The La Pointe building can hold a maximum of 250 guests and the Sam’s building can hold a maximum of 350 guests. Please keep in mind that this includes yourself and your bridal party. We understand that you may want to ‘over-invite’ to make up for the guests that RSVP ‘no’ but we recommend being cautious on this as we have seen couples come back with very few ‘no’ RSVP’s.
You will use La Pointe Events as the location and your gate attendant will instruct your guests where to go.
LA POINTE EVENTS
710 Spring Street
Somerset, WI 54025
Everyone and everything must be out of the venue by 12am midnight. Anything you bring into the venue must be removed from the La Pointe property by that time. You do not need to remove trash, chairs, etc. Any decor rented from La Pointe is not to be taken off property and will be cleaned up by La Pointe staff.
The Village of Somerset has an 11pm noise ordinance but typically if the music is too loud, we will just close the doors to the venue.
We do require a day of coordinator and have many you can choose from on our preferred vendor list with an array of pricing options. Not only do they help with making sure everyone and everything are in the right place at the right time, but they take a lot of stress off of you as the couple and even your families and vendors.
Yes! We do offer day of coordination packages upon request.
Because we host weddings the majority of every Friday, Saturday, and some Sundays, we do not allow anyone to decorate the day before unless you have a Friday wedding. If you have a Friday wedding and would like to come decorate on a Thursday there is a $250 per hour fee.
Most of our couples will do rehearsal off property as ceremonies are outside anyways. We are happy to provide you with the length of the aisle and any other information about the ceremony site upon request. If you prefer to do a rehearsal on site, there is a $500 fee and must be done on either Wednesday or Thursday before 5pm the week of your wedding.
We do not provide any sound equipment for your ceremony or reception. This would need to be provided by the couple or an outside vendor such as a DJ, officiant, or band. We do have electricity available for use.
We do not have any heaters available for the cocktail patios but you are welcome to bring your own on the property. Due to guest safety and smoke around the building, we will not allow fire pits. Umbrellas will need to be provided as we have a very limited amount available on site.
Yes- we have parking on site and a golf cart/six seated gator to help anyone with mobility to get to the venue space.
We encourage all cars to be gone by the end of the 12 am rental time. That being said if a car is left in the parking lot we ask it is moved by 9 am the next morning. Our priority is to get everyone home safe so please plan accordingly with shuttles.
If you would like to get into the bridal suite earlier than 9am, there is a $100 per hour + tax charge. Keep in mind that any breakfast items ordered will not be served until 9am.
We do not allow any outside alcoholic beverages or food to be brought in unless pre-approved by La Pointe. That being said, if you would like to bring personal cups of coffee/beverages from Starbucks, Caribou, etc when you arrive, we have no issue with that.
Wisconsin liquor license prohibits any outside alcohol on our property. The bridal suite comes with a complimentary 2 bottles of champagne and the grooms suite comes with a complimentary 12 beers. If you would like more than this, we are happy to supply the items and put it on your hosted tab or final invoice. Any outside alcohol will be confiscated and the couple is charged accordingly so please be sure to let your bridal party know so that they do not bring anything on site.
At the time of booking, half of the rental fee will be due plus 5.5% tax in order to hold your date. At your 6 month meeting, the other half of the rental is due as well as half your food and beverage amount. All other funds will be due at your 30-day meeting.
Check is our preferred method of payment but we will also take credit cards and cash. For a credit card, there will be a 3.8% processing fee and there are no additional discounts for cash payments but cash is accepted. We do not accept wire transfers at this time.
Payments can be sent to:
PO BOX 449 Somerset, WI 54025
Cabin rentals are $125 per night plus tax and service charge. Check in is at 2pm the day of your wedding and check out is 10am the next morning. Guests will be required to bring their own bedding, coolers, ice, firewood, etc. They have 1 set of bunk beds with 2 full size mattresses (4 people potentially could sleep). They do not have their own restrooms but are within walking distance of the venue (located outside of the Sam’s building) and the permanent shower and restroom building. You can have your guests email email@example.com and the reservation office will handle it from there. Campsites are $50 per night and include electricity and water hook ups. These are also only available the night of your wedding with a 2pm check in and 10am check out time.
18 Harvest Tables (LA POINTE VENUE ONLY): 10 feet long x 30 inches wide - SEAT 10 PEOPLE
Rectangle Tables: 8 feet long x 18 inches wide - SEAT 8 PEOPLE
Round Tables: 60 inches in diameter - SEAT 8 PEOPLE
NOTE: For the round tables, a 90” table cloth will go half way down while a 120” table cloth will be floor length.
NOTE: All 18 harvest tables must be used in the La Pointe building before additional tables are brought inside.
We can discuss your table layout but our staff will have the final say for safety to make sure there is ample space for guests to walk through tables and leave EXIT doors accessible.
We typically set up the taste test roughly 4-7 months prior to your wedding date. At the time of scheduling, you will receive an order form with our food options and it will explain how many options you may try of each entree, appetizer, late night, etc. There is no fee for the taste test unless you plan on having more than 4 people attend ($30 per guest after the 4 complimentary guests including bride & groom).
Yes! As long as the business has a catering/cottage license, you are welcome to bring your own dessert. We cannot allow homemade items.
A memorial table, guest sign-in table, gift/cards table and dessert table are all complimentary. We will just need to know these items are needed at your 30-day meeting so we can plan accordingly. If linens are necessary, you will be responsible for the linen cleaning fee as stated in your contract.
The aisle at Sam’s (from the fence entrance) is about 18 steps.
The aisle at La Pointe (from the doors of the building) is about 70 steps.
We do allow real candles but require that the candle is in a hurricane and also has a base large enough that will prevent wax from melting onto the tables and/or linens. If wax gets on the tables and/or linens that we provide, there will be an additional cleaning charge. Sparklers are not allowed on property. Flower pedals, or anything to be thrown during the ceremony/event, must be real or biodegradable due to being located on water.
The arches are available for rent for $125. This includes set up and tear down but does not include any floral or greenery. Typically this is something the couple /florist provides and attaches to the arch/arbor.
The property manager is in charge of making sure that all catering and bar services are running smoothly as well as being a contact for anyone with venue related questions such as vendors (DJ, Band, Dessert, Photography). Our property manager is not your day of coordinator but do have day of coordination packages available upon request. Any outside decor brought in by the couple will be your responsibility to set up. If you rent any decor from our in-house decor catalog, we will set up those items along with the tables and chairs in the respected layout discussed after your 30 day meeting.
We are happy to give our recommendations but all hotel and transportation communication is the responsibility of the bride & groom.
Stillwater, MN is about a 10-15 minute drive from the venue and has a few hotels available - The Lora, Hotel Crosby, Water Street Inn as well as some airbnb’s. New Richmond, WI is also about a 10-15 minute drive from the venue and has a Best Western Plus & Suites, AmericInn and AmeriVu Inn. Hudson, WI is also an option with Comfort Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites and Holiday Inn Express but is a little farther at a 20-30 minute drive from the venue.
Shuttle recommendations include Minnesota Coaches, Stillwater Trolley’s, Total Luxury Limo, Mary Ann’s Tours, Kobussen Lines, Jefferson Lines, and Northfeild Lines.