The Answers to our most frequently asked questions to help make your special day easier.

Location

Where are you located?


We are a NEW wedding venue in Southwest Wisconsin conveniently located between La Crosse and Madison, or a short day trip for wedding parties near Milwaukee or the Twin Cities. Our Grand Opening was June 26th, 2021! Google Maps can show you our exact location.




Is the Property & Disc Golf open to the public?


No. Chapters on the Horizon is not a public park but a private property to host private, intimate events. At no time is the public allowed on the property, beach, disc golf course, or allowed to fish in the pond.




I have a question not covered within any of the sections here. How can I reach you with my specific question?


After reviewing other categories and your answer has not been found, let's chat and figure out a way to make Chapters on the Horizon the perfect place for your wedding. Use this link to submit a general inquiry.





About Venue

Do you have space for us to get ready for our wedding?


Yes! Whether or not you choose the accommodations across the street, we offer indoor space to prepare and get ready for your special day. There is a comfortable air lounge with sectional seating for use during the day leading up to your wedding.




Whoa, did you say accommodations?


Yes! There is a Victorian house and Barn house right across the way and a Honey-moon Suite up the hill! Check our lodging page for nearest hotels and local air bnbs.




What is your capacity?


Up to 350 of your favorite people.




Do you provide tables and chairs?


Yes, we provide tables and chairs for up to 350 guests! *400 black industrial farmhouse banquet chairs * 2 neutral upholstered chairs for couple * 40-72 Inch round dining tables * Multiple sized Buffet Tables * 3 cocktail height tables for cake/cupcakes




Can we have fireworks on the property?


Fireworks are permitted but must be approved in writing prior to your event. Large Firework shows can last a max of 10 minutes and as closest to dusk as possible to keep the neighborhood happy :) Limited Spots avaliable




Do you have Ice available?


Yes- you may purchase ice for $5 a bag- if you are needing a large amount for self catering we will need a 48 hour notice so we can make the extra ice.




Do you have equipment like speakers, microphones ect?


Yes- We have INSIDE blue tooth speakers with microphones




Do you have electrical outlets outside?


We have limited electrical at ceremony spots - we advise to have your officiant or DJ to have a generator or battery operated speakers.




Do you have staff on-site the day of our wedding? What services do they provide?


Our venue manger works with you via email, phone or meetings in the months leading up to your wedding to ensure the venue space meets your needs on your wedding day. They will review your site plan and timeline and are present on your wedding day to provide access to your vendors (caterer/DJ/band) at the appropriate times. On the day of your wedding, our team will be on-site but may not be visible, as they will be moving about the property, doing a number of things in preparation. This includes moving tables, chairs and other inventory, making sure restrooms are stocked, etc. They will be available to your vendors to answer questions and resolve any issues regarding the venue (e.g., air/heat, restrooms, lighting, electrical, etc.) but will be a limited resource for guests. Our team/staff does not coordinate or implement your wedding day timeline and does not take the place of a wedding planner, catering staff or coordinator.




Can we take Engagement pictures on property?


YES! We highly recommed that you do so that you and your photopgraher are familiar with the grounds and the many beautiful backdrops we offer! Your photo shoot needs to be scheduled. Your photos session can be scheduled for a Monday through Thursday.




What Size Tables do you have? Do you offer Rectangle tables instead of Round?


We have three kinds of rectangular tables available, and like the rounds, are including in our pricing. We have several banquet tables that can be used for your head table, sweetheart table, or gift table. While the majority of your guests will be seated at round tables, you can mix some rectangle tables in for reception seating. We have fourty round tables measuring 72 inches, six rectangle tables(30" by 60"), six rectangle tables (30" by 72"), seven rectangle tables (30" by 96"), and three 30-inch cocktail tables for cupcakes/deserts.




Do you provide table linens?


Linens are included in the venue rental fee. We outsource our linens. They are pressed linens and may have fold lines from them being pressed. We do not iron the linens.




