What is the rental fee and what does it include?
Our 2018 rate is $5,500, with a 50% deposit due upon booking and the remaining amount due 60 days before your wedding date. Rental includes use of the barn, adjacent lawn, pasture, choice of 2 ceremony sites, suite for getting ready, and valet parking starting at noon on Thursday until noon on Sunday the weekend of your wedding.

How many guests can you accommodate?
The barn can comfortably seat 150 guests.  The lawn next to the barn can accommodate a tent for 200 guests.

How late may our event go?
We ask that your bar close and music end by 10pm and guests have left the property by 10:30pm.

Do you provide tables and chairs?
We currently do not provide tables and chairs and have list of several rental companies who can provide you with the perfect rental needs for your day.  You will also need to rent linens, plates, glasses, flatware, etc. for your cocktail and reception.

Do you provide benches for our ceremony?
Yes!  We have benches to accommodate up to 150 guests and will place that in your chosen ceremony site.

Do you have bathrooms?
No, we do not.  You are required to rent portable restrooms, which start around $1,700.  

Is there a space to get ready?
Yes!  We have a space adjacent to the barn with a private bathroom to use throughout the day and plenty of space (and outlets!) to get relax and get ready. 

Are their on-site accommodations?
No, we currently do not rent the farmhouse for accommodations.  Please refer to our accommodations page for suggestions on area suggestions.

Do we need a tent?
A tent is not required and is not provided, however if you plan on having more than 150 guests or would like to have an alternative option in the event of rain for an outdoor ceremony and cocktail, it is a good option to have. A tent is a great option for additional shade during your outdoor cocktail.  You may also like the idea of dinner under the tent with dancing and dessert in the barn.  

Is there on-site parking?
Yes!  We provide valet parking for all of your guests.  Signs will direct guests to pull into our front driveway and our valet will parking them just beyond our pasture.  It is out sight so you and your guests do not have to see a parking lot.  

Do we need insurance?
Yes, you must obtain primary liability insurance for $1 million for each occurrence and $5 million for general aggregate.  Cover for the provision of alcohol must also be included (please see next question).  

May we supply our own beer, wine, and alcohol?
Yes.  You must obtain host liquor liability insurance for $1 million if it is not provided through your caterer or bar service.  You must hire a professional bar tending service or engage your caterer to serve any alcohol consumed on the property.

May we hang lights, attach things to the walls of the barn, throw confetti, etc.?
Affixing tape, tacks, staples, or similar devices to the walls or woodwork is not permitted without permission.  Additional damage or cleanup fees may be assessed in the event clean up or repairs are required following an event. Please note that confetti, rice, glitter, and similar thrown objects are prohibited.

May we have fireworks?
No.  Fire, fire pits, fireworks, and fog machines are not permitted.  There is a designated fire pit behind the barn that will be stocked with wood for the night.   Sparklers and tea lights on tables are permitted.  Smoking is permitted in the designated area.

Do you provide any props, lawn games, etc.?
Yes, we do!  We have a collection of milk glass vases, chalkboards, easels, escort card and/or favor displays,  old barrel, numerous antique ladders, informational/directional signage, auxiliary tables, ceremony benches, giant jenga, and cornhole.  Looking for something specific?  We can help you find it!

How is waste managed during our event and are we required to remove it after?
Waste management and removal is included in your rental fee.  We are excited to be working with Garbage to Garden for "zero waste" management of all events on the property.  Feel free to contact us for more details on this partnership! 

Are we required to set-up and break-down our rentals?
Yes, you are responsible for setting-up your rentals (tables, chairs, etc.) before your event and breaking-down the Sunday after your event.  We ask that you please stack all chairs, tables, etc. to one side of the barn for easy removal by your rental company.  If you do not want to do this, we are happy to provide set-up and break-down of rentals for an additional fee. 

Are you pet-friendly?
Yes!  We love dogs (we have two rescue mixes ourself!) and welcome them here.  

Did we miss something?  Please feel free to ask us any questions at gardengatemaine@gmail.com or on our contact page.