Frequently Asked Questions
How do you pronounce Rykeley & is there any meaning behind the name?
"Rike-lee" - It was the owner's grandfather's middle name & his mother's maiden name.
What is the venue's maximum capacity?
44 sit-down, 60 strolling (only if utilizing all rooms on first floor, otherwise it will be very tight-quarters).
Do I need to schedule a tour or can I just stop by?
We kindly request that all tours are by appointment only. Please call or text 810-625-4482, or email to schedule a tour.
How do I reserve a date?
Complete the rental agreement emailed to you upon request or given to you in-person, as well as provide a deposit either in-person, via phone or via mail.
If I mail my rental agreement and deposit, where do I mail it to?
P.O. Box 161, Linden, MI 48451. Please note, the venue's physical address cannot accept mail nor does it have a mailbox, so, be sure to use the P.O. Box address.
If I pay for the venue in-full at the time of reservation, do I still have to give a deposit?
Yes, the deposit not only reserves your date, but also covers any possible damages that may occur at your event.
Assuming there are no damages, when will I receive my deposit back?
After the owner inspects the property the day after your event, the deposit can immediately be refunded if it was provided by credit/debit card. If the deposit was made via check or cash, it will be mailed within 2-3 days after the event.
Do you provide table linens?
I'm sorry, at this time, we do not. Please see the table measurements page for details on the number & size of tables if you choose to rent or buy. Dollar General & Hobby Lobby have a large selection of round disposable tablecloths if you choose not to rent linens.
What time will I have access to the venue to decorate?
The time that you entered on the rental agreement in the "entry time for set-up".
What caterers do you recommend?
We do not recommend caterers at this time due to various variables, such as individual preferences, budgets, etc. However, between Fenton & Linden, there are many nearby choices.
Can I decorate the house?
Absolutely! We just ask that you kindly "not" use tape on the walls. Due to the walls having flat paint, the tape rips the paint off. Please only use push pins on the walls.
Who sets-up and cleans the venue after-use?
The rentee is responsible for setting-up and cleaning after-use. If the venue's dishes are used, please rinse the dishes very well, then load & run dishwasher before vacating premises. Please leave remaining rinsed dishes that do not fit in the dishwasher stacked on countertop for further cleaning by owner.
Is smoking allowed?
No. Smoking on the property is highly discouraged. However, if "outside" smokingcannot be avoided during your event, please make sure the smokers smoke at least 20 feet away from the house and please bring something for them to put their
remnants in. Before vacating the premises, please ensure there are not any
remnants left behind on the property.