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Venue Resources

Our resources and FAQ’s are here to answer common questions individuals have when selecting an event venue.  Feel free to read over our information or send us a message if you can’t find the answer you are looking for.

Historic Ann's 1893 Venue Capacity

We can accomdate up to 150 guests. Click here to see the Venue Layout Chart for ease of planning with full seating charts and max capactiy information.

NO additional costs for the following:

Tables, Chairs, & Tablecloths

Centerpieces (if needed) 

Player Piano and Music Speakers (both indoor and outdoor)

Microphone/Mic Stand for Outdoor Ceremonies

Lots of Seasonal Decorations and Props such as easels, etc.., 

Much More!!!

Pam's Meadow Outdoor Ceremony Space: Seats 150

25 Benches 

Ceremony Space Dimensions, backdrop is 12′ wide x 8′ tall and platform is 12′ deep x 16′ wide

130 Umbrellas 

1 Custom Wooden Wedding Arbor 

Electric Access

Speaker/Cable/Microphone/Stand 

* 2 White Tents 10 x 30

Indoor Furniture Inventory:

*1 – White Arbor w/2 Pillars (Indoor Use Only) with green/purple/white floral decor/lights (optional) – no charge unless staff are needed to move and assemble.

10 – 32” cocktail/bar height tables with black spandex table cloths (both indoor and 

outdoor)

26 – 32” wide x 29″ tall square tables (seats 2-4) with white table cloths 

5 – 60” wide x 29″ tall round tables (seats 6-8) with white table cloths

1 – Large Oval Oak Table (seats 8)

75 Folding Chairs 

8 Formal Chairs 

4 Person Bench 

2 Victorian Sofas

2 Handmade Sofa Beds (queens) 

1 Chaise Lounge

1 Large Sectional

1 Futon (full) 

2 Salon Chairs 

6 Bar Stools

Additional Decorations

Many Smaller Décor Items 

Many Seasonal Faux Plants/Flower Décor 

115 Small Glass Votive Candle Holders 

17 Medium Glass Floating Flower Holders  

14 Large Centerpieces with Succulents 

Many Tall/Large Vases

Several Easels of varying sizes 

Many Serving Dishes and Platters 

Washer/Dryer 

Dishwasher

2 Jiffy Steamer 2000 Series

1 Bridal Floor 

1 Groom’s Floor 

4 Refrigerators

1 Outdoor in Reception Area

1 Freezer-less/Large Capacity in Catering Kitchen 

1 Mini Fridge Bridal Floor

1 Full Fridge/Freezer Groom’s Floor 

4 Gas Fireplaces, 1 Electric Fireplace

2 Main Floor 

2 Bridal Floor 

1 Groom’s Floor

Catering Facility

Avantco Full Size Heated Holding Cabinet with Clear Door – 120V

Advance Three Compartment Stainless Steel Commercial Sink with Two Drainboards

Frigidaire 32 Inch Stainless Freezer-less Refrigerator 8.6 cu. ft. Capacity

2 Double Tiered Stainless Steel Prep/Serving Tables

1 Single Tiered Stainless Steel Prep/Serving Table

Commercial IceMaker -150 lb.

Large Microwave

INVENTORY OF GLASSES and PLATES (#s may differ slightly from below)
12 wine glasses
52 shot glasses
30 short glasses
26 martini glasses
11 medium champagne stems
12 tall champagne stems
30 short glasses
30 punch glasses (one type)
11 punch glasses (second type)
7 beer glasses
12 glass coffee mugs with handles
33 juice glasses
22 white plates

BEVERAGE DISPENSERS:
1 punch bowl
1 coffee dispenser
1 large beverage dispenser

WE DO NOT PROVIDE ANY FORKS, SPOONS, or KNIVES for EVENTS

PLEASE READ BEFORE USING OUR VENUE KITCHEN ITEMS:
There are dedicated plates, glasses, and silverware on all three floors of the venue that are appropriate to the number of people those spaces hold. As such,  we ask that those not be taken from one floor to another. The majority of our glassware is located in the catering kitchen. You are welcome to use anything we have as long as you WASH ALL ITEMS USED and PUT BACK WHERE YOU FOUND THEM. If you BREAK an item, please tell us. We count dishes after every event so that the labels with the amounts stay accurate, but telling us upfront is much appreciated. 

Outdoor Reception Space Behind Venue

Large bar

2 person bench

Long Seating Wall

All Weather Enclosure in Rear Outdoor Reception Area

*2 Propane Heaters – Charged per heater, per hour, deducted from deposit if used (not available year round)

Music and A/V Tech Needs:

(RCA/iPHONE/1/8” adaptors and extension cords not provided)

Indoor:

Player Piano for Indoor Events (wedding mix available or 

make your own from 10K songs)

Additional Bluetooth Speaker for Client Playlist adjacent to player piano

Outdoor:

Music/Reception Area Bluetooth Speaker for Client Playlist

Additional Portable Bluetooth Speaker, 1 Microphone, 1 Stand for Pam’s Meadow Ceremony Space.  Sufficient for Officiant Amplification and Client Playlist 

What’s Included in the Price and How it Works

We include more in our prices than any other venue you will find. Walk in and your event is ready to go at an agreed upon setup. No additional fees!!! Just bring the food, drink, and the people and we do the rest! We also tear down everything when the event concludes. All we ask is that you take out the trash and anything you brought in with you. No stress and no hassle. Click here to see our Venue Layout Chart for ease of planning. 

