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Wedding Faq

What does an average wedding cost at Acqualina?
We offer different wedding packages to customize the needs of each bride and groom. We will be happy to send you our packages for your review.

Does Acqualina provide anything for the ceremony/reception?
Your wedding package provides banquet and high topped cocktail tables, chairs, tiki torches, candles, and a selection of linens. All necessary city permits are also provided.

What are the event venues capacity levels?

  • The Mediterranean Room accommodates up to 120 people for sit-down dinner 
  • The Great Lawn accommodates up to 200 people for sit-down dinner
  • The Front Lawn accommodates up to 120 people for sit-down dinner
  • The Recreational Pool accommodates up to 80 people for sit-down dinner and up to 150 people for reception

What is the average tent cost?
Tents could range from $6,000 to $20,000 depending on the size, style and other special requests. There is also a tenting city permit ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

Is there anyone that will be assisting me throughout the wedding planning process?
We have a catering manager to help guide you through every step of the process. If you are working with your own wedding planner, we will partner with them to ensure a flawless event.

Will there be anyone to assist me with any last minute needs and/or requests the day of the wedding?
Throughout the day, you will have the assistance of the banquet manager and catering manager to make sure all your needs are met.

Do you have any specific vendors that must be used?
We will provide a preferred vendor list upon booking. If you choose an outside vendor, they must be approved by the hotel to work on the premises.

Does Acqualina provide the wedding couple with a complimentary bridal suite?
A complimentary room is provided for the bride and groom the night of their wedding based on the wedding package that is chosen.

Is there a special room rate available for my guests?
Discounted room rates are offered for a minimum of 10 rooms.

Do you offer outdoor reception venues?
We have several oceanfront, poolside and indoor venue options.

Do you provide hair and makeup services?
Hair and makeup services can be provided on site by VOI salon or you may choose a vendor from our preferred list.

What is the process for obtaining a marriage license?
Couples wishing to be married in Florida must obtain a license at any County Clerk’s Office within the State. No blood test is required. A waiting period of three days applies to Florida residents, but no waiting period is required for out-of-state guests. Proper identification is necessary, such as a valid driver’s license with photograph, or a passport. Copies of applicable divorce decrees are required. Both bride and groom must be present to obtain the license. The fee for the marriage license will be issued immediately and must be used within 60 days. Information may be obtained from Dade County.
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Do you offer Kosher menus?
We do offer Kosher style menus as well as work with Kosher caterers that are on our preferred vendor list.

In case of bad weather, do you provide any backup venues?
An indoor back up space will be included for every aspect of your wedding.

Is Valet Parking available?
Event parking rate is $8.00 per car and can be hosted or charged to each individual guest upon departure.

Does my wedding package include a tasting?
Tastings may be scheduled 30-60 days prior to your event on a weekday. Acqualina offers a complimentary tasting on the first Thursday or each month for up to 2 people. Private tastings can also be arranged for a fee. Tastings must be scheduled 2 weeks in advance.

Do you offer wedding rehearsals?
Wedding rehearsals are offered before the wedding date. The bride and groom can coordinate the date with the catering manager.

Do any of the wedding packages include a children’s menu?
Children under 2 are complimentary. A special menu can be provided for children of ages 2-12 for $65.00. Children over the age of 12 will be charged at regular menu price less the bar price.

Is a wedding cake included in the wedding packages?
All the wedding packages includes a custom wedding cake or cupcakes from Ana Paz Bakery, either Fondant or Buttercream. The cake size is based on the guarantee number of guests. The wedding package price does not include fresh flowers, cake topper, monogram topper or cake stand. These items can be provided for an additional charge.

Are there any additional fees?
On site ceremony fee is $2,500.00 plus 7% tax, includes event city permit and white wood folding chairs. Bartender Fee is $200.00 per bartender, 1 bartender per 75 guests. Chef attendant fee is $200.00. Outdoor event permit fee is $150.00.

Can I extend the time of my reception?
Yes, you can extend the time if you would like. Any additional costs will be based on the wedding package that was chosen.

Are taxes and gratuities included in the package prices?
The prices do not include all taxes and gratuities. Gratuity is subject to a 22% taxable service charge and all Food and Beverage is subject to 9% sales tax. All other charges are subject to a 7% sales tax.

What is the charge for an additional bartender?
If you choose to have an additional bartender, the charge is $200.00 per bartender

How early can the vendors come to set up for the reception?
The vendors can arrive 3 hours prior to start time to begin setting up.

What are the types and sizes of the tables used for the reception?
We offer round tables in 36”, 60” and 72”. We do not own square or royal tables but would be happy to rent them for an additional charge.

Would I be able to extend the time of the open bar?
The bar can be extended the night of the event based on the per person price which will be detailed according to your package. The bar will be charged based on the guaranteed number of guests, plus tax and gratuity. There will also be a small labor fee for the overtime of the staff, based on the amount of time extended.
Amplified music must end by 11pm for outdoor events.

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