What size should the table linens be?


We have a variety of tables sizes, and shapes so the size of your linens will depend on the tables you choose. Please reference our inventory when discussing this with our venue coordinator.




Is it possible to seat 9 to a table?


We recommend you seat 8 – 10 to each table for the comfort of your guests. While touring we have a table set up for you to view.




Do you require we get liability insurance to cover our event?


Yes, but you would want to purchase the insurance even if we didn’t. Anything is possible and the cost for event insurance is minimal compared to the coverage that it offers. To protect yourself financially from mishaps that may occur, some policies offer additional coverage unique to your type of event. We can help you get started with this inexpensive peace of mind. We recommend Wedsafe, approximate cost is $180. We are a fully insuraced venue, however our insurance protects us- not the facility rental.




What time will I have access to the venue to decorate?


Rental starts on Friday at noon. Please plan accordingly! You do have the option of renting out Thursday for an additional $1000 or adding more time at an hourly rate of $100.




Do you have on-site parking?


Yes, we have on-site LIGHTED parking! We have a gravel driveway and gravel parking areas. We also have 5 handicap stalls located closest to venue entrance. No Parking is allowed around the building - we dont want to obstuct the amazing views or the sunset! We also have Ceremony Parking by the pond at the driveway entrance. Your guest can park by the pond, then either walk up the small hill or drive up and park behind the budiling for the reception.




How many cars will your parking lot accommodate?


Comfortably 200 on the gravel, but we have overflow parking for up to 100 in the driveway.




How will the tables, chairs, etc. be arranged for my sized event?


You tell us! We ask that you submit a site plan 30 days prior to your wedding so we can assist with placement.




What time does the sound need to be turned off?


Amplified sound must be turned off no later than 2:15 a.m.




What time does my wedding need to end?


Last Call is at 2:15 a.m. and all guests must evacuate the venue by 2:30 a.m. or an earlier time if designated by your request.




Can vehicles be left overnight?


Safety is priority #1. Your guests can leave a vehicle overnight which must be picked up by Sunday at noon.




Is smoking allowed in the facility?


We are a non-smoking venue but we do have a designated area located outside the facility. We just ask that everyone be respectful and dispose of cigarette/cigar butts in receptacles provided.




Do you provide Decorations?


Our goal is to collect popular items most needed and we created a “Something Borrowed Closet.” We are beginning to stock our closet with those items. Please check back with us as it gets closer to your date to see what we have in our inventory.




Can we take photos around the property on our Wedding day?


Absolutely, we’ve created beautiful landscapes and backdrops for your wedding or engagement photos! However, in the event of bad weather some areas may not be accessible. If this happens, we will guide you in areas that are best for your perfect photo shoot.




Can we hang decorations on the walls or hang things, like streamers, greenery or lanterns?


All decorations must be approved by Chapters on the Horizon. All decorations must be removed without causing any damage to the venue - no nails, staples, glue, etc. are allowed.




Is the location accessible for buses?


Chapters has a spacious driveway that can accommodate buses and provides a place for buses to turn around.




May I use candles?


Candles must be contained or enclosed in glass. The flame must not reach higher than two inches below the top of the glass. We do not supply candles with the "Something Borrowed Closet" decor. Lighting candles is included with the $500 fee for flip flopping the venue. Otherwise, please desinate a guest to light candles.




May bands or DJs use artificial smoke devices or any type of pyrotechnics?


No one is allowed to use artificial smoke devices or any type of pyrotechnics inside of the venue. Use of any kind of artificial smoke will set off our smoke alarms and disrupt your event.




Is there a food and beverage or guest count minimum?


We do not have any food, beverage or guest count minimum. We know weddings can be expensive and we don't want you to have to worry about minimums that can add to your overall budget.




What happens in case of rain?


