Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the capacity of the barn?
The max capacity of our barn is 220. However, that would require food service to be conducted outside and a few tables to be moved to allow for a dance floor.
2. Are chairs & tables included?
Unfortunately, we do not have tables and chairs available at this time. However, we know several vendors in the area that offer a variety of options.
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 there happens to be rain on your wedding day, the bank barn can double as ceremony and reception space.
4. Is there parking? Is the parking and venue handicap accessible?
We have several cleared acres of field parking that are easily accessible. There is a road that goes all the way up to the barn, allowing the drop-off and pick-up of guests that need it. The barn and main ceremony area are handicap 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 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 bar tenders should 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 a $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. There are several fans that provide airflow in the summer. The temperature always remains comfortable. But stay tuned! We are looking to install a system soon to allow for ideal year round temperatures.
11. What about 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. If you are smoking, you must do it outside on the gravel and you should be at least 30 feet away from all buildings or structures. All trash should be picked up.
13. Can I use sparklers for a send off ceremony?
Sparklers can absolutely 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 like 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. If you booked the entire weekend, you should be cleaned up and off the property by 11am Sunday. If you booked for Friday evening and Saturday, things should be tidy by midnight. Clients are responsible for bagging up trash and placing it in the designated location, folding and stacking all tables and chairs, broom sweeping the barn and removing any decorations or hangers. Anything remaining on the property will be forfeited by the clients. 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 two days prior to event (it can be sent via email). You are also responsible for cleaning up after your pet and for any damages that could occur.