What are your current COVID-19 guidelines for events (as 11/1/22)?
All guidelines are subject to change depending on the level of COVID-19 transmission in Washtenaw County.
Can I hold a date?
Due to the high demand for our venue, the only way to secure your date is with a signed contract and receipt of your non-refundable deposit. All available dates are booked on a “first come, first served basis.”
Do you have any hidden fees?
No, all fees are listed on the contract. There will be additional charges only if you add guests or additional items on your event day.
What is the service charge?
The service charge is a 22% fee charged on all food and beverage purchases. Service charges are industry standard. Your contract will show a breakdown of the costs, including the service charge, which covers the cost of Lake Forest’s staff for your event.
Is there a guest minimum or a food and beverage minimum?
Food and beverage minimums apply and vary based on the date, type and size of the event.
Can our final guest count change?
Your guest count will likely change from your initial estimate, so we don’t require your final guaranteed count until 7 days before your event—the same time your final payment is due. If your final count suddenly increases less than 7 days before your event, let us know immediately so we can make the necessary accommodations. If your guest count decreases less than 7 days before your event, you will still be responsible for your guaranteed final guest count charges.
Are children welcome at my event?
Of course! Because we are also a golf facility, it is important that all children are supervised. Lake Forest does not provide staff to monitor children.
Is there a price difference for children?
Children aged five and under are free, but we still need to know how many are coming for seating purposes. Children 6-12 are at a reduced fee for food. Anyone under 21 is excluded from any alcoholic beverage package.
Do I need a seating chart?
To make your event run smoothly, for certain types of events, we may require a seating chart.
Can I bring my own decorations?
Sure! Just make sure you run everything by our Event Planner (For example, bringing unsecured paper or confetti will result in cleaning fees. Open flames are prohibited.) More details are outlined in the contract!
Who will be my main contact the day of the event?
A Lake Forest team member will be available to you for the entirety of your event to ensure everything goes smoothly!