When should I reserve my date
Can I have my ceremony at The Manor House
How much are the deposits
What is the payment schedule
Do you offer on-site lodging
Do I need to provide a caterer
How long is the reception
What are the bar arrangements
Is the wedding cake included
Who does the set up and clean up
What about linens and centerpieces
Who decorates the ball room
Is the DJ included
Is the photography included
What is included in the photography package
May I bring my own photographer
How many photos do you take
Do you shoot digitally or with film
What length of time is provided
Are engagement and bridal session included
Who will take the photos
How long before we can see the photos
Who keeps the originals
Do you shoot in color or black and white
What about parent albums and reprints
Can all of our images be put on your web site
Do you offer video
Bride & Groom's Finished Album Questions:
How many photos are included in the album
Who chooses the photos for the album
How long does it take for the album to be completed
How much are the deposits:
When you book a wedding at The Manor House, you are dealing with two
* Creative Imaging owns and operates The Manor
House. We are responsible for the property, set up of the
ballroom & ceremony
location, as well as the photography. All bookings are handled through Creative
Catering is responsible for all food,
beverage and linens for the reception. They provide all
of the staffing, including servers and bartenders.
order to secure your wedding date, deposits are required. You will need to provide two
ARE DEPOSITS ONLY - ADDITIONAL PAYMENTS APPLY
The first payment is to Creative Imaging / The Manor
House. The payment is $750.00 ~ the non-refundable
$500.00 is applied to the use of The Manor House & your
Photography Package. The remaining $250.00
is a security deposit. Additional payments are outlined
below under "Payment Schedule".
second non-refundable payment to Carnegie Catering
is $500.00. This payment is applied directly to your
catering bill. Payment in full is required 10 days prior
to the wedding date.
ARE DEPOSITS ONLY - ADDITIONAL PAYMENTS APPLY
When should I reserve my date:
Bookings are handled on a first come, first serve basis. We will only
host one event per day at The Manor House. Saturdays between May and
October fill up fast. Most events are booked at least one year in
advance. Please call us at (315) 465-4848 to check your date. We also
host weddings on Friday evenings and Sundays.
What is the payment schedule:
CREATIVE IMAGING / THE MANOR HOUSE - The initial deposit of $500.00 is due at the signing
of the contract. 50% of the balance is due three months prior to the
wedding. The balance is due 30 days prior to the wedding.
CARNEGIE CATERING - The initial deposit of $500.00 is due at the
signing of the contract. The balance is due 10 business days prior to the
Can I have my ceremony at The Manor House:
Yes. Many of our Brides and Grooms choose to be married in our gardens.
We feel our gardens are one of the most elegant gardens in the area and
provide the perfect backdrop for a wedding ceremony. There is an
additional fee of $250.00 to have your ceremony at The Manor House.
This fee includes:
A Ceremony Rehearsal prior to the ceremony
Preparation of the ceremony area
Care, set-up and take down of rental chairs. Chair rental is the
financial responsibility of the Bride and Groom.
If the ceremony is held at The
Manor House, ceremony chair rental is required for each guest.
All ceremony chair rental will be handled through The Manor
Do you offer on-site lodging:
No, however, there are several lodging options in Watertown. If you are interested in a country bed and breakfast
check out www.Honeyvillemanor.com
Do I need to provide a caterer:
No. We will
provide you with menus and contact information from
Carnegie Catering They provide a very diverse menu and can accommodate any
reasonable request. They have been in business for many
years and work all over New York State.
How long is the reception:
All pricing is based on a four hour reception. This does not include the
ceremony time. The reception typically begins with the cocktail hour. An
additional hour of time may be purchased. However, receptions are limited
to a maximum of five hours.
Who does the set up and clean up:
This is the responsibility of The Manor House and Carnegie Catering. Your job
for the day is to relax and enjoy your day. We do everything from take
your guests' coats to load the wedding gifts in Dad's car. The set up of
the room is determined by the number of guests. We generally use round
tables that seat six to eight guests. We do require placed seating and
it is the bride and groom's responsibility to provide us with seating
What about linens and centerpieces:
Standard linens in ivory are include in the price. If you
prefer chair covers or floor length linens, they are available for an
additional fee. All linen rental is handled by Carnegie Catering. Centerpieces are not included and are the responsibility
of the Bride and Groom.
Is the wedding cake included:
The Wedding cake is not included in the prices from Carnegie Catering. They can
provide a wedding cake for you for an additional fee, or you may provide
your own from a local baker. See the wedding vendor links under general
info on this site for some local wedding cake suppliers.
Is the DJ included:
We do not provide a DJ or band. That is the responsibility of the Bride
and Groom. Please see wedding vendor links under general info on this
site for names of some bands and DJ's who have been at The Manor House
in the past.
