How early can I arrive to the facility the day of my reception?
Early arrival time will need to be coordinated with the manager. For evening events, the suite is available a max of 3 hours prior to start time. Vendors are welcome at noon.
Can I decorate the tented patio for my reception?
Yes – any décor that is placed by the you or your vendors, is the your responsibility to remove at the end of the reception. Decorating of the tented area can only be done the day of your reception, not the night before. You must hire a professional for ladder work/hanging items. We are not liable for injuries.
Will I be able to decorate inside for my reception the evening before?
No, there are events taking place at the Casino most evenings. We are not responsible for any items left in the building overnight.
Does the casino provide any décor?
We will provide simple, seasonal decor upon request, complimentary. It is rotating collection of items, you may check with us in spring to see what is on hand.
Who is responsible for decorating and cleaning up?
Our team will set out a ‘typical’ amount of decor as part of our setup, up to 3 bins of items such as photos, gift box, flutes, placecards, etc. We do not handle assembly of items, intricate displays, or ladder work. Please inquire if you have special needs – or send an assistant or planner. All décor must be removed from the facility at the conclusion of your reception.
Are candles allowed?
Yes, they need to be in a votive holder, glass vessel, or lantern. No tapers.
Is there a private room? Yes, you may access this space up to 3 hours prior to your event. There is not a restroom within this room. You may bring snacks & a reasonable amount of drinks into this room. We will not serve alcohol to anyone who is intoxicated prior to event.
Can the wedding party arrive early to get ready in the private room?
Yes, however power outlets are limited. There are no power outlets in the ladies restroom. Maximum 8 guests for comfort.
Can I rent my own specialty tablecloths?
Yes – it is the responsibility of the client or contracted rental company to put the cloths/chair covers on and to remove them from the facility at the conclusion of your reception.
Who is responsible for my card box and gifts?
It is the responsibility of the client to secure all valuable belongings. Marcy Casino / Magnolia Events management or staff is not responsible for moving or securing your card box or gifts at any time throughout your reception. Please assign a trusted family member or friend to this task. The private room has a cabinet you may lock with a padlock for the duration of your event. Bring your own lock.
Is there a separate cake cutting fee?
Can I bring in cookies in addition to my wedding cake?
Yes, cookies or other mini desserts are welcome. We ask that they arrive pre-plattered unless alternate arrangements have been made with management. We do provide refrigeration.
Can I bring in my own specialty dinner wine?
Yes – there is a $15 per bottle corking fee.
Do you offer a sparkling wine toast for all of my guests?
We offer passed sparkling wine at arrival, but you may add a toast set to table for $4 per person.
Do I need to hire a “day of coordinator”?
A “day of coordinator” can be beneficial to you throughout your entire day. This person is can handle the ceremony, transport, and pre-reception activities. Your event manager at the Marcy Casino will run the reception portion of the evening, with a focus on the delivery of food & beverage, and timing with the emcee/dj, but will not be present during your Rose Garden ceremony.
When is final payment due for my reception?
Final payment is due 24-48 hours before the start of your event. Arrangements will be made with Magnolia Events for receipt of payment.
Can I make small payments along the way?
No, we will collect a deposit at booking time, then a 1/3 of minimum 30 days out, and the final payment.
How should I pay?
Preferred method of 30 day & final payment is by certified bank check made payable to Magnolia Events. We also accept personal checks at least 10 days out, and credit card payments. Any credit card payment other than deposit has an additional 4% finance charge.
Can I choose my own caterer?
No, Magnolia Events is the exclusive, resident caterer at the Marcy Casino. You may bring in dessert.
Are there minimum guest requirements?
No, we do not require a minimum guest count, however, you must meet the “food & beverage” minimum that is contracted for your date.
Where do my guests park?
Parking is on Lincoln Parkway. You may order valet service for an additional fee (approx $600). Pricing for valet will depend on your guest count. Valet parking is highly recommended for summer weekend groups over 100 guests. Other services such as ride shares and coaches are recommended as well.
Is the Terrace Restaurant space available to book for a private event? No. Small semi-private events may be available on certain dates on The Terrace East patio wing for 25-40 guests seated. Up to 50 cocktail style.