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Frequently Asked Questions

How many people can the venue accommodate?

The reception hall can accommodate up to 170 guests depending on your set up choice.  If having a buffet, then up to 150 guests.

For larger parties, we recommend our spacious lawn for a beautiful tent wedding. 

How do I reserve The Grove?

A $500 deposit is required to reserve your event date.   

Do I need Liability Insurance for my event?

Yes, the Renter is responsible for getting their own Liability Insurance for their event at The Grove.

Where can my guests stay?

Oneonta and Cooperstown, NY are short drives from The Grove.  There are a number of hotels and rental properties all within a 15-30 minute drive.

Can I have my ceremony at The Grove?

Yes!  The Grove has both indoor and outdoor ceremony options.  The non-denominational chapel is available year round and can be decorated to fit your style/theme.  

We have several outdoor options for ceremony sites as well.  Large, spacious lawns surrounded by trees and outdoor patios.

Chapel and venue chairs are for indoor use only.  Seating for outdoor ceremonies will need to be outsourced.  The Grove can provide a preferred vendor list.

Can I have my rehearsal dinner at The Grove?

Yes, with a weekend rental, you'll have Friday access to decorate, hold ceremony rehearsal in the chapel or outdoor site, and enjoy rehearsal dinner in the reception hall with full kitchen access.   

Does The Grove have a preferred vendor list?

The Grove will provide a preferred vendor list suggesting caterers, dish and linen rentals, tent rentals, and other specialty items.

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