FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How many guests will the barn hold?
The barn will accommodate up to 180 guests seated for a reception (capacity may be reduced dependent on current COVID restrictions). If you have a larger guest list the ceremony can be held in the barn and the reception can be held on the lawn, if this is something you are interested in please let us know when you visit!
Where can I have my wedding ceremony?
We have several locations for wedding ceremonies including, in the rustic wood barn, or on the lawn by the silo.
Where can I have my wedding reception?
Wedding receptions can be held inside the rustic wood barn or outside on the lawn (tent is not included in rental).
Are tables & chairs for the reception in the barn included in the rental fee?
Tables and white resin chairs, as well as set-up is included in the rental fee. We have 25 standard height 5ft round tables, 20 6ft rectangular tables, 200 mahogany resin chairs, and 200 white resin chairs.
Is there a dressing room available for the bride and groom?
We have a dressing room with full length mirrors available for the bride and her attendants to get ready and do hair/makeup. We also have a groom’s lounge available.
When can we rehearse?
Rehearsal time is determined by what day you book. Saturday weddings are able to do some initial set up and rehearse from 6-8pm on Friday night, Sunday weddings rehearse from 5-6pm on Friday night.
What times do we have access to the property on our wedding day?
You are allowed to arrive as early as 9:00 AM Eastern time. And all guests must depart by 11:00 PM. Vendors and those doing final pick up and clean up must depart no later than midnight. If you choose to book the whole weekend you are permitted to finish cleaning up until 12:00 PM on Sunday.
We’d like to do an advance photo shoot...
You are welcome to come get engagement photos on the farm; however, they must be booked in advance.
Are children allowed on the premises?
We welcome children, but all children under the age of 16 must be supervised at all times by an adult due to the nature of the property and because it is a working farm.
Is the barn air-conditioned?
Our historic barn was built in the 1860's - there is no heating or cooling in the main level of the barn. You are welcome to bring in fans if you wish. The getting ready suites do have cooling and heat.
Can we add additional decorations to the barn?
Yes, we love to see how each couple transforms the barn to fit their own unique style. However, any decor that needs to be hung or attached to the barn must be approved by Arlington Acres staff. In an effort to keep a natural rustic atmosphere the following items cannot be thrown, released on scattered outside or in the barn: balloons, fireworks, party poppers, potpourri, silly string, confetti, sequins, glitter, artificial flower petals or artificial leaves.
Do you have any catering requirements?
You are welcome to use whichever licensed and insured food caterer you like. The Seneca County Health Department requires we use only licensed and insured caterers. Proof of licensure is required 30 days prior to your wedding date.
Can we supply our own food?
We do not allow self-catering. All food must be prepared in advance in a licensed kitchen.
What are your requirements for alcohol and the bar?
We do allow alcohol in accordance with state and local laws. You are welcome to bring in your own alcohol - we do not have a liquor license so no cash bar is permitted, it must be an open bar. Additionally, all alcohol served to guests must be served by a bartender - no self service bar is allowed. We can help you find bartenders for your event.
Will there be staff on site during my event?
Yes, there will be at least one staff member present on site throughout the day and into the evening to help ensure you and your guests have a safe and enjoyable time on the property. Staff are present to address questions, tidy restroom facilities, ensure vendors follow property guidelines and monitor guest safety throughout the event. Please note, we are not wedding planners or coordinators.
Are candles permitted?
Candles are not permitted due to fire and safety concerns.
Are sparklers, fireworks, or sky lanterns permitted?
No sparklers, fireworks or sky lanterns are permitted due to safety and fire concerns and out of respect for our neighbors.
Is smoking allowed?
Smoking is not allowed in the barn, this includes vaping/e-cigarettes. Smoking is permitted 50 ft from the outside of the barn and all smoking waste/litter must be properly disposed of in designated receptacles.
What are the guidelines for cleanup?
Clients and/or their caterers are responsible for clearing and undressing all tables. This includes collecting and bagging all trash and service items such as cups, bottles, napkins, etc. All the items brought in by the client, including service items and decorations must be either bagged for disposal or loaded and removed at the conclusion of your event.
How do we reserve our date?
First email or call us to make sure your date is available. A non-refundable reservation fee of $750 and signed contract is due to reserve your date. The balance is due in the 3 months prior to your date.