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How many people does the shelter house seat?
Our 40′ x 60′ shelter house includes 200 white folding chairs, 25 round 5′ tables (typically seat 8 at each), 6 banquet 6′ tables, 1 banquet 8′ table, 2 banquet 5′ tables, and 1 rectangular 8′ x 4′ wood table (great for gift or cake table). Our guest maximum is 250.
How many people does the gazebo / meadow area seat?
The gazebo / meadow area has 200 white folding chairs located in the shed nearby. The seating space is unlimited, but you will need to rent additional chairs if more than 200 are needed.
Is there power at the gazebo?
Yes, there is a 110 V. power outlet on the back of gazebo.
Can we throw birdseed after the ceremony?
Yes, we just ask that whatever you use be sure it’s natural and biodegradable (no confetti or fake flower petals).
Who sets up the chairs for the ceremony?
All set-up and clean-up is your responsibility. The chairs (and tables in the shelter house) are stacked on racks and put aside (gazebo chairs are in the shed nearby), so you can set up seating exactly the way you would like for rehearsal and the ceremony/reception. All chairs and tables must be put away where they were found by departure day at noon.
Will I receive a list of rules for clean-up?
Yes, there is a list of clean-up rules in the contract you will receive when booking a date. In order for your deposit to be fully refunded, it is important to follow these guidelines.
Can we have our ceremony somewhere besides the gazebo?
Yes, we also have a mowed Meadow Site that you can learn more about here.
How many trips will the draft horse team and carriage make for the wedding procession?
We can make as many trips as needed. Most often couples will choose to have the bridesmaids and flower girls brought down and lastly the bride (by herself or with her father and/or mother). The team will be hitched on the wedding day during the ceremony for one to one and a half hours (1 – 1½ hours) and is available directly after the ceremony for photographs with the couple. The team and carriage is not available for rehearsal or rides for guests/children outside of the procession.
Can we drive a car to the gazebo for people who would find the walk difficult?
Yes, we allow one to two vehicles at the gazebo site, where they can be parked behind the trees so they are out of sight for photographs. We do ask they stay on the road and do not drive on the grass.
Are we allowed to serve alcohol at our reception?
Yes, you can serve alcohol however you would like. We have seen fully staffed bars, self-serve bars, kegs and keg trailers, and it’s all allowed. There have been “drunk-buses” made available for guests and local lodging suggestions to stay nearby. Please urge your guest to be responsible and never drink and drive.
Can we move the white shelter house chairs down to the gazebo site?
No, the chairs at the shelter house need to remain at the pavilion, and the chairs for the ceremony area at the gazebo need to remain there.
Do you have any rules or restrictions on ceremony and reception decorations?
Yes, whatever goes up, must come down. And we do not allow the use of confetti or loose fake flower petals. We ask that you “leave it like you found it.”
Can we light candles with the table decorations?
Yes, but even a small breeze can easily blow them out. We recommend using a deeper vase for candles or the battery-operated flicker light for the illusion of a candle.
Can we hang additional lights in the pavilion?
Yes, we only ask that you do not hang any additional lights or decorations from the existing string of lights.
Do we need someone to help park our guests?
We highly recommend asking two or three people to help park your guests to efficiently park as many cars as possible. Since there are no parking lines it can become jumbled quickly. Download our Recommended Parking Plan here.
Do you allow self-contained campers and RVs?
If you have purchased our Premium Package, we can host a total of two (2) RVs on the property that must be self-contained — there are no hook-ups available. The use of generators is allowed — please do not connect to our water or power as this is a courtesy we offer to our wedding couples. Guests can also tent camp out under the stars. Tents can be set up, with nearby access to the bath facilities available.
Do you allow people to camp overnight in tents?
If you have purchased our Premium Package, we allow tent camping and they may use the bathhouse facilities and showers.
Can we have our rehearsal, rehearsal dinner and gift-opening breakfast at the ranch, too?
Yes, you may certainly host your rehearsal, rehearsal dinner and gift-opening breakfast here during your event.