Unlike many other venues, Chapters offers an alternative plan in case of inclement weather. We can set up indoors with our beautiful archway as a backdrop for your ceremony. Depending upon the number of guests, there might be a brief timeframe where chairs and tables need to be moved and reset, and Chapters will provide a total flip for an additional $500 dollars or you and your guests can flip the venue at no extra cost.




We are using a rental company. Can they drop items off or pick them up outside of the rental period?


Yes, of course. We are happy to work with you and your vendors to coordinate drop-off and pick-up times. Please let us know if this is happening so that we can be aware of it and plan ahead.




What time do you suggest we start the ceremony?


We suggest starting Saturday weddings between 2:30 - 4:30 pm. Please consider the time of the year for first look photos and the time the sun sets.




Do you allow overnight Camping?


Yes - safety is our #1 Priority! No extra charge to tent camp. We do ask that all guests leave the area the way they found it!




Is the Property & Disc Golf open to the public?


No. Chapters on the Horizon is not a public park but a private property to host private, intimate events. At no time is the public allowed on the property, beach, disc golf course, or allowed to fish in the pond.




Are you LGBTQ friendly?


Absolutely! Love is Love.




Can we take family/senior/engagement photos if we did not book the venue?


Yes. We do require that your photographer contacts us to schedule a time. We also require a $50 payment.




What are Bar Prices?


Some examples of bar prices include Domestic bottle/can for $3 and Top Shelf Single mixed drink for $6. Prices are subject to change.




Will there be another wedding the same day?


Nope! We only host one wedding per weekend to ensure that each couple’s event is special and receives our full attention.




Who sets up and breaks down the tables and chairs?


If you are using our tables, chairs, or other items, we will deliver them in the area you designate on your site plan. The tables and chairs will be set up. After your wedding, there’s no need for you to break down the tables or chairs! Please leave the tables and chairs for us to put away. We break them down on Sunday and ensure they are ready for our next event.




Who is in charge of clean up?


This can be complicated so read it twice. If it’s in the contract with your vendors (be sure to ask), they are responsible for cleaning up for their specific services. If clean-up is not included in your contracts, you are responsible for all clean-up (excluding tables and chairs), clearing the tables at evening’s end, collecting your linens, taking down all decor and other such items, picking up remaining trash and taking trash bags to the dumpsters, sweeping, etc., and left in a condition that you would expect if yours was the next wedding. If you choose the optional clean-up service, we will take care of cleaning up after your wedding. No matter which package you choose, we will put the tables and chairs away.




What is your cancellation policy?


If you need to cancel for any reason, any payments up to the date of cancellation are non-refundable. If we are able to rebook the day with a similar event, then a refund will be considered, but it is not guaranteed. No refund will be considered without your proactive notification of the cancellation ahead of payment due dates. A notification of cancellation must be received in writing by email or letter. Based on VENUE availability, we offer the option to reschedule an Event to a new date that is within one year of the Cancellation Date, and apply all previously received payments towards the rescheduled Event. The request for the rescheduled Event date must be received no later than 30 days following receipt of the CLIENT’s cancellation notice.




I have a question not covered within any of the sections here. How can I reach you with my specific question?


After reviewing other categories and your answer has not been found, let's chat and figure out a way to make Chapters on the Horizon the perfect place for your wedding. Use this link to submit a general inquiry.




How do guests pay at the bar?


We take cash or credit card. A 4% fee and 18% gratuity will be added to all bar tabs that pay with credit card. We also have an ATM on site.





Pricing, Fees & Payment

What is the Rental fee and what does it include?


Please see the details found here for complete pricing and included items.




Are there any hidden costs or fees?


Our intention is to be transparent with our pricing and expectations. Our pricing is inclusive of several amenities and upgrade pricing is clear and optional. Mandatory taxes are already calculated into the final cost.




I want to save money. Can you tell me your daily rates?


