All our decor in the Summit Storehouse is available for you to use on your wedding day at NO extra charge. You can find pictures on the Summit Storehouse tab, (coming soon) and choose your favorite decor style so you'll be ready to choose when you fill out the wedding checklist. Check back often as we are always adding new styles of decor. We do not allow any decor to be taken off property for other events.
Yes. We do allow purchase of 2 hours the day before to decorate. However, our Summit Farm team will happily set up for you with the decor you choose from our storehouse, or anything extra you may bring. In many cases, rehearsal is already scheduled at a designated time on the day before. We do rent our facility up to 2 hours prior to rehearsal if you have a creative bridesmaid team that would like to decorate & set up.
Your wedding rehearsal is generally planned for the day before your wedding. Your rehearsal time on the property is 1 1/2 hours usually beginning at 5:00. However, if we have both a Saturday and Sunday wedding we will schedule two rehearsals on Friday. The first beginning around 4:00, and the last beginning around 5:30. It is important that all your wedding party & family arrive on time to wedding rehearsal in order to make the best use of your time as well as our wedding coordinators and staff. If one of the parties has rented the pavilion for rehearsal dinner, their rehearsal will need to be the latest one.
Yes. We do have an add on option of our lower open air pavilion, located very close to the wedding barn. It can be used for rehearsal dinner and you can either bring food in or we can cater for you. Just email us if you'd like further information on rehearsal dinner options and pricing. We must have at least 30 days notice if you want Summit Farm to cater your rehearsal dinner. 40 guests maximum
Yes. We always tell you up front anything that is not included in the pricing. There are only 3 add on options if you choose the inclusive package. These are the coffee/cocoa bar $150, the double doors at ceremony entrance $75, and the VW camper van with props for photos $150. If you come for a tour ask about our incentive for booking the same day as your tour! :)
Yes. Our appetizer option is either flat or tiered charcuterie tables. These are generally set up on the covered porch area. Bottled waters & sodas may be placed in our galvanized tins on the porch as well.
Yes. Summit Farm is strictly a beer and wine only venue. We do not allow hard liquor on the premises for wedding party or guests. Our goal is for you to have a beautiful and fun celebration during your rehearsal, not a "party." So please save the "hard stuff" for the after party! We do close the bar one hour prior to your send off. Safety is of upmost importance to us and we want all your wedding party and guests get home safely. Please note that we only allow beer in cans. No bottles or kegs please. Many couples have cute koozies especially made for the wedding day. And please, always have a designated driver for anyone who may have had "one too many." We can't stress enough that safety is very important to us!
First of all let me say that we love pets! However, we have found through experience that your pet, no matter how docile, actually does not enjoy your wedding day. There are many different smells, different people, and noises that can cause anxiety for your pet. Also, as pets are not allowed inside the bridal suite, groom's room, or barn area where food will be served they suffer from separation anxiety from you as you're getting ready for your big day. All that being said, if you simply must have your pet included in your ceremony then there must be a prearranged plan for the pet to arrive at ceremony time, (on a leash and supervised at all times) and have a designated person to take the pet back to a nearby cabin or back home immediately after the ceremony.
We do allow outside vendors during our spring and summer wedding season. During our busiest fall season (Sept - mid Nov) we require our own vendors provided in the all inclusive package. We know our vendors are all professional and provide excellent services for you. All outside vendors must be licensed and have insurance. We will ask to speak with any outside vendors to prepare for your wedding day about times and logistics of your day.
While we love the idea of having your family cook for your wedding, it is not in accordance with our insurance and liability policies to have unlicensed catering. All catering must be through a licensed vendor.
At Summit Farm, we only host one event per day. The day is yours from 10 AM - 10 PM. Your bridal party may arrive at 10 AM to begin hair/make-up in our bridal suite. While the day can be yours for a full 12 hours, be aware that you only have 5 hours after your ceremony start time for your reception. So if your ceremony begins at 5:00, your send off is at 10:00. However if your ceremony begins at 3:00, your send off is at 8:00. We do not allow for purchase of extra hours at the end of the evening. Our latest send off time is at 10:00 PM.
