Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to have an event at the Vinton War Memorial?
The cost of renting space depends on the day of the week, how much space is needed and how long the space is needed.
Additional costs may include:
• Rental of linens (tablecloths, napkins), utensils, glassware.
• Catering: You may select a caterer from our preferred list or use your own caterer.
• Decorations: Provide your own centerpieces, mantel arrangements.
What does my rental include?
A custom floor plan, tables and chairs with set-up and breakdown. At least one staff member will be on-site to assure restrooms are clean and stocked, assist you with any of our audio/visual equipment, lighting changes or room temperature adjustments.
The use of all our amenities is included in the room rental. You may use our baby grand piano, commercial-free digital radio, 5-disc CD changer, wireless internet, wired/wireless microphones and screen/projector. Note: Some amenities are room-dependent.
Can you provide plates, glasses, utensils, tablecloths and napkins?
We can provide basic ivory or black linen tablecloths (to the floor). Per your request, your caterer will provide either disposable place settings or real china in their proposal.
Can I use a caterer who's not on your list?
Yes, for an additional $150 non-refundable fee. We would also need a copy of the caterer’s current business licenseThank you for health department certificate and proof of insurance.
Can I cater an event myself?
Self-catering is not allowed for events with 50 people or more. Prepared foods are acceptable for smaller events.
What times can I rent?
For Saturday weddings, entry is at 9 a.m., last call is at 11:30 p.m. and all guests must be out of the building by midnight. Clean-up is allotted an hour after guests leave. For Friday and Sunday weddings, entry is at 1 p.m., last call is at 11:30 p.m. and all guests must be out of the building by midnight. Clean-up is allotted an hour after guests leave. For other events, we rent for either four or six hours, including an hour to set up before the event and an hour after for clean up.
Can I hold a date without a contract?
We offer a 14-day tentative hold with no obligation to book. If someone inquires about the same date, we give you 48 hours to confirm or release the date. Your contract and a $500 deposit must be received within two weeks of a confirmed reservation.
How much is the deposit and when is the remainder of my payment due?
A $500 deposit is due at the time you sign the contract. The remainder of your payment is due no later than 30 days prior to your event. If your event is scheduled within 30 days, the entire payment is due at contract signing. If the property is left clean and undamaged after your event, $250 of the deposit is refundable.
Do you offer discounts?
Yes, we offer discounted rates to non-profit 501c(3) organizations, veterans and active military, Town of Vinton residents and Town of Vinton employees. Please call 540-983-0645 for rates.
Can I hold a wedding ceremony and reception together at the Vinton War Memorial?
Yes, in the Grand Dogwood Ballroom, we can seat up to 240 people. Please ask about our flexible seating arrangements.
Do you have outdoor ceremony space?
Yes, we have an expansive front lawn for outdoor ceremonies.
Do you allow alcohol?
Yes. If the event is open to the public, you must obtain an ABC Banquet License. For private events, you may use the Vinton War Memorial’s ABC license but you must hire a bartender through your caterer. Please ask for a copy of our alcohol policy if you plan on serving beer, wine, or mixed beverages at your event.
Do you have convenient parking?
Yes, we have 200 on-site parking spaces right beside the building.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, checks, cashiers’ checks, Visa and MasterCard.