How many people can your venue accommodate?
All of our Barns, (Blueberry Barn, Citrus Barn, Ranch Barn, Stockyard Barn, Flower Barn and Vineyard Barn) can comfortably accommodate 200 people in the fully air conditioned/heated barn, except our Peach Barn, which can accommodate up to 100 people and is ideal for smaller, more intimate events.
How much do you charge per table and chair?
We don’t. We have affordable inclusive pricing so everything that we have to offer, including our tables, chairs, linens and decorations are available for your use, at no additional charge. The only additional charges are optional and they are the Ever After Farms Photo Booth and the Ever After Farms Wedding Day Management service.
Providing all of these extras, at no additional cost saves you thousands of dollars, and is why a recent bride called us, “Crazy Affordable!”
Are decorations included in your pricing?
Absolutely! We provide a tremendous array of decorations to help you save time and money. We have several different options for table centerpieces, including floral arrangements, table numbers, lanterns, and LED candles. See Blueberry Barn Decorations for an example. We also have many “Pinterest Worthy” rustic signs like our seating chart and wedding schedule. Our ceremony decorations include 1st Corinthians 13:4-8 signs, hanging mason jars, and so much more. You really have to come and tour one of our venues to get an idea of just how much “extra” décor we have included.
Are we allowed to bring in our own decorations?
Absolutely! We only ask that you do not alter any of our items with your decorations. We also ask that you not nail into our walls, or do anything that will leave permanent marks.
How many events do you host a day?
When you book your day, it is your day only. Our venues only have one event per day.
Do you offer a layout of your venue for us to format our setup for tables?
We offer an amazing online software program which allows you to quickly and easily add and move tables and chairs to the Barn’s exact dimensions and layout so that you can arrange the tables and chairs exactly how you’d like them. Plus, you can even add seating charts so you can plan out precisely where every one of your guests are going to sit.
Who sets up the tables, chairs and decorations that the venue provides?
We do! Our set up team will follow the layout you designed and will set up any of our tables, chairs or decorations. You and your wedding party are only responsible for setting up any additional decorations that you are bringing. If it is our stuff, we will set it up!
What is the deposit for booking a date?
A deposit of 1/3rd is required in order to hold your date. The next 1/3rd is due 6 months prior to the event and the last 1/3rd is due 30 days before your special day.
Do you have a list of recommended vendors?
We have lists of the very best of the best vendors, one for each region of Florida. They have been crowned worthy of being an Ever After Farms Preferred Vendor.
Do you require couples use specific vendors?
No, with two exceptions. You can choose any vendor you wish, so long as they are not on our blacklist (but you wouldn't want to hire those types of vendors on your big day anyways), and due to some unfortunate situations over the years, for your safety, we require you hire a bartender from our Preferred Vendors list if you are having alcohol at your event. Besides those two small exceptions, we are extremely flexible in allowing you to choose your own vendors.
When can vendors arrive for setup?
When you book, you have the venue for 10 hours. Your vendors can arrive as early as 12PM on the day of the event for setup.
What are the closest hotels to your Barns?
Our Beyond the Venue series as well as our Preferred Vendors Lists provide all of this information for you for each Barn.
Can we have our engagement pictures taken at your venue?
Absolutely! When you book with us, you are given 2 hour access to the property for your engagement pictures at a time that is scheduled in advance. They usually take place around dusk on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. All you have to do is book your photographer and arrange for your engagement pictures date with our team. And by the way, ONLY Ever After Farms couples are allowed to get engagement pictures at our farms. That's another perk of hosting your special day with us!
Do you have someone on-site during events?
Yes! A dedicated staff member is on site and available during the entire event, from start to finish. We also offer a Wedding Day Management service.
What are your venue rules?
We deeply care about the safety of our guests and the communities in which our venues are located along with following all local, state and federal laws. Therefore, here are some very important rules that you must abide by when having your wedding at Ever After Farms.
(1) Alcohol can only be served by a properly licensed bartender from our preferred vendor list.
(2) No alcohol can be brought in by guests (again, see rule # 1); although you as the event organizer can bring your own alcohol. But whatever alcohol is brought on the premises must be served by a licensed bartender from our preferred vendor list.
(3) You must obtain an event insurance policy and they usually cost about $250 but they protect you in so many ways so it's so worth it!
(4) Each additional vendor (caterer, DJ, etc) must carry its own liability insurance.
(5) You will be liable for any damage or theft by your guests.
(6) Reception must end at 10PM due to the noise ordinances.
When is the best time to schedule a tour?
As soon as you possibly can. Seriously! Our available dates fill up extremely quickly so you want to schedule your tour right away. And if you can't make it in-person, we have a virtual tour option as well.
What are you waiting for? Book your tour today!