Chapters on the horizon is designed to be a retreat and destination for your special event. We do not schedule more than one wedding each weekend and we want you to relax and enjoy this special time. As such, our pricing is based on a weekend, and includes access to the property Friday noon for your ceremony rehearsal, all day Saturday and Sunday morning for clean-up.




We plan to have our ceremony offsite, or only plan to have our ceremony at Chapters. Does your fee change?


Because we only host one event per weekend, our fee structure remains the same whether you hold your ceremony, reception, or both onsite.




Is there a deposit? When are the additional payments due? Do you offer a payment plan?


Yes. You place a deposit after signing the contract in order to reserve your wedding date. The total deposit is half the venue rental fee. You are welcome to send smaller, partial payments of any amount prior to the specified due date, so in effect creating your own payment plan on your own schedule. Full payment is due two weeks prior to your event.




What forms of payment are accepted?


Our preferred form of payment is cash or check. Let us know if you’d like to make arrangements to pay by credit card as a 4% processing fee will be applied.




Who sets up and breaks down the tables and chairs?


If you are using our tables, chairs, or other items, we will deliver them in the area you designate on your site plan. The tables and chairs will be set up. After your wedding, there’s no need for you to break down the tables or chairs! Please leave the tables and chairs for us to put away. We break them down on Sunday and ensure they are ready for our next event.




What is your cancellation policy?


If you need to cancel for any reason, any payments up to the date of cancellation are non-refundable. If we are able to rebook the day with a similar event, then a refund will be considered, but it is not guaranteed. No refund will be considered without your proactive notification of the cancellation ahead of payment due dates. A notification of cancellation must be received in writing by email or letter. Based on VENUE availability, we offer the option to reschedule an Event to a new date that is within one year of the Cancellation Date, and apply all previously received payments towards the rescheduled Event. The request for the rescheduled Event date must be received no later than 30 days following receipt of the CLIENT’s cancellation notice.




What is the average budget of a couple getting married at Chapters on the Horizon?


That is a great question! In general, we believe the average budget of a couple getting married at Chapters on the Horizon is between $15,000-$20,000 for all wedding expenses (venue, food, drinks, dress, DJ, photographer, etc.). We have had some creative couples with smaller guest lists host beautiful weddings in the $10,000 – $15,000 range, and we have had several lovely events here spending significantly more than the average.




Does Chapters on the Horizon make a commission for referring to caterers?


No. While we realize some venues charge a 10-15% commission, we choose NOT to make a commission because we want food options to be as elegant or affordable as your budget allows.




Do you require we get liability insurance to cover our event?


Yes, but you would want to purchase the insurance even if we didn’t. Anything is possible and the cost for event insurance is minimal compared to the coverage that it offers. To protect yourself financially from mishaps that may occur, some policies offer additional coverage unique to your type of event. We can help you get started with this inexpensive peace of mind. We recommend Wedsafe, approximate cost is $175.




How do I obtain a marriage license?


In the state of Wisconsin, you must apply for a marriage license at the county clerk’s office in the county one of the parties has resided in for at least 30 days prior to filling out an application (if you don’t live in Richland County). If you and/or your fiance reside in Richland County, then you can fill out an application and apply for a license at the Richland County clerk’s office. For more information please see the county’s website here. The venue's township is Forest.




What are Bar Prices?


Some examples of bar prices include Domestic bottle/can for $3 and Top Shelf Single mixed drink for $6. Prices are subject to change.




I have a question not covered within any of the sections here. How can I reach you with my specific question?


After reviewing other categories and your answer has not been found, let's chat and figure out a way to make Chapters on the Horizon the perfect place for your wedding. Use this link to submit a general inquiry.




Do you supply the bartenders?


Yes! We do charge $10/$15 an hour per bartender per your contract.




How do guests pay at the bar?


We take cash or credit card. A 4% fee and 18% gratuity will be added to all bar tabs that pay with credit card. We also have an ATM on site.





Reserving Dates & Tours

What dates are available?


Thank you for asking! Please see our availability here.




