When rain is being forecasted, a tent will be set up at the Primary Pergola wedding site. The decision to tent the site is made by Sonnenberg, 48 hours before the first scheduled event of the weekend. It can cover up to175 people seated (and the bridal party,) and more if some stand. An outside company puts up the tent for Sonnenberg and does not remove it until Monday. So if the tent is needed, there is an additional cost dependent on the number of ceremonies that may use it over the weekend.
For smaller weddings, the Carriage House reception room can be used as the alternate location if it is available or even the mansion veranda will work if there are under 70 guests. If the reception is also being held in a tent at Sonnenberg, that bridal party may use their reception tent for their rain location.
Sonnenberg reserves the right to select the rain location.