What is the rental fee and what does it include?
What is the Social Barn capacity?
150 guests including the wedding party
150 guests including the wedding party
Yes. If you choose to provide your own caterer, we prefer you discuss this prior to reserving your event. We like to be familiar with a caterers quality and service. We want you, your family and friends to have an enjoyable reception. Nothing ruins a celebration like running out of food, the chicken not being cooked thoroughly, you know? We are happy to provide you with a list of our preferred caterers. These are professionals that have provided service here and we were pleased with their level of quality and service.
Yes. Our Weekend Venue package offers a two night stay in The Willow House for up to 13 guests and up to 8 guests in our Groom’s Cabin. Our Ultimate Weekend package includes 5 additional rental cabins that sleep up to 14 guests. If you prefer, your guests may also contact us directly to reserve one.
Yes. Our parking area is situated directly behind the Social Barn. It is an easy walk to our ceremony sites and reception area. No need for shuttles.
Yes and yes. We provide white wedding chairs for your ceremony. We provide round or rectangle tables with white or ivory tablecloths for your reception. We also have lots of décor items. We will meet with you 30 days prior to your wedding date to discuss both your ceremony and reception set up options.
No. Many caterers offer china rental. We can also recommend rental companies in the area who offer delivery and pick up. Be sure and check out all the new high end plastic ware available. It’s really pretty and cost effective.
Western NC weather is for lack of better term “interesting”. Forecasters may call for 90% chance of rain and the sun will shine all day! Summer showers usually pass through very quickly. If they don’t, we use our dance floor as our indoor ceremony site. Guests sit at their tables and we set up special chairs for your family and close friends.
The Willow House and Social Barn grounds are pet friendly. However, they must be preapproved. Dogs are not allowed inside The Willow House and Social Barn or near food. Dogs must be on a leash and someone must be responsible for them other than the bride and groom.
Yes. We require a day of coordinator so you, your wedding party and your family can enjoy every minute of your special day. We can recommend a day of coordinator. You are not required to choose from our recommendations. However, we require that your coordinator not be an immediate family member or a member of the wedding party. They are not required to hold a certification. We ask that the coordinator be familiar with the responsibilities of dealing with vendors, order of events (hair, makeup, photos) and ceremony/reception timeline. This is to ensure your day is totally enjoyable and stress free. A property manager will be available during your entire event to answer questions, direct vendors to appropriate areas, etc.
No. Our Social Barn is basically an all wood structure. We don’t want any wedding day fires!
Rehearsal the day before will be based upon the property availability.
Fireworks are not permitted. Sparklers are permitted in our designated areas.
You will have access to the venue at the time listed on your contract, not earlier. Please plan accordingly.
To reserve your wedding date we require an initial nonrefundable deposit of 50% of the total package price upon signing our contract. We prefer to make your plans in person. We understand that is not always possible. In this case, we will email your contract. This may be returned by email or mailed with your deposit.
The remaining 50% will be due 60 days prior to your wedding date. Payments may be made via cash, check or credit card. If payment is made by credit or debit card, a 3% convenience fee will be applied.
If you have chosen the Weekend Venue package you are welcome to start decorating the day before your wedding and reception. The One Day Event package requires all your decorating be done during the 12 hour period you have reserved. Please do not use nails to hang any décor. We will be glad in assisting you with any hanging décor.
No. We ask that all trash be placed in the provided trash cans at the close of your event. We will take care of the removal.
Due to our noise ordinance, music must end by 10 p.m. All vendors should be off the property by 11 p.m