Frequently Asked Questions
Planning your dream wedding should be fun… which is why La Navona is here to help. We know there’s a lot to think about when you’re researching the perfect wedding venue, and we’re more than happy to help answer any questions you may have. Connect with us today, and we would love to help in any way that we can.
How much is the deposit to book my date?
We require a non-refundable $1,000 deposit and a signed contract in order to officially book your wedding date. Please note that we cannot hold a date without the signed contract & deposit.
When is my final guest count due?
Your final guest count is due two weeks prior to your reception.
How much is the service fee?
Our service fee is 20%.
Are there taxes?
The current tax rate in Franklin County, Ohio, is 7.5% (but not everything in the reception package is subject to sales tax).
What does it cost to rent the venue?
Absolutely nothing! The venue rental is included in the cost of the reception.
What are the payment terms?
We require quarterly payments, with your first payment due 30 days after your deposit. Your final payment will be due 10 days prior to your wedding (after your final guest count has been submitted). Please note that all payments are non-refundable.
How many people can La Navona accommodate?
La Navona can accommodate seating for up to 250 guests.
Is there a minimum?
Our current minimums are as follows:
Friday = 100 adults
Saturday = 125 adults
Sunday = 85 adults
Please note that minimums are subject to change, especially on holiday weekends.
What is the fee to host my ceremony at La Navona?
Saturday ceremonies are $500, plus outdoor chair rental ($2 per chair). Friday or Sunday ceremonies are $400, plus outdoor chair rental ($2 per chair). Please note that we can only host ceremonies for couples who are also hosting their receptions here.
Is there a rain plan?
Yes! We have a comprehensive rain plan… please ask your coordinator for details.
How much time do I have for my ceremony?
The ceremony allows for an additional 2.5 hours in the venue. This provides time for preparations, photographs and the ceremony itself. This also includes an hour to rehearse (usually 24 to 48 hours before the wedding, as our schedule permits). Additional time prior to the ceremony can be added for $125 per hour. Please note that your reception will begin immediately following the ceremony.
How much time do I have for my reception?
You’ll have 5 hours for your reception. Additional time can be added to the reception for $250 per hour. (This does not include the open bar, which is an additional $5 per adult, per hour — for the total number of adult, not just the guests who are still here at the end of the night.)
When does the reception end?
That’s up to you! Our liquor license allows us to keep the bar open until 1:00 a.m. (though most couples find that 11:00 p.m. or midnight is usually a good end time).
Beer, wine, and a champagne toast are included… can I add liquor?
Absolutely! It’s $8 per guest to add unlimited call-brand cocktails (Absolut, Tanqueray, Bacardi, Captain Morgan, Dewar’s, Jim Beam, Jack Daniels & Jose Cuervo). We can also incorporate a signature drink (pricing varies, depending on the recipe). Please note: The bar will close 30 minutes before your reception ends.
Can I bring my own alcohol?
Absolutely not. We’re sorry, but our liquor license strictly forbids outside alcohol.
Can I bring my own food?
We do not allow outside food. We have an on-site kitchen, an executive chef, and a talented culinary team! Everything at La Navona is made fresh daily in-house.
The only outside food we allow is your wedding cake or cupcakes. (Additional exceptions for dessert-type items can potentially be made upon request.)
Is my DJ really included with the package?
Yes! Our DJ will meet with you approximately four to six weeks prior to your wedding, to put together a detailed and personalized plan for your reception. He’ll also provide you with a log-in and password for their online planning software, with access to more than 70,000 song titles, from the 1920s to today.
You’re welcome to use your own DJ if you’d prefer, and La Navona will deduct $250 from the final balance. (However, please note that outside DJs are not permitted to plug into our state-of-the-art, venue-wide, surround-sound system.)
What about photo booths?
La Navona now has an “open air photo booth” that you can rent for the duration of your reception for only $399, which includes unlimited photo strips! If you choose to hire an outside photo booth, please note there will be a $100 outside vendor fee.
(If you received your contract prior to May 1, 2018, you are grandfathered in, and you will not be required to pay the $100 outside vendor fee for an outside photo booth.)
Do you offer gluten-free meals?
Yes! We offer individual gluten-free meals at no additional charge for guests with Celiac Disease. (Allergies are very serious. So we take every precaution, but there’s always a risk of cross-contamination, as our kitchen is not 100% gluten-free.)
Do you offer kids’ pricing?
Our kids’ pricing is available once you reach the minimum number of adults:
Age 0-1 No charge
Age 2-11 $15.95 (chicken tenders & fries)
Age 12-17 $29.95 (same menu as adults)
Do you offer vendor meals?
Yes! It’s $29.95 per vendor, and they’ll get to enjoy the same meal as your guests. (You do not need to include our DJ in your headcount for any vendor meals.)
I’ll be so busy the day of the wedding… do I have to come in and decorate?
No! Our professional coordinators will take care of all the details. You’ll simply schedule an appointment to drop off any décor the week of the wedding and go over everything with your coordinator. La Navona will handle the rest!
(You also have the option to order centerpieces from our partner vendor, Botanica, and they’ll give you 20% off your floral centerpieces for being a client of La Navona.)
I still have more questions…
We’re happy to help! Please contact us at 614-532-5711 or firstname.lastname@example.org