If you are celebrating your ceremony with us, you are guaranteed a one hour rehearsal time. The exact time of rehearsal is determined one month prior to your event date, but with very few exceptions easily accommodated the day prior.
Your rental time is the time in which you have access to the venue on the day of your event. The event time is the time during which your event occurs. We require at least two hours between the start of your rental time and the start of your event be reserved for set-up and at least one hour between the end of your event time and the end of your access time be reserved for clean-up. If you would like to add additional hours to your rental, you may do so at $200 an hour.
Yes. In this case we would do a room flip, where the ceremony is changed over into the reception setup during the cocktail hour. Your caterer is responsible for placing the tables and chairs and setting up the
food service and your planner/coordinator/day-of-contact is responsible for the decor during the flip. Guests can enjoy cocktail hour in our downstairs ballroom while the main chapel area is being flipped over for the reception.
Candles with live flames are permissible if they are within a container, and the flame does not extend over the top of the container. If you are hanging items from the walls, CommandTM strips (no mark) are required. Nailing, glitter, confetti, and birdseed are not allowed.
We highly recommend, but do not require, that you hire a professional planner/day of coordinator. We do have an excellent list of local coordinators and planners who would be happy to assist you on your day.
If you choose not to hire a planner, we do require that you appoint a day-of contact on your end who will be the primary contact for our facility team. This person is responsible for certain necessary tasks on your wedding day.
You are welcome to bring in any professional vendor for services, with the exception of catering and alcohol /bar service. We require that you choose a caterer on our Exclusive Catering List, which can be found on the first page of our Preferred Vendor List. This list has been curated over the years to include vendors that continually provide excellent service to our guests. Most of the caterers on our list provide bartending services. Other bartending companies must be approved in advance by All Saints Chapel.
You can obtain alcohol through the caterer, hire a bartending company to supply alcohol, or provide
your own alcohol and have the caterer provide a bartender to serve it. You will need to apply for a
“Limited Special Occasion License” from the North Carolina ABC Commission only if liquor is being served. You will need a pre-approved licensed and insured bartender to serve all alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, cocktails).
Definitely! We ask that all sparklers be used completely outside of the venue.
During the standard rental time, the last hour is dedicated to personal/vendor cleanup. During this time, the caterer is responsible for stripping linens, racking flatware, china, and glassware, and placing all rental items in the appropriate pickup area. They are also responsible for removing trash and catering items and for spot sweeping the prep kitchen. You/your planner are responsible for removing and cleaning all items that you brought with you the same day of the event. No items may remain overnight. You do not need to break down the tables and chairs provided by the facility as we take care of your setup and breakdown of those items.
We have two designated handicap parking spots in our lot right beside the chapel and a ramp into the main chapel area. However, our downstairs ballroom is accessible via stairs only.
With your rental, you have access to the parking lot beside the chapel, and guests can also find parallel parking spots along the street. On weekdays after 6pm and on weekends, you and your guests will have access to the parking lot across the street next to the fire station on South East Street.
The Sheraton, The Marriott, and The Residence Inn are great options and are the closest hotels to the venue. Longleaf, Origin, and the Guest House are other nearby options. See Location page for links to these accommodations.