Meetings FAQ

Q. What is exclusive use? A. Unlike a hotel, Kennolyn is a private venue with you as our only client on your special day. Because you are our only event, our staff is 100% focused on you and on making your event everything you want it to be. Very few event venues can offer this level of privacy and personal attention.

Q. How many rooms are there? A. There are 30 cabin cottages and suites on the property. There are 11 rooms with 2 double beds and 1 twin, 15 with 2 double beds and 4 with one double bed, for a total of 67 beds (56 doubles and 11 twins). Included in the above count is a house suite with 3 bedrooms, each with a double bed and another with 4 bedrooms, each with two double beds.

Q. What are the service fee and sales tax amounts? A. A 20% service fee is added to the catering and beverage prices. Currently, sales tax is 8.25% and lodging tax is 11% plus $1.75/room per night. Per California sales tax code, all service fees are subject to sales tax.

Q. When is the deposit due and what is the amount? A. The deposit is due 7 days from the date we place a tentative hold on your preferred date. You will receive a contract in the mail, which you will need to sign and return with your deposit. The amount required is 25% of your estimated contract. This amount is non-refundable should you cancel or change your date. Please also mail contract if you fax it.

Q. When are the final guest count and payment due? A. The final guest count is due 14 days prior to the event. Kennolyn will then generate an invoice and the final payment is due 10 days prior to your event, payable in cash, cashier’s check or credit card.

Q. Do you offer organic and sustainable ingredients? A. Kennolyn tries to use organic and sustainable ingredients whenever possible but can design a customized menu or substitute specific ingredients to accommodate special requests. There may be additional costs associated with a more expensive ingredient, but this is dictated by the market rates at the time of the event.

Q. Do you offer vegetarian or vegan menus? A. Kennolyn offers vegetarian entrées for those guests requesting it or can design a customized vegetarian or vegan menu for the entire wedding. Additional costs may apply.

Q. Is Kennolyn Eco-friendly? A. Kennolyn is privately owned by a family that supports the environment. We own 300 acres, of which 75% is undeveloped. We actively recycle and compost almost 100% of the wedding- related garbage including all food, flowers and paper products, as well as strive to use non-disposable products whenever possible. Ask about our 100% green wedding package available at no additional fee.

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Q. What is the minimum for a meeting? A. The guest count minimum for a meeting is 50 people and maximum is 100.