Weddings & Ceremonies
Marcy Casino at Delaware Park is rated 4.8 out of 5.0 on WeddingWire.com and has received the prestigious 2015 Couples’ Choice Award as one of the best local vendors chosen by couples like you!
Ceremonies on Location
The Rose Garden
($200 park permit, plus chair rental)
Beautiful through spring, summer, and fall – the Rose Garden is the perfect location for your wedding ceremony. Guests sit among the roses as the ceremony takes place on the Pergola steps. Chairs may be set up along the stone paths with the center path left open for the aisle. Power is available in the garden, however, speakers and music are the responsibility of the client. Any decor is also the responsibility of the client. There is no alternate location in the event of inclement weather (unless you have the Marcy Casino rented for your reception). This garden has a maximum capacity of 200 people. A permit is required to rent this space.
You may choose to have a “ceremony only” in the Rose Garden and travel elsewhere for your reception. In this case, the garden is rented in 2 hour afternoon time slots. We can rent the space from 12pm – 2pm for a “ceremony only”. You will not have access to the facility with this option.
Those that choose to have their ceremony in the rose garden along with their reception at the Marcy Casino can utilize later time slots in the garden. The cocktail portion of your reception will begin immediately after the conclusion of the ceremony.
FAQ about Ceremonies
Can I rent the Rose Garden for my ceremony and not use the facility for my reception?
Yes, you will need to obtain a permit through the Casino to utilize the space. The permit is $200.00 plus chair rental and tax. We rent the Rose Garden from 12-2pm.
Can I decorate the Rose Garden?
Yes, décor set up and breakdown must take place during your contracted time slot for the garden. It is the responsibility of the client to remove all décor from the garden by the end of your contracted time slot.
What happens if it rains?
If you have the Marcy Casino facility rented for your reception, the ceremony will move to the lower covered terrace. If you do not have the facility rented for your reception, there is no alternate location on site. A backup rain plan is the responsibility of the client.
Can I put up a tent in the Rose Garden?
No, Olmsted Parks does not allow tent set up in the garden.
Will I have access to the facility if I only rent the Rose Garden for my ceremony and not my reception?
No, there is no access of any sort into the Marcy casino with a “ceremony only” rental.
Is there power and speakers available in the Rose Garden?
There is power available in the Rose Garden. There are no speakers available. Anything sound related is the responsibility of the client.
Do I need a permit to use the Rose garden for ceremony use?
Yes, a permit is required to reserve the garden and gives you rights to it for such date and time. You can obtain a permit for the Rose Garden through the Marcy Casino. Please click the link in the sidebar and fill out the events inquiry form for more information.
Can I rent different chairs for my ceremony?
Yes, however, set up and breakdown of the alternate chairs are the responsibility of the client or contracted rental company. The chairs must be set up at the start of your contracted time slot and must be removed from the garden by the end of your contracted time slot. The Marcy Casino will not break down or store your alternate chairs in the facility. We will only set up and break down our own chairs.
$95 per guest
4 Hours of Premium Open Bar
5 Butler Passed Hors d’oeuvres
Chef’s Table Station
3 Plated Entrée Selections
Coffee and Tea Station to pair with your dessert
(Wedding Cake/dessert to be provided by client)
FAQ about Receptions
How early can I arrive to the facility the day of my reception?
Early arrival time will need to be coordinated with the manager. Noon is the earliest that you would have access to the inside of the facility.
Can I decorate the outside tented area for my reception?
Yes, however any décor that is hung by the client is the clients responsibility to remove at the end of the reception. Decorating of the tented area can only be done the day of your reception, not the night before.
Will I be able to decorate inside for my reception the evening before?
Usually not. It will depend if there is another event taking place at the Casino the evening prior. We are not responsible for any items left in the building overnight.
Does the casino provide any décor?
We will provide simple, seasonal decor upon request, complimentary. It is rotating collection of items, and we do not take specific orders for items.
Who is responsible for decorating and cleaning up?
Our team will set out a typical amount of decor as part of setup – no assembly of items, or ladder work. Please inquire if you have special needs – or send an assistant or planner. All décor must be removed from the facility at the conclusion of your reception.
Are candles allowed?
Yes, need to be in a votive holder, glass vessel, or lantern. No tapers.
Is there a private room? Yes, you may access this space up to 3 hours prior to your event. You may bring snacks & drinks into this room.
Can the wedding party arrive early to get ready in the private room?
Yes, however power outlets are limited. There are no power outlets in the ladies restroom. Maximum 10 guests for comfort.
Can I rent my own specialty tablecloths?
Yes, however it is the responsibility of the client or contracted rental company to put the cloths/chair covers on and to remove them from the facility at the conclusion of your reception unless alternate arrangements have been made with a manager.
Who is responsible for my card box and gifts?
It is the responsibility of the client to secure all valuable belongings. Marcy Casino / Magnolia Events management or staff is not responsible for moving or securing your card box or gifts at any time throughout your reception.
Is there a separate cake cutting fee?
Can I bring in cookies in addition to my wedding cake?
Yes, cookies are always welcome. We ask that they arrive pre-plattered unless alternate arrangements have been made with management.
Can I bring in my own specialty dinner wine?
