Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions. We appreciate your interest and hope that you find what you need below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email or call us.
What is the Alpine Park and Gardens?
Alpine Park and Gardens is a 40-acre conservatory with garden rooms and natural areas. As a developing botanical theme park, it is special because of its unique and beautiful nature. With its exquisite outdoor amenities, the Alpine Park and Gardens makes hosting your extraordinary events unforgettable.
With what amenities is the Alpine Park and Gardens equipped?
We operate lovely floral gardens and water features. Trails, an elegant amphitheater and the spectacular Timber Frame Pavilion create the perfect atmosphere for your extraordinary event. Restrooms and Lighted parking . Bride's Suite & Groom's cabin , photo booth, grilling area, small kids play swing/slide set
When can the park be reserved? What are the opening times?
For your convenience, reservations for special events are taken at anytime. For reservations or appointments to view the amenities of Alpine Park and Gardens call (573) 443-7106, contact via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or online submit the contact form ( use the "Contact Us" Section). NO Friday night or Saturday appointments, during wedding season. Hours for visiting are 9 am to dusk. Event time can currently start at 8 a.m. and run to no later than 11 p.m. *There is a prepaid deposit on time extensions. .Please note that times for Sunday through Thursday are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Ask for options.
How many guests can your venue accommodate?
Our different amenities can accommodate a different number of guests. For events requiring sitting: the pavilion provides 150-200 seats, the amphitheater provides over 200 seats, and the grounds hold over 200 seats. The grounds can accommodate larger events depending on the nature and time of event. Contact us for more information!
What services does Alpine Park and Gardens offer?
We are an experienced full-service facility. We are more than happy to assist you with your event. Simply schedule an appointment and we will look at your needs and work out the best way to help you. Our services include event hosting, bridal consulting & event planning on site. We also provide third party vendor referrals through our network ( Barry's Blue Book ), such as officiate referrals, caterer services referrals, music referrals, and floral shoppes with table decorations. Third-party vendor referrals also include ground and landscape consulting, design, installation and maintenance.
Which hotels provide easy access to the park?
Several Hotels are located at the nearby Hwy 63 and I-70. Visit Columbia Visitors Bureau for hotel information: www.visitcolumbiamo.com
Are outside vendors allowed?
Yes, outside vendors are allowed. Alpine Park and Gardens has amenities to assist each and everyone from refrigeration of flowers to a food handling area for caterers. As a fully functioning facility, Alpine Park and Gardens can accommodate most needs for vendors or those guests who wish to do it themselves.
How much is the deposit?
A $700 booking deposit is required at signing and is applied toward the total invoice. Also, a $500 security deposit is required 6 months from scheduled date and is refundable and/or prorated upon cancellation. Refer to current contract for fee schedule and due dates, check also the pricing page.
What are the fees?
The Alpine Park and Gardens rental starts at $400 per hour with a four hour minimum. The time begins when your invitation announces so. Decorating, dressing, photography and rehearsal times are complimentary. Time extension fees does apply and must be prepaid. Staff, rental items and services are additional. There are packages available. Refer to Packet for package and rental items, check also the pricing page.
Is there space for the bride and/or groom to get dressed?
Yes, a studio is available for rent, for bridal preparation. There are plenty of mirrors, dress rack and a comfortable area to get ready and an actual hair & makeup station. The antique setting gives a sense of tranquility as you get ready. This room also as a special feature !!!! " Only at Alpine "
Men have their own " man cave " cabin to to rent, and accommodate them with their own fire pit , grill, parking ( their space ).
Can Alpine Park and Gardens hold receptions and other events?
Yes, Alpine Park and Gardens can be turn-key event to a hands-off event with oversight. As a park, we offer a lot of flexibility in hosting events such as fundraisers, family reunions, business or social occasions and meetings.
Can we bring in our own stuff?
One can bring in their own food, alcohol, music, decorations, etc. Our over-sight includes that everything is done properly and is done in a timely and professional manner.
What about weather issues?
Alpine Park and Gardens' pavilion is a fixed roof structure that has a heavy white boat sail drape that allows us to open up one side or totally close it up. An attached enclosed covered deck and stage further buffers the event from the elements. On another note - we live on earth and weather will be an element regardless of where you are , time day, etc. It is who can make the Best of it regardless ! that counts.
What about insects?
Alpine Park and Gardens use citronella lamps throughout the park proper and are lite prior to events if set up with us. We, also use oil lamps on tables if arrange through us. The martin houses and abundance of fish also assist us with control.
Do you have any references from other couples?
References are everywhere ! My site, major wedding sites, other vendors - check out cyber world today and if you need a really great one talk with us!
What about the 7-acre Japanese Garden?
We are currently putting the finishing touches on the Gong House, and the Zen garden. The upper pond (1 acre) seawall and waterfall is under construction with corresponding plantings and seeding to allow Mother Earth to heal itself before integrating with phase 2 the second pond (2012) and related infrastructure. A ceremony site is currently being created for 2017 use in this garden area. This is an ongoing creation of space that has numerous projects within a project being done and is taking shape for limited use in 2016/2017. Some of these items require nature to be accommodating and is the guiding force when things can be done.
What about transportation?
There are several vendors in the area. MoX - 573-441-1122 has shuttle vans. Celebration Party Bus & Limo 573-489-9070 speaks for itself. Taxi Terry's service is good 573- 441-1414. Lisa's has a limo only. Please refer to Partners page for more resources.
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