Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance can I book my wedding?

Typically, we are able to book your ceremony as early as 9-12 months in advance, depending on your desired date, the size of your group, and desired ceremony site.
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Is a deposit required?

For an all-inclusive package or site fee, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due 45 days prior to your ceremony. We prefer personal checks as payment, but also accept major credit cards.
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What if it rains?

We always secure a backup banquet room inside the resort to accommodate your wedding and guests, in case of bad weather.
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If I book a wedding, do I have to book a reception at the venue?

Couples do not have to host a reception to get married at BLB Hacienda. We are happy to accommodate ceremony only events.
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Will there be an area to get dressed on the day of the ceremony?

We have a beautiful bridal cottage for the bride and her attendants to use on the ceremony day, and the men have their own gentleman’s cabin with an awesome rear deck, if they wish to hang out before the ceremony.

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What is the best time of day for a ceremony?

Ceremony only events can be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday. The morning is beautiful in the garden with the early morning sun.

For ceremony and reception packages, we typically hold these Friday and Sunday, with the venue rental timeline beginning at 12:00 p.m. and the event conclusion at 11:00 p.m. on Friday’s and 10:00 p.m. on Sunday’s.

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Do we need a marriage license?

Yes. Florida law dictates the conditions for marriage license issuance and the fees. The Clerk of Courts provides an information sheet to help you understand the requirements of the law and to answer questions which are frequently asked.
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Is event insurance required?

Yes. A $1 million liability insurance with BLB Hacienda additionally insured is required by all vendors and clients in order to host your special day on the property.