The ceremony may be the shortest portion of the day, but it's also the most important! Whether you plan to have it at Mercantile Hall or off-site, here is a list of FAQ.

 

How many can you accommodate for a ceremony at Mercantile Hall?

With half the room setup with tables, we can fit up to 150 for both an indoor or Urb Garden ceremony.

 

How does the room flip work after the ceremony?

Depending on your setup, it usually only takes our crew 15-25 minutes for a room flip if you are having your ceremony and reception inside Mercantile Hall. We take care of everything for the room flip from set-up to decor as part of your ceremony fee. 

Where do the guests go after the ceremony?

Depending on where you have your ceremony, we can shift guests to the cocktail hour inside at the “Merc Bar” or outside in the Urb Garden.

When can we have our rehearsal?

Rehearsals usually take place on Thursday between the hours of 3 - 7 pm. If we do not have an event on the evening prior to your event, we will open that date up to you as well. If there are multiple rehearsals to take place in one night, we work with each couple to determine the best time for everyone. Your rehearsal can last up to 1 hour, so come prepared and ready to start on time.

 

What can we have as an alter, and do you include anything?

You are welcome to bring in props to make your ceremony special. Choose from wood arches, arbors, moon gates, copper pipe arches, antique fireplace mantels, draping, greenery, loads of flowers, or bunches of candles, the list can go on and on. If anything needs to be hung, we do have a standard $100 hanging fee and it must be pre-approved so that we can ensure no damage will occur to the brick or structure.

Who walks when?

Processional order is sometimes tricky, so here's a little cheat sheet to make sure everyone that should get recognized, does!

  • Officiant

  • Grandparents of Groom

  • Grandparents of Bride

  • Parents of the Groom

  • Mother of the Bride

  • Groom 

  • Best Man

  • Groomsmen

  • Bridesmaids

  • Maid/Matron of Honor

  • Ring Bearer & Flower girl

  • Bride & Whomever is giving her away