Elopement FAQs
Partners often have questions about what to expect during their Ellwanger Estate Elopement experience. Here you’ll find answers to our most frequently asked questions before, during, and after your elopement.

New York Elopement Packages

Who can Elope?
Any adult, age 18+ can elope in New York State and at the Ellwanger Estate B&B. Here is a fun “How to Elope”, step by step: http://elopenewyork.com/2007/12/checklist-for-elopment-steps.html

What’s the difference between your 3 packages?

1) The Intimate Elopement Package includes:

  • Officiant for your ceremony. Should you prefer, you may arrange to have your own wedding officiate or minister preside over your ceremony at no additional charge.
  • Your Choice of a Veranda or Parlor Ceremony Location (weather dependent)
  • Boutique Wedding cake
  • Bridal Bouquet and Boutonniere
  • Bottle of Sparkling Cider. (You may bring your own alcoholic beverage and we will chill it for you.
  • Music of your choice with IPod system.
  • One night lodging (min 2 nights on weekends)
  • Enjoy Breakfast in Bed

Starting at $1,099

Package includes wedding couple, up to 8 additional attendees. Taxes and Gratuities extra. Couple to provide valid New York State Marriage License.

2) Tie the Knot 

  • Your Choice of a Veranda or Parlor Ceremony Location (weather dependent)
  • Boutique Wedding cake
  • Fresh hand-tied seasonal floral bridal bouquet.
  • Bottle of Sparkling Cider. (You may bring your own alcoholic beverage and we will chill it for you.
  • Music of your choice with IPod system.

Starting at  – $599

Package includes wedding couple, up to 8 additional attendees. Taxes and Gratuities extra. Couple to provide Officiant and valid New York State Marriage License. Reservations required. Photography  is additional.

3) You and Me

  • Your Choice of a Veranda or Parlor Ceremony Location (weather dependent)
  • Boutique Wedding cake
  • Fresh hand-tied seasonal floral bridal bouquet.
  • Bottle of Sparkling Cider. (You may bring your own alcoholic beverage and we will chill it for you.
  • Music of your choice with IPod system.

Starting at  – $299

Package includes wedding couple. Taxes and Gratuities extra. Couple to provide Officiant and valid New York State Marriage License. Reservations required. Photography  is additional.

We encourage you to select a package based upon your specific wishes. If you are a planner and have the time to organize your elopement, then “Tie the Knot or You and Me” is for you.
If you are looking for a more comprehensive, organized and holistic elopement immersion that can help you in planning your life together, then the The Intimate Elopement Package is a better fit.

What time do your Elopements start/end?
Elopements start at 12:00 p.m. and end as late as 2:30 p.m. One (1) hour is provided for the elopement from start to finish. You may add time on, in one-hour increments at $100/hour.

What do I need to bring the day of my elopement?
You marriage license, government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.) Non-stiletto shoes are required for you and your guest’s safety during your time at the Ellwanger Estate.

Why must I NOT wear Stilettos heel shoes?
Non-stiletto heeled shoes are required for safety during your Ellwanger experience. In addition to this safety requirement, please also keep in mind that you will be walking during the elopement, so select comfortable shoes.

What if I arrive late?
If you expect to arrive late for your elopement, contact Ellwanger Estate at 585-314-1793. If you are 20 minutes late, your event will be canceled.

Is photography and video permitted during the course?
Photography or video is permitted. We recommend Keith Bullis, e mail at: keithbullis@mindspring.com All photography will be billed directly by your photographer.

Is smoking allowed?
The Ellwanger Estate is smoke-free- inside and out.

Am I able to use social media during my elopement?
Our couples tell us that one of the benefits of participating in an Ellwanger Estate elopement is the opportunity to share stories openly and to network with fellow guests. Therefore, information shared by you and fellow guests may be sensitive. Please remember to respect everyone’s privacy. If you plan to blog, post, or tweet about your Ellwanger experience, be careful not to include sensitive details.

Ellwanger Estate B&B Stay

Do I need over night accommodations to have an elopement at the Ellwanger Estate? NO

What forms of payment do you accept for elopement fees?
Payments can be made by cash or check (both personal or from an organization). If you are paying by check funds must be received at least 30 days in advance of your elopement start date. Payments must be submitted in U.S. Dollars.

Note: Prices quoted are subject to change. Reservations are based on deposit and availability. Taxes and Gratuities are additional.  All photography will be billed directly by your photographer. We recommend Keith Bullis, e mail at: keithbullis@mindspring.com

Cancellation / Refund Policy / Payment

What is the cancellation/refund policy?
If for any reason you are unable to attend your elopement, you may cancel for a full refund 60 days before the elopement start date. If you must cancel between 59 days and 30 days before the elopement start date, there is no refund; however, you may transfer (once) to another available date. If less than 30 days, you may not transfer your reservation, and cancellation will result in no refund of your elopement fees.

What if the elopement is cancelled by Ellwanger Estate B&B?
In the rare (it’s never happened) event of an elopement cancellation, you would be notified and informed of your options including rescheduling to another date.

Where can I store my luggage if I have checked out of my room on the final day of the elopement?
On the final day of your elopement, if you have checked out and are staying Ellwanger Estate B&B, luggage can be stored with our Bell Services. Bell Services is located near the front desk.

Are you able to accommodate my special dietary needs?
Yes, please let us know of any special dietary needs you may have, as our culinary team will make every effort to accommodate you. Please contact us with those details at info@ellwangerestate.com.

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