FAQs

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Does Cedar Canyon have places for Brides and Grooms to change?

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Yes, we have a spacious and lovely bridal suite, complete with a full, private bath, vanity, sink and shower, plenty of outlets and mirrors, hooks for garments, and tables and chairs.

Our groom's suite is likewise furnished, with a full, private bath, shower, double sink, mirrors, electrical outlets, hanging hooks, and seating.  Both suites have internet access for your convenience.

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What ceremony sites do you have and what is provided?

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Should you want an outdoor ceremony, Cedar Canyon has a gorgeous cantilevered Overlook at the edge of the canyon in the backyard of the building.  It is decked and railed with a copper gas fire pit included. The trees above and below are fully lit with moonlighting.  It has electricity for your convenience for using lit arches, chandeliers, etc., and a portable outdoor audio system and wireless microphone or lapel mic is available.  We provide up to 300 white padded garden chairs for your guests.

A lovely, rustic grassy area overlooking a small valley separated by a split timber fence is also popular for ceremonies and pictures.  Electricity and the portable outdoor audio system are also available at that site.

Under construction is a very primitive site with log benches and a split-log altar that is remote and country style for brides wanting an authentic Texas feel.  Electricity and the portable audio system will be available as well.

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Are we allowed to use Sparklers?

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If Hopkins County is not under an imposed Burn Ban due to drought conditions, you may use Sparklers, but no other fireworks of any kind.  Sparklers must be used away from the front entrance awning due to risk of fire. We are in the middle of a beautiful, wooded Wildlife Management Area and must be very cautious when using fire of any kind - this includes Chinese Lanterns, kerosene or other type of fueled lanterns, or candles.

 

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Do you provide tables, chairs, and linens for receptions?

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Cedar Canyon Events does provide 4 - 6' serving tables, 4 - 8' serving tables, 30 - 60" round guest tables, along with floor length, black table linens, and 300 gold chiavari chairs for your reception.  Black dinner napkins are also provided upon request.

Additional tables and linens are available for rental, along with Cocktail tables.

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How long do we have the venue?

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You will have the building and grounds from 9:00 am until 12:00 am, or 15 hours.  Vendors may begin delivery, decorating, setting up, etc. at 9:00 in the morning on the day of your event.  All guests, vendors, wedding party and family should be out of the building and exiting the parking lot by 12:00 midnight.  Everything must be removed from the building and outdoor areas, including decorations, personal items, food, and alcohol.

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How many guests can Cedar Canyon accommodate?

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As a general rule, 230-250 guests can fit inside the Banquet Hall at Cedar Canyon.  An additional 100-130 guests can be seated on the covered porch separated from the Banquet Hall by a 53' glass wall with double french doors.  The porch has ceiling fans and a large gas log fireplace.

The size of the dance floor desired, the size of the band, and the number of serving tables used will determine the number of guests that can be seated inside the Banquet Hall.

For larger events, guests can be seated in the grassed yard beside the covered porch.  A tent is optional, depending on the weather and season of the year.  All tents are to be rented through Cedar Canyon.

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Is Cedar Canyon open vendor?

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Cedar Canyon welcomes your choices of vendors.  If you are unsure or would like suggestions, we are happy to provide referrals for vendors we have had success with in past events.  We do not charge fees to vendors, however we do require your service providers to contact us for information and specific requirements of our venue.  For example, all caterers are required to show proof of health department certificates and liability insurance.

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What is your policy on alcohol?

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Cedar Canyon does not hold a liquor license.  If you wish to serve alcohol, you will purchase your own and bring it to the venue the day of your event.  Any and all alcohol must be served  by a TABC licensed Bartender which we will book for you, at a cost of $40 per hour.  No alcohol is to be self-served and guests are not allowed to bring their own alcohol or to consume it anywhere other than in the building or immediate area.  No one under 21 years of age is allowed to consume alcohol, even if the parents are present and approve.  A valid drivers license or photo I.D. will be required by the bartender if there is a question of age validity.  A security officer is required if alcohol is served.  Cedar Canyon will also book the officer for you, at $25 per hour.

Cedar Canyon has a beautiful built-in bar with a kegerator included.

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Does Cedar Canyon have a kitchen?

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Cedar Canyon has a very large, catering sized kitchen available for your use.  It has stainless steel countertops, a large kitchen island, refrigerator/freezer combo, cooktop, oven, microwave, warmer/proofer cabinet, ice machine, and commercial dish machine.  Please have your caterer contact us as soon as possible to view the kitchen facilities, provide required documentation, and discuss the policies for food prep, serving, catering, etc.  Our kitchen was not designed for our caterer to fully prepare your food but to prep/finish it, warm it, and serve it.  Your caterer is responsible for cleaning up, washing all dishes, mopping the floors, and generally leaving the kitchen as they found it.  Your caterer will also take all their own trash when they leave.

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What is your payment policy and can I use a credit card?

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We require half of your rental fee as a down payment at booking to hold the date for your event; this is non-refundable.  The remaining amount is divided equally into two payments, the second due on a scheduled date halfway between booking and your event, and the final payment due 4 weeks prior to your event.  We require a $500 cash damage deposit, NO EXCEPTIONS, to be paid 4 weeks prior to your event, with your final payment.  The cash damage deposit will be refunded to you on the first business day after your event, after a daytime walk through of the building and property shows no damages or excess garbage strewn on the property or in the building.

We welcome your check or money order, made payable to Cedar Canyon Events and mailed to 7435 Texas Hwy. 154 S, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482.  We also accept all major credit cards with a 3% service fee.