Postponement and Rescheduling Policy

Being faced with the decision to postpone your wedding can be stressful and Mountain House Estate wants you to know our rescheduling policies. If you are faced with making that decision, you may be feeling a little sad, or maybe angry with how the government is handling the situation.  After all, you’ve already spent months or even years planning for your event. We get it. We understand (we’re in the same boat), and we want to help. Keep reading and you’ll completely understand what our postponement and rescheduling policy is.

Just like you, we begin preparations for your wedding from the day you reserve your date.  Your date is held exclusively for you, and we turn away all others who might want to hold their wedding on that date.  Upon booking your date, in an effort to help you have the best day ever, we send you proprietary information developed over years of helping couples with their weddings.

Behind the scenes, there are many aspects of your wedding day that MHE continually works on.  Some of these aspects include our continued efforts to help you find the right vendors, collect certificates of liability insurance from each vendor, and help your vendors with logistics to ensure your day goes smoothly.  However most of our efforts for your wedding are truly behind the scenes and require unseen work and expense to make sure the property is ready for your day.

Covid Rescheduling.  If at eight weeks before your wedding date, wedding ceremonies are not allowed by the State of California or County of Mendocino due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, you may postpone your wedding day at no additional fee to an available, comparable date within 365 days of your original date.

A ‘Comparable Date’ refers to the day of the week, and the season in which your wedding was scheduled.  Example:  If you have a Friday in June wedding scheduled, you can move to an available Friday in April through October.  If you’d like to move to a Saturday, there will be an additional fee for the upgrade.  

General Postponement.  If wedding ceremonies are allowed by the State of California and County of Mendocino, and you’d like to postpone your wedding date for any reason or at any other time, we have a graduated rescheduling fee. This is because, just like you, other couples book their wedding day far in advance and rarely does anyone book a wedding date six months or less from their desired wedding date.  

The decision to postpone or reschedule your wedding is solely in your hands.  When you decide to postpone your wedding day, a California wedding venue has many factors to consider, including:

  • How much time and expense has been invested in your reserved date?
  • How many other couples has the wedding venue turned away for your reserved date?
  • What is the likelihood of finding another couple for that wedding date?

Due to these factors, we’ve elected to use a graduated rescheduling fee based upon the length of notice prior to your current wedding date that you provide the venue.

  • 12 months or more in advance – $1000, flat fee
  • 11 months in advance – 15% of the venue fee for the new date selected,or $1000, whichever is greater.
  • 10 months in advance – 20% of the venue fee for the new date selected.
  • 9 months in advance – 30% of the venue fee for the new date selected.
  • 8 months in advance – 40% of the venue fee for the new date selected.
  • 7 months in advance – 50% of the venue fee for the new date selected.
  • 6 months in advance – 70% of the venue fee for the new date selected.
  • 5 months in advance – 75% of the venue fee for the new date selected.
  • 4 months in advance – 80% of the venue fee for the new date selected.
  • 3 months in advance – 85% of the venue fee for the new date selected.
  • 2 months in advance – 90% of the venue fee for the new date selected.
  • 1 months in advance – 95% of the venue fee for the new date selected. 

Here are our additional terms and conditions for Covid Rescheduling and General Postponement:

  • The new wedding date shall be within 365 days of the original date.
  • If there is a price difference between your original Agreement price and the newly selected date’s price, you are responsible for paying the difference plus any applicable rescheduling fee.
  • Should you choose a less expensive date, or should your guest count be reduced, there shall be no adjustment in the Facility Use Fee and rescheduling fees will apply, if applicable. 
  • Facility Use Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Postponements or rescheduling an event may be made only with the express consent of The Property. 
  • Postponements or rescheduling may only be made one time and will require the termination of the current Agreement to release the parties from their obligations, and the execution of a new Agreement.