Do I need to be a member of the Elks in order to rent the facility?

The Compass & Anchor club is open to the public; you do not have to be a member to rent the facilities.

In addition to the reception, can we have our wedding ceremony performed in the Barn?

Yes, we set up the room especially for the ceremony and provide time for your rehearsal the night before. We then rearrange the room for your reception after the ceremony. The fee for this service is $400 plus 20% Service Charge and 5% Virginia State Sales Tax.

May I provide our own caterer or bring my own food?

The Compass & Anchor Club is a full service Banquet facility and we provide Catering Services on site for all of your needs. You may provide your own caterer for ethnic foods only. Outside Caterer must provide their Virginia Business License and Liability Insurance. If you are not able to find an approved Caterer by the Compass & Anchor Club, we will recommend one for you. Ask you Rental Agent for more information.

Can I provide My Own Alcohol?

The Compass & Anchor Club has a VA - ABC (Alcohol, Beverage Control) license. Our clients or your guests may not bring any type of alcoholic beverages. You must be 21 years old and older to consume any alcoholic beverages. Our staff will check Identification Cards to verify your age before any Alcoholic beverages are served. If any questions should arise, feel free to contact ABC's Bureau of Law Enforcement or Regional Offices. Also, you can e-mail your questions to:

What is your deposit policy?

A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the estimated revenue is required at the time of contract signing. A full payment of your event is required 14 days prior to your event. We will work with you in working a payment plan within the time you sign a contract with us and 14 days before your event. All deposits are final and not refundable or transferable.

When can we decorate the Hall?

Within your contract the Compass & Anchor Club allots a three hour time frame before your event for decorations at no additional charge. If you require more than three hours we will offer you an hourly rate that will be applied to your account.

Do you provide any centerpieces or decorations?

The Compass & Anchor will provide Votive Candles and Mirror tiles for your own centerpieces. Any other decorations that you would like to have for your event will be at an extra charge such as, Centerpieces, Chair Covers and Sashes, Flowers, Specialty Linens.

What is the earliest time I can schedule my reception?

Your rental Agent will work with you to accommodate the time you need for your wedding reception and suggest times at the time you choose to hold your event at the Compass & Anchor Club.

Is there a discount for children meals?

Yes, children ages 6 thru 12 are half price from any of the meal packages you choose. Children under 5 years old are at no charge.