Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the capacity of the barn?
The max capacity of our barn is 200. However, we recommend 140-180 guests so that everyone is comfortable and food service can be conducted.
2. Are chairs & tables included?
Yes! We have round, 60" tables for the reception and plenty of white garden chairs to have both ceremony and reception sets. We also have 6 foot and 8 foot rectangular tables for food service, drinks, decor, etc.
3. Can I have an outdoor ceremony?
Of course! We have many outdoor settings that provide lovely backdrops. We will work with you to accommodate any number of guests in the setting of your dreams. If weather is not on your side, the bank barn can double as ceremony and reception space.
4. Is there parking? Is the parking and venue handicap accessible?
We have gravel parking to the right of the entrance that can hold approximately 100 cars. Guests may be dropped-off and picked-up at the top of the gravel, should they need it. We also have three handicap parking spots close to the barn. The barn and main ceremony area are wheelchair accessible.
5. Do you have a list of preferred vendors?
At Rock Spring, we believe that your special day should be all about you! We are happy to work with all licensed caterers, DJs, and vendors. However, if you are having trouble finding someone in particular, we have vendors that we would be happy to recommend. All caterers and bartenders must be licensed and insured. A copy of their certificate should be sent to us in advance.
9. Are deposits required to reserve a date?
We require 50% of the package price (plus tax) when you sign the lease agreement. The other 50% is due 45 days before the date of your event, along with the $500 deposit.
10. Does the barn have heat and air conditioning?
We have taken additional steps to close in the barn, however we do not have an HVAC system. We have large fans and patio heaters to make the barn more comfortable.
11. Do I need liability insurance?
In order to rent the venue, the client must carry One Million Dollars in general liability coverage listing Rock Spring Farm LLC as the certificate holder. Proof of this insurance is due 45 days before the event with the remainder of the deposit.
12. Can I smoke at Rock Spring Farm?
There is absolutely no smoking in or around the barn or other buildings. If you are smoking, you must do it on the designated smoking patio. All trash should be picked up or the clients will be fined.
13. Can I use sparklers for a send-off ceremony?
Yes, sparklers can be used! It makes for gorgeous pictures. However, all sparklers should be lit and used outside of the barn on the gravel driveway. Please dispose of them in a metal receptacle until they have completely cooled. We would also need a written request before your event.
14. Can I use nails, screws, tacks or staples to hang up decorations?
Nails, screws, tacks, paint and staples are not permitted at Rock Spring Farm. We don't want anything to damage the wood floors, beams or walls. If you use ribbons, rope, or pieces of wire to attach decor, they must all be removed or cut down during cleanup. The venue should not be altered.
15. What am I expected do for cleanup?
The barn should be in pre-event condition before your expired lease time. Clients are responsible for bagging up trash and placing it in the dumpster, removing any decorations or hangers, folding and stacking all tables and chairs, broom sweeping the barn and mopping. Clients are responsible for communicating to caterers or other vendors the timeline and expectations. The damage deposit and other charges may be applied if cleanup is inadequate or not within leased time period.
16. Can my dog be in my wedding?
Yes! We are pet lovers! While our furry friends are certainly family, we do recommend coming up with a plan for your pet on your special day. Who will be watching your pet during pictures and the reception? Will your pet be overwhelmed by the music and large crowd? Will your dog chase the wildlife and runoff? We require proof of up to date rabies vaccination one week prior to event. You are also responsible for cleaning up after your pet and for any damages that could occur.