Frequently Asked Questions

The Mansion


Will there be another wedding or event the same day as mine?

ABSOLUTELY NOT! The entire Mansion is completely reserved and private for you and your guests.

What is the Mansion capacity?

Guest count inside the Mansion is limited to 120 guests. For events with more than 120 guests inquire about our Estate Package.

Are overnight accommodations available?

Yes! The Chatol boasts four beautifully designed Art Deco style guest rooms to accommodate up to 8 overnight guests.

Reserving Your Date & Payments


How do I reserve a date? When is payment required to save my date?

All dates are reserved on a first come first serve basis. A signed contract, proof of liability insurance and deposit are required to reserve and hold any future dates.

When are additional payments due? Do you offer a payment plan?

The deposit submitted with your signed contract is applied to reserve your date at The Chatol. Nine (9) months prior to the event, 50% of the remaining balance is due with the final balance due 90 days prior to the event. We are happy to create a monthly payment schedule for you. Full payment is required as outlined by the dates above.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept payment via cash, check or bank transfer.

Venue Tours & Open Houses


Do I need to schedule a tour or can I just stop in?

The Chatol is a private historic home, so we kindly ask that all tours are by appointment only. You may request a tour here.

When is the next open house?

  • Periodically The Chatol will host a “Meet & Greet” Open House. These events are designed for prospective clients to tour the mansion and meet some of our favorite wedding partners in one easy visit. Follow our Instagram and Facebook accounts to receive “Meet & Greet” Open House updates. Reservations are required.
  • Our “Chatol Couples” Open Houses are designed for clients who have already had a private tour of The Chatol. If you have already toured and would like to visit again, you are welcome to attend any of our exclusive couples open houses. Reservations are required.
  • If you have not visited The Chatol for a private tour, you may request a tour here.

Planning & Logistics


When do I have to provide a final guest count?

Fourteen (14) days prior to your event.

Are tents allowed on the property?

YES! We have four (4) level acres surrounding The Chatol where tents may be set up for ceremonies, receptions or other activities. Our event planning team will help arrange rentals and coordinate the set up of any auxillary tents, etc.

Are you pet-friendly? Can my dog be part of our wedding day?

We are pet friendly, with some stipulations. ALL pets must be approved in writing during the planning meeting 45 days prior to the event. Approved pets will only be allowed at The Chatol during the ceremony and family photos at the times and locations outlined in the written document referenced above. For safety and health reasons, family pets will not be allowed to remain at The Chatol during the reception or other events. The person designated in the written document above will be responsible for ensuring that the pet is removed from The Chatol and receiving proper care.

What time does the music need to end?

As a courtesy to our neighbors and city regulations, all outdoor music and activities must move indoors no later than 9:45pm. Music within the venue may continue until 10:45pm. This will allow time for your vendors to access the home for event pick-up and be off the property by the midnight.

What is the venue clean up process?

The Chatol staff handle all trash removal and standard clean-up throughout your rental period and following the reception.

And finally…

How do you pronounce “Chatol” and why is the home significant?

Chatol {Sha-Tall} is significant as the home of F. Gano Chance, former President and Chairman of the Board of the A.B.Chance Company – internationally known and responsible for several important developments in telephone and industrial technology. The beautiful International Moderne style home was built in 1940 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. On an architectural plane, the home is remarkable not only for its large size, at over 10,000 square feet, but also because it is one of one very few known examples of International Style architecture in the Midwest. Today, Chatol remains in the Chance family and is owned by Tam & Gilmore Stone.

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