The House of Lydia is a non-smoking facility and accepts children over 10 years of age. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept pets.
If you notify us of a need to cancel your reservation at least 10 days prior to your reserved stay, we will happily refund your deposit minus a $20.00 processing fee. In the case of cancellations less than 10 days prior to arrival, your deposit will be forfeited, unless we are able to rebook your room with another guest. Should this be possible, we will refund your deposit minus the $20.00 processing fee.
Should you require fewer days than planned, we must be notified at least 10 days prior to stay. Otherwise you will be held responsible for the full cost of the days which were previously booked.
A 50% deposit is required to hold group or event reservations. Payment in full is required at least 30 days prior to arrival. A 15% gratuity is charged and divided among House of Lydia staff who prepare for, support and clean up after events.
Event cancellation policy:
Reservations made for high demand periods, holidays, conferences, festivals, graduations, weddings or any event or package are subject to our event cancellation policy. A 50% NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is required at time of booking.
The House of Lydia is available for small weddings & receptions up to 35 people. It provides a unique and charming venue for family & friends to celebrate. At the House of Lydia, you can have exclusive use of the B&B for the entire weekend to host your event. You have responsibility for flowers, cake bakers, tents, photographers, caterers, etc. We can help with recommendations for these wedding resources. You may provide your own wedding planner or engage the services of our in-house wedding planner. Package includes use of dining rooms and parlors and porches or garden court for up to 3 hours. Food & Beverage service will be provided by an approved caterer with a business license. The caterer will provide all food, beverages, table linens, china, glassware, silverware and serving ware. Caterer must meet with House of Lydia staff, who must be present during the event, for a planning session at least 2 wks prior to the event. The caterer also must provide sufficient staff for delivery, food service, replenishment during the event and clean up. Caterer must remove all garbage.
Other Special Events:
Small Bridal, Baby Showers, Birthday Parties – For special events such as these, we charge a modest site fee, the amount depending upon services required. This is in addition to the food costs. We offer exclusive use of one of our parlors and/ or dining rooms, use of linen, tableware, food & beverage service by an approved caterer, clean-up and trash disposal.
Tea Services – We offer catered tea services for parties of 6-10 people, including only the finest organic herbal, white, black and green teas. Choice of tea sandwiches, scones, other savories & desserts. Seven days notice is required to schedule a tea.