Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the venue rental?
- Exclusive access to the venue starting on Friday 12pm-9pm, Saturday 8am-12am and Sunday 8am-12pm. Use of venue until 11PM (bar and alcohol stops serving at 10:30PM). All guests must be vacated by 12AM
- Exclusive access to the bridal suite and gentleman’s quarters 6 hours before ceremony (only when purchasing ceremony package) and 2 hours after ceremony
- 1.5 hours rehearsal. Scheduled in conjunction with the venue and your party
- The ability to host both your ceremony and reception (separate price for ceremony and reception) outdoors or indoors
- Attendants handle parking (we can park up to 150 cars if needed)
- Valet parking for elderly and disabled available
- Dimmable lighting in the Barn
- Barn on Nye Manor staff on site for the day of your event
- Chairs and tables for 175 reception guests and 150 for ceremony
- Fire Pit (adults 18 and over only)
- Elegant fabric draping at barn entry
- Open vendor policy (must be licensed and insured)
- Multiple ceremony sites (with ceremony package)
- Corn hole and other games
- Caterer prep building
- Edison string lighting in Barn
How many hours is the rental for the venue?
To make your wedding less stressful, you have access Friday 12pm-9pm, Saturday 8am-12am and Sunday 8am-12pm
Maximum number of guests for an indoor event/an outdoor event?
Elegant Gold Chiavari chairs for up to 175 guests. (barn capacity is 175-additional seating would require a tent rental) Additional chairs and tables would need to be rented by client. Our maximum inside the barn is 175 without a dance floor. One small area of tables and chairs can be broken down by staff when the time for dancing comes. We can accommodate 350 either in a rented tent or a combination tent and barn. The tent can be set up next to the south side of the barn making an almost seamless connection. The middle half of the barn opens to the north and south making a beautiful view or a southerly connection to your tent. Many brides choose to use the tent and the barn to seat their guests, plus making use of the barn for dancing, hors d’oeuvres, and the bar serving area.
Are guests required to use your preferred vendors or can they bring their own caterer, for example?
You may choose any caterer, however, they must be licensed, insured and approved by Barn On Nye Manor. We are compiling a list of our preferred vendors based on the stellar experiences we have had with them. This is to ensure that any events we host will have the best experience possible.
Do you have a kitchen?
No. All foods must be prepared in a health department approved kitchen. We do have a caterers staging building right next to the barn with plenty of electrical outlets, a commercial two-door refrigerator, and a sink with running water.
How do I reserve my date? Is there a deposit?
In order to reserve your date for the barn and grounds we require a signed contract and a non-refundable 25% payment of the total bill at booking. Another 25% of total bill is due 180 days before event. The third payment of 25% of total bill is due 90 days before event. The final payment of 25% of total bill is due 30 days before event. You have the option to make earlier and smaller payments as long as the payments are made by the above schedule.
What other services do you offer? e.g. wedding planner/coordinator?
Each party must hire or appoint a designated decision maker on site. This person will be responsible to direct vendors, handle any issues that may arise and be familiar with and communicate your wishes. We highly recommend a wedding planner or day of co-coordinator. A friend or family member could also do this.
For an outdoor exit, what items are allowed?
All candles must be battery operated. No open flames. We do not allow fireworks or Chinese Lanterns. Sparklers may be used for a send off with prior approval.
They must be used on the North side of the Barn and no closer than 20 feet from the Barn. A container for the spent sparkler wires must be provided and approved by Barn on Nye Manor. They must be disposed of properly. No rice, confetti, bird seed, food, balloons, wish lanterns, artificial flowers/petals, potpourri or glitter will be allowed. We do allow real rose or flower petals outside the barn. Bubbles and eco-fettie will be allowed.
Where can we take pictures?
Photography is allowed anywhere in the barn or on the outside grounds except in the creek. No climbing of trees for photos. Pictures may be taken in the bridal suite and gentleman’s quarters only with a ceremony package. You may use the grounds for engagement photos if you have booked your wedding with us. There are numerous beautiful settings for photos.
Can we rent the day before?
The current policy includes Friday 12pm-9pm, Saturday 8am-12am and Sunday 8am-12pm
Is the venue handicap accessible?
There is a small 2″ lip at the large entries to the barn. We can accommodate wheelchairs with assistance from Barn On Nye Manor staff. Wooden ramps are available when necessary.
Can I "stop by" or do I need to schedule a tour?
We would love to meet you and hear your story and your vision for your wedding.
However, we need you to schedule an appointment to tour the venue and show you the possibilities for your romantic story yet to be written.
What is the refund policy?
For date changes: Every effort will be made by us to transfer reservations to accommodate the new date if available. Initial payment will be applied to new date if within 180 days of event. For cancellations: In the event of Renter cancellation, all payments made to the date of written cancellation are nonrefundable. If cancelled within 180 days of event we will refund any payments minus the initial payment if we can reschedule your date.
May we decorate the barn?
You may decorate the barn with prior approval of plans. Decorations may not be hung using tacks, nails, staples, screws, masking, duct, electrical, transparent, double-sided tape, or glue. You may use stage/drafting/painters tape or gaffers tape, command hooks, zip ties, baling twine, fishing line, decorative chains. We have strategically placed hooks/hangers for your use also. We have also placed stained boards on the beams in strategic areas that may be used for tacks, small nails, staples, screws, etc. All plans must be approved including how you will attach anything. Any use of step stools, ladders, etc. must be done by a professional or by a “Barn On Nye Manor” staff member. When the event is over, you are responsible for removal and cleanup of all decorations and celebratory items unless prior arrangements have been made.
Does the barn have heat or air?
No, however, in warm weather we can open the back and front halves of the barn’s 16 foot doors allowing for beautiful scenery and great air flow. In cooler weather we have 4 patio heaters. We also have a large blade fan designed to be able to change the feel of the temperature by 10-15 degrees cooler or warmer.
Will a staff member be present at my event?
Yes, we will be on site at all times to help with any issues that arise regarding the venue.
Are you pet friendly?
Service animals are allowed. With prior approval, animals may be part of a ceremony. With approval, they must be kept on leash at all times. Someone must be assigned to care for a pet prior to, during and after the ceremony. Pets must be returned home or to a care facility immediately following the end of the ceremony. All droppings must be cleaned up immediately. No animals allowed in the barn or home. You are responsible for any damages including from your pet. All plans to have a pet on site must be given written approval at Barn On Nye Manor’s discretion.
Is there a backup plan in case of inclement weather?
Yes. If you are planning an outside ceremony or reception the decision to implement the backup plan will be made by the bride and groom along with Barn On Nye Manor no later than 24 hours prior to event. A ceremony can be set up for inside the barn or tent. The barn will hold 225 for a Ceremony. Tent rental will have been arranged by client prior to event.
Do you offer military discounts?
We are proud to offer a 10% discount to all active military personnel.