frequently asked questions

Q: Is SVR off-grid?
A: SVR is a completely off-grid property that uses Solar panels to power its microgrid. Meaning if there is a power outage due to rolling blackouts, fire mitigation or storms, we have power. Find more information about our microgrid and other offerings at Endless Battery Solutions.
Q: Are Shuttles Required?
A: Yes! For the interest of your safety and respect for our neighbors, we do require shuttles. We can only accommodate (10) vehicles onsite and this includes vendors. Any additional vehicles will result in a parking fee.
Q: Is a day-of-coordinator required?
A: Yes! We actually require a minimum of MONTH-OF-COORDINATION to ensure all of our client deadlines are met (i.e. insurance requirements, vendor guidelines, floor plan, timeline, etc.) and the MUST be approved through SVR. We offer our own in-house coordinator for an additional fee. Please inquire for more information.
Q: Do you offer a single day rental?
A: We do!  We also now allow clients to book the site without staying on property.  However, for a more enjoyable, stress-free experience, we recommend a minimum of 2-nights at SVR to full experience the property and all the beauty it has to offer.  
Q: What time is Check-in & Check-Out?
A: Check-In is at 3pm and Check-out is at 11am
Q: Is insurance required for clients and vendors?
A: Yes, we require all vendors and clients to carry general liability insurance. See our Insurance Requirements above.  
Q: Do You Have A List of Preferred Vendors?
A: Yes, view the icon/title listed above.
Q: How many restrooms do you have onsite?
A: We have (1) full restroom and (1) half bath in the main cabin, (1) full restroom in the trailer. Any guest count over 40, we require additional restrooms to be rented.
Q: Are we allowed to bring our caterer?
A: Yes, however, they must be approved by SVR prior to booking and must complete a site visit.  Please view our list of preferred caterers to view who has already been approved by our team. 
Q: Can we bring our own alcohol?
A: Yes, you are allowed to bring your own alcohol but our in-house SVR bartenders are REQUIRED. 

Q: Is your site fee all-inclusive?
A: Our site fee includes many things (see our wedding page to view all amenities) but it does not include transient occupancy tax if applicable, bar services, bar ingredients, servings staff or gratuities. Additional Fees will be billed separately and can be viewed in your online quotes. 
Q: How do we schedule a tour?
A: Click on the icon/title listed above, listed as "Schedule Site Tour." You will find our current availability.  If you don't see a date and time that works best for you, please email us at:
Q: Will there be a venue representative of Sparrow
Valley Retreat on premise for the duration of my stay?
A: Yes, our property manager resides on site and is available for questions or any emergencies. Our services also include a venue manager who will be present during the entirety of the event to help manage and oversee the flow of the day. This does not qualify as a wedding coordinator.  A wedding coordinator is REQUIRED to be contracted for the day. 
Q: Are ride-share services allowed at SVR?
A: No, we are too remote for ride share services and want to respect the peace of our local neighbors.
Q: Do you supply flatware, glassware, linens, etc.?
A: We do not. However, we can provide a list of recommended vendors who can assist with all your rental needs.  Be sure to request approval prior to booking and confirm delivery windows with our property to not conflict with any scheduled events or overnight accommodations. 
Q: Is there a curfew with a property buy-out?
A: Yes, all amplified noise must be turned off and or moved inside by 10pm sharp. No exceptions!
Q: Do you include set-up, break-down, and trash removal?
A: Yes, our fees are inclusive of set-up, break-down, and trash removal.  However, your caterer is still responsible to bus and clean until the completion of of the event.  Any trash left onsite will result in the loss of your cleaning/security deposit. 
Q: Do you allow pets?
A: Yes, but please be sure to clean-up after your fur babies to avoid any additional fees. 
Q: What is the deposit to reserve a date and the payment schedule?
A: We require 25% down to reserve your date. Payments are considered non-refundable with the remaining payments due 6-months, 3-months, 30-days. Any late payments will result in interest or cancellation at the owners’ discretion.
Q: What is the security/damage deposit?
A: We require a security deposit of $1,500 prior to check-in.  Security deposit will be returned within 7 business days following your completed stay, unless there are any damages found or waste left behind. Also any noise violations will also result in the loss of your security deposit.  Please be sure vendors read & sign their vendor guidelines so they can also be held accountable.  


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