Frequently Asked Questions
- Am I able to use any vendor I choose for my wedding at Fields at Skycrest?
Yes of course. We provide clients with a preferred vendors list but you are welcome to bring in your own vendors of choice. Our only requirement is that you have an insured wedding coordinator/planner and a licensed caterer for your event to make everything run smoothly the day of your wedding.
- How far in advance does your venue book dates?
We typically book one year to a year and a half in advance for prime Saturdays in the Spring and Fall months. As we progress, you will be able to look at our calendar to see available dates. However, for the most accurate information, please contact us to confirm availability for your date at firstname.lastname@example.org
- When will our wedding rehearsal be?
The date of your complimentary rehearsal is typically the day before your event. The exact time will be determined when you have your final appointment with the owner 30 days from your event. We will be as accommodating as possible.
- We want to bring in our own alcohol. How do I go about that?
North Carolina ABC commission supplies LIMITED SPECIAL OCCASION permits for this type of event. Please refer to their website and instructions to obtain your permit and consult your caterer.
- We love your venue but are still deciding. Can you hold our date for us?
Our bookings are on a first come, first serve basis. Your date will be secured with the receipt of a signed contract and a 50% deposit. If you have verbally committed that you would like to book our venue, you will have seven days from the time you receive the contract to review and provide us with your contract and deposit. In fairness to all, we will not hold your desired date beyond seven days without the signed contract and deposit.
- What types of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, check, and major credit cards. There is a 4% service fee for credit card transactions.
- Are there any accommodations for my guests nearby?
Yes, there are great hotels and restaurants just 15 minutes away in the Mooresville area. Your guests may also look into VRBO for lakeside houses or condos for rent for a local experience.
- Can I bring decorations and set up things for my wedding when I come to the rehearsal?
You are welcome to store things in a locked storage room but decorations and setting up should not begin until you arrive the day of your event. You will have one complimentary hour to perform your rehearsal unless you have booked the venue for your rehearsal dinner as well. You and your vendors will have access starting at 8 am on event day.
- Can you accommodate events other than weddings?
Yes, we love weddings but our space is also perfect for corporate parties and meetings, rehearsal dinners, retirement parties, class reunions, memorial services, anniversary celebrations, etc.
- Does the staff at Fields at Skycrest set up and break down tables and chairs?
Yes, our staff will set up ceremony chairs, reception tables and chairs the morning of your event. The number and placement of tables and chairs will be decided at your final meeting 30 days from your event. A diagram will be provided with the placement discussed so that everyone is on the same page the day of the event. Any changes to the final plan would need to be made in writing.
- This will be a destination wedding for many of my guests, are there things to do in the area?
Yes, with Mooresville being named Race City USA and with the proximity to Lake Norman there are lots of choices for exploring the racing industry, water sports, outdoor activities, etc. Please see Welcome LKN for more information.
- Do we need to buy liability insurance?
We require that each event purchase liability insurance. Many policies are affordable (around $150-500) and offer peace of mind for couples and their families when hosting such a special day.
- When do I have to make a decision about a backup weather plan?
Every couple wants perfect weather for their special day. However, sometimes Mother Nature does not cooperate. Since our staff has to set up all of the ceremony chairs the day of the event, clients must make a decision by four hours prior to ceremony on the day of the wedding.
- We hope to have an outdoor ceremony. What are our other options if it rains or extreme temperatures occur?
We love our covered "Gathering Place" that has space for 300+ seated guests. It’s the best of both worlds. You have the beauty of the outdoors but don’t have to worry about rain or extreme heat on a summer day. There are also beautiful fireplaces inside and outside that would make gorgeous backdrops for ceremony.
- What’s Included in the Rental Fee?
Fields at Skycrest is a full service venue. We offer onsite parking, indoor and outdoor ceremony space, climate controlled reception space, additional space for cocktail hour, space for coat check if desired, large fireplaces inside and outside, built in bar space, beautifully appointed suites for the girls and guys, reception tables, chairs (specialty chairs can be provided for an upcharge), and use of our sister company, Willow Branch Flowers and Design’s décor/inventory.
We do not provide food/catering, bartending, photography, music/entertainment, or wedding planning services. However, we do provide you with a preferred vendors list that we feel confident will provide you with professionals who will give you exceptional service. Willow Branch Flowers and Design provides exclusive in house floral design, but clients are welcome to bring in their own florist. We do not provide wedding planning services, but we do require couples to have an insured wedding planner for the day of the event. A staff member or owner will be on site at the venue throughout the event for any questions or concerns that may arise.
- Do you book multiple events on the same day?
No, we do not book multiple events on the same day. You have booked the venue for the entire day. You will have access to the venue from 8 am until 12 midnight. There could be tours or photo sessions during the morning of your event, but they would not have access to the dressing suites if occupied.
- What is the cost for renting the venue?
Please email us at info@fieldsat skycrest.com and we will provide you with current pricing. With Saturday being the most coveted day, the fee for Saturday events is higher than Friday or Sunday events.
- What is the closest airport for out of town guests?
Charlotte Douglas International is the largest and closest airport to the property just 45 minutes away. However Greensboro has Tri-Cities Regional Airport and Asheville Regional Airport is a consideration for those wanting to make a vacation out of it. Local general aviation airports are also close by.