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How many people does the pavilion seat?
Our 40′ x 60′ pavilion 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). The pavilion will seat up to 350, but you will need to rent additional chairs and tables if more than 200 are needed. We do have 50 additional matching white chairs available for rent.
How many people does the gazebo area seat?
The gazebo 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 rice or 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 pavilion) 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 Sunday 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 weddings will have the groomsmen brought down, then the bridesmaids and lastly the bride and 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 and is available directly after the ceremony for photographs with the wedding party. The team and carriage is not available for rehearsal.
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 avoid driving on the grass.
Do you rent table linens?
No, we do not rent table linens, but there are local vendors that do.
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 has 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 pavilion chairs down to the gazebo site?
No, the chairs at the pavilion 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.
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.
Can we setup a tent to the east of the pavilion for overflow seating and/or a bar area?
Yes, we think the addition of a tent there is very useful for that purpose.
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.
Do you allow self-contained campers and RV in the parking lot and not at the RV hookups?
Yes, as long as the additional campers/RVs are not connected to water or power they can be parked at the top area of the parking lot. The use of generators is also allowed.
Do you allow people to camp overnight in tents?
Yes, 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.