and Reception- Use of Events
This includes use of our existing
tables (including white, tan,
red/white checks, autumn colors or
other linens we may have),
chairs and sofas, so you won't have
to worry about paying for chair
rentals, which can often be quite
costly by itself. We have a
collection of tables and chairs that
make your guests comfortable!
Since many of these are recycled
(including some from an old diner in
there isn't strict uniformity, but
the tablecloths tie the casual but chic
look together nicely. The barn
can seat 175-225, and with
extensions into the patio and
garden, there is a range of inside
and outside seating.
Includes initial setup (tables and
Generally, clients can begin
decorating at 9AM the day of the
event. Sometimes we are able
to allow early decorating the day
before an event, but this is not
guaranteed. Events must end by
(See FREE website note below).
Use of Events
Barn for Small Gatherings
meetings, parties and other gatherings, we can offer
packages and will
discuss this individually with
client, based on needs.
Table linens are an important
addition for the tables. We provide
white linens, tan linens,
jewel-colored fall linens or our
featured fabric red check table
linens for all tables. WE
also have limited numbers in other
colors. We have colored 24"
squares of many colors that can be
used under tablepieces for an extra
splash of color. Please note we provide the
tablecloths only. If you would
like to use cloth napkins, please
plan to rent them directly or
through your caterer. This is
a nice way to add your own personal
For the fall (or any time of the
year), we have a wonderful
collection of gold and other earth
If you need a different color for
your event, we will work with you to
meet your needs at the most
reasonable price possible.
With the large number of tables
this will vary depending on the
number needed. Or, we suggest you
consider adding color with your
table decorations. A round
place mat in your color choice makes
a great way to add color. Just
top with your candles or flowers and
it will look great!
Caterer use of Prep
This includes use of
refrigerators, freezer, stove,
utensils, serving dishes and appliances, and prep
areas. The day of the
wedding/reception, beginning two hours before the
event, is included with Wedding
Package. We also have a cool
room for alcohol, flowers or food
that can be kept at 40 degree range.
For now, we are not offering
catering, but do have a list of
folks who can do a great job!
Pricing will depend upon what you
would like. That could range
from simple snacks to scrumptious
decadent desserts to complete
sit-down meals. It could be a
country barbeque or a full
course gourmet meal featuring award
winning goat cheeses! See our
page for some suggested
We will provide the dinnerware
(plates, glasses, utensils) for
$2.50 per person (75place settings
are now included with our wedding
package). We think the use
of "real" plates and glasses is
actually practical and
environmentally preferable (and
easier for guests in general), but
if you want a "picnic style" with
disposable paper products (and
plastic tableware), we will
provide based on your specific
requests. We recommend compostable
and biodegradable products, and can
provide compostable appetizer or
dessert plates at cost.
The primary dinnerware will be a
variety of white plates, clear drink
glasses and flatware. The
designs will vary, but give a pretty
uniform look. If you
prefer a standard uniform look
instead of our eclectic and more
casual collection, we can provide
commercial rental setups.
See kitchen pictures
When our garden area is not part of
the event use, it is roped off and
not available for visitors.
Some events do not require use of
the garden facilities, so we offer
you the option and price this
separately This price
includes tables (and linens) and
seating areas, garden pavilion,
fountains, and walking tour areas
throughout the gardens and orchard.
The garden area can also be used
nicely for ceremonies. When
the gardens are used along with the
Events Barn, guests can move around
between the two locations and choose
seating areas. It also allows
for larger groups to have plenty of
space and protection from the
weather if needed.
At night time, the magic begins!
With candles all
around the garden, it is magical
indeed! It's the perfect
romantic touch that your guests will
remember for sure!
At no additional charge, you may use
your choice of a wide variety of wall
holders, lanterns and other
decorative items we have available.
Take a look through our photo
gallery pictures as many of our
decorations are used. We also
have a number of "canning jar"
style candles that can be hung
throughout the trees in our orchard,
for a nice "country chic" effect.
You would provide the "manpower" for
the decorating, or we can do it for
you if you like (we will discuss
your needs for this and provide
We also have a variety of other
items such as an antique copper
kettle, galvanized tubs, wrought
iron stands and other bins that can be used for
kegs, bottles or canned drinks; grapevine
wreaths, additional decorative
lights and much more. Most are
available at no charge, however may
require payment of replacement costs
if damaged or destroyed.
Our clients tell us that the use of
our decorations is an outstanding
bonus that truly helps offset the rental of the facilities!
We do have a growing variety of
collectibles from around the
world as well as antiques from our
community. Some are whimsical
and some are classic.
We are happy to have you
leave any of your
recyclable decorations with us (such as glass
or other reusable items)
for use by future guests!
for more details.
You may decorate the Events Barn
with additional items or themes (at
your cost), and we can assist with a
special theme if desired.
Pricing will be provided when needs
We generally have a variety of hanging baskets,
display pots and planters, some of
which can be moved to the ceremony
areas. When available, we are happy
to share flowers or grasses/fillers
from our gardens for the tables.
Lighted Wire Arch,
We have several
styles of metal and wooden arches
available. We also have white
wire arches (fully lit with small
lights) and a metal portable arbor
(8x8) with a gold canopy.
Price includes setup at your desired
location in the gardens.
Lighted structures can be used in areas where
electricity is available, or you can
decorate with fresh or silk flowers
and flowing fabrics (we have sheer
fabrics and silk garlands and
Our parking attendants
will direct guests to appropriate
parking areas. Please note
that they are in please 30 minutes
before events. Guests (other
than wedding party_ should not
arrive before that time.
We can help you
make this event very special and
uniquely yours! Let us know
what you might also need or want.
For example, we can provide a "hay
wagon" ride for the bride to be if
you want a "real country
entrance"! Visit our
Schedule of Services page. Let's talk!
Above is our
meadow area (named 'the field of
dreams' by one of our clients!) right behind the
Events Barn, facing the Blue Ridge
Mountains and the Shenandoah
National Park. It is an open area
that allows for setup of chairs to
accommodate large and small events,
whether very casual or more formal
settings are desired. We have
plastic tan and green lawn chairs
that are included with the wedding
package. If you want another
type of chair, we can provide a
quote based on your needs.
We require a $100
deposit when contract is signed.
The $100 deposit is nonrefundable.
products have been purchased or
commitments made on behalf of
client, with expenditures that do
not allow refunds, then client is
also liable for those costs.
We recommend that tentative
reservations be made as much in
advance as possible. preferably at
least six months. There is no
charge for tentative reservations.
This means your event will be placed
on our calendar tentatively.
Most contracts are now signed a year
or more in advance (in some cases we
may be able to offer services with
less lead time but reservations are
on a first come basis).
balance of the estimated rental fees
is due the day of the event. Any
additions to the contract not yet
charged by that time will be billed
as soon as possible after that time.
A credit card on file is required
for these residual/incidental
MasterCard, Visa, American Express
and Discover, cash and checks.
subject to change if contract has
not been signed.
Read more about our
GIFT TO YOU! We will
provide a one year domain name
registration and one year of web
hosting at no charge (Value of $165.00) for each
event if desired! (You provide
the website development, or we can
assist you with finding a
Websites are great for providing
details about your events (such as
location, any changes, photos,
etc.). This also includes FREE
email for your domain name!
For example, if you would like a
wedding website such as "FishupWedding.com",
you could also have free email for
any name you choose, such as
The content and design of your website will reflect your choice and
We look forward to
hearing from you!