Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. What is The Brookside Club’s seating capacity?
  2. What is included in The Brookside Club’s wedding packages?
  3. How many weddings does The Brookside Club host per day?
  4. What are the start times for weddings?
  5. How much set up time do you allow for a wedding?
  6. What set up will The Brookside Club provide for our reception?
  7. What wedding planning services does The Brookside Club offer?
  8. What types of meal packages do you offer?
  9. How do you handle special meal requests?
  10. Do you offer Children’s meals?
  11. What is the cost for vendor meals?
  12. Do you allow any Food or Beverage items to be brought into The Brookside Club from outside sources?
  13. What is included in a Ceremony on-site?
  14. Do you provide linens and if so, what are available?
  15. Do you offer chair covers?
  16. Do you allow outside rental items to be brought in?
  17. Do you allow outside Vendors who are not on The Brookside Club’s Vendor List?
  18. What do you provide for table setup?
  19. Is there a bridal suite at The Brookside Club?
  20. Is there a designated area for wedding photos and formals?
  21. Do the wedding guests have contact with any other parties, restaurant guests or golfers?
  22. Is there lodging nearby to accommodate out-of-town guests?
  23. Can I bring in my own centerpieces?
  24. What are the restrictions on decorations and candles?
  25. What is your Open Bar program?
  26. What is the deposit & payment policy / schedule of The Brookside Club?
  27. What are your room/ site rental fees?
  28. What is considered in-season?
  29. How large is your dance floor?
  30. Does The Brookside Club host Rehearsal Dinners?
  31. Is The Brookside Club open to the public?
  32. What is included in your 20% House Charge?
  33. Do you allow smoke or fog machines?
  34. Do you allow bands?

1. What is The Brookside Club’s seating capacity?
Our Atlantic Banquet Room comfortably holds up to 150 guests. We also offer tented receptions outside (adjacent to the clubhouse) that hold up to 220 guests comfortably (additional tent rental fees will apply).

2. What is included in The Brookside Club’s wedding packages?
Included in each package: a cheese display, passed hors d'oeuvres, the full meal package, a champagne toast for each adult guest, bartender(s), white on white linens, and three votives/tea lights on every table. We do not charge a cake cutting fee. We also offer in-house wedding planning at no additional cost.

3. How many weddings does The Brookside Club host per day?
We generally host one wedding per day. On the occasion that there is another wedding at The Brookside Club on the day of your wedding, it would not be held at the same time as your wedding.

4. What are the start times for weddings?
The Brookside Club is flexible on our start times. Our clients choose their event start time if they are the first party to book on the day.

5. How much set up time do you allow for a wedding?
We allow up to 1.5 hours prior to your event for vendor setup unless there are unforseen/mitigating scheduling circumstances.

6. What set up will The Brookside Club provide for our reception?
The Brookside Club provides all setup of the reception facility, tables, chairs and linens. Our staff will do most of your setup for you the day of your wedding providing that none of it is subject to your creativity (i.e., we will not build centerpieces, but if they are provided ready-made, we will place them on tables for you). Please contact us for details on setup parameters and restrictions.

7. What wedding planning services does The Brookside Club offer?
We offer on-going, in-house wedding planning. We set up a planning meeting, called a “Detail Meeting”, designed to take you through all of the pertinent details of your wedding so we can help guide you in making informed decisions to create a successful, beautiful event.

8. What types of meal packages do you offer?
The Brookside Club offers a Buffet package, two tiers of Seated/ Plated packages, and a Stations package. We are also happy to customize packages to best suit your tastes and desires. Customized packages and menus will be priced accordingly.

9. How do you handle special meal requests?
Our Chef is happy to plan and create a meal that is tailored to fit the dietary restrictions/special meal requests of a guest. Please inform us ahead of time about any dietary restriction or food allergies of any of your guests. Some fees could apply.

10. Do you offer Children’s meals?
Yes, Kids’ meals are offered at $20 per child for children ages 10 and under. If children choose to have an adult meal, they will be charged at full fare.

11. What is the cost for vendor meals?
Vendors are billed at the same price as your guests’ meals. Vendors are included in the meals count and will be served the same fare as guests. Vendors eat their meals after all wedding guests have finished their meals.

12. Do you allow any Food or Beverage items to be brought into The Brookside Club from outside sources?
All catering is done on the premise by The Brookside Club. A wedding cake is allowed if it is made by a commercial kitchen.

13. What is included in a Ceremony on-site?
A tent with sides, chairs (as many as needed to accommodate your party size), and a ceremony rehearsal (which is usually held a day or two prior to your event) is all included in an on-site ceremony.

