Wedding FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions - Wedding Rentals

How much does it cost to rent your wedding venues?

How much does it cost to rent your wedding venues?

The Pavilion Stage & Lawn - $3,000
Elizabeth II Ship - $2,000
Grand Mall - $1,500
The Event Room - $1,000
Indoor Theatre - $800

For more details on our venue rental spaces, click here

 

What is included in the rental package?

What is included in the rental package?

The pavilion rental package includes parking, bathroom facilities, and dressing rooms. Couples and wedding vendors can use the venue from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on their event date. 

All areas of use will have overall illumination without a special color, but with full functionality and safety. If there is a reception on the stage with dinner served, this overall illumination will be a bright uncolored wash of light coving the entire stage, hallways, steps and lawn area. As the dance portion of the evening starts, the dinner lighting will transition to mostly blue lighting on the dinner tables with brighter accents on the dance floor. This primary blue color is already set and cannot be changed. Dance lighting will be bright enough to achieve good photography. The lighting operator will be on duty starting with dinner and make a change in lighting levels once during the evening to trasition into dance lighting. Certain areas such as the DJ, band, cake, bar, buffet tables, sweetheart table, etc. will have illumination thoughout the event, but lighting levels will not change, except for going from dinner lighting to dance lighting. Your photographer will have escorted access to balconies and side roofs. 

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Do I have to use approved vendors?

Do I have to use approved vendors?

Roanoke Island Festival Park is a venue only and allows couples the flexibility to choose their own licensed and insured vendors. All caterers are required to have liability insurance and a food service permit issued by Dare County Department of Public Health, in order to provide food and beverage services for events held at RIFP. Copies of proof of insurance and food service permits shall be provided to RIFP prior to the event. 

Do I need a wedding planner?

Do I need a wedding planner?

A professional wedding planner or day of coordinator is required for all wedding events. The planner must be familiar and have toured the facility. RIFP must be informed of the chosen planner a minimum of 60 days prior to the event and the planner must provide a timeline for the event 2 weeks prior to the ceremony. To search for local wedding planners, visit the Outer Banks Wedding Association's website

What is your alcohol policy?

What is your alcohol policy?

Drinks are limited to beer, wine and champagne. Alcoholic beverages must be served by a bartender that is employed by your caterer. The ABC license of the caterer must be used to serve any alcoholic beverages. 

Do you provide set-up and clean-up?

Do you provide set-up and clean-up?

Couples and their vendors are responsible for ensuring that RIFP premises are restored to their original condition immediately following the event's conclusion. The couples and vendors are responsible for the removal of food, beverages, rental material as well as event cleanup in a timely fashion.