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The Central Hotel & Conference Center

Wedding FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you charge a rental fee for your space?

There is not a set room rental for reception space; however, you are responsible to meet or exceed a food and beverage minimum depending on the day and banquet space requested.

How many people can each of your rooms accommodate for a wedding reception?

We have two main reception rooms. Our Central Ballroom can accommodate a maximum of 440 people with space for a DJ and dance floor. The Central Ballroom can also breakdown into sections to accommodate smaller receptions. Our Heritage Room can accommodate a maximum of 128 guests with space for a DJ and dance floor.

What are your time frames for wedding receptions?

We are flexible with our time frames; however, all events must conclude by 11:00pm. If you are interested in having a daytime reception, conclusion must be by 4:00pm to accommodate evening events.

Are tables and chairs included?

Yes, our standard onsite tables and chairs are included. We also work with vendors that can accommodate special table and chair requests.

Do we have to use your linens?

Your choice of colored linens for the table cloths and napkins are provided in our standard wedding package; however, you are not required to use them if you would like to provide your own linens.

Can we use an outside caterer or bring in our own alcohol?

We do permit an outside caterer for religious or ethnic purposes, such as kosher foods or cultural catering which we are unable to prepare. Proof of license and insurance from your caterer must be provided prior to the event. All alcohol must be provided by the hotel – no exceptions.

Do you charge a cake cutting fee?

We will cut and serve your wedding cake for no additional charge.

Do you offer children’s meals?

Children between the ages of 3 and 12 have the option of having a served kid-friendly meal for $19.00 inclusive.

Do you have any preferred vendors?

We do have preferred vendors that are used for the wedding cake and centerpieces that are included in our wedding packages. We also have a list of recommendations for other services; however, use of our preferred vendors or recommendations are not required.

Where can we take pictures?

You are welcome to take pictures in any of the Central Hotel’s public areas. We ask that your photographer is courteous to our guests when using the public spaces.

Can I have a ceremony at the Central Hotel?

There are two options for a ceremony at the Central Hotel:
1. You can choose to have your ceremony in a separate banquet room. There is a minimum ceremony fee of $500.00 plus tax for this option.

2. You can choose to have your ceremony in the same room as your reception. There is a $150.00 plus tax ceremony fee for this option. Your guests would be seated at their reception tables for the ceremony.

Do you have any decorating fees or any other fees?

We often get asked if there are any “hidden fees” when working with the Central Hotel. We make every effort to ensure that all costs are known in advance of the service. As part of our typical service, we provide and set-up all onsite tables, chairs, plates, glassware, silverware and linens. We will also set up typical wedding items such as your place cards, one favor per place setting which you provide, card box, guest book and preassembled centerpieces on each guest table. The Central Hotel is willing to handle additional decorating needs within the event space for a nominal fee. A minimum charge of $200.00 plus tax will apply for additional decorating services. If you have friends or family set up the additional decorations, the fee would not apply.

What time can we come in to decorate?

At the time of contracting, you and your vendors can come in to set up 2 hours prior to your event. If 14 days prior to your reception, there is not an event reserved in the event space prior to yours, we would be more than happy to extend the decorating time for no additional charge.

Can we block rooms at a discounted rate for our out-of-town guests?

Yes, a block of 10 or more guest rooms is considered a group block and eligible for a group discount. The discounted rate will depend on dates booked and availability.

Do you provide a room for the bridal party to get ready in?

We include one complimentary overnight guest room for the wedding couple the night of the reception. If you would like access to that room first thing in the morning, we recommend reserving the room the night prior to your event to ensure early access. Depending on availability, we may be able to provide a small banquet room to get ready. Room rental may apply.

Will there be enough parking for our guests?

The Central Hotel has plenty of complimentary parking throughout the property with multiple entrance points into the hotel.

Are any other events going to take place during our event?

The property has numerous banquet rooms, and we are host to hundreds of events each year. Our service staff is experienced and exclusive to each event. If there are other events occurring somewhere on property at the same time, you can rest assured that your event will have your event staff’s undivided attention.

Will the prices listed in the menu change once I book my reception?

We guarantee our menu prices 12 months prior to your reception. Should our prices change between the time you book and 12 months before your reception, we guarantee that the prices will not increase more than 5% for your reception.

What do I need to do to secure the space?

We will need a signed agreement with a 25% non-refundable deposit to secure your date and banquet space. The deposit amount it based on your food and beverage minimum.