Wedding FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. How many people does the ballroom hold with the dance floor?
A. 200

Q. Is the dance floor portable or stationary?
A. Stationary

Q. How many weddings does Running Deer hold at a time?
A. We only host one wedding at a time.

Q. Does Running Deer have a minimum?
A. We have a minimum of $9,000 Sundays after 4:00pm January – December.  $14,000 on Saturday nights November – April, July & August, $10,000 minimum on Friday nights November – April, July & August.  $18,000 on Saturday nights in May/June & September/October, $12,000 minimum on Friday nights May/June & September/October.  There is no F&B minimum for Thursday Evening after 4:00pm or Saturday/Sunday brunch receptions before 12:00pm.  Minimums apply prior to tax/service charge.

Q. Does Running Deer have a space for a ceremony?
A. Yes, we have a gorgeous outdoor ceremony space overlooking the golf course, as well as our new ceremony site, “The Timbers” featuring wooded seclusion and breathtaking natural surroundings. Indoor ceremonies can be held in our Grand ballroom.

Q. Does Running Deer offer rehearsals?
A. Yes, ceremony rehearsals can be booked with our event coordinators. We also offer rehearsal luncheons and dinners.

Q. Is a taste testing included?
A. Our private menus tastings will be scheduled for couples that have selected a plated wedding package. Tastings take place on select dates November-March leading into or in the year you’re getting married. We will email you a list of tasting date options in advance, based on your wedding date.

Q. Does Running Deer offer a Wedding Suite?
A. Yes, we have a spacious suite featuring floor length mirrors, vanity, and lots of sitting areas as well as a men’s lounge equipped with a flat screen TV, card room, and lots of space to get ready for your big day.

Q. Is someone in charge of the couples needs the day of the wedding?
A. Yes, our wedding packages include a wedding coordinator who will make sure everything you need that day is taken care of. From putting out your personal items, packing them up for you at the end of the night, coordinating your ceremony and your timeline, the wedding coordinator is there for your every need!

Q. Is Running Deer LGBTQA+Friendly?
A. Yes, we are LGBTQA+ Friendly. We are a member of the IBA Greater Philadelphia LGBTQA+ Chamber of Commerce and are 14 Stories Gay Wedding Institute Certified. Love is love.

Q. How many hours is included in the wedding package?
A. Our wedding packages are 5 hours. If you choose to have your ceremony onsite, we allot an additional 1⁄2 hour.

Q. Is there indoor space for a ceremony and cocktail hour in case of inclement weather?
A. Yes, and we can decide the day before if you would like to have the ceremony and or cocktail hour inside.