How do I secure my date?
To secure your date, you will need a signed contract, your refundable security deposit and a minimum of 1/3 of your package price.
How can payments be made?
Your balance can be paid in one payment or divided among 3 payments. You can pay in person or online. We accept cash, check, debit or credit card. The deposit and first payment is due at contract signing and the final payment is due a minimum of 90 days prior to the event.
Do we have to use a specific caterer or other vendors?
No – We have an open vendor policy, we simply ask that they be licensed and insured. Upon request, we can provide a list of recommended vendors that have provided services at our weddings/events and who are familiar with our venue. Some even provide special discounted rates for weddings at Rural Hill Farm!
How many guests can be accommodated?
Rural Hill Farm is the perfect place for wedding and event of many sizes. We can accommodate a small intimate wedding or a larger group depending upon setup and arrangement. We provide tables and seating for 150 inside the pavilion area, however, you can bring in additional chairs, tables, and use the grounds for larger groups. You can also rent and have a tent setup by a reputable outside vendor.
Do you have any restrictions on alcohol?
Alcohol can be served, but not sold at your event. An ABC licensed & insured bartender is required for all events where alcohol will be on the premises. We require that a copy of their permit and insurance information be provided to us at least 30 days before your event. We also require that a security officer be present for the entirety of your event if alcohol will be served. We will book this for you as part of your total venue package.
How late can we play music or have guests at the event?
Music should be quieted by 10 PM. All guests must vacate the premises by 11 PM.
Can I do my own decorating, or have someone come in and do it?
Yes, with the exception of lighting and drapery. Any lighting and/or drapery must be installed by a licensed and insured vendor. Ask about vendors that offer a discounted rate to RHF clients! Other decorating can be done anytime during the rental period by you, your family or a decorator/coordinator that you have hired for your event.
How do I get my Security deposit refunded?
Your refundable security/damage deposit is held to cover any missing items or damages that may occur or to cover the cleaning fee in the event that cleaning is not completed as outlined. The deposit is refunded in whole or in part within 7-10 days following your event. The contract will outline all things considered in reference to the refundable deposit.