Do I need to schedule a tour or can I just stop by?


All tours are by appointment only. Please request a tour by completing the form.




How do I reserve a date?


To reserve your wedding date, send an email to chaptersonthehorizon@gmail.com and let us know you are ready to book date, if it’s still available. We suggest including a backup date in case your preferred date is unavailable. Prior to booking a date, we hope you are able to come out in person to visit the venue. You can request a tour on our tour request page, but an in person tour is not required prior to booking a date. Dates are reserved on a first requested basis. Whomever has requested to start the contract process from us by email first for a specific date will be first in line.




How far in advance should we reserve our date?


Chapters on the horizon events are booked according to availability, but keep in mind, many weddings are booked 12-16 months in advance.




My preferred dates are unavailable. Do you have a cancellation waiting list?


We do not keep a cancellation waiting list because cancellations are unpredictable. As soon as a date does become available, we post it here.




I have a question not covered within any of the sections here. How can I reach you with my specific question?


After reviewing other categories and your answer has not been found, let's chat and figure out a way to make Chapters on the Horizon the perfect place for your wedding. Use this link to submit a general inquiry.





Vendors & Catering

Are outside snacks and trays permitted?


Absolutely- we highly encourage DIY snacks/apperitzers speically if guest will be drinking.




Is there an outdoor area where a caterer may Grill?


We have several spots that a grill may be set up by a caterer. Please have the caterer contact our venue coordinator to discuss the best location for your event.




What is included in the catering prep space?


Counters and a sink are included in the catering prep space. Caterers are welcome to bring a grill for use in a designated outside area. We also supply a commercial refrigerator. There is a limited number of electric circuits for warmers and crock pots.




How many outlets does the catering prep space have?


We have FIVE circuits (20 amp) on the inside of the catering prep room and another five on the outside wall of the catering prep area, each is labeled. A crock pot typically uses 7 amps and a Roaster typically uses 12 amps. Two crock pots can usualy be plugged into one outlet and one roaster per outlet before you pop the breaker, but dont worry, each is on its own circuit so its an easy fix!




Do you provide cups, plates, silverware, etc. for Dinner?


No. We have re-useable cups for bar service only.




Do I need to hire a professional Event Planner or day-of Coordinator?


NO, but so that your weekend executes as you planned, you need a designated person who is responsible for managing your entire day. We strongly encourage you to work with a professional Event Planner or Coordinator. This person facilitates your day and is not a guest of your wedding. They are responsible for supervision, communication and coordination of your wedding. We can put you in touch with several excellent businesses that provide these services. Some are full-service and some offer basic single-day packages. Also, check with your caterer. Some offer a day-of point person as part of their service or for a small fee.




What size should the table linens be?


We have a variety of tables sizes, and shapes so the size of your linens will depend on the tables you choose. Please reference our inventory when discussing this with our venue coordinator.




Is it possible to seat 9 to a table?


We recommend you seat 8 – 10 to each table for the comfort of your guests. While touring we have a table set up for you to view.




Can we take Engagement pictures on property?


YES! We highly recommed that you do so that you and your photopgraher are familiar with the grounds and the many beautiful backdrops we offer! Your photo shoot needs to be scheduled. Your photos session can be scheduled for a Monday through Thursday.




Do you provide Decorations?


Our goal is to collect popular items most needed and we created a “Something Borrowed Closet.” We are beginning to stock our closet with those items. Please check back with us as it gets closer to your date to see what we have in our inventory.




Can we take photos around the property on our Wedding day?


Absolutely, we’ve created beautiful landscapes and backdrops for your wedding or engagement photos! However, in the event of bad weather some areas may not be accessible. If this happens, we will guide you in areas that are best for your perfect photo shoot.




May bands or DJs use artificial smoke devices or any type of pyrotechnics?


No one is allowed to use artificial smoke devices or any type of pyrotechnics inside of the venue. Use of any kind of artificial smoke will set off our smoke alarms and disrupt your event.




