No- let us take care of this for you! The option of outside catering is not permitted, aside from your legally purchased alcohol and wedding cake. This protects you, letting us ensure that your food is handled properly, under the highest sanitation guidelines, and the food is served fresh, directly out of the kitchen! You do not have to worry about your catering team arriving late- we will make it on-site! Our commercial kitchen currently holds a perfect sanitation score of 100, and the we must work within strict guidelines to maintain this score.
Our parking area is large, flat, and well lit. It is conveniently located in front of the reception hall, and is within easy walking distance of all wedding sites. Handicap parking is available as is valet parking (upon request). A driveway underneath a romantic canopy of river birch trees leads to a sidewalk where guests can be dropped off directly in front of the building.
Inside the facility, we have a total of 9 private stalls and 9 vanities. One restroom is wheelchair friendly. Additionally, for our traveling guests, there are 2 showers available at the venue.
Yes. We actually require that you bring in your own alcohol and we will organize, chill, and provide the setup needed. We will contact bartenders to serve it for you at an estimated $25/hour per bartender (paid separately). Inside the reception hall is a unique Italian imported bar with granite countertops, inlaid wood, and a gold plated sink. Your bar fee includes the use of the bar itself, glassware, Kegerators, ice, coolers, glass dispensers, copper pots for chilling/displaying wine/champagne, décor, and napkins. For outdoor receptions and cocktail hours we have a unique bar setup that includes oak whiskey barrels and an antique dough bowl that will charm your guests.
Yes. We do, also, require that you obtain a 1M event insurance policy for your wedding or event (preferred resources are provided in your custom contract). Certain activities at the farm do require a particular event insurance policy (ex. fireworks, liquor, sparklers, bourbon and cigar bar, etc.)
A Limited Special Occasions Permit is needed if fortified wine and/or spirituous liquors are brought onto the premises. This permit is $50 and is available through the NC ABC Commission. If you plan to bring beer, wine or champagne only, no permit is required.
Aside from our highly qualified chef, our clients are allowed to bring in professional and insured vendors of their choosing. However, we do recommend that our clients review our list of preferred vendors, who are already familiar with our venue and staff, which helps makes the day run smoothly. If you choose to bring in an outside vendor, no problem! Just be prepared for a $100 vendor fee for each non-preferred vendor brought in.
Yes! A professional day of coordinator will need to be on-site for rehearsal and the day of the wedding to help ensure that the ceremony rehearsal, day-of set up and execution of all services go off without a hitch. They serve as a point-of-contact for the couple, handling communication with the vendors, venue staff and wedding party. Feel free to inquire about our in-house Wedding Coordination Services!
Yes! We love when fur babies belonging to the couple are a part of the ceremony and photography! We simply request that animals are leashed, looked after at all times, and are cleaned up after.
However, our health regulations do not permit having animals inside the venue unless they are a registered service animal.
We only host one event per day, ensuring that you have privacy and our utmost attention!
The only circumstance in which we hold more than one wedding at a time is when we offer elopement packages, which would be scheduled around the arrival and departure of other existing elopements.
A $500 downpayment is required to reserve your date. This is non-refundable, but is applied to your contract! Once a contract is in place, we subtract the $500 downpayment, and break the remaining balance into monthly payments, with the final payment due 1 month before your wedding. Additions to your contract, and NC taxes can be paid the week of the wedding.
Although we love to receive projected numbers and updates along the way, the final commitment for your guest count is required as late as 8 days before the event takes place. Once this number is provided, it cannot be reduced. The option to add guests after this point may be able to be arranged, but services fees may apply.
Contracts for weddings and receptions can be arranged to end as late as 11:00pm, and then up to 1 hour is allowed for vendor breakdown and for the wedding party to collect their personal items.
We are aware of how big the decision to book a venue is; please let us know if you have any questions or concerns that we can help with! We want to make your wedding planning experience a fun, stress-free memory for you and your family.
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