Yes! All of 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 board on our Pinterest. You choose your favorite decor style & your planner will work with you to make selections. 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. The ONLY upgrades not included are the double doors ($75) the coffee bar ($150) the VW camper ($150) silver or golden chargers for table settings (.50c per charger) and the lower pavilion rental ($250)
Because our staff sets everything up for you there is no need to come the day before. You can bring any special touches on the morning of your wedding for our staff to set up for you, and we can discuss what you are bringing ahead of time so we are prepared.
Your wedding rehearsal is the typically the same day as your event. If you and your fiancé don't want to see one another on your wedding day that's not a problem. Our experienced coordinators will walk you through it separately. Typically we do this around 11AM, however, we sometimes can accommodate rehearsals the evening before your wedding depending on our calendar.
The majority of our couples rehearse off-site with their officiant the evening before their wedding, and enjoy a rehearsal dinner with their bridal party/ family at a local restaurant or winery. We have plenty of recommendations for you!
Yes. We do have an add on option of renting our lower open air pavilion, located just beside the wedding barn. It can be used for rehearsal lunch/ brunch and you can either bring your own food in or we have catering options for you. Just email us if you'd like further information on rehearsal meal options. 40 guests maximum. No alcohol is permitted at the lower pavilion..
Yes. Our appetizer options are individual charcuterie cups or trays. This is not included in the venue price but may be added on for $10-12 per person depending on your charcuterie choices. These are 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 on your wedding day, 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 glass bottled beer or kegs.
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 your safety as well as the safety of all guests is very important to us!
No alcohol games are allowed at Summit Farm. All beer/wine must be brought in either during rehearsal time or by 10:00 AM on wedding day. No extra alcohol may be brought in after this time as our bartender will already have the bar set up.
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 require the use of most of our vendors, specifically our catering, planning, floral, and DJ services. We allow outside photographers, videographers, bakers, hair & makeup artists, and officiants.
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/insured vendor.
We do not permit the use of confetti or fireworks. We do allow sparklers and bubbles.
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 as we have found that 5 hours is generally more than enough time for dinner and dancing. Our latest send off time is at 10:00 PM.
Yes! We absolutely recommend that you use one of our amazing coordinators, and if you have more than 2 bridesmaids and groomsmen we require that you book our coordinator. 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. On your wedding day she is your "go to" person.
She along with our amazing team will help set up decor, 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!!
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 125, and our preferred capacity is 50-100. While we can seat 125 comfortably inside the barn we have found that winter weddings are best suited for 50-75 guests as your friends and family will spend the majority of their time mingling inside the barn.
Your initial deposit will secure your date. It is a $1500 deposit to secure any of our packages. After your initial deposit the next payment (half of the remainder) will be due 6 month prior to your date. The balance is due 30 days prior to your date. We accept direct bank transfers, Venmo, Cash App, Zelle, checks, or cash payments. We do not accept credit cards.
With the all inclusive options you get it all! The venue, decor, set up, flowers, DJ, wedding planner & 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. We offer an Italian menu and a Mexican menu.
We are very blessed to be located in a beautiful mountain area where we are surrounded by many gorgeous cabin rentals. Please check out the "MORE" tab above to see links to specific rentals that our guests have used in the past. Many of these rentals are located very close to the venue. (5-15 minutes) We do not book these for you, but we do have the links under the 'overnight accommodations' tab here on our website.
No. We have found that most couples love our rustic barn tables without linens. We do include lace, chiffon, 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. Flames sometimes add heat to the barn, so we request summer brides keep the barn cool by selecting the battery powered candles or lanterns.
We have a 4 post arbor, 2 post arbor, cross, mantle, 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. Our area is rural, so we recommend having a designated driver is alcohol is being served as there is no Uber or Lyft in our area.
No. There are no uber or shuttle services currently in our mountain area.
BELOW ARE PHOTOS OF ADD ON OPTIONS
VW CAMPER VAN WITH PHOTO PROPS ( also faux exit pics). $150
COFFEE/COCOA BAR WITH VARIETY CREAMERS & Teas. $150
DOUBLE DOORS FOR CEREMONY ENTRANCE. $75