Wedding FAQs

Yes!

The Jiddi Space & Courtyard venue team plays a different role than a Wedding Planner in organizing your wedding. Our in-house team and Venue Managers oversee venue logistics and the execution of food and beverage service. We require a Day-of Point Person of your choosing. We strongly recommend hiring a professional planner or Day-of Coordinator to fulfill this role, not only for assistance with personal decor but also all the other details that come along with planning and executing your Big Day. These professionals can be instrumental for communication with vendors, flow of events, start/stop of music, leading speeches, and acknowledging events throughout the evening, in addition to the other services they provide before the Big Day. The advice and stress relief these professionals provide can be invaluable. Please let us know if you’d like recommendations for planners or day-of coordinators we’ve worked with who are fabulous. If you already have a wedding planner or day-of coordinator, please let us know as we will want to connect on the timeline of your event and other details.

The Jiddi Space & Courtyard can accommodate up to 120 guests for a seated ceremony and dinner.

Rehearsal Walk-throughs are scheduled the day prior to your event at 10am, depending on availability of the space. In the rare case the venue is booked at that time, an alternate date will be scheduled. This is a self-guided tour with your officiant or planner to execute details of line up, flow, and other ceremony notes.

Yes! View our Ceremony Layouts page to see options. We are open to new ideas, so please let us know what you envision for the space.

Yes! Included with your rental, our Wedding Suite overlooking the Courtyard, is a small private gathering space for the wedding party day-of preparation. The Wedding Suite rental concludes when your ceremony starts. All personal belongings must be removed within one hour of ceremony start time.

We have a side entrance located behind the main dining room of Sitti, on Hargett St. that is used as a "holding area" for wedding (non-ceremony) receptions prior to the couples grand entrance or for wedding parties before they walk down the aisle.

***Note this area is only used right before the ceremony; it is not used to store items throughout the event or used as a guest entrance or exit.***

Creativity is encouraged! However, we do have a few “House Rules” on what is allowed for safety and logistic purposes. Please let us know what you have in mind or rentals you’re considering. No glitter or confetti is allowed. Any décor you’re interested in affixing to walls or hanging from the ceiling must be approved by the event Venue Manager prior to the event. All personal decor must be set-up within the rental time frame.

Our staff is responsible for anything directly related to food and beverage setup and service (table linens, plates, etc.) and setup of tables/chairs/furniture within our inventory, including ceremony chairs. Set up and breakdown of personal decor (including arbors), and any third-party vendor items are your (clients’) responsibility.

All personal décor, gifts, and third-party vendor items should be removed within one hour following your event. If you have a rental company that needs to pick up their rentals another day, please have them contact us to schedule a pickup, as we have events scheduled daily in the space. We are not responsible for any personal items left behind, and any decor/rentals left without prior notification and agreed upon pickup time will incur a cleanup fee of $500.

Fountain drinks, iced tea, and water are included.

If you’d like to offer coffee service for your guests, we are happy to set a coffee bar with regular and/ or decaf coffee for $75/urn (roughly 30 cups per urn). We ask that you pre-select the number of urns to be served. Mugs and spoons, milk/creamer, and sugar/sweetener are included. Hot tea is available in this setup as well, charged on consumption.

Beer, wine, and cocktails/liquor are charged on consumption. Although beverages are charged at our regular restaurant pricing, we can set a bar budget for any amount and are happy to discuss options in further detail. If you'd like beer and wine only charged to your master tab, a cash bar is an option for anything you do not want the host to take care of.

The Jiddi Space is equipped with a drop-down screen, ceiling-mounted projector, a cordless microphone, and WiFi. Both the Jiddi Space & Courtyard has speakers. You may opt to play music in the Jiddi Space alone or in both spaces. We can provide house background music or you are welcome to connect to our sound system to play the music of your choice. Your device must have a headphone jack input.

You will need to provide an HDMI compatible laptop (with an adapter if using a Mac) if you plan to use the projector.

Yes! We have both elevator access and private street entry for guests to gain entry.

