We at The Leona believe that all people are beautiful and deserve to be fully respected. We are lucky enough to celebrate joy and community as a career, and is there anything better than that?
Therefore we proudly and loudly support ethical love, faiths, and personal beliefs in all its many forms and disavow any discrimination, disrespect or hatred.
What is the capacity at The Leona?
With multiple spaces throughout the buildings, we are sure we have a location perfect for you!
The Chapel can accommodate 140 on the main level with additional seating of up to 30 in the choir loft.
The Lounge can accommodate 80 for a seated meal service, or up to 120 for a standing cocktail style event.
The Ballroom can accommodate 200 for a seated meal service, or up to 250 for a mixed-use event. With a dance floor, we recommend no more than 150 guests.
What is the rental fees for a private event or wedding?
Our rental rates vary on the day, time of year, and time frame you are looking for. Please visit our Contact page to connect with an event manager to get comprehensive pricing for your event.
How do I secure The Leona for my event?
To secure your date, a signed contract and 50% of the contract total retainer is required. Please contact us for rates and availability.
Can I provide my own bar/alcohol or food for my event?
All alcohol and bar services are required to be purchased through our in-house service, Seed Sprout Spoon Catering, and food service can be arranged through one of our preferred catering partners. Should you choose a caterer not included in our list, a $500 coordination fee and $500 use fee is required. ($1,000 total)
What parking is available?
Located 20 yards from The Leona are two shared parking lots at the corner of Leona and Wilmington, in addition to street parking directly surrounding our buildings. Valet can be arranged for additional fees.
Are there any restrictions of vendors allowed to work at The Leona?
There are only a few restrictions when it comes to vendors. All vendors that provide a service to The Leona must be insured and that information shared with us prior to your event.
Are candles or sparklers allowed? Any other décor restrictions?
Enclosed votive candles are allowed, but all other live flame, including but not limited to taper candles, hurricane lamps, and sparklers are unfortunately not permitted. We also do not allow loose glitter or confetti, or the release of balloons or other aerial items. Ask us about other options to make your vision come to life.
Is The Leona pet friendly?
While we adore our four-legged friends, we can only allow animals on the property for ceremonies only. All animals need to be leashed and attended to at all times, and removed within 1 hour of the conclusion of the ceremony. We love the friends over at WedPets if you need some help with your fur baby!
Who is responsible for setup or cleanup for my event?
The Team at The Leona will have all of your tables and chairs set to your pre-destined layout, however all décor elements not provided by The Leona are the responsibility of the client and their vendors. Our venue manager will walk through the space at the conclusion of the event to make sure all items are removed and the space is cleaned to it's original state.
Would you suggest a hired Event Coordinator or Wedding Planner?
While our team loves what we do, we LOVE working with coordinators and planners that can help execute your entire day and all the elements that it takes to create a memorable event. We always recommend having a dedicated planner or coordinator that creates the structure for the entire day and works side by side with you and all of your vendors.
Is there a room on-site to get dressed and ready?
Absolutely! We have two rooms designated for each half of the soon-to-be newlyweds and their VIPs to put the final touches together before walking down the aisle. All personal items can be kept locked away until you're ready to depart.
Is The Leona ADA accessible?
While there are many stairways throughout the venue, we do have an elevator that is available to attendees with mobility complications, as well as a private restroom for use. Please note - the stages in each location do have steps with no wheelchair access.
How long is my Rental?
Event and Wedding Rentals include a 4 hour event, with access to The Ballroom and Lounge up to 4 hours prior and 1 hour post. The Chapel is guaranteed 2 hours prior to the start of your event for design and décor setup. Should your setup time be determined to need more time, this can be accommodated for additional fees.
Weekend ceremony only rentals are available but must be completed no later than 2pm. Ceremony only rentals include a 4 hour time slot, including 2 hours pre-ceremony, 1 hour ceremony, 1 hour clean-up/exit.