Who decorates the ball room:
The ball room is very elegant and no additional decorating is required.
Your centerpieces are the only decorations necessary. Additional
decorating is optional.
What are the bar arrangements:
The bar arrangements are handled through Carnegie Catering. They can provide
anything from a cash bar to an open bar and everything in between. You
may not provide your own alcohol nor bring any alcoholic beverages onto
Is the photography included:
A complete photography package is available. All photography is provided by Creative
Imaging, fine photography.
What is included in the photography package:
Full photographic coverage of your wedding and reception
A proof book with contact sheets and ordering information
One DVD of your video slide show
A finished 10x10 leather bound album OR all of your digital files
with a copyright release
May I bring my own photographer:
We offer packages that include photography by Creative Imaging
and packages that include just the use of The Manor House.
You are welcome to use a photographer other than Creative Imaging.
How many photos do you take:
We don't work with any specific number of images. We will take many
images - probably more than you can imagine. In a typical wedding there
may be between 500-800 images taken. After editing, this typically
results in 400-500 finished images. There are several factors that will
determine how many images are taken. Some of these would be number of
guests, hours of reception, different locations, etc.
Do you shoot digitally or with film:
We are a completely digital studio and have been for several years. High
end digital equipment can produce images that are superior to film in
many ways. In addition, digital allows us to improve images in ways that
were never possible with film. All prints, whether a reorder or an album
print, are printed on photographic paper.
What length of time is provided:
We don't work with a set number of hours. If the ceremony and reception
are at The Manor House, all the photography will be done at The
Manor House. If your ceremony is not at The Manor House, we will start
at the location of the ceremony.
Are engagement and bridal session included:
Engagement Sessions are an additional charge of $40.00. The engagement session can be a simple
studio session done to provide you with a photo for the announcement in
the newspaper, or an outdoor setting on the grounds of The Manor House.
We can also go to a location of your choice for these photos. Check out
examples of Engagement Portraits here.
Bridal Portraits are offered by
Creative Imaging - The session fee is $50.00 Bridal portraits
are generally done a few weeks prior to the wedding and
can include more than just the bride. You could include your
bridesmaids, flower girls, ring bearer and even the groom. All photos for the newspaper are provided at no additional charge
Who will take the photos:
Your wedding portraits will be taken by James Naklick , owner of
Imaging. We normally have an assistant photographer present at the
wedding ceremony only.
How long before we can see the photos:
Your proofing workbook and DVD are generally ready when you return from
your honeymoon. If you choose to have your images on-line as well, they
are often available for viewing within 72 hours of the wedding.
Who keeps the originals:
All of the original files will remain the property of Creative Imaging,
fine photography, unless you choose to purchase your files. Your files are safely archived in order to provide you
with any additional reprints you may require in the future
Do you shoot in color or black and white:
All work is done in a digital format. Therefore, you can choose color or
black and white. A properly prepared digital file can make a better
black and white print than black and white film. There are many other
options available.. You can have selective color, faded color, sepia,
Can all of our images be put on your web site:
Yes. These images are usually on-line within 72 hours of the day of your
wedding. If you choose this option, we will print cards to hand out on
the day of the wedding to let your guests know about this service and
how to find the web site. There is an additional charge for this
What about parent albums and reprints:
We offer different options for parent albums. They are not
included with your photography package but can be added either when
booking your wedding or after you have seen your images. We offer a
discount on the albums when they are purchased at the time of booking.
We will include several reprint forms to include with your proof
workbook. If you choose to have your wedding images on-line, guests may
purchase reprints directly from the web site.
Do you offer video:
We do not offer video coverage. We can give you the names of some
professional people that have worked at The Manor House.
BRIDE & GROOM'S FINISHED ALBUM QUESTIONS:
How many photos are included in the album & Who chooses the photos for
Our albums are not set up to include a pre-determined number or size of
images. We include an album with 30 sides. Additional sides may be added..
You decide which prints are included on each page. Each album is created
just for you.. There are no preset templates and each album can be
customized to your specifications. No two albums will be the same. A
side can hold one, two, three or many more images. The choice is yours.
Once you have your proof workbook, you choose as many images as you wish
for your finished album. We will then create a sample layout for your
approval. Once a finished layout is decided upon, we will go ahead and
make the album.
How long does it take for the album to be completed:
That all depends on you. The first step of the album layout process is
for you to provide us with a list of images you would like to have in
the album. We encourage you to do this as soon as possible. Once you
make the final approval on the layout, we will start laying out the
pages. The next step is to order the photographs for the book. Once we
receive those, we then forward them to the album company. We only use
leather bound books and this step has to be completed by the
manufacturer. This final step can take up to eight weeks. Due to our
busy studio schedule, we are unable to work on wedding albums during our
peak season. We work on albums on a first come first serve basis.