205 Route 507
Hawley, PA, 18428
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The Waterfront at Silver Birches
Located on Beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack
Welcome to the Waterfront!
The Waterfront at Silver Birches is proud of our tradition of providing an exquisite location for a lovely wedding. Our dedicated staff delivers on the promise that “the only thing we overlook is the lake”. From pre-event planning to execution there is always a member of our experienced team to assist you with the important details – from the ceremony and cocktail hour to the dinner and wedding cake because we know that it is the combined details that make every Waterfront wedding special. The Waterfront is the only location on Wallenpaupack that can host Poconos wedding for up to 250 guests in an immaculate setting with both comfort and elegance. These Pocono wedding packages are designed to offer menu choices and budgets to fit the needs and style of every bride. Although we can’t claim credit for the awe-inspiring sunsets we do acknowledge that they enhance the romance of the day. Our photo gallery proves that “a picture says a thousand words”. A wide variety of Pocono wedding packages are also available, ranging from a sit-down dinner or lavish buffet to a “Stations” reception. Packages can be customized to create a unique one-of-a-kind wedding. Your guests will always remember a wedding reception at The Waterfront. The Waterfront wedding coordinator pays close attention to even the smallest detail and will help you plan your day, from selecting menus, colors and flower arrangements to the wedding cake and ice sculptures. An accessible shoreline and lakeside deck provide a stunning natural backdrop for memorable photographs or an outdoor ceremony.
What is your maximum room capacity?
250 with a dance floor and sit down dinner, and 220 guests with a dance floor and a buffet package.
Is there a minimum?
Yes, Saturdays there is a 140 person minimum from June through October
What is the maximum number of events on same day.
Do you offer on-site caterers?
Are outside caterers allowed?
Do you have an outdoor party area?
Yes, deck off of banquet room for cocktails
Rehearsal dinner available?
Is your director available on site on my wedding day?
Will a shuttle to and from the ceremony and reception be available?
May I use my own vendors?
Do you allow alcohol and open flames?
Yes and No
Will there be a hosted bar, a cash bar, or a combination of the two?
Our packages include an open bar for four hours.
Will you rope off an area for parking?
We have plenty of parking
What types of dining options do you offer?
We have three complete packages. One is a plated dinner, another a wedding buffet and the third is a wedding stations buffet.
What are the hourly fees if reception goes over scheduled time.
We do not go beyond five hours although there is an option for an after party in our Pub on Fridays and Saturdays.
Is there special pricing for children?
Yes, children under 3 are free. 3 – 12 are half price and teenagers are $10.00 off
How early can I get into the site to set up?
Depends on the calendar of events from the previous evening.
How many weddings do you have on the same day?
1 wedding a day
At what time will my guests have to leave the facility?
At the end of the five hour reception.
Are there required vendors that we have to use?
How many hours can you rent the facility?
Your reception is 5 hours + a half an hour for onsite ceremony
Do you provide linens?
Who is responsible for setting up and tearing down the décor, and when will it be completed?
We set up and take down the decor, within reason, brought in by the bride. Otherwise the company who the decor is rented from is responsible.
Is there enough parking for guests?
Do you offer valet service?
Do you have a dance floor?
Are there decorating restrictions?
If you offer lodging is the bridal suite included in your package?
It is included in the package
For wedding guest staying are there any discounts for their rooms?
There is a 10% discount for a two night stay given at check out.
How does your staff dress for the Wedding?
In a tuxedo shirt, bow tie, black pants and silk vest.
What is your staff to guest ratio?
Depends on chosen service package. We are always staffed correctly for every event.
Do you have insurance?
Is there a written contract?
What is required to reserve wedding date?
A signed contract with a $500.00 deposit.
How far in advance do I need to reserve my date?
We suggest at least a year but we continue to book year round.
What is your ordering and payment process?
We require a $500 deposit with the contract, then an additional $500 by the end of January and the final payment is due in full on the night before the event. In state personal checks are accepted, otherwise we ask for a cashier’s check
Is there a service charge or any additional charges?
No, we include tax and service charge in all of our pricing.
When is the final headcount due?
The day before the wedding
What if my wedding date changes?
We will do our best to accommodate you on the next closest available date.
What is the cancellation policy? Is the deposit refundable?
It is a nonrefundable deposit, unless the specified date and time are rebooked with another wedding of equal or greater size.