Frequently Asked Questions
How many people does your venue hold?
For a wedding, 19Main can hosts up to 150 seated for a reception, or as little as 50 people with our Mini Wedding Package. 19Main has no minimum guest count! Our two main rooms are adjoining by a short hallway, so often one side will be cocktail hour and the other a sit down reception!
For special events, your guest count will determine which room best fits the needs of your event – With two different sized main rooms, our smaller room can seat up to 50 comfortably for an intimate shower or birthday party, while our larger room can seat up to 150. If you’re looking to host a cocktail style party, our smaller room can accommodate up to 100, and our larger room up to 250 – Great for wine tastings or fundraisers!
Do your rates change by season?
No! We offer one rate year-round while providing a beautiful space with heat and AC!
What are extra fees I am responsible for?
Each contract will include 3 additional charges: 1. Security Deposit 2. Janitorial Fee (reduced from the security; this is a post-event deep clean and restock of janitorial needs) 3. The requirement to obtain a general liability policy with 19Main listed as additionally insured. If you are bringing in your own liquor, Host Liquor Liability must also be provided.
Beyond our contract, you will have the responsibility of food and beverage, linens, decorations, and any additional vendors desired for your event.
Can I bring in my own caterer, vendors, or alcohol?
Yes – to all 3, with some exceptions. With our packages for both weddings and special events, except the Basic Package, our venue can provide glassware, silverware and plates. However, they are only included if you utilize a preferred caterer; Utilizing a preferred caterer will only maximize your experience at 19Main. Under our Preferred Professionals tab you can find our recommend foodies that only offer the best options and staff! We do allow outside caterers, you would just have the responsibility of obtaining those dinnerware items through the caterer or a rental company. Outside caterers must be pre-approved, sign our catering agreement and visit our venue prior to the event.
As for additional vendors, we welcome new and returning professionals! If your DJ or Photographer are new, we do recommend a site visit prior to the event so they can understand the space and maximize their ability to perform their expertise.
For alcohol, your caterer can typically handle the liquor, bartenders, and provide you their off-site liquor license, OR you can provide your own liquor if you obtain a Host Liquor Liability insurance. We recommend licensed bartenders to offer a range of expertise and knowledge behind the bar so you know how much to order and what is being served!
How long do I have the venue for?
For weddings, it will depend on which package you choose. Our Basic Package offers the space 12pm-11:59pm, while our other 4 packages offer the venue from 9:00am to 11:59pm. The venue must be cleaned up and vacated prior to the 11:59pm, so it is recommend most events end no later than 11:00pm to allow time for cleaning.
Special Events are offered rental from 10:00am-10:00pm, which gives you time to decorate and have the party be whatever duration you please. Most special events will run 4 hours in duration.
Will there be another event going on?
No! We only host one event per day, so you can have the full day access and space to yourself.
Where do my guests park?
Since we are located downtown, we do not have a private parking lot, but there is an abundance of parking in the area! We can help by providing you with a parking map to send with your invites, or list on your website for those guests unfamiliar. There is a large commuter lot located just 600FT from our entrance and the Main Street 3HR parking ends at 5:00pm, so most evening events won’t have to worry. It also does not apply on Sundays.
Are there any decoration restrictions?
The only items we restrict from celebration is confetti, glitter or rice (you’ll thank us later). We do allow candles, and any decorations planned to posted on the walls we ask that you use command strips or hooks.
What does deposit and payment look like?
For weddings or special events, we require 40% + Security Deposit due upon signing the contract. After that, 90-Days prior to the event date is 35% due, and 30-Days prior is the remaining 25% due. If you are booking with less than 30-Days of the event date, payment will be due in full.
Payments can be made in Cash, Check, or CC. Checks can be made out to Village Green Events, and mailed or dropped off to 24 Bank Street, New Milford, CT 06776. There is a 3.5% processing fee if payment is taken with a debit or credit card. Security deposits are fully refundable, provided everything is left as found and less the Janitorial Fee, by check only. If you paid by credit card, the processing fee will not be returned.