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We offer site tours of the Dunafon Castle by appointment only. Contact Annie, our Charity Events Manager to schedule your visit.
We can only accommodate 30 weddings a season. We tend to fill up very quickly.
No, we open the gates for private Colorado weddings from the 2nd weekend of May through the 2nd weekend of October. We do offer site visits for the upcoming season during our offseason.
We very comfortably fit up to 150 guests (not including vendors and staff).
No, unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate a “Ceremony only” event. We reserve the entire day for a 9-hour event.
Yes, you are free to have your ceremony somewhere else, but you will still need to purchase the 9 hour Charity Event Package.
When you are ready to proceed with the reservation process, you will be invoiced via email. The contract will also be sent at this time. The invoice will be complete with a timeline with instructions to continue moving forward.
9 hours are included in your event. Typically, the days consist of a 2-hour set-up, a 6-hour event time with your guests, and a 1-hour clean-up. We require every event to conclude by 12:30 am.
Yes, we only schedule 1 event per day and only 2 weddings per weekend.
At the Dunafon Castle, we provide every wedding with a Walk-through. This walk-through takes the place of the traditional rehearsal. It will serve as the rehearsal for your ENTIRE wedding events, including your wedding ceremony. This 2-hour meeting is typically scheduled 3-4 weeks prior to your event and will need to be on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Your chosen caterer MUST be present at this important meeting. We also strongly recommend any other key players in your wedding (such as necessary vendors and available wedding party) are invited as well. Due to the effectiveness of the Dunafon Castle Walk-through process, we will all avoid much unnecessary stress that accompanies “last minute planning”. Please be assured that your Charity Event Manager will be with you throughout the entire wedding process helping to coordinate both large and small details of your event and troubleshooting any problems that may arise. We can say with complete confidence that hundreds of couples have done this and EVERY wedding at our gorgeous Castle is an unforgettable occasion.
Your charity event fee includes a total of 9 hours at the Dunafon Castle. You have full use of our 30×30 custom tent that fits perfectly on our carriage house patio for your reception. The tent has chandelier lighting, twinkle lights around the perimeter, and cathedral side walls that may come down. We have (15) 5’ round tables, (4) 6’ banquet tables, and 150 chairs for your guests. Our mandatory valet service is included as well as an on-site maintenance crew that works all day long to ensure the property is flawless. Also included is a Charity Event Manager at your service from your site tour to your Event Day assisting you to coordinate with vendors and castle staff to make your event a flawless and memorable gathering.
If you decide to book your wedding at the Dunafon Castle, you will need to pay the event fee, plus a $500.00 fully refundable security deposit (returned to you barring any damage occurs), a $100.00 tax-deductible donation to the Step 13 program, that will be matched by Castle Springs Manor, LLC, and the purchase of private event insurance.
Private Event Insurance is basically an insurance policy that covers your wedding and financially protects you against misfortune and mishap, including weather, illness, injury, missing vendors, etc. We obviously have our own insurance as well, but we require every event has a policy taken out for the day of the event naming us as the additional insured. You would find you would need private event insurance at almost any other venue. You are free to get your coverage from whomever, but the best place we have found is www.wedsafe.com. We require our clients to get a $1,000,000.00 policy that costs around $200.00.
Yes, you can absolutely purchase additional hours for your event at $500.00 per hour.
We require the $500.00 security deposit along with $1,000.00 of your total package price to reserve the date. We are more than happy to accommodate payment plans as long as the event is paid in full 60 days prior to the event.
Unfortunately, at this time, we can take cash/check only. We are happy to accommodate payment plans as long as the event is paid in full 60 days before.
- In the event of cancellation or rescheduling, Licensee shall provide written notice to Castle Springs Manor, LLC, or their agent as set forth in Schedule A. In order to reschedule an event, the facilities must be available on the intended rescheduled date:the rescheduled date must occur within thirty (30) days of the originally scheduled event and may not occur prior to the originally scheduled event.
- If the event is canceled at least nine (9) months prior to the scheduled event, Licensee shall be entitled to a full refund of the Facilities Deposit less a $500.00 cancellation fee.
- If the event is canceled less than nine (9) but at least two (2) months prior to the scheduled event, Licensee shall be entitled to a full refund of the Facilities Deposit less a $1,000.00 cancellation fee.
- If the event is canceled less than sixty (60) days prior to the scheduled event, the Facilities Deposit and any other fees paid are non-refundable, unless another rental is secured for the same date. In such case, Licensee shall be entitled to a full refund of fees pad less a $1,000 cancellation fee.
The Dunafon Castle is extremely proud to support our charity, Step 13! A portion of every event at the Dunafon Castle goes to help the Step 13 program. Founded in 1983, Step 13 is a non-profit, transitional living program for addicted homeless men who show a desire to give up their alcohol, drug, shelter and soup kitchen dependency cycle and become productive members of society. Most of the support staff at the castle are former or current members of this fantastic program. We ask that every couple makes a minimum $100.00 tax-deductible donation to Step 13 upon booking and Castle Springs Manor, LLC matches that donation.
For numerous logistical reasons, you must choose a caterer off of our “exclusive list”.
You are free to bring in any alcohol that you wish to be served to your guests. Your chosen caterer must provide the bartender. We have no “corking” or “hidden fees” regarding alcohol.
What is your policy regarding all other vendors? (ie: photographer, florist, entertainment, etc....)
You are free to bring in whomever you wish for vendors (other than caterers). We are certainly happy to provide excellent recommendations though!
While children are more than welcome to attend weddings at the Dunafon Castle, we do ask that ALL children (12 and under) are supervised inside by a designated babysitter after sunset.
You are welcome to use as candles as long as the flame is enclosed in a hurricane. Our crew will also have the fire-pits and fire-places going on the property!
We welcome REAL flower petals and anything natural. (Bubbles, real rose petals, and real flowers) Again, anything natural for a send-off. Due to safety concerns for all guests and castle staff, sparklers are not allowed at the Dunafon Castle.
We always have a “Plan B” incase of inclement weather and we are able to comfortably accommodate all of your guests inside the 30×30 tent and castle.
ABSOLUTELY! You are welcome to have your dog be a part of the festivities. However, We do ask that someone is designated to care for the dog throughout the entire event.
Typically, linens, china, stemware, flatware, etc. are all arranged through your chosen caterer.
Between the Dunafon Castle Staff, your chosen caterer, and other necessary vendors, the cleaning is taken care of. However, you are responsible for the removal of your chosen decor during that last hour for clean-up. (Please understand that anything that is put up needs to come down at the conclusion of your event).