Frequently Asked Questions

What is the maximum number of people The Barn at Blue Sky Farm can accommodate?

  • Our venue will hold up to 299 of your guests.

 

How do I set up a tour of The Barn at Blue Sky Farm?

  • Tours are scheduled by appointment most anytime there is not an event taking place. Call or email to set up an appointment.

 

How many tables and chairs are available on site and are they included in the rental?

  • We include 150 black Chiavari chairs, 20 round tables, 8 cocktail tables, 1 cake table, 2 six foot rectangle tables, 1 sweetheart table,  3 ten foot farm tables and 150 white folding chairs in your venue rental.  

 

Does the venue set up the tables and chairs for my reception?

  • Yes, your reception tables and chairs will be set up prior to your arrival on the day of your wedding.

 

Are linens included with our rental?

  • No, we do not provide linens for your event. 

 

Do I have to use the vendors on your preferred/approved list?

  • No, we welcome working with different vendors.  All  vendors are required to carry appropriate liability insurance.

 

What is your policy regarding food? 

  • All food needs to come from a professional wedding and event caterer or any licensed commercial kitchen. For example: a restaurant or grocery store/bakery. 

 

What is the alcohol policy?

  • The Barn at Blue Sky Farm does not provide alcohol. Your bar package is a separate fee from your venue rental. If alcohol is served you will be required to provide an ABC Special Occasion Permit to the venue.

 

How many other events will take place the day of our event?

  • One, your event. The venue is all yours on your special day. 

 

Is a wedding coordinator included in our rental package?

  • No, we do not include a wedding coordinator in your package, but we do have a list of coordinators that we highly recommend. 

 

Will there be someone available the day of our event to answer questions or help with the venue? 

  • Yes, we will have a venue manager onsite throughout your rental time to answer all questions and manage the venue for you.

 

What are the restrictions on decorations?

  • We do not allow balloons, glitter, confetti, rice, dark flower petals, artificial flower petals, and real candles with exposed flames. We do not allow staples, nails, screws, or duct tape on walls or floors. We have white hooks throughout the barn affixed to the walls to use for decoration purposes. 

 

Are we allowed to have sparklers?

  • Yes, we require the sparklers to be kept 8 feet away from the barn and all sparklers must be extinguished into a sand bucket.  The Barn provides sand buckets.

 

Who is in charge of cleaning the venue?

  • The client is responsible for removing all trash from vendors and from use of the venue. The venue will provide a dumpster for your event. 

 

Do we need to purchase wedding insurance?

  • Yes, we require all clients to present us with proof of wedding insurance 30 days before your event either through our preferred carrier or an approved carrier. We are happy to connect you with our preferred carrier.

 

How long do we have the venue on our wedding day?

  • 13 hours--You have access to the venue from 10 am - 11 pm. Additional hours are available upon request for $75 per hour. Last call at the bar happens at 10:00pm and the last song is played at 10:15pm. From 10:30 pm - 11:00 pm you’ll clean up your personal items and décor and take everything with you that you do not want us to throw away.

 

Are pets allowed at your venue?

  • In most cases, yes. We love our four-legged friends, but we always need them to remain on a leash and it is the responsibility of the client to clean up after the pet. All pets must be attended at all times and cannot be left alone, even in a crate. We strongly encourage hiring a pet service to watch after and care for your pet. If a staff member finds any leftover remnants the next day, a disposal fee of $250.00 will be charged to the card on file.

 

Does the event rental include time to take bridal and engagement pictures before our event?

  • Yes, we include one private complimentary 2-hour bridal or engagement photo session time-slot on our property. Due to hosting events most weekends, all photo sessions need to be scheduled in advance.

 

Are candles allowed?

  • Yes, all candles must be lit in an enclosed container and placed on a flat raised surface. We do not allow for candles to be placed on or near the ground outside the venue or on the floor inside the venue.

 

Does the venue have overnight accommodations?

  • Not at this point. We have numerous very nice hotels within 15 to 20 minutes from the venue. See the recommended hotels on our Accommodations page. 

 

When do I have my rehearsal?

  • Rehearsals the night before are subject to availability. If the venue is booked the day prior to your event, Tuesday through Thursday rehearsals are an option or rehearsals can be held the morning of the event. Rehearsals are confirmed 8 weeks prior to the event. 

 

Will Uber or Lyft pick up or drop off our guests?

  • These services are not a reliable form of transportation in our area. We are happy to provide vendor recommendations for car or bus services. 

 

Do you allow passenger buses?

  • Yes, buses are allowed up to 30 ft. max in length. 

 

Are our guests allowed to smoke or use e-cigs?

  • Yes, we have one designated area outside for your guests; however, we are a non-smoking facility inside, including e-cigs. Please make sure all guests are made aware of our designated area outside of the venue.  It is the responsibility of the client to ensure their guests are adhering to our venue’s non-smoking policy.

How much do I need to put down to secure my date?

  • We require a $500 nonrefundable fee to secure your wedding date. The full balance is due 60 day prior to the event date.

 

Do you charge to flip the ballroom?

  • Yes, the price depends on the number of guest.