Rehearsals

Purpose

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.

Fee and Timing

The fee is $300 for one hour of facility access in 2022 and 2023. No additional deposit is required. 

Please advise all members of your party to arrive on time. You may arrive no sooner than 15 prior to your start time. We ask that you are respectful to each group's reserved time.

Booking Your Rehearsal

Rehearsal bookings are scheduled first-come, first-served. Your rehearsal time-slot can be determined and scheduled at the same time you confirm your wedding booking.

Availability

All rehearsals regardless of your wedding day are scheduled on Thursdays between 5-8 p.m. They are only scheduled on the hour (example: 6 p.m. not 6:30 p.m.), based on availability. We will not offer any rehearsals on Friday evenings or over the weekend.

Available Time Slots

  • 5-6 p.m. Thursday
  • 6-7 p.m. Thursday
  • 7 -8 p.m. Thursday

Other Options 

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. If it is, we will offer a rehearsal time of your choice, either 5-8 p.m. Wednesday or 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Friday. We do not offer the option of a Friday evening or weekend rehearsal.

If we have a week with more than three rehearsal requests, we will add these time slots:

  • 4-5 p.m. Thursday
  • 8-9 p.m. Thursday

If these options won't work for you, another alternative is to add another hour to the beginning of your wedding day booking to hold a casual practice run, when you know everyone needed will be in attendance. Many groups prefer this less-stressful option. Please check with our office to see if additional hours for booking are available on your wedding day.

Do I Need a Rehearsal?

If you are unsure about needing a rehearsal, you can add one at a later time. It is not required that you contract a rehearsal when you contract your wedding. However, since they are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis, committing to a rehearsal in advance will offer you a better chance of choosing the hour that works best for your group. We do ask that you have your rehearsal scheduled with us at least three months prior to your wedding.

Not everyone has a wedding rehearsal. Some groups just do dinner and some rehearse at another location. If you are not 100 percent sure that you’ll need a rehearsal, we highly recommend you do not contract one with us. Although it is an optional add-on, the cost is $200 in 2020 and $300 in 2021 and 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.

Equipment Use and Staffing

A staff member will be present to grant you access to the facility. Equipment is not provided during the rehearsal.

Rehearsal Locations

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.

Decorating, Food and Beverage and Deliveries

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.

Insurance

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.

Cancellation

Again, 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.

Dinner

Many groups do 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!