Guest Information

The address for Twin Gables Event Center is 26380 M-86, Sturgis MI 49091

The barn is a non-smoking/non-vaping facility.  There is a designated outdoor smoking area.  Marijuana is not allowed.  The barn is handicap accessible,

including the restrooms.  For the safety of our guests and neighbors, we do allow overnight parking to those who feel it is best not to drive.  Vehicles must be picked up by 10 a.m. the next morning.  No outside alcohol is permitted

on the grounds.  

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FAQ'S

What is the down payment?

A non-refundable half down payment is required at the time your event is scheduled.  The remainder is due 60 days before your event.

Is there a security deposit?

Yes, there is a $1000 security deposit due 30 days before any event.  At this time is when you pay for extra's that you would want and the $400 cleaning fee.

What payment is accepted?

We accept cash, check, certified check, and money orders.

Do i need to provide liability insurance?

Yes.  An event liability insurance policy is required from CL Van Deventer Agency in Sturgis Michigan.  It is set up for our venue already.  This needs to be done a week before your event.  Her number is 269-651-8066 or carrie@vanins.net.  Carrie will be happy to help you.

What time will I have access to the venue?

For single day events you are allowed access to the barn at 10 a.m. on the day of the event.  The deadline to be out is 11 p.m.  Of course exta time can be purchased beforehand to access earlier or stay later.  Music and bar stops at 10 p.m. 

Can I bring in my own caterer?

You are welcome to choose your own caterer.   Food must be fully prepared off-site, unless there is something like a food truck. 

Can I do my rehearsal at the venue?

Absolutely!  Rehearsals are allowed on the Thursday prior to your event and you will get one hour free of charge.  Rehearsals are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.  It is limited to outside, since set up might be happening inside the barn.  The barn will be locked.

Are linens and place settings provided?

We charge $5 per person for our white dry cleaned tablecloths (floor length), dinner plate, & silverware.  We charge an extra 50 cents per person for cloth napkins (black or white), 50 cents per person for a salad plate, and $1 per person for a glass goblets.

Can I bring my own alcohol?

We require that all alcohol be purchased and served by The Liquor Cabinet.  This includes rehearsals.  All alcohol must be served by a certified tam and tip and insured bartender.   Anyone under 21 is not allowed to be served alcohol.  Shots and drinking games are not allowed.  Pitchers or beer and bottles of wine are not allowed in the possession of guests or on guest tables.  No outside alcohol in the barn, parking lot or dressing rooms.

Can I bring my own decorations?

Please do!  We want your personal touch.  Decorations may not be nailed, glued, screwed, stapled, pinned, or taped to the barn or to the floor.  We allow painters tape.  We have eye-hooks throughout the barn and pergola for hanging.  Confetti, paint, hot glue, and glitter are not permitted.  Natural flower petals are permitted.  You will find that not much decor is needed at this venue.

What about 
Vendors?

Vendors must have a signed waiver that is provided with the contract for liability.  Proof of insurance  must also be provided before the event from vendors.  This both can be emailed, or mailed at least 7 days prior to the event.  A minimum coverage should have a limit of 1 million per occurrence & 2 million aggregate.  In addition, our venue must be listed as

additional insured on the policy.  Vendors include, but are not limited to, photographers, DJ's, live music & bands, videographers, caterers, florists, hair & makeup artist, horse & carriage, décor rentals, photo booths, wedding coordinators/planners. 

What about cleaning?

For during the event, we have you bus and scrape the dishes and silverware to the kitchen if you choose the dinnerware.  (This can be done by us for a $300 fee).  We do the washing.  We charge a $400 cleaning fee for the end of the event.  We have you remove all the garbage from the property and put it in the dumpster provided and remove all your things.  We do the rest.  

What about candles?

Fire is not allowed.   Fake candles are absolutely fine.

Rental Items

Anything we rent can not be brought on the property.

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