Q. What is the pricing structure? 

A. The pricing varies based on date and length of event. Most events are $200-300/hour. 

Q. What is the payment structure?

A. 50% non-refundable deposit with the balance due seven business days before the event.

Q. Do you take credit cards?

A. Yes, we do. There is a 3% processing fee for all credit card payments.

Q. Is there sales tax?

A. There is no sales tax on the facility fee. All other services are taxed.

Q. Are there any extra fees?

A. In Your Service Events charges a $150.00-250.00 facility management fee per event rental.


Q. Do you have indoor and outdoor space?

A. The campus has over 40 acres with seven different event spaces. We can tent for up to 1500 guests. The Paddock at the Barn can accommodate over 200 guests. The Ballroom and adjacent Sanctuary Space can easily hold over 400 for a reception or up to 200 for a dinner with a dance floor. There are also several smaller spaces (20-65 guests) available.

Q. What are the dimensions of the space?

A. Please contact us for floor plans of the various available spaces.

Q. What furniture is included?

A. There are:

  • 11 - 72” round tables
  • 20 - 8’ x 30” tables
  • 20 - 8’ x 36” tables
  • 200 padded folding chairs.
  • Outdoor furniture needs to be rented.

Q. Is there parking?

A. Yes, over 200 free spaces.

Q. Can we have alcohol at our event?

A. St Thomas’ Whitemarsh campus does not have a liquor license. You may bring your own alcohol and have your caterer’s TIPS certified bartenders serve the guests. There can be no self-service of alcohol.

Q. Can I use my own caterer? 

A. HOPEwhitemarsh has a list of six approved caterers. You can find out more information here.


Q. Can I be married in the church on campus?

A. Yes, but there are extra fees and discussions to allow you to do so.

Q. Do you have an area for the bridal party to change?

A. Yes, we can accommodate the bridal party and the groomsmen.


Q. Are pets allowed?

A. Yes, any member of your family is welcome!

Q. Are there rules for decorating?

A. You may bring in any insured florist/decorator for your event (we have several recommended). Nothing can be attached to any surface. No helium balloons, glitter, bubbles, unprotected candles, etc... We’ll gladly work with you on creating the perfect look without disrupting the grounds or buildings.

Q. What if it rains during my outdoor event?

A. There is only one event per day. We can move the event inside.

Q. What other services do you provide?

A. In Your Service Events is a full-service custom event planning company that can advise you on any area of your event. We work with many vendors offering exceptional value to create whatever you envision for your guests. There is no request to small or too big!