HOSTING AN EVENT
The fee to rent the White Barn varies depending on the season, day of the week and number of guests. Please submit an inquiry via this website if you are interested in learning more about availability, pricing and other details. Our Events Director can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org to help answer your questions and determine if a South Farms wedding/event might be right for you.
Capacity and Rental Period
The White Barn and its adjoining Parlor, Hayloft, and Bull Rooms can accommodate events ranging in size from 50 to 500 guests. Parties over a certain size may be required to supply a rented tent and to secure valet parking and additional portable toilet facilities.
100 - 175 guests can fit for a seated dinner in The Parlor Room of The White Barn. Events over 175 guests can be accommodated by tenting off of the White Barn. We can provide pricing on tenting options to suit your needs. Note that if the event has more than 200 guests, valet parking and additional portable restroom facilities may be required.
Event/Wedding Rentals at South Farms are booked in 12 hour periods because we understand you/your planner/caterer need to get in to the space to setup. If you need additional hours before/after the scheduled event, we will work to accommodate your needs but reserve the right to bill at $500/hour as necessary. Most events run for 5-6 hours from roughly 5/6pm - 10/11pm, therefore the space rental would run from 11am to 11pm for example. We recommend events in the later months/off-season begin earlier and wrap earlier to limited day light. We do our best to be flexible to accommodate early setup times and advanced drop offs. Renters must comply with the Town of Morris’ sound ordinance of no amplified sounds after 11pm.
To accommodate weddings over 150 guests and events over 250 guests, additional tenting may be required. For events planning on utilizing our exterior space(s) for ceremonies/cocktails, a rain plan is required and may involve insurance tenting. As a general rule, if expecting 150+ Guests, insurance tenting is required for rain only if your event relies on outdoor ceremony and/or cocktails. Between 125-150 guests, tenting is optional but recommended. Below 125 guests, rain tenting is not required. South Farms tenting partner is Tents Unlimited, Torrington, CT (860)496-8882.
Catering @ South Farms
South Farms does not provide in-house catering but we take great pride in offering the best catering options in the area, and can custom match you to a caterer who will suit your needs. We seek out caterers who source ingredients as locally as possible sometimes even from our own farm! Below are some guidelines to help you best budget for your big day.
Although the details of your menu(s) will be determined at a later date, we recommend budgeting an average of $150 per person plus tax and tip to include food, staffing and kitchen rentals (Note: estimates based on parties of 100-200 guests). Prices increase based on choices as far as ