Whether you are a bride planning your perfect wedding, a mother planning a birthday party, or an event coordinator looking for a space to host your meeting or event, there are always a lot of questions to ask. In fact, we answer mywedding.com’s top 10 questions to ask your venue before you book!
How Many people can The Lands accommodate?
The Lands accommodates weddings and events for 350 guest comfortably. Please review our COVID-19 policy here for updates.
How much is the deposit? When is it due and is it refundable?
For your wedding or event, we require a $1500.00 deposit upon booking to secure your event date. The initial deposit is a non-refundable deposit.
Can I hold both my wedding ceremony and reception here?
Yes. The Lands is perfectly designed to host your ceremony and reception.
Can I have a rehearsal at your facility prior to my wedding day?
Yes! Typically wedding rehearsals are held at our facility on the Friday before your event. At this rehearsal, you can also bring items needed for decoration or overnight storage.
How soon after the wedding ceremony does the reception start?
We need 40-60 minutes to transform the great hall from a wedding ceremony to a reception. During that time, guests have appetizers and drinks in the club room while the bridal couple has their pictures taken.
Is there a smaller area available for more intimate weddings?
Yes, we have a more intimate area in front of the fireplace, which is perfect for smaller events. Please ask about the venue fee for this area.
Can you host outdoor weddings?
Yes, we can host your wedding outdoors! We have a portable sound system that can be used outside, making an outside ceremony possible. Outdoor chair rental is required.
Can we bring our own officiant?
Are there decoration restrictions? May I set up decor pieces in areas of the facility and use items like confetti, candles or sparklers?
We are very flexible when it comes to your event or wedding. Talk to your event coordinator about specific details of your vision and how we can help bring it to life!
Do you have in-house vendors or a list of preferred vendors?
Yes! We keep a list of our preferred vendors found here. You don’t have to use these vendors. We just share the list since we have had exceptional experiences working with them.
Do you offer or require day-of coordination?
When you book with Urbana Christian Conference Center, you get a dedicated wedding or event coordinator who will be there from start to finish ensuring that your special day runs smoothly and is stress-free!
What accommodations are close to the venue?
We are located four minutes outside the town of Urbana, Ohio and 25 minutes from Springfield, Ohio.
Springfield Hotels: Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Country Inn & Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites.
Do you host more than one wedding or event at a time?
The Lands only hosts one event at a time, making your wedding or event the only focus of the day!
When will I have access to the venue the day of my wedding or event?
You will have access to the venue four hours before your ceremony or event start time so that you can get ready (or dressed) at our facility and have plenty of time for pictures beforehand.
Is there a time that we can drop off decorations and items needed for my event?
You may bring items on Friday evening during an approximate one-hour time frame during your rehearsal. You will also have access to the venue four hours before your ceremony or event start time.
Do we need to remove decor at the end of the night?
We recommend that you remove all of your decor and items from the facility at the end of the night
How late do we have access to the venue?
All guests need to vacate the premises by midnight.
Do you provide the catering?
Yes, our chefs prepare amazing food from a hand selected–one less vendor that you have to hire. We serve your dinner in a buffet line or plated at the tables.
Do you have projectors, audio/visual equipment, etc.?
We provide a lapel mic for the officiant. Music can be played through our sound system for the wedding ceremony or event. We also have two overhead projectors if you would like to have a slide show for your guests.
Do you provide linens, dishes, glassware, and silverware?
Yes, we do. In addition, we have various vases, candle holders, etc. available for your use. View our wedding & events packages for more information.