 

What types of events can be held at Historic Ann's 1893?
We host a plethora of events including but not limited to: ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, receptions, bridal party preparation space, anniversaries, office parties, club parties, high school reunions, bridal or baby showers, photo shoots, office training facilities or retreats, and yoga training workshops. Let your imagination run wild!
Are there any vendors that are recommended?
We love to support our vendors. All are fully vetted locally owned small businesses who will amaze you with their quality of product and ease of communication! Please consider our vendors first if you are booking Historic Ann’s 1893. You will be pleased with a discounted rate as a thank you for choosing them and booking with us!

Download vendor list here.

Does Historic Ann's 1893 provide overnight accommodations?

Historic Ann’s 1893 can accommodate 20-24 persons maximum for overnight stays (pending availability) at all of our properties.  We have two suites inside the venue and two stand alone houses all on the same block so ideally suited for the bride’s and groom’s  parties or family coming in from out of town. Click here for more details including photos and pricing.

How long does the event venue stay open?

Historic Ann’s 1893 is located in a historic district and zoning prohibits loud outdoor sounds after 11pm.

The venue closes officially at 11pm each evening. Outdoor Sounds and Lights must shut down at this time.

If you have guests lingering, please encourage them to begin leaving. All guests must vacate the premises by 11pm unless prior arrangements have been made and approved.

For those adding overnight stays, more information will be provided to you on house rules after hours.

There are a number of places in Union City which stay open later and may accommodate you if your celebrating must run into the wee hours.

Availability

All of our current events are scheduled on our calendar.

Alcohol

We do allow alchol on the premises, and we do allow event planners to bring in their own.

If you are serving alcohol, we require you to purchase event insurance for the estimated number of guests and provide a copy prior to entering the dwelling on the day of the event.

We recommend Union City Insurance. They are familiar with our venue and are very reasonable and easy to work with.

If you are serving alcohol, we require a licensed bartender be present.

Catering
Historic Ann’s currently does not supply catering; however, we can supply venue tables and chairs.

For smaller events, we do allow event planners to bring in food, but a section of your contract will include house rules for food consumption, trash, etc.., as you will be responsible for complying with catering rules, just as if you were a licensed caterer.

With catering, most caterers supply all linens, dishes, silverware, food, and service staff. Caterers are responsible for removing all food and trash related to catering. Caterers also clean up food service areas. Any outside caterers must sign a contract for Historic Ann’s 1893 and provide a copy of their license prior to entering the dwelling on the day of your event.

Staff

The venue will provide staff for the initial setup of tables, chairs, and table cloths; however, take downs will not be included. Any additional cleaning or staff help for on site needs are an add on to the cost, but you can discuss more about this with the owners.

Parking

Historic Ann’s 1893 is located in a historic and residential neighborhood. As such, there is no dedicated parking lot and plenty of street parking. It is recommended that guests park on Morgan, Exchange, or Church Streets and not East Main which is a busier street.

Please help us by providing your guests with parking instructions.

There are several churches near us with abundant parking, but the one right behind us is First Baptist of Union City. The closest parking lot is directly across from Pam’s Meadow at the intersection of Morgan and Exchange Streets. It is currently under construction so if this lot is closed during your event, there are two other parking lots just one block south at the intersection of Morgan and Church Streets.

Please do NOT park in the driveway or near the driveway at Historic Ann’s 1893 so that caterers have plenty of room to load in the base door.

Please instruct guests to enter through our front door.

OUR COMMITMENT TO Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe everyone should have the right to marry and have their love celebrated by all people and companies involved in their wedding. At Historic Ann’s 1893, our clients, employees, and colleagues can expect to be affirmed, included, and celebrated, no matter their gender, race, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, size, socioeconomic status, education, physical and mental ability, and professional or life experience. We are an anti-racist, LGBTQ+ inclusive company committed to diversity and inclusion, and are committed to growing through active dialogue, diverse and inclusive hiring practices and partnerships, education and feedback.

YOUR EVENT is private, not public, so it is your right to include or exclude any guests for your event. However, it is the right and policy of our venue NOT to do business with any vendors who object to compliance with our DEI Commitment. It is in their contract and if they won’t sign it, we won’t work with them and ask if that is the case that you choose a vendor(s) who is already pre-approved or a new one who will comply and support our policy to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

ADA COMPLIANCE

Historic Ann’s 1893 has accessibility for those who have special mobility needs at Pam’s Meadow and the reception space just to the rear of the venue. We regrettably do NOT at this time have any type of ramp which provides easy access to the indoor spaces at the venue. The easiest access at present are 3 stairs leading into the front door of the venue. We apologize in advance for any problem this may cause your guests and do our best to make sure all potential clients are aware in advance so they may factor this into their decision making process.

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