If you have reserved both the Jiddi Space & Courtyard, the Jiddi Space is utilized as your rain contingent for guest counts under 70. The Jiddi Space can accommodate and informal ceremony and reception with space for a satellite bar and dance floor. If your guest count is above 100 or you have other details of the event you would like to be covered, i.e the band/cocktail hour, you may  want to reserve a tent through a third party vendor. We recommend DeeJays Rentals (www.deejayseventrentals.com). Tent set-up completion must be prior to 11:00 am and removed the following day before 11:00 am.

In addition to food and beverage (and included in the rental fee for weekends), we provide the following:

Premium Event Linens:  Choice of up to three color selections from a variety of colors. Includes napkins, tablecloths, and cocktail table sashes.

Tasting and Logistics Meeting: a 1.5 hour in-person meeting to solidify menu selections, linen choices, event specific layout, and all food and beverage service details is included.

Market Lighting: Decorative lighting strung throughout Jiddi Space and Courtyard.

Tables: (16) 60” rounds (6 are stand-alone, 10 are table-tops used with our 3.5 square tables as bases), (10) 3.5 ft squares (use with rounds or stand-alone), (5) 8ft rectangles, (2) 6 ft rectangles.

Chairs: Jiddi Chairs for inside use: Walnut wood finish, with a pale sage green padded seat (100). Ceremony Chairs: White rounded back folding chairs (100).  

Cutlery: Plates, dishware, silverware for total guest count.

Glassware: Pint glasses for water/iced tea/soda, standard bar glasses, and Champagne flutes.

Candles: Glass globe candle holders with clear fuel cells, and small glass votive candles. 30 available, placed on tables or throughout the space.

Cocktail Tables: 6 30” highboys available. Linen rental required. Black or white linens may be rented in-­house for $15/ea (charge included in rental fee for weekend pricing).

Music: House background music.

Staff: Banquet Captain, servers, and bartenders based on guest count. Suggested 20% gratuity is not included.

Manager: In addition to your exclusive Banquet Captain, there is restaurant management staff available on-­site to answer any questions and to provide assistance if needed.

Event Manager: We offer unlimited communication via email or phone for building your event details.

The following are not included, and we recommend considering:

Cake Cutting Utensils: We will gladly cut your wedding cake at no additional fee. We ask that you provide cutting utensils if you would like them displayed with the cake. Please let us know if you would like cake cutting services.

DJ/Entertainment: We offer our in-­house music playlists (rotational), or you may bring an iPod/laptop/phone to connect with our system and play your own playlist. DJ’s, bands, and other performers are welcome. Please connect with us for logistics. Please communicate with your DJ/entertainment ahead of time to let them know if they will be performing indoors or outdoors, even if you are arranging for a tent. Many of these vendors have specifications on this logistic

Tenting Options: We do not provide tenting for your event but you are welcome to use a third party vendor. We suggest working with DeeJays Rentals (www.deejayseventrentals.com). Please communicate with us if you have put a tent on reserve so we can plan accordingly.

Yes! We have some preferred vendors who we have worked with who are fabulous. We have a handy list of them on our Preferred Vendors page.

No. You are welcome to use the vendors of your choice. But our preferred vendors do have a wonderful knowledge of our space and excellent working relationships with our staff.

Tax, 2% admin fee, and 20% suggested gratuity are in addition to the rental fee and food andbeverage minimum. The food and beverage minimum is a required spend in menu and drinks; all food and beverage at your event goes toward reaching this amount.

The closest parking decks to the Jiddi Space & Courtyard are the Wilmington Street deck, the Alexander Square deck, and the Moore Square deck. Entrances to all three decks are on S. Wilmington Street.

Vendors may temporarily park, while loading and unloading ONLY, in the gravel lot located on E Hargett St in between The Landmark Tavern and Alter Ego Salon. There is a ramp that leads to the back door of the Jiddi Space. Please contact Venue Manager for access.

First Look photos are welcome in the Wedding Suite or balcony prior to the ceremony.

Additional photos post-ceremony, it is recommended to venture outside the venue with your photographer to take photos offsite.

For outdoor photos, we recommend Wilmington or Hargett Streets, Moore Square, and The Capitol Building and surrounding downtown landscapes. Some locations may require a permit, so be sure to check with your photographer.