We are using a rental company. Can they drop items off or pick them up outside of the rental period?


Yes, of course. We are happy to work with you and your vendors to coordinate drop-off and pick-up times. Please let us know if this is happening so that we can be aware of it and plan ahead.




Does Chapters on the Horizon make a commission for referring to caterers?


No. While we realize some venues charge a 10-15% commission, we choose NOT to make a commission because we want food options to be as elegant or affordable as your budget allows.




Can we take family/senior/engagement photos if we did not book the venue?


Yes. We do require that your photographer contacts us to schedule a time. We also require a $50 payment.




Do you Cater?


No. You are required to have a professional cater for the main meal. You can DIY for rehearsal dinner/deserts/appetizers/snacks.




Do we have to utilize your caterers on the Vendors we Love?


At present, we do not have a list you are required to choose from; you are welcome to hire the caterer of your choice. However, based on past experience, we think you should consider the ones we have listed here.




Does Chapters handle the catering orders, or do I work with the caterer directly?


It is most efficient and the most cost effective for couples to work directly with their caterer.




I have a question not covered within any of the sections here. How can I reach you with my specific question?


After reviewing other categories and your answer has not been found, let's chat and figure out a way to make Chapters on the Horizon the perfect place for your wedding. Use this link to submit a general inquiry.





Ceremony Specifics

Will there be another wedding the same day?


Nope! We only host one wedding per weekend to ensure that each couple’s event is special and receives our full attention.




May I include my dog in my ceremony?


Well-behaved, escorted dogs belonging to the bridal couple are allowed in the venue during the ceremony but must remain on leash at all times. For the comfort of your pet and other guests, you will need to make arrangements for your dog to be escorted off the premises following the ceremony. If you plan to include your pet in the ceremony, please discuss this with our venue coordinator.




How do I arrange for champagne, mimosas, beer, and other beverages prior to the ceremony or reception?


With advanced notice, we can arrange for a variety of beverages for the bridal party to be served at a time that you choose. Popular choices include mimosas, champagne, White Claw, and beer. Other options are also available. Please remind your bridesmaids and groomsmen that no outside alcohol can be brought into the venue or onto the grounds. Doing so violates our liquior permit and may result in the loss of some or all of your damage deposit.




How do I obtain a marriage license?


In the state of Wisconsin, you must apply for a marriage license at the county clerk’s office in the county one of the parties has resided in for at least 30 days prior to filling out an application (if you don’t live in Richland County). If you and/or your fiance reside in Richland County, then you can fill out an application and apply for a license at the Richland County clerk’s office. For more information please see the county’s website here. The venue's township is Forest.




What time will I have access to the venue to decorate?


Rental starts on Friday at noon. Please plan accordingly! You do have the option of renting out Thursday for an additional $1000 or adding more time at an hourly rate of $100.




How will the tables, chairs, etc. be arranged for my sized event?


You tell us! We ask that you submit a site plan 30 days prior to your wedding so we can assist with placement.




May I use candles?


Candles must be contained or enclosed in glass. The flame must not reach higher than two inches below the top of the glass. We do not supply candles with the "Something Borrowed Closet" decor. Lighting candles is included with the $500 fee for flip flopping the venue. Otherwise, please desinate a guest to light candles.




What happens in case of rain?


Unlike many other venues, Chapters offers an alternative plan in case of inclement weather. We can set up indoors with our beautiful archway as a backdrop for your ceremony. Depending upon the number of guests, there might be a brief timeframe where chairs and tables need to be moved and reset, and Chapters will provide a total flip for an additional $500 dollars or you and your guests can flip the venue at no extra cost.




What time do you suggest we start the ceremony?


We suggest starting Saturday weddings between 2:30 - 4:30 pm. Please consider the time of the year for first look photos and the time the sun sets.




Are you LGBTQ friendly?


Absolutely! Love is Love.




