Frequently Asked Questions
How much is the deposit, when is it due, and is it refundable?
The initial nonrefundable deposit of 50% of the total of all fees. This payment serves to hold the venue for the specified date of event or wedding and is payable at the time of contract signature. All monies must be collected in full 3 weeks before date of event.
How many guests will your venue accommodate?
Our venue will accommodate approximately 150 guests.
Do you have an outdoor option for ceremonies?
We currently do not offer an outdoor option for ceremonies. However, we are constantly making updates to the venue and we hope to have a full outdoor ceremony space by Fall 2023.
Is there a security deposit required?
A $500.00 (weddings) or $300.00 (hourly events) refundable security deposit will be returnable to the client up to two weeks after the event has been held once property has been inspected for any potential damage from the event or wedding.
What’s the cancellation policy?
In general cancellations not rescheduled within one year are non-refundable. Please refer to our cancellation policy for full details.
Can I move things around and decorate, or do I have to leave everything as is?
Decorations may not be hung with wire, nails or screws in Barn which could cause damage to the venue. All decorations must be removed without leaving damages directly following the departure of the last guest, unless special arrangements have been made between the Client(s) and the venue. NOTE: Rice, confetti, glitter, are not permitted inside or outside the facility. Sparklers are only permitted for outside use.
Can I use real candles?
All candles must be flameless.
Do you have an in-house caterer or a list of “preferred” caterers?
We do have a preferred provider list however you are most welcome to use your own.
If I hire my own caterer, are kitchen facilities available for the?
We do not have a full kitchen in The Barn.
Do you have any requirements for other vendors?
Your caterer must be licensed and insured. All vendors must provide proof of insurance prior to event. If you are serving alcohol, your bartender must be certified. All other vendors must carry general liability insurance of $1 million per claim/$2 million aggregate
Are tables, linens, chairs, provided?
They are provided in the wedding cost, for all other events they are available for rent.
What type and how many tables do you have?
We have (12) round 5’ tables, (27) 19”W x 8’L & (2) 30”W x 8’L rectangles, (10) cocktail tables, and (2) gift tables. We also have a unique bar which accommodates plenty of catered food, deserts, and drinks.
Can I bring my own wine, beer or champagne? Can I bring in other alcohol?
All liquor must be served by an Insured Licensed Bartender. The Bar closes 1 hour before the music has ended, all alcoholic beverages will be removed and placed in a secure location for removal from the premise. Alcohol may not be served to minors. Illegal substances are not allowed at any time on the premise. Drunken/Violent disturbances are prohibited and subject to immediate removal from the premise and possible termination of event without refund.
Is there parking on site?
We have designated parking and areas close by that allow parking after business hours
Is smoking permitted?
1881 Occasions is a NON-SMOKING VENUE.
We understand life happens and you may need to cancel, we will make every best effort to work with you, but in the event of cancellation, all payments made to date (apart from the security deposit) are non-refundable. We understand that sometimes it is necessary to change or cancel a reservation. All cancellations or reservation changes must be made in writing. The guest is responsible for verifying that 1881 Occasions have received their cancellation letter. We cannot refund any advance payment for a canceled reservation unless the venue is re-rented for the entire period and prepayment has cleared. We will make every effort to re-book the property; however, if it is not re-booked within a 12-month period, you forfeit all moneys paid.