Yes! We absolutely recommend that you use one of our amazing coordinators. One of these ladies will contact you about 2-3 weeks before your wedding day. She will go over your timeline and make suggestions for needed changes. She will also be present for your rehearsal to be sure you and your wedding party are very comfortable with the entire process. She is also present on wedding day as your "go to" person. She will help pin on boutonnieres, bustle your dress, cut your cake, light your sparklers, and take care of all the small "unexpected" things that can happen on wedding day. Priceless!!
First off, please know that our team will work very hard to ensure that you get to have an outdoor ceremony. Of course we are not in control of the weather, so we do have a great rain plan. On most wedding days when there is a threat of rain we watch the radar and if we get a break in the rain our team will be there to wipe down pews and get you to the outdoor ceremony, even if that means a short rain delay. However, if we see that the ceremony just can't happen outdoors because of the weather we will set up an aisle for you inside the barn. We will move the arbor inside and have your family sit around you in chairs. All other guests remain at tables inside the barn for your ceremony. Please note also that our barn is fully insulated overhead to help with heating/cooling, and noise. We also have a full farm generator just in case of a power outage.
Sure. We actually ask that everyone brings snacks and eats lunch before the ceremony. However, after the ceremony no outside food is allowed.
Our max capacity is 150, and our preferred capacity is 100-125. While we can seat 150 inside the barn we do use overflow tables outdoors in front of the barn. If the event of inclement weather we would need to put tables in the dance floor area for dinner. These tables can be broken down and moved when the dancing begins.
Your initial deposit will secure your date. If you're securing venue only the deposit is $875. If you're securing the all inclusive package the deposit is $1500. We offer the venue only option during the spring & summer. In our busy fall season we only offer the all inclusive option. (Sept - mid Nov) After your initial deposit the next payment (half of the remainder) will be due 6 month prior to your date. Then the remainder is due 30 days prior to your date. We accept Venmo, Cash App, checks or cash payments.
With the all inclusive option at a price of $12,575, you get it all! The venue, decor, set up, flowers, DJ, coordinator, catering, servers, wedding cake, photographer, bartender, security, and clean up. We literally take all the stress away! These are all our preferred vendors who are here at the farm week after week. They are professional, licensed vendors who we are confident will do a wonderful job for you. AND, you don't have to make a bunch of phone calls to book each of these separately! We do the work for you! Each vendor will reach out to you through calls, text, or email and discuss your style & options. We want everything to flow smoothly and to have seamless transitions throughout your day. We only get one chance to get it right! Our team is determined to make your day as perfect and memorable as possible.
There is also a disadvantage to using outside vendors as we do not know their work ethic, their timeliness, or their professionalism. We definitely recommend our all inclusive option for these reasons.
Yes. Our standard and most popular menu is the southern style BBQ option with 2 sides of your choice, rolls, buns, or cornbread, and a variety of sauces. All menus come with wedding disposable dinnerware, utensils, cups, and are served from lovely silver chafing dishes. Tea, Lemonade, Water and Ice are also included.
Other upgraded options include thick cut brisket, smoked pork loin, grilled chicken, smoked turkey, and a variety of options for sides & salads. The BBQ menu is included for 100 guests with the all inclusive package. The upgraded menu can be priced separately if you choose not to serve BBQ.
We are very blessed to be located in a beautiful mountain area where we are surrounded by many gorgeous cabin rentals. We will share a list of accommodations when you visit with us including large and small cabins, nearby hotels, and bed & breakfast options located from 3-15 minutes from the venue. We do not book these for you, but we do share phone numbers and VRBO numbers to make it easier for you to book the cabin or hotel of your choice.
No. We have found that most couples love our rustic barn tables without linens. We do include lace or burlap table runners along with any of our decor you choose from the Summit Storehouse. Our florist can also put greenery garland on tables if you choose that in your package.
We only allow open flames when you opt for our floating candles in cylinder vases which our team will set up for you. All other candles are battery operated including the tall candles for brass candle sticks. These battery powered candles do flicker to give the appearance of a real flame. For safety reasons we do not allow any other open flames inside the barn area.
We have a 4 post arbor, 2 post arbor, cross, and circular arbor to choose from for your ceremony backdrop.
No. Often we have an event the next day and there is no security during night time hours so we ask that no vehicles be left overnight.
No. There are no uber or shuttle services currently in our mountain area.