Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

I want to tour the farm! Can I just stop by?

We offer tours by appointment only. Most tours are offered Tuesday through Friday, between 9am and 5pm, but email us if these times don't work and we will figure something out!

How can I reserve a date?

To reserve a date, inquire via the form on our contact page here. Dates are reserved on a first requested basis. Whomever has requested a date via our contact form first for a specific date will be first in line.

My preferred date is unavailable. Do you have a cancellation waitlist?

Since cancellations are so unpredictable, we do not offer a cancellation waitlist.

Will there be another event on the same day as mine?

Nope! At Arabella Farm we only host one wedding each day to ensure that each couple’s event is special and receives our full attention.

What if it rains on our event date?

Unlike many venues, Arabella provides an indoor space as a backup in case of rain under roof.

Are there overnight accommodations nearby?

Yes. There are over 50 hotels and bed and breakfast within 20 miles of the barn. Our signed brides will receive "The Bride Guides" - a series of resources that goes into detail about lots of topics, including accomodations!

How many cars can your parking lots accommodate?

We can accommodate 200 cars.

Can vehicles be left overnight?

Yes! We want all of our guests to make the safest possible decisions for themselves. If you need to leave a car overnight, that is A-OK.

Packages & Payments

Is there a required deposit? When is the full payment due?

When the contract is signed, to continue holding the date, we require a 25% deposit. Another 25% will be due 90 days later and the final 50% will be due 30 days before your event. We also require a fully refundable $500 security deposit for damages to the facility or grounds (plus another $500 if alcohol will be served at the event).

We plan to have our ceremony or reception offsite. Does this affect the price?

Since we only host one event per day, our pricing structure remains the same whether you hold your ceremony, reception, or both onsite.

What form of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, check, or Venmo (@ArabellaFarm).

Do you offer payment plans?

No, your total must be paid in full 30 days prior to the event. You are welcome to pay in small increments between your first $1,000 payment and your final payment.

About the Property / Setup & Clean Up

What is the max capacity?

450 Guests Standing. With tables, closer to 300!

What are the barn's dimensions?

58 feet wide and 98 feet long

Are fireworks and/or sparklers permitted?

Fireworks and sparklers are both not permitted. We don’t want to scare the animals and we want to keep the fire department happy!

Are candles permitted?

Yes, candles are allowed as long as the flame is completely contained in a candle holder. Tapered candles and any type of hanging candles will not be allowed for safety reasons.

Do you allow dogs on site to play a part in our wedding day?

We are dog-friendly! Dogs are allowed at the ceremony and pictures! We ask that all dogs must be on a leash and someone must be responsible for them (other than the bride and groom!).

What time will we be able to access & decorate the venue?

This time changes per client and will be stated in your contract. You will have access to the venue at the time listed on your contract, not earlier. Please plan accordingly!

Can we nail decorations to the walls or hang things from the beams?

You are free to bring command strips and fishing line to hang decor, but we ask that no additional holes are made to our walls. Our beams are very tall and not reachable by a ladder. If you are looking to add draping, a professional draping company may rent our lift to decorate the beams.

Who cleans up?

Our staff will handle all standard clean up and trash removal throughout and after the wedding reception. We ask that you remove any decorations that you brought in. We’ll take care of the rest.

Planning & Details

Do you include a "Day Of" Coordinator?

A Day of Coordinator is included in our All-Inclusive, Micro, & Intimate wedding packages. Venue-only weddings are required to bring in your own professional coordinator (sorry, no personal friends allowed!). 

Are flatware, silverware, & table linens included?

Our All-Inclusive packages include flatware, silverware, and linens. Other packages are welcome to add-on table linens, or are welcome to bring their own!

What time does music need to be turned off?

We ask that all music is cut off one hour before your package time ends. This allows guests and vendors to pack up and depart safely.

Can we get married anywhere on the farm? 

Sure! Just talk to us about your vision and we will see if we can make it happen!

How far in advance do you need our final headcount?

Three weeks prior to the event!

What are your provided tables like?

We provide 60 inch round tables that can comfortably seat 8-10 guests. We also have a limited number of straight tables, often used for your head table, gift table, etc. There are usually a few extras that can be mixed in with reception seating, but the majority of guests will be seated at round tables.

Catering

Do we have to use one of your preferred caterers?

No, you are welcome to bring your own insured caterer. But our preferred vendors consistently provide excellent food and superior customer service to our clients. 

How much should we expect to spend on catering and bar?

It is possible to have a great meal and bar at Arabella for $20-$35 per person. More or less could be spent depending on your tastes. We can do everything from BBQ to Surf & Turf.

Do you offer a beer and wine package?

At this time, we do not offer any kind of beer or wine package. We do offer a bartending package, and you are welcome to bring your own alcohol as long as we have discussed this beforehand.

Is there a food and beverage, or guest count minimum?

No, we do not have a food and beverage or guest count minimum. Many venues have minimums because they make a 10-15% commission from the caterer based on how much is spent on food and drinks. We choose NOT to make a commission to allow your food and beverage options to be as elegant or affordable as your budget allows.

Are outside snacks and trays permitted?

Prior to the ceremony, you may have outside food or drink. After the start of your event, it is not allowed. Please, no drinks in glass bottles.

Does Arabella handle the catering or do I work with the caterer directly?

In our experience, it’s most efficient and most cost-effective for couples to work directly with the caterer. Simply book your big day with Arabella and reach out to the caterers of your choice to schedule a tasting and get the ball rolling.

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