FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHERE IS BELL MARE LOCATED?
Bell Mare is located in Southwest Michigan near Three Oaks and New Buffalo. It is less than 90 miles from Chicago and approximately 30 minutes from South Bend/Mishawaka.
HOW MANY GUESTS CAN THIS VENUE ACCOMMODATE?
Bell Mare can accommodate up to 150 guests.
WHAT KIND OF EVENTS DOES THIS VENUE ACCOMMODATE?
Bell Mare will accommodate weddings and any other special events you may have in mind.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL FEE?
The rental fee includes use of the venue from 11am-11pm Eastern Time the day of your wedding, day-of coordinating services, ceremony set up and break down, tables and chairs, decor (phone booth/audio guest book, champagne wall, wine barrels, white drapery, string lights, and so much more! Be sure to check out the "What's Included?" section for more details.
DOES THIS VENUE HAVE HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING?
Yes, Bell Mare has central heating and air conditioning which will keep guests comfortable regardless of the season!
WHERE CAN I HAVE MY CEREMONY AND RECEPTION?
Ceremonies and receptions are typically held upstairs. After the ceremony, guests will go downstairs for cocktail hour. During that time, Bell Mare Staff prepares the reception space. After cocktail hour, guests will come back upstairs for dinner and the reception.
IS A DRESSING ROOM AVAILABLE FOR THE BRIDE?
A dressing room is available for the bride and attendants. This room may be used for dressing and storing personal belongings. Hair styling and makeup application is not permitted on the premises.
WHAT TIMES DO I HAVE ACCESS TO THE VENUE ON OUR WEDDING DAY?
You will have access to the venue beginning at 11:00 AM Eastern Time the day of your wedding. All guests must vacate the premises by 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Vendors and those assisting in final pick-up must vacate no later than midnight.
WHEN CAN WE REHEARSE?
We offer 1-hour complimentary rehearsals the Thursday prior to your wedding by appointment only.