FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is your season? Late April through mid October. We are closed for events from mid October through the third week in April every year. during our off season we focus on property maintenance and projects, site visits with vendors and clients, and working on our family's dairy farm, apple orchards and garden.
HOW MANY EVENTS DO YOU HOST PER DAY? ONE
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR SITE FEE? PLEASE SEE A LIST OF ITEMS UNDER SERVICES
WHAT IS YOUR CAPACITY? 190
I see that you require local products to be included in event menus, why? we have been a working farm since 1905 and feel strongly that we should be supporting local food producers. our local food-shed produces some of the finest cheese, wine, meat and produce and it is important for us to incorporate these into menus.
DO YOU HAVE ONSITE PARKING FOR GUESTS AND VENDORS? YES (EXCLUSIONS APPLY FOR events held in april through mid may) SHUTTLES ARE RECOMMENDED. WE CAN ACCOMMODATE ANY SIZE SHUTTLE.
HOW LATE CAN OUR GUESTS BE ONSITE? NORMAL END TIME IS 10:00 PM, OVERTIME IS AVAILABLE FOR AN ADditionaL FEE.
IS YOUR VENUE BYOB? WHAT CAN WE BRING? IS THERE A CORKAGE FEE? WE DO ALLOW clients TO BRING IN their OWN BEER, WINE, AND hard alcohol for TWO SIGNATURE COCKTAILS, WE DO NOT HAVE A CORKAGE FEE. The CATERER WILL PROVIDE BARTENDERS TO SERVE the ALCOHOL TO GUESTS.
WHAT IS YOUR SITE FEE? BETWEEN $10,000 AND $20,000 DEPENDING ON MANY FACTORS, PLEASE INQUIRE FOR A DETAILED BREAKDOWN.
IS THERE AN ADDED 20% SERVICE FEE AND A 10% TAX IN ADDITION TO THE SITE FEE? NO, OUR SITE FEE IS INCLUSIVE OF ALL SERVICE CHARGES AND TAXES.
BUT THERE'S ANOTHER VENUE I'M LOOKING AT THAT'S ONLY $9,000, WHY ARE YOU MORE EXPENSIVE? GREAT QUESTION! MANY FACTORS ATTRIBUTE TO OUR SITE FEE. WE INCLUDE A TON OF INVENTORY, SET UP AND BREAKDOWN, LIGHTING, PERMINANT RESTROOMS, PARKING ATTENDANTS, and HOUSES FOR GETTING READY. OUR USE PERMIT TO LEGALLY HOST EVENTS WAS A HUGE EXPENSE AND NOT SOMETHING MANY VENUES LIKE OURS HAVE. THIS PERMIT PROTECTS OUR CLIENTS IN MANY WAYS AND ALSO ENSURES THAT WE WILL NOT GET SHUT DOWN DURING AN EVENT. MANY CHEAPER VENUES DON'T INCLUDE MUCH IN THE WAY OF equipment, inventory, LIGHTING, RESTROOMS, A PERMIT...THINGS THAT ALL ADD UP IN THE END.
WHO RUNS THIS PLACE? WE ARE A 100% FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED PRIVATE PROPERTY WITH EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE IN THE WEDDING AND EVENT INDUSTRY.
DO YOU HAVE RESTROOMS ONSITE? DO WE NEED TO BRING IN PORTABLE RESTROOMS LIKE MOST OTHER BARN VENUES? WE HAVE BEAUTIFUL, NEW, PERMANENT RESTROOMS ONSITE FOR GUESTS, YOU DO NOT NEED TO PAY TO BRING IN PORTABLE RESTROOMS.
SINCE YOU'RE A FARM I'M WORRIED ABOUT IT BEING SCRUFFY, SMELLY AND DIRTY, WHAT DO YOU DO TO MAINTAIN THIS PLACE? THE PROPERTY IS METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED BY OUR FAMILY IN ADDITION TO AN ENTIRE LANDSCAPING CREW that maintains the grounds and CLEANING CREW THAT CLEANS THE houses, BARN and restrooms BEFORE EVERY EVENT.
where do guests stay? please see accommodations for a list of nearby accommodations
do you receive kickbacks from recommended vendors? no! our recommended vendors are on our list because they do a great job. We consider every event we host to be a team effort and we are committed to helping provide the best team possible.
can we bring in outside vendors? yes, as long as they are professional vendors with liability insurance you may bring in outside vendors. the only vendor that you must choose off of our list is a caterer.
do you recommend we choose vendors that are familiar with your property? yes, we are a large property and it is always recommended to hire vendors that are familiar with the space.