Frequently Asked Questions

Are we allowed to bring in our own decorations?

Absolutely! We only ask that you do not alter any of our items with your decorations. We also ask that you not nail into our walls, or do anything that will leave permanent marks. Bring all personal items in storage bins, labeled, please.

How many events do you host a day?

At Lithia Acres we only host one wedding each day to ensure that each couple’s event is special and receives our full attention.

Who sets up the tables, chairs and decorations that the venue provides?

We do! Our set-up team will follow the layout you designed and will set up any of our tables, chairs or decorations.

Are there overnight accommodations nearby?

Riverbend Retreat
Bed & Breakfast with multiple houses

Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa/Riverview/Brandon
20-25% off Best Available Rate for Lithia Acres

Can we have our engagement pictures taken at your venue?

Absolutely! When you book with us, you are given access to the property for your engagement pictures at a time that is scheduled in advance. That’s another perk of hosting your special day with us!

Miscellaneous Details

We deeply care about the safety of our guests and the communities in which our venue is located, along with following all local, state and federal laws.

(1) Alcohol can only be served by a properly licensed bartender from our preferred vendor list (you can self-serve drinks in the ready rooms.

(2) No alcohol can be brought into the reception by guests

(3) You can obtain an event insurance policy; they usually cost about $250 but they protect you in so many ways. It’s worth it!

(4) You will be liable for any damage or theft by your guests.

(5) Reception must end at 10PM due to the noise ordinances.

Directions:

To reach Lithia Acres, take Lithia Pinecrest Road to Bryant Road, left on Thompson Road until it ends on Hinton Ranch Road (dirt private path).

Parking attendants will assist with parking.

Attire Advice:

Ceremony will be held outdoors on grass. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held inside the Barn. Please note that our venue has gravel and a natural terrain path to the reception. We encourage you to wear whatever footwear you find agreeable, including sandals, booties, and wedges, or heels.

Can vehicles be left overnight?

Yes; safety first. However, please keep in mind that Uber/Ride Share should be set up as much in advance as possible. The later the night, the harder it is to secure a ride where we are nestled.

Design Sessions:

These are scheduled based on your wedding date. Having a session too far out from your wedding is counterproductive. Please trust the process; we have your best interests at heart. The design session can last upwards of 90 minutes and will touch on every detail.

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

We are dog friendly, with some specific stipulations. Dogs are allowed (only with pre-approval by Marianne) at the ceremony site and during pictures. Dogs must be on a leash and someone must pick up your furry friend after the ceremony. We have preferred vendors that offer this service.

How large is the space?

44 x 72 – 3,168 square feet

To Go Boxes:

Catering is unable to provide to-go boxes. However, we can box leftovers with any boxes you provide to us.

Caterers are afraid if they leave you the leftovers, there is a chance you’ll store or transport the food improperly and contract a food-borne illness.

Caterers are worried the food will taste less appealing the next day (or week) when you reheat it, and you’ll form a lower opinion of the caterer’s quality.

How do I manage gratuity?

Our all-inclusive contract states that tips are already included. You may find, however, some people go out of their way to make your day extra special and save you unnecessary stress on your wedding day! They just deserve a special “thank you” that is perfectly expressed in the form of a monetary reward. Please reach out to Marianne for recommendations.

Can you hang items from the chandeliers?

Yes – please see your Planners for details.

Things to know about alcohol:

We do allow alcohol in the wedding ready-suites.
Shots are not allowed to be served (nor doubles) during the reception.
No outside alcohol can be brought by guests.

Parking:

Parking is located through the second gate. You will pass through the main gate and follow the gravel path through the second gate. Immediately to your right will be a large grass field. Five rows of parking will be available. Please “hug” your neighboring car so we can fit all our guests.

It is very important that anyone staying for the wedding is in the appropriate parking spaces where we have lighting.
When your guests are arriving, parking attendants will be in place.

Drop Off
If you need to unload please feel free to do so. We will be onsite to help direct.
Bridal Suite – Drop off far right of house near white french doors
Grooms Den- Drop off on roundabout near water fountain
Barn- Drop off behind the barn, left at the fork in the road. Enter at back gate

Glam Squad – Ready team
Makeup and hair artists can park at the front of the property near the office or on the roundabout. They depart before guests arrive.

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