Yes, however there is a $15 per bottle corking fee.
Do you offer a sparkling wine toast for all of my guests?
We offer passed sparkling wine at arrival, but you may add a toast set to table for $4 per person.
Do I need to hire a “day of coordinator”?
A “day of coordinator” can be beneficial to you throughout your entire day. This person is can handle the ceremony, transport, and pre-reception activities. Your event manager at the Marcy Casino will run the reception portion of the evening, with a focus on the delivery of food & beverage, but will not be present during your Rose Garden ceremony.
When is final payment due for my reception?
Final payment is due 24 hours before the start of your event. Arrangements will be made with Magnolia Events for receipt of payment.
Can I make small payments along the way?
Yes, any payments made along the way will be deducted from your final bill along with your original deposit.
How should I pay?
Preferred method of payment is by certified bank check made payable to Magnolia Events. We also accept personal checks and credit card payments. Any credit card payment has an additional 4% finance charge.
Can I choose my own caterer?
No, Magnolia Events is the exclusive, resident caterer at the Marcy Casino.
Are there minimum guest requirements?
No, we do not require a minimum guest count, however you must hit the “food & beverage” minimum that is required for your date.
Where do my guests park?
Parking is on Lincoln Parkway – there is no private lot. You may order Valet service for an additional fee. Pricing for Valet will depend on your guest count. Valet parking is highly recommended for summer groups over 100 guests. Other services such as Uber and buses are recommended too.
Is the Terrace Restaurant space available to book for a private event? No.
4 hours of open bar
For receptions, we recommend 1.5 hours for cocktail hour and 2.5 hours following dinner service
An additional hour of bar service can be added for $6 per guest
Open Bar includes:
Tito’s Vodka / Tommyrotter Gin / Flor de Cana Rum / Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum / Old Overholt Rye / Four Roses Bourbon / Dewar’s Scotch / Milagro Tequila / Vermouth / Bitters
2 Local, Seasonal drafts, Blue Light & Stella Artois bottles
Dry Sparkling / Moscato / Pinot Grigio / Dry Rose / Chardonnay / Cabernet / European Red / Pinot Noir
Sodas / Juices / Mixers
Signature cocktails are available upon request
All Bartenders are trained for exceptional service and skill
Bartenders will not serve doubles or shots of liquor
Wine service during dinner is included
Servers will offer wine to guests rather than drop bottles on table
Butler Passed Hors D’oeuvres
Selection of five (2 seafood, 2 protein, 1 vegetarian recommended)
Passed for 1 hour
Pan seared diver scallops (GF)
Spicy garlic prawns (GF)
Zatarain’s broiled gulf shrimp with cocktail (GF)
Smoked salmon cucumber with dill (GF)
Seared sesame crusted tuna with soy
Crab cakes with smoked chili remoulade
Pulled pork on crispy corn tortilla with slaw (GF)
Lebanese chicken kabobs
Beef tenderloin chimichurri skewer (GF)
Ru’s chicken wing pierogi
Baby beef on kimmelweck
Marinated lamb crostini with feta & peppers
Seasonal soup shooters
Ru’s stuffed banana pepper pierogi
Thin crust gourmet pizette wedges
Thai vegetable spring roll with sweet chili sauce (GF)
Arancini-panko crusted peppadew and goat cheese risotto balls
Polenta cakes with roasted mushroom and parmesan (GF)
On display during cocktail hour to include…
Domestic artisan cheeses with fresh fruit
Assorted antipasti of salumi, vegetables and olives
Mediterranean dips with sliced baguette and flat breads
Seafood/Raw Bar Selections (optional)
Zatarain’s Boiled shrimp $28 per pound
Freshly Shucked Oysters (100 Count) $300
Baked Oysters on the half shell $36 dozen (Rockefeller/ Parmesan, bacon & leek/ BBQ)
Liberty Hound Mussels (5 pounds) $80 (Liberty Ale, bacon, sweet onion and blue cheese)
Chorizo and middle neck clams (100 ct) $120
Served with fresh rolls and herb garlic oil
MISTA SALAD (GF)
Garden greens, pickled red onion, grape tomato, cucumber, served with champagne vinaigrette
Iceberg lettuce with marinated tomatoes, pickled red onion, cherrywood bacon & Roquefort dressing
Romaine, classic dressing, cherry tomatoes, pecorino & croutons
Plated Entrée Selections
Selection of two proteins and one vegetarian
FILET OF BEEF
with sauce au poive, market vegetable & choice of potato
ATLANTIC SALMON (GF)
with lemon dill sauce or blackened, market vegetable & choice of potato
FREE RANGE CHICKEN
Roasted with white wine and fresh herb pan sauce, market vegetable & Choice of potato
Proscuitto wrapped chicken breast, stuffed with fontina cheese & sage, Served with lemon caper pan sauce, market vegetable & choice of potato
Panko crusted organic eggplant layered with ricotta, fresh mozzarella, agrodulce sauce and market vegetable
CHEF’S WHIM VEGAN/VEGETARIAN
Our chef will use fresh seasonal vegetables to craft a dish for you and your vegan guests
Russet mashed with scallions and cream cheese, roasted fingerling potatoes with truffle, rosemary and sea salt or sweet potato medallions with honey & chives