Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When is your venue available?
A: The Honey Farm's open season is from April 15 to October 31. Weddings are only held on Saturdays and we do not book events back-to-back. We allow the couple two hours the Friday before the wedding for rehearsal and set up as well as two hours the day after for cleanup.
Q: Is the barn heated?
A: The barn is a 200 year old, authentic bank barn and is not air conditioned or heated. However, we do have portable fans and heaters that may be utilized during high temperatures or slightly chilly dates.
Q: What is the maximum occupancy for The Honey Farm barn?
A: The Honey Farm has several areas perfectly suited for wedding ceremonies and receptions up to 200 guests. Specific areas include the pond-side gazebo, the west field (an open field area for tented events), the east field (a more woodland area for ceremonies and/or tented receptions and our gorgeous, original 3200 square foot barn which can accommodate up to 150 guests. There is also a large outdoor patio space located adjacent to the barn designed to accommodate your cocktail hour, additional guest seating, a dance floor, a bar, and is a great spot for receptions, parties and more. Please contact us for additional details for weddings over 200 guests.
Q: Can we use any vendor we want?
A: You are permitted to bring in any vendor you’d like, but all vendors must be approved by The Honey Farm in advance. Caterers, bartenders, DJs and live bands must be licensed and insured and proof of such must be provided. Food should be prepared off site and brought in for direct serving to your guests. Bartenders must provide proof of liquor liability insurance. Florists who are installing florals on any structure are also required to submit their proper insurance proof.
Q. Can I or my vendors bring items to The Honey Farm in advance?
A: Vendors may set up a tent or deliver the restroom trailer on Thursday before the event date and pick up the Monday after. All other deliveries must be made during the Friday rehearsal time allocated. Couples must have all food items removed from the barn the night of the event, but large items may be retrieved the next day between 10:00am - 12:00pm.
Q: What is required to book the venue?
A: The Honey Farm requires a signed Rental Agreement as well as a non-refundable retainer equal to 50% of the total rental fee to secure the date on the calendar. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the event date along with a $500 damage deposit check which is returned if no damage occurs.
Q. Can we tour The Honey Farm?
A. Yes! Because The Honey Farm is a privately-owned event center and the owners live on the property, we are reserving tours to be by appointment only. Please contact The Honey Farm to schedule a mutually agreeable time for a guided tour.
Q. Does The Honey Farm have restroom facilities?
A. The Honey Farm provides a portable restroom trailer for all weddings. This facility includes flushable toilets, running water, air conditioning, music, toilet paper, paper towels and soap.
Q. Does your facility have water and/or a kitchen facility?
A. No, The Honey Farm does not offer a kitchen facility nor does it have accessible water. Your caterer and bartender will be required to bring their own potable water and ice. We do offer a vendor staging area where vendors may store drinks and ice in a large commercial refrigerator. Vendors are permitted to bring items needing refrigeration the day of the event only.
Q. May we have our ceremony as well as reception at The Honey Farm?
A. Of course! We have several beautiful areas perfectly suited for an open ceremony including, but not limited to, a gazebo overlooking the large pond, a grass field area, a patio as well as the main venue barn itself.
Q. Do you offer a bridal/groom suite or place where we can get dressed on-site?
A. We do offer a bridal suite option if needed for a small party including the bride and a few attendants. Hair and Makeup services are permissible on-site. This area may also be utilized by your photographer for charging batteries and storing equipment during the event. The Honey Farm is not responsible for lost or stolen items stored on the property. We have recently added a grooms suite within our amazing grain bin bar facility which is equipped with lounge area, full length mirror, hanging rack, TV and games.
Q: May we leave vehicles overnight?
A: Yes, locked vehicles may be left in the parking lot overnight, but must be retrieved by 11:00am. The Honey Farm is not responsible for loss or damage to any personal property left at the venue. Please make sure The Honey Farm has a record of the owner of the car, with their name and cell phone.