How do I secure my date?

For Premium Weddings, we require a deposit of $1000 and a signed electronic contract then $1500 due in 30 days. For smaller weddings and events, we require a deposit and a signed electronic contract. All monies paid to Thousand Acre Farm are non-refundable.

How many people can I have in the Main Barn?

Maximum capacity is 180 people. We can comfortably fit 150 on the main dining level and 30 on the loft level.

Can I bring in my own caterer and alcohol?

We strongly recommend that you use one of our preferred caterers as they have been approved by TAF, know our venue and what is expected. They are experienced with our venue, have the required insurance and will make sure your event runs smoothly. Outside caterers have to be approved by TAF management, follow our guidelines and a fee of $1000 is required. In addition, there is a $500 security deposit to ensure your caterer follows our guidelines. If all items on our checklist are followed, and our Event Manager gives their approval, then the deposit will be refunded within 24 hours of the event. Click here for caterer responsibilities. Per Delaware liquor law, no outside liquor is allowed and all bar packages must be purchased through TAF and the Ronnie Williams Foundation.

CATERER RESPONSIBILITIES

 

What if it rains for my ceremony?

In case of inclement weather, your ceremony will be on the main dining floor in front of our romantic fireplace or on our covered patio in front of our outdoor fireplace (extra fee for a lit fireplace). In addition, tent rentals are always available through TAF.

How many tables do you have?

We have (16) 103” long Maple Amish-crafted farm tables that can seat 8-10 guests and four round 50” tables that can seat 5. In addition, we have a sweetheart table (36”) and 3 square high-top cocktail tables in the loft.

Am I required to have a Day of Coordinator?

Yes, a Day of Coordinator is required for our Premium full wedding packages in order to make your day run smoothly. You may use one of our preferred coordinators or have anyone you choose. It is required that the coordinator is very detail oriented and able to perform the day of coordinator duties We do not recommend close friends or family members as they will be very busy the day of your wedding. Click here for coordinator responsibilities.

COORDINATOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Do I need Event Insurance?

WeWe did not require this until Covid came along. Now, we feel that insurance will protect you and your investment as well as your assets from liability. Wedding/Event Insurance is required with a minimum of $1,000,000 liability with host liquor liability included. We will require proof of insurance once purchased. We recommend Wedsafe or Wedsure.

How do I book a tour?

Please fill out the form on the Contact Us page on our website and we will get in touch with you shortly. Go to our online calendar and pick a date!

Can I come back for another visit after I book?

Yes, we have one day a month for visits.

Do you offer all-inclusive packages?

Any event can be customized to your specific needs or wants. Nothing is set in stone at our venue. Our Micro-Weddings include food and a 3-hour bar. We will be happy to work with you and our vendors to offer an all-inclusive especially for you!

How can I get a deal on my event?

Come and visit us! Your ability to be flexible with dates and avoid peak seasons will get you the best price.

What time can my vendors access the space and what time do they have to leave?

Vendors can access the venue based on the beginning time on your contract. They can arrive earlier for an additional fee. The vendors are required to leave by the end time on your contract.

I know you have an in-house sound system, what kind of sound system do you have for our outdoor ceremony?

We have a Bluetooth speaker available for rent during your ceremony for $50.

Can I arrive at the venue early for my hair and make-up?

Yes, we allow early arrival for hair and make-up only at an additional fee ($100/hr). This is for the bridal party only and no decorating is allowed.

Can I arrive early to decorate?

Yes, we do offer early hours for decorating for $200 an hour.

Are other events scheduled during my event?

For premium weddings, the day is reserved for your event only. For the Mini-Monies and Micro-Weddings, there may be more than 1 per day, but spaced apart. We do not hold multiple events at the same time unless both parties agree to it.

What if my wedding is over 180 people?

Call Mike Hynson to arrange for a tent rental

Can my guests leave their cars at the venue overnight?

Yes, as long as the cars are removed by 11 am the next day.