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Verterra Winery

Frequently Asked Questions


Your Perfect Day 

What time are we able to arrive?

Our general contract gives you access to the entire site beginning at 11:00AM. This allows you time to personalize the site and also provides you access to the wedding lounge for you and the wedding party.

What time do we need to be done?

Current local ordnances require music to be turned off at 10:00PM.  You and your guests are able to stay on site until 11:00 PM, at which time we ask that the site is cleaned up of your personal items.

Can we drop off things early?

For your convenience advance arrangements may be made to drop off decor and other small items a day or two prior to your event, subject to available space and other events.

Food and Beverages

What drinks are allowed?

Because Verterra produces its own wines and ciders, our licensing is unique and only allows us to serve Verterras productes (choose from four sparkling wines, ten white wines, many red wines and a variety of Chaos Ciders). Any non-alcoholic beverages of your selection may be served in addition to the wines & ciders. We are happy to provide a complimentary tasting of our vast selection of over 20 wines and ciders during your site tour. Our staff will coordinate with you and your caterer to find pairings to best compliment all aspects of your event.

What caterers can we use?

We are happy to assist you in choosing caterers and have a preferred vendor list of high-quality professionals we have previously worked with. Caterers are provided access to our catering preparation area with power and water access to complement their current catering set-up.


What is included?

The Ridge at Verterra Vineyards provides you with a tent customized to your needs. The Verterra team will insure that your tent and dining tables and chairs will be set up prior to your site access at 11:00AM; at that time, you will be able to customize your tabletops and decor. The wedding party is given access to the wedding lounge for preparation. The lounge is conveniently located next to the dedicated indoor bathrooms. You also have access to the vineyards, garden, woodlands, brook and reflection pond for photographs. Your caterer will be able to utilize a private indoor / outdoor catering area with electricity and water. Our team of experienced professionals will oversee all aspects of the planning details making sure you have a relaxed, stress free celebration.

Vendors & Area Information

I'm not from Leelanau, where do I start?

The best place to start is with a tour of The Ridge at Verterra Vineyards. Our event coordinator will help personalize your special day through her extensive vendor list, contacts, and knowledge of the surrounding areas.  Whatever the season, your guests will have an abundance of sites and activities to enjoy during your wedding week to round out their Leelanau Peninsula experience.