Weddings and events at The Gardens Wedding Center require that any vendor entering our space be approved by our staff. We do this to ensure that you are working with reputable vendors who will not only do a great job for you, but also treat our venue well and follow our policies.
Although there are countless qualified event vendors to choose from in Wisconsin, we highly recommend choosing vendors that are already on our Proven Providers List, since getting new vendors approved takes time. Plus, some vendors have difficulty getting the right documentation turned in. If you do decide to use a vendor who is not on our preferred list, please note:
Because keeping up with vendor paperwork is incredibly time-consuming for our team, we charge a $50 fee to process a new vendor outside of our preferred list. and . If a vendor fails to submit all their paperwork at least 30 days before the event, the fee increases to $100.
We do not require any kickbacks or rebate fees from vendors.
Outside vendors must sign a Vendor Agreement and send us a Certificate of Insurance (sample) listing us as an additional insured.
The Client is responsible for securing these documents and getting approval from our staff before they sign a contract with the vendor. We are not responsible for lost payments in the event we are not able to allow a vendor to work in our space.
We highly encourage getting your vendor approved before you make any payments to them in the event we have had a bad experience with the vendor in the past and are unable to approve them.