Q: What are the covid restrictions for my event?
A: Our Tyler Gardens coordinator, is making sure we are abiding by all state & CDC guidelines. At any time leading up to your event, you may check out that state mandates or ask your venue coordinator what are most up to date protocols are. At this time, all guests & vendors are required wear masks while on-site for the event besides eating & drinking. We installed hand-sanitizer stations in the reception area & will be maintaining an hourly bathroom wipe down during the duration of your event.
Q: What does my venue coordinator do for me?
A: We have partnered with LaRue Events to give you a hands-on experience with your on-site Event Planner. They will walk you through our process & sets up any on-site tours as well as any meetings for you. They will schedule your final walk through with the caterer of your choice & process all your rentals for your event. Any styling or design, you can upgrade your package with the LaRue Events team to be an all-around experience.
Q: Am I able to use my own caterer at Tyler Gardens?
A: Unfortunately, no but Tyler Gardens has exclusive catering on-site to make your day go even smoother than you thought possible. This list ranges from different styles of food & services. Please call for more details or click on our Exclusive Caterer page to view our list of individual caterers.
Q: What is included in your packages?
A: Tyler Gardens, with exclusive catering, offers customized packages just for you. They include the tent (including the venue tent, vinyl-wood flooring, full lighting package, catering tent, side walls and double door assemblies), tables for different uses, mahogany chiavari chairs, dance floor, bar area, patio furniture with fire pit, fans or heaters dependent on weather, bike bar for cocktail hour & ceremony chairs. We also have a golf cart & attendant on-site day-of your event to drive people to the gardens from the parking lot.
Q: How many hours does my event run for?
A: In your packages, you get five hours for your event, two hours prior for event prep & one hour after to say goodbye collect your belongings. So it total eight hours day-of. You can add on hours at an additional charge. Your event needs to end by 10pm per the Newtown Township outdoor events rules & regulations.
Also if there’s nothing booked the day before, you get an hour for your rehearsal to be run by your LaRue Events venue coordinator.
Q: Can alcohol be served at Tyler Gardens locations?
A: Yes, alcohol may be served at Tyler Gardens. In some cases, you, the client, supplies the alcohol for your caterer to serve while some caterers provide stocked bars & while served by the caterer. We also have beverage service companies that will provide everything for you. Please call for details.
Q: Who handles any additional rentals that may be needed for my wedding or event?
A: Open Aire Affairs is the exclusive rental company any additional rentals you may need above what your package provides would come through Open Aire Affairs. This could mean china, glassware and flatware, alternate shaped tables, upgraded chairs, tent climate control, etc. The options are vast and we look forward to the opportunity to discuss your vision with you.
Q: What are the most popular upgrades to the package you offer?
A: Many of Tyler Gardens’ clients opt to do a installation of some type, which we can help with the installation or have your florist come in. We also have chandeliers, different sweetheart table options as well as lighting upgrades, different color chiavari chairs, expanded dance floors and alternate styles or sizes of table are also very popular upgrades.
Q: Is your venue Handicap accessible?
A: Each tier of the gardens does has ramp access or walkways available for wheelchairs & motor operated chairs. Our reception tent does have ramp access by our cook tent area for easy access as well as golf cart can pick up your guests for easier access.
Q: What accommodations are around Tyler Gardens?
A: Downtown Newtown has different options, from the Homewood Suites or the Hampton Inn to a couple of Historic Bed & Breakfasts. Also Airbnb might have available house for rent for the whole family or bridal party.
Q: Do you host Ceremony Only on-site?
A: At this time, we are only booking any ceremony only sessions on Sunday & Friday Afternoons. We are focused on our booked brides for the 2021 season as well as any brides being displaced by covid-19 that need a new outdoor reception space.
Q: Can we have a sparkler exit?
A: No, we aren’t allowed to have any open flame on-site for the campus & vinyl reception tent. You are more than welcome to do glow sticks or different lighting.
Q: Can we just do our engagement session photos or first look on-site?
A: Yes, we do have photo sessions available on the weekends unless otherwise booked for an event. Also we have abundant available times during the week! You have to go through the Bucks County Community College to reserve your time slot to be added to the calendar. There is a small fee for an hour in the gardens or your photographer can purchase a yearly pass. Check out: https://www.bucks.edu/campus/rental/