What is your capacity?
The barn can comfortably seat up to 200 people for a plated dinner or formal buffet, and up to 250 people for a more casual cocktail-style reception.
What is your “hold” policy?
We can hold one date for up to three days at no charge (starting the day you receive the contract from us.) At the end of those three days, we will either release the date if we don’t hear back from you, or we can reserve it for you with a returned and signed contract along with your deposit for half of the contract price.
Are other events scheduled on the same day?
We only host one event per day. We want our attention to be focused entirely on your event!
Do you cater?
No, but we do have a spacious food staging area for the caterer of your choice to work out of. All food must be supplied by a licensed and insured vendor. Please note that we do store our farm products and some of our equipment in this area, so please ask before removing or using anything.
Are you equipped for a D.J. and/or a Band?
Yes. All music, with the exception of music for the ceremony, must be played inside the barn.
What happens if it rains?
If it rains, your wedding ceremony may be held inside the barn, in a tent, or on our covered veranda. Tent rentals will need to be coordinated with an outside vendor, and our staff will be happy to provide recommendations.
Is alcohol allowed?
Yes. If you choose to have alcohol for your wedding reception, you must coordinate through a licensed and insured caterer who can provide bartenders.
Is the barn handicapped-accessible?
Yes, we offer handicapped-accessible restrooms and parking.
Are candles allowed?
Candles are only allowed during the “lighting of the candle” portion of a wedding ceremony. During all other times you may use battery-operated candles.
Is parking provided?
Yes, parking is provided on-site.
May we set up or have access to the venue before our event begins?
Yes, you will have access to the farm starting at 10:00 a.m. on the day of your event. However, please be aware that as a working farm, there may be farming activity/maintenance occurring on the grounds.
Who is responsible for cleaning the barn?
The Barn of Chapel Hill will clean the event space and the restrooms after you leave. All vendors are responsible for the removal of their belongings and trash, and caterers must leave the prep area the way they found it.
We strive for our events to be as environmentally-friendly as possible, and we provide many different composting and recycling options. We also donate to NC GreenPower to offset each event’s carbon footprint.
Can we decorate?
Yes, but we ask that you please refrain from using nails, tape and staples when decorating.
When do we need to have everything out of the barn?
When the event ends, please be sure to take all of your belongings with you. All rentals should be removed, unless prior arrangements have been made with The Barn of Chapel Hill.
Do you provide any tables or chairs?
Yes, we provide tables and chairs for 200 guests.
Do I need to hire a wedding coordinator?
We do require that you hire a professional day-of event coordinator to manage the details of your wedding. Our staff would be happy to recommend several to you.
When is my rehearsal time?
A one-hour ceremony rehearsal will be available to the client at no cost during the week before the wedding on a space-available basis.
Are fireworks allowed?
No, fireworks of any kind are strictly prohibited.
Do you have animals on your farm?
We do not currently have any farm animals, although we are hoping to have chickens in the future. You might, however, get to meet Daisy, our 4-month-old farm “mascot”!