Frequently Asked Questions

Please check out our quick answers to some Frequently Asked Questions regarding weddings and events at Durham Hill Farm. While we’ve tried to answer some of the more common questions, please feel free to email us at hello@durhamhillfarm.com if you have any additional questions.

What is the maximum capacity for an event?
Up to 150 people

Are there any time restrictions for events?
All events must conclude by 10pm

What do we get with the rental?
The rental includes the use of the two connected barns, outdoor ceremony area, outdoor cocktail hour space and bridal suite. Also included are 150+ mismatched wooden chairs, 15 wide plank farm tables, wooden ceremony benches, high top tables, and misc. antique props that can be used for decoration, including a fully restored 1923 Ford Model T farm truck, wooden crates, galvanized tubs, old windows and assorted signage. Also included in the rental is valet parking and an on-site day-of-wedding coordinator (2020 events).

Are we able to bring our own food or caterer?
We have a preferred list of great caterers for you to select from to service your day. All of them are familiar with the farm, our policies and have great reputations.

Do you have a preferred list of other vendors that we must select from?
We work with a lot of great local vendors that we are happy to recommend but you may use any photographer, florist, DJ, etc that you want.

Do we need to rent chairs for ceremony or reception seating?
We have about 300 mismatched wooden chairs that can be used for reception seating and ceremony seating. We also have 4 pews and wooden benches that can be used for an outdoor ceremony. So unless you don’t like wooden chairs/benches, we’ve got you covered for seating.

Do you offer any overnight accommodations?
Durham Hill does not provide overnight accommodations but there are some great B&Bs and hotels within a few miles of the farm.

Do you require an insurance policy?
Yes, a certificate of general liability insurance and host liquor liability insurance (if liquor is being served) is required for the day. This policy can be purchased through the following line: www.venueliability.com/durhamhillfarm

Are there any restriction on decorations?
Open flame candles are not permitted inside any buildings (battery operated candles permitted), and nails, tacks, staples or anything that could damage walls, beams, floors, etc. may not be used. Otherwise, you are free to decorate the barn and surrounding areas to meet your vision for the day.

What if it rains? Do we need to rent a tent?
We can accommodate an indoor ceremony, cocktail hour and reception using the two connected barns so no need to rent a tent!

Is there heat/air conditioning in the barn?
There is heat and AC in the bar, bathrooms and back section of the barn. The main barn area is not automatically heated/cooled but there are ways to heat and cool the space.

Do you provide tables? If so, what size are they?
Yes, we provide wooden farm tables for your reception seating. There are 15 farm tables that are each 8ft long. We also have folding tables (5ft, 6ft and 8ft sizes) that can be used.

How many high-top tables do you have?
There are 12 high top tables (120in round linen fits them).

Does Durham Hill provide linens?
No, we do not provide any linens.

Will someone from the venue be present during our event?
Yes, a Durham Hill Farm representative and/or your day-of-wedding coordinator will be available throughout your event.

Can my pet be part of the wedding?
We love animals and understand wanting to include them in your special day. We can make arrangements for pets to be part of photos in some of our outdoor spaces for a limited time, but that has to be discussed and approved by our events team well in advance. Of course, registered service pets are permitted everywhere they are required by law.

Can we do our rehearsal on site if we are having our ceremony on site? And if so, when?
Of course. If you are getting married at Durham Hill, we will do everything we can to accommodate your rehearsal – but it is subject to availability and we must ensure there are no conflicts with other events. Typically, we try to schedule the rehearsal a day or two before your wedding. Please schedule your rehearsal time with us before you notify your guests or finalize any rehearsal dinner plans.

How many cars can park on site?
We partner with Open Door Valet and include valet parking for all our weddings which can accommodate up to 70 vehicles. Supplemental parking arrangements (shuttle, UBER, Lyft, etc.) must be made by the Renter if more than 70 vehicles are expected.

Is smoking permitted?
Smoking is permitted in designated areas only and there is a strict policy of no smoking in or near any buildings at any time.

Is Durham Hill kid friendly? Are there any child policies we should know?
Children are definitely welcome, and we love having them, but we do require that be supervised by an adult at all times. As an active horse farm, there are potentially hazardous areas for children. If children are coming to the wedding or event, they must be with a parent, guardian, or adult attendant at all times.

What are the dimensions of the ceremony arbor?
The arbor is 7.5ft tall and 12ft wide.

Can I come to the farm with my vendor(s) (florist, photographer, etc.) before my wedding so they can see the space?
Yes, you are more than welcome to come to the property with your vendor(s) – subject to availability and scheduling. We ask that you contact us in advance and schedule an appointment. This is so we can ensure there is no other event taking place and a Durham Hill representative is available. Please do not enter the property without an appointment.

When can we or our vendors come on site to start setting up?
You have access to the property as early as 8am on wedding day and your vendors can enter the property up to 4 hours before the event start time.

Can we bring in fireworks, have a sparkler send off, light Chinese lanterns, or throw confetti at some point?
We do not allow things like confetti cannons, lanterns or other items that will litter our farm or the surrounding property. Due to local zoning and sound ordinances, plus our horses do not like them, fireworks are not permitted. The good news is that we do allow sparkler send offs. Please notify a Durham Hill Farm representative if you plan on doing a sparkler send off so we can help to coordinate it.