FAQs

FAQs 

How many guests can the Five2Five accommodate?
A maximum of 200 guests for indoor events (depending on selected layout) and 300 for outdoor events. Please contact us to discuss a custom layout for your event.

Does the Five2Five host events other than weddings? 
Yes, we are happy to accommodate private gatherings and celebrations. Please see our Private Event Rates section for more details.

What is the approximate location of The Five2Five?  
We are located in Buckley, WA right next to the Buckley Fire Department. We are approximately 9 miles from Bonney Lake. Please refer to our Information page for more details.

What is your payment and cancellation policy?
We require a non-refundable booking fee/event retainer of 25%. The balance is due 60 days prior to your event date. Cancellation of your event results in forfeiture of the booking fee. We will accommodate date changes for active duty military, subject to availability, without a re-booking fee. We also require a fully refundable damage/incident deposit, due 60 days prior to your event.

What services does the wedding rental fee include?
Our wedding rental fee includes use of the indoor reception hall, catering/prep kitchen, upstairs parlour and loft, outdoor cottage, and outdoor grounds including patio and fire pit. The use and setup of tables and chairs is also included. The use of the sound system, projector and screen are included. A Five2Five host/manager will be onsite for the duration of your event. *Please note: Not all listed amenities are included in base rental fee for elopements and non-wedding private events.

Is the wedding rental fee less expensive if we book a weekday or an off-season date?
Yes, please see our Wedding Rates section for details on pricing. We are excited to offer Grand Opening Specials for all 2018/2019 bookings made by 12/31/2018. You have your choice of 10% off any wedding rental package or a complimentary 3-hour rehearsal/photo session.

Are there any additional costs, cleaning fees or liability insurance required?
A damage & incident deposit is required  and must be received no later than 60 days prior to your event. This deposit  will be refunded after your event if there are no damages, incidents or excessive cleanup noted.

Every event rental is required to purchase a 1 day event insurance/ liability insurance policy. We can assist you in securing the required insurance for your event. Per Washington State code, we also require a $10 Banquet Permit for weddings/private events where alcohol will be served. We can assist you with this step as well.

Does the Five2Five have a kitchen?

We do not have a commercial kitchen, but we do have a Catering/Prep Kitchen which includes setup space/tables, a warming oven, a large refrigerator, a freezer, a hand wash sink and a rinse sink. There is a separate caterer’s entrance into this space.

Is there a day-of host on site? What role will this person play?
Yes, we will provide you with a Five2Five onsite host/manager to assist in setup and take-down of tables and chairs and to be a point of contact for the venue. The host does not “coordinate” or run the schedule of your wedding day events. We highly encourage all wedding clients to hire a day of coordinator.

Do you host rehearsals?
Yes, we include a (1) hour rehearsal with our wedding packages.  Rehearsal date/time must be approved in advance by Five2Five staff, sensitive to any other events that may be occurring that week.  If you require longer than an hour, we are happy to welcome you for an additional fee.

Is there a backup plan for inclement weather should we decide to have an outdoor wedding?
Yes, our reception hall always provides a beautiful indoor space for wedding ceremonies or receptions. If your guest count exceeds the capacity of our indoor space, you may also consider renting a tent.

Does the Five2Five host same sex weddings?
Yes, we are happy to welcome all events!

What time does our event need to end?
Due to city and state noise ordinances, we require that noise outside our building be limited to 50 decibels or less after 10pm. We (The Five2Five) will measure noise levels hourly with a decibel reader to verify decibel levels. Areas outside include: the fire pit area, gardens, grassy areas, parking lots, sidewalks and streets. Because of this ordinance, we require that noise be contained within the building after 10pm. We also have respect for our neighbors and do not allow noise to flow into our neighboring streets. All event rentals must conclude no later than 11pm (cleanup must end by this time).

How much time will I have for décor setup? Can I add hours to my package?
Our wedding rental includes 12 hours of time. You can choose to use that time however you wish, but please keep in mind your rental period includes time for setup, deliveries and cleanup. Additional time can be purchased for $200 per hour.

Who is responsible for setup and take-down on the wedding day? What is the time frame for this?
The Five2Five will provide the setup of tables and chairs. The rest of the setup is up to you. You may begin setup as soon as your rental time begins, and all cleanup needs to be complete by the conclusion of your rental time. No items may be left at the venue overnight. If pre-arranged with Five2Five staff, you can drop off décor items the night before your event (drop off only; no setup), if this does not interfere with other events taking place at the venue.

Does the Five2Five have any extra decorations available? 
You are in luck! Our sister company, Maisy+Lola Refined Rustic Rentals offers onsite décor rental and custom packages for Five2Five clients

What is your alcohol policy?
All alcohol must be served by a company or individual that is licensed and insured . If alcohol will be served at your event, we also require a Banquet Permit. If mixed drinks will be served, we require that you use a venue-approved bartending company. Shots are not allowed.

  Can we choose our own caterer, or must we pick from a select list?
We have an open-door catering policy at this time. Please see our Vendors section for recommendations of our preferred caterers. We must be able to contact your caterer prior to the event to review policies and familiarize them with the space available to them.

What kind of parking is available?
The Five2Five has a large onsite parking lot. We also have overflow parking options available based on individual event needs.

Does the Five2Five have a dance floor?
We have a brass ring embedded on our beautiful hardwood floor to designate a space for dancing if the client opts to use it.

  What type of materials can we use for sendoff of the bride and groom? 
We welcome bubbles for sendoff.  Any other materials used during the sendoff must be pre-approved at the time of the final review meeting. We do not allow candles, lanterns, fireworks or open flames of any kind during ceremony, reception or sendoff.