Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of access do we have to the property?
It depends on the package, if you have opted to rent the barn for 6500.00, you have exclusive access to the property from noon on Friday till noon on Sunday. Couple’s truly appreciate the stress reduction this level of access provides. If you are hosting a mini or micro wedding, it is unlikely, but possible that the farm’s use won’t be exclusive to your event for the full weekend.
Does the price of the venue include event coordination? Do you offer coordination services?
Coordination is not offered.
Can we marry elsewhere on the farm?
Yes, you can! We offer a “barnside” location as well, the fact that we don’t have to shuttle guests allows us to offer this at $750.00. Just like our pasture setting, chairs, set up and an arbor are included in the price.
Is there electric power at the Ceremony site?
Yes, as well as access to running water!
How many guests does the hay wagon hold and how long does the loop take to drop off guests at the ceremony site?
The wagon holds twenty guests and the shuttle can hold up to sixteen. We sometimes use the shuttle to speed up the process, ensuring all guests arrive on time. It’s a twenty minute loop, which includes the loading and unloading of the hay wagon.
Is there a rain or back-up plan?
We do have a “ceremony in barn” plan in place, and this can be discussed the evening of the rehearsal when the weather report is more accurate. We also provide an indoor rustic ladder arch for the alter.
Do you provide the lawn games?
Some, we a have limited number of lawn games, if you expect your guests will be big gamers, you may want to consider supplementing our fleet.
Do you provide linens?
We offer napkins and linens for tables at an additional cost, and in a variety of colors. We have a wide selection of colors and sizes. Our overlays are $10.00 per table and our napkins are $1.00 each. Please request our color palette for
How many guests per table?
We recommend 8 to 10 for comfort.
Are there booster and highchairs available?
We do provide highchairs and request that you indicate clearly on your seating chart where and how many are needed for your event.
When is the seating chart expected to be completed?
Please have your seating chart sent to us in email, 4 weeks in advance.
Can we have a champagne toast?
Yes, however there is an additional charge for this: $1.00 per head.
Can we use our own glassware?
Yes you can, however, we recommend high end plasticware. We DO provide mason jar glasses on the tables along with flatware and china, which is included in the venue cost.
Is there a cake cutting fee?
Yes. The fee is $1.00 per head.
Can we use open flame for our centerpieces?
This barn was built in the 1800’s. Insurance does not allow open flame due to the age of the barn. Please, no open flame; this includes sparklers.
I see that you are listed as a BYOB venue, what does that mean in regard to alcohol for our event?
Don’t fret, this does not mean that your party needs to be alcohol free, it just means that we are not going to be procuring or serving it, we are happy to provide a list of highly recommended bartenders and they will provide guidance. We have both indoor and outdoor spaces for them to set up bar and will provide unlimited ice for your event for a nominal fee of $200.00.
Do you allow outside catering?
No, we do not. Our farm provides much of the protein and produce that we serve and we take pride in ensuring that your guests will enjoy a quality dining experience.
What are the different ways Tumbledown Family Farms LLC serves food?
Buffet style: Prices are reflected in the sample menu and this is the service style we recommended.
Plated: $10.00 per head additional charge. You will want to budget additional time for this service.
Late night snacks?
Yes, we can do that for sure, ask for details.
Can we host our rehearsal dinner at the barn?
Absolutely, you can do something casual on your own or have us cater it for you, you may also enjoy hosting it at our local eatery, Tumbledown Farm to Fork.
Do you offer a tasting?
Yes we do, however our tastings are not complementary and are hosted at our nearby restaurant, Tumbledown Farm to Fork. Tastings must be scheduled two weeks in advance.
Do you have a shuttle service?
Not at this time, we recommend Luciano Limo Company.
Do you have a fire pit?
We have a bum-drum available to use for a charge of $100.00, which gets you unlimited firewood. You can start a fire, maintain it and extinguish it when your finished.
What time must my event end?
The town of Brookfield’s noise ordinance is 10:30 pm and the music must end at this time, but we appreciate you may need some additional time to wrap things up so we ask that you have that accomplished by 11:00 pm.
Do I need event insurance?
Yes! We recommend Wedsafe.com. The cost is approximately $175.00. Proof of insurance needs to be emailed to us one month prior to the event date.
Does the venue have onsite lodging?
Technically, no, but we are proud to be able to offer a premium lodging option less than 3 miles from our venue. The Tumbledown Lodge is a new 3 bedroom, two bathroom log home that can accommodate up to 10 guests.