I have a question not covered within any of the sections here. How can I reach you with my specific question?


After reviewing other categories and your answer has not been found, let's chat and figure out a way to make Chapters on the Horizon the perfect place for your wedding. Use this link to submit a general inquiry.





Services Provided

Do I need to hire a professional Event Planner or day-of Coordinator?


NO, but so that your weekend executes as you planned, you need a designated person who is responsible for managing your entire day. We strongly encourage you to work with a professional Event Planner or Coordinator. This person facilitates your day and is not a guest of your wedding. They are responsible for supervision, communication and coordination of your wedding. We can put you in touch with several excellent businesses that provide these services. Some are full-service and some offer basic single-day packages. Also, check with your caterer. Some offer a day-of point person as part of their service or for a small fee.




Who is in charge of clean up?


This can be complicated so read it twice. If it’s in the contract with your vendors (be sure to ask), they are responsible for cleaning up for their specific services. If clean-up is not included in your contracts, you are responsible for all clean-up (excluding tables and chairs), clearing the tables at evening’s end, collecting your linens, taking down all decor and other such items, picking up remaining trash and taking trash bags to the dumpsters, sweeping, etc., and left in a condition that you would expect if yours was the next wedding. If you choose the optional clean-up service, we will take care of cleaning up after your wedding. No matter which package you choose, we will put the tables and chairs away.




Do you have staff on-site the day of our wedding? What services do they provide?


Our venue manger works with you via email, phone or meetings in the months leading up to your wedding to ensure the venue space meets your needs on your wedding day. They will review your site plan and timeline and are present on your wedding day to provide access to your vendors (caterer/DJ/band) at the appropriate times. On the day of your wedding, our team will be on-site but may not be visible, as they will be moving about the property, doing a number of things in preparation. This includes moving tables, chairs and other inventory, making sure restrooms are stocked, etc. They will be available to your vendors to answer questions and resolve any issues regarding the venue (e.g., air/heat, restrooms, lighting, electrical, etc.) but will be a limited resource for guests. Our team/staff does not coordinate or implement your wedding day timeline and does not take the place of a wedding planner, catering staff or coordinator.




Do you provide table linens?


Linens are included in the venue rental fee. We outsource our linens. They are pressed linens and may have fold lines from them being pressed. We do not iron the linens.




Who sets up and breaks down the tables and chairs?


If you are using our tables, chairs, or other items, we will deliver them in the area you designate on your site plan. The tables and chairs will be set up. After your wedding, there’s no need for you to break down the tables or chairs! Please leave the tables and chairs for us to put away. We break them down on Sunday and ensure they are ready for our next event.




Do you provide Decorations?


Our goal is to collect popular items most needed and we created a “Something Borrowed Closet.” We are beginning to stock our closet with those items. Please check back with us as it gets closer to your date to see what we have in our inventory.




How do I arrange for champagne, mimosas, beer, and other beverages prior to the ceremony or reception?


With advanced notice, we can arrange for a variety of beverages for the bridal party to be served at a time that you choose. Popular choices include mimosas, champagne, White Claw, and beer. Other options are also available. Please remind your bridesmaids and groomsmen that no outside alcohol can be brought into the venue or onto the grounds. Doing so violates our liquior permit and may result in the loss of some or all of your damage deposit.




How do I obtain a marriage license?


In the state of Wisconsin, you must apply for a marriage license at the county clerk’s office in the county one of the parties has resided in for at least 30 days prior to filling out an application (if you don’t live in Richland County). If you and/or your fiance reside in Richland County, then you can fill out an application and apply for a license at the Richland County clerk’s office. For more information please see the county’s website here. The venue's township is Forest.




Do you provide cups, plates, silverware, etc. for Dinner?


No. We have re-useable cups for bar service only.




Can we take family/senior/engagement photos if we did not book the venue?


Yes. We do require that your photographer contacts us to schedule a time. We also require a $50 payment.




