Frequently Asked Questions

What is the rental fee and what does it include?

The rental fee varies on the number of guests you have and what day of the week you hold your event. The Prescott’s  prices are very competitive with other venues in our area, please click on rates tab for rental rates.  The rates include 5′ round or 8′ long tables and chairs.  Outdoor chairs, linens and service ware are NOT included.

What’s the maximum number of guests the site can handle?

We can accommodate up to 176 at round tables; 200 at long tables and 260-350 in theater rows or standing.  Please keep in mind that dance area, buffet and bar, and band or music spaces will reduce these numbers.

Will the site be shared with another wedding group?

The venue will be reserved for only one wedding group per day.

Do you have an in-house caterer or list of preferred caterers?

We have started a list of local providers, and we do not require you to use anyone specific.  We are pleased to allow you to enjoy the caterer of your choice.

How many hours does the rental fee reserve the space? Are there any charges for overtime? When do they begin?

You will have use of the facility for 8 hours, (10 hours for peak Saturdays). This includes time to set up and clean up. A standard guideline is 3 hours for set up (5 hours for Peak Saturdays), 4 hours for ceremony and reception and 1 hour for cleanup but, the time is yours to divide however you would like. Overtime is $300.00 per hour.  All events are to end at midnight, including time for clean up. Any hours after 10 pm are considered after hours and are by permission only and have a higher rate.

Can I choose my own caterer?
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At The Prescott, we firmly believe in giving you the freedom to select all of your own vendors, if that is convenient for you. We do have a list of preferred vendors, but you are not limited to those vendors.

Are there adequate kitchen facilities?

Yes. We have a large kitchen equipped with both a microwave, oven and warming drawer, refrigerator, commercial ice maker, and spacious counter tops.

Can I bring in my own alcohol?

Yes, you can provide alcohol for your guests but you must obtain a 1-day alcohol permit from the City of Red Bluff Police Dept.  If you use a vendor that carries a license, you must supply a copy of that license.  

How do I reserve The Prescott for my event?

To secure your date a 50% deposit is required, along with a signed contract. 180 days prior to your event, the remaining balance is required.

How do I schedule a site visit?

It would be a pleasure to give you a tour of our venue. Just give one of our event specialists a call and we will set up a time and date that is convenient for you. Click here to contact us.

Do you have a backup plan for rain or inclement weather?

Yes, if your wedding cannot be held in the pavilion, it is possible to move it into the ballroom.  You and your guests will still have The Prescott experience while staying out of the weather.  Please keep in mind that this option may limit the number of guests or seating arrangement that you choose.

Are candles or other open flames allowed?

Open flame candles are NOT allowed inside the building.  There are many flameless candles that will lend the same look.  Chaffing dishes are allowed.

Do you allow smoking?

There is a strict NO smoking policy in the building and within 20 feet of any entrance.  

Can we rehearse at The Prescott?

You may rehearse at The Prescott, however, you will need to book additional time.  Rehearsals, decorating and cleanup time can be purchased at a reduced rate when purchased with an event day.  Talk to our event staff for discounts and times.

Do you have overnight accommodations?

We do not have overnight accommodations on the property, but would be happy to provide you with a list of local businesses that do offer accommodations.

Are there limitations on decorations?

We have provided a luxurious space for your event.  Nails, tacks, tape, glue and other adhesives are not allowed on any surface.  Nothing is to be affixed to walls, floors or ceiling.  Nothing is to come in contact with lighting.

Am I responsible for any of the cleaning?

All items brought in by you, your vendors, or your guests will need to be removed.  All of the tables should be cleared. The kitchen and bar should be free of food and beverages and wiped down. After all of the trash is gathered, the trash bags should be placed in the dumpster provided on the property.

Can I come in earlier and decorate if I am having my ceremony at another location without purchasing additional hours?

All hours must be consecutive. When you or your vendors arrive your 8 hours will begin, if you feel you need more time, additional hours may be purchased at $300.00 per hour.

Can I drop items off on Thursday for my wedding on Friday?

No, unfortunately The Prescott holds meetings before events begin and we cannot be held responsible for items left in the venue. All items are to arrive when you or your vendors arrive and are to be taken off the property when your event comes to an end.

Can we cook onsite?

No, we do not allow onsite cooking.  All food needs to arrive fully cooked and ready to serve.

Can we end our event at midnight and cleanup till 1am?

No, all events are to end at midnight including clean up.

If we could not answer your question here, please feel free to contact us.  We will get right back with you.

The Prescott Ballroom | 905 Rio Street | Red Bluff CA 96080 | 530.727.9099