14. Do you provide linens and if so, what are available?
All white linens come standard in each wedding package at no additional fee. If you would like to upgrade your linens to different colors or patterns, we will outsource them and give you an estimated cost based on what you would like to order. All upgraded itmes are invoiced and rented through The Brookside Club.

15. Do you offer chair covers?
The Brookside Club offers custom chair covers through an exclusive local vendor. These chair covers are designed specifically for our chairs and are priced according to which chair sash you choose and the quantity of chairs needed. There are many sash colors and materials to choose from through our vendor. Chivari and other chairs are also available. Please inquire about pricing.

16. Do you allow outside rental items to be brought in?
All rental items must be rented and invoiced through The Brookside Club.

17. Do you allow outside Vendors who are not on The Brookside Club’s Vendor List?
Yes. All vendors are welcome at The Brookside Club, but our vendor list is a good place to start, as we have worked with all our “preferred vendors”. All vendors must adhere to The Brookside Club's vendor policies. Please contact us for vendor policy questions.

18. What do you provide for table setup?
Table setup includes a white linen underlay, a white linen overlay and white linen napkins with three votives (tea lights) per table. The tables are 60” rounds and seat from 8-10 guests comfortably.

19. Is there a bridal suite at The Brookside Club?
There is no bridal suite per se, but the ladies room has a small, beautiful seating room with a large mirror where the bride and her bridal party can gather before the wedding.

20. Is there a designated area for wedding photos and formals?
A two-tiered lawn area with an ocean view is available for wedding photos. This lawn is western facing to take advantage of The Brookside Club’s stunning sunsets over Onset Bay.

21. Do the wedding guests have contact with any other parties, restaurant guests or golfers?
Generally there is very limited contact between the wedding guests and the golfers/restaurant guests.

22. Is there lodging nearby to accommodate out-of-town guests?
There is an extensive listing of approved nearby Hotels, Motels, Inns and B & B’s in the area which is available in our printed wedding materials or by request via email.

23. Can I bring in my own centerpieces?
Yes, our clients may bring in their own floral or pre-made centerpieces to create the look and feel they desire for their special day. The Brookside Club also offers a rental centerpiece as well: a hurricane vase with sand, Cape Cod shells and a white pillar candle for $15/centerpiece.

24. What are the restrictions on decorations and candles?
All candles and flames are subject to local fire code. There is no glitter, confetti, loose small stones, loose small shells and loose sand (must be in a container) or streamers allowed. All wall décor may not be altered. No tacking or nailing is allowed on any wall. No candles or decoration with water are allowed on the deck.

25. What is your Open Bar program?
Clients can host a Cash Bar and/or an Open Bar. An Open Bar is based on “Consumption–by-the-Drink”. This means that we simply run a tab for you. You only pay for the drinks you consume. If you are budgeting and would like to set a monetary limit on your Open Bar, this is easily arranged. See bar options and drink prices in printed packet of wedding materials.

26. What is the deposit & payment policy / schedule of The Brookside Club?
We require a $1,000 down payment upon booking. An additional $1,000 is due six weeks after the initial deposit. Forty percent (40%) of your estimated total will be due at six months prior to your wedding date and another forty (40%) is due three months prior to your wedding date. The remaining amount (your final payment) will be due 10 days prior to your wedding, made payable by cash, certified bank check or money order only. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable to another date.

27. What are your room/ site rental fees?
In-season room / site rental fees are as follows:
Saturdays: $2,500
Fridays: $1,500
Sundays: $1,000

28. What is considered in-season?
June 1 – October 31st

29. How large is your dance floor?
Our dance floor is 21’ x 27’ (567 sq. ft.) and is rated for 175 person capacity.

30. Does The Brookside Club host Rehearsal Dinners?
Yes, Brookside hosts Rehearsal dinners on our Sunset Grille outdoor terrace or in our Atlantic Banquet Room depending on party size. Please contact us for menu options and details.

31. Is The Brookside Club open to the public?
Yes, The Brookside Club, Sunset Grille restaurant and our championship 18-hole golf course are all open to the public.

32. What is included in your 20% House Charge?
Our House Charge (20%) covers all proper staffing, cleaning fees, event set up and breakdown, administrative and miscellaneous fees. There is no additional gratuity owed to the staff. We compensate our staff at a competitive pay rate. You may, of course, choose to add a gratuity if you feel the staff had done an exceptional job, but it is not required.

33. Do you allow smoke or fog machines?
No, we cannot allow these due to local fire codes.

34. Do you allow bands?
Yes, but we highly recommend no more than a 4 piece band.

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