee will be additional. All of our venue fees range from $500. to $3,000.  The venue fee includes the setup and take down and all the tables, chairs, standard linens, flatware, dishware, and glassware.
  • Inner Circle or Fairy Tale Packages: Are flowers and decorations included?
    • No, the Inner Circle and Fairy Tale Packages do not include any flowers or decorations. We will gladly give recommendations for local florists.

Wedding Venue Tours and Initial Meetings

  • Do you offer venue tours every day of the week?
    • 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.
  • Is a food tasting included in the venue tour?
    • L’Auberge does include a complimentary food tasting for the wedding couples who have contracted the Inner Circle or Fairy Tale packages, additional guests will incur a fee.
  • Is an appointment required for a venue tour?
    • Yes, for a personal venue tour, appointments are requested as we would like to set aside special time to spend with each wedding couple.
  • How long is a venue tour?
    • Usually about 1 hour.