I have a question not covered within any of the sections here. How can I reach you with my specific question?


After reviewing other categories and your answer has not been found, let's chat and figure out a way to make Chapters on the Horizon the perfect place for your wedding. Use this link to submit a general inquiry.




Can we purchase kegs/cases of wine?


We have found the best way to keep our couples happy is that if they choose to have an open bar, to set a certain amount of time or a certain dollar amount. We no longer allow the purchase of kegs or cases of wine. We can not send tapped unused kegs home. This insures that you will get the best value for your money.




How do guests pay at the bar?


We take cash or credit card. A 4% fee and 18% gratuity will be added to all bar tabs that pay with credit card. We also have an ATM on site.





Food & Beverage

Do we have to utilize your caterers on the Vendors we Love?


At present, we do not have a list you are required to choose from; you are welcome to hire the caterer of your choice. However, based on past experience, we think you should consider the ones we have listed here.




Does Chapters handle the catering orders, or do I work with the caterer directly?


It is most efficient and the most cost effective for couples to work directly with their caterer.




Do you Cater?


No. A profesional cater is required for the main meal. Deserts/snacks/appertizers/rehearsal dinner can be DIY.




Are outside snacks and trays permitted?


Absoulety. DIY snacks/apperitzers are highly encouraged.




How do I arrange for champagne, mimosas, beer, and other beverages prior to the ceremony or reception?


With advanced notice, we can arrange for a variety of beverages for the bridal party to be served at a time that you choose. Popular choices include mimosas, champagne, White Claw, and beer. Other options are also available. Please remind your bridesmaids and groomsmen that no outside alcohol can be brought into the venue or onto the grounds. Doing so violates our liquior permit and may result in the loss of some or all of your damage deposit.




Is there an outdoor area where a caterer may Grill?


We have several spots that a grill may be set up by a caterer. Please have the caterer contact our venue coordinator to discuss the best location for your event.




What is included in the catering prep space?


Counters and a sink are included in the catering prep space. Caterers are welcome to bring a grill for use in a designated outside area. We also supply a commercial refrigerator. There is a limited number of electric circuits for warmers and crock pots.




How many outlets does the catering prep space have?


We have FIVE circuits (20 amp) on the inside of the catering prep room and another five on the outside wall of the catering prep area, each is labeled. A crock pot typically uses 7 amps and a Roaster typically uses 12 amps. Two crock pots can usualy be plugged into one outlet and one roaster per outlet before you pop the breaker, but dont worry, each is on its own circuit so its an easy fix!




Is there a food and beverage or guest count minimum?


We do not have any food, beverage or guest count minimum. We know weddings can be expensive and we don't want you to have to worry about minimums that can add to your overall budget.




Do you provide cups, plates, staff, silverware, etc. for Dinner?


No. We have re-useable cups for bar service only.




What are Bar Prices?


Some examples of bar prices include Domestic bottle/can for $3 and Top Shelf Single mixed drink for $6. Prices are subject to change.




I have a question not covered within any of the sections here. How can I reach you with my specific question?


After reviewing other categories and your answer has not been found, let's chat and figure out a way to make Chapters on the Horizon the perfect place for your wedding. Use this link to submit a general inquiry.




Can we purchase kegs/cases of wine?


We have found the best way to keep our couples happy is that if they choose to have an open bar, to set a certain amount of time or a certain dollar amount. We no longer allow the purchase of kegs or cases of wine. We can not send tapped unused kegs home. This insures that you will get the best value for your money.




Do you supply the bartenders?


Yes! We do charge $10/$15 an hour per bartender per your contract. The reason we charge for bartenders is so we do not have to require a bar minimum.




How do guests pay at the bar?


We take cash or credit card. A 4% fee and 18% gratuity will be added to all bar tabs that pay with credit card. We also have an ATM on site.




Do you have High Chairs for kids?


Yes- we have five black high chairs your guest can use.