Use of the facility (ceremony location of your choice) and its grounds to conduct a rehearsal with involved family, friends and officiant. This is a great time to share your wedding ideas and familiarize your guests with the site. Rehearsals are not required.
Rehearsals in 2023
The fee is $300 for one hour of facility access in 2023. No additional deposit is required.
All rehearsals regardless of your wedding day are scheduled on Thursdays between 5-8 p.m. They are only scheduled on the hour e.g., at 6 p.m. not 6:30 p.m., based on availability. We will not offer any rehearsals on Friday evenings or over the weekend. The only time an alternate day would be scheduled for a rehearsal is if Thursday night is reserved for another event. We can notify you at time of booking or scheduling your rehearsal if this is the case.
Available Time Slots
- Thursday from 5-6 p.m.
- Thursday from 6-7 p.m.
- Thursday from 7 -8 p.m.
Rehearsal bookings are scheduled first-come, first-served. Your rehearsal time slot may be determined and scheduled at the same time that you confirm your wedding booking.
Although it is an optional add-on, because you will be holding an hour time slot from others, your rehearsal fee will not be reimbursed should you change your mind and decide to no longer hold a rehearsal at the Barn.
Rehearsals in 2024 and Beyond
To offer more flexibility to all clients, rehearsal rates have been included in the rental rates for 2024. You may schedule a rehearsal within six weeks of your event by contacting our office. Rehearsals will be booked in available time slots up to 14 days prior to the wedding date.
Please advise all members of your party to arrive promptly when facility access begins. We ask that you are respectful to other clients’ reserved time.
Not everyone has a wedding rehearsal. Some groups opt to have dinner, while some rehearse at another location. If you are not sure that you’ll need a rehearsal, we highly recommend you do not contract one with us.
A staff member will be present to grant you access to the facility. Equipment is not provided during the rehearsal. Running through the rehearsal and sticking to the timeline for the hour are the renter’s responsibility. It is helpful to have the person who will be cueing everyone down the aisle onsite for the rehearsal.
If you are planning for an outdoor ceremony, we recommend you rehearse both outside and in your indoor location, in case of poor weather on the day of your event. If the weather is poor on the day of your rehearsal, we suggest you rehearse indoors knowing that the ceremony will hopefully be conducted outdoors. Equipment may not be provided for an outdoor ceremony if it is raining or the ground is oversaturated.
Unless previously approved, a rehearsal is not the appropriate time for pre-decorating, equipment set-up or dining. The facility will most likely be empty, it will not be set with the tables and chairs for your event. Our staff has been instructed to turn deliveries away (unless previously arranged and approved). Alcohol consumption is not allowed at rehearsals. Deliveries should be scheduled to be received by your on-site contact during your facility access window on the day of your event.
It is always recommended to include both the date of your rehearsal and wedding in your insurance policy. If you’ve already purchased the insurance, please contact the insurance company (WCIA) and ask that they extend coverage to both rehearsal and wedding day. There is no increased cost to cover the rehearsal in addition to your wedding day, so it is a good idea. If you’d prefer to wait until your rehearsal is scheduled to purchase the insurance that can be done as well. We just ask that insurance be purchased at least one month prior to your event.
Many groups have dinner before and many do it after. Local restaurants and private homes work well. Please see our experienced vendor list for a list of great, local restaurants!