Q: When can we arrive at the Farm, the morning of our event?
A: You may start your day at the Farm at 8AM.
Q: What does Black Bird Farm's set-up and tear-down entail?
A: Our staff takes care of setting up all of our tables, chairs, and wedding props for you before your rental begins so that when you arrive on your wedding day, all of the heavy lifting is already taken care of! With the help of your assigned person, our crew will help to box and load all of you decorations, etc. We will bag linens and take care of all trash. You are responsible to retrieve all wedding gifts and valuables.
Q: Can I add my own decorations to the barn?
A: We invite all of our couples to decorate and make Black Bird Farm their own! We will be happy to assist you with any extra lighting or other decor you would like to incorporate into what is already there. Any decor that needs to be hung or attached to the barn, needs to be approved and hung or attached by a Black Bird staff member. Any decorations that you add to the space are your responsibility, as anything left behind after the rental period will likely be discarded during our staff's clean up process.
Q: What kind of tables and chairs do you have and how many?
A: We have 12 (60”) rounds, 14 banquets and 200 chairs. Each type table seats 8 adults.
Q: Does Black Bird Farm have a curfew?
A: In accordance with Putnam County ordinance, Black Bird Farm has a curfew of 11:00pm. This means music is off at 11:00pm and EVERYONE must be gone by midnight.
Q: Do you allow alcohol and can we bring our own?
A: Yes we do allow alcohol service in accordance with local and state Laws. The cost of opening the bar is $600 for up to 300 guests or $700 for over 300 guests.
The open bar fee includes:
Water on the bar for guests
As a venue rule, all alcohol must be served to guests by our bartenders (no self served alcohol allowed).
Q: Does the barn come with the string lights or is that added for each event?
A: The Barn comes with cafe string lights.
Q: What is Black Bird Farm's max capacity?
A: The barn is 4500 square feet, with a max seated capacity of 200. There is also room for a large tent on the lawn next to the barn for a maximum venue capacity of 500 guests.
Q: What if foul weather does not allow for an outdoor ceremony?
A: Black Bird is fully capable of hosting a ceremony inside the barn in the event of inclement weather. For parties of 200 or more, we highly suggest renting a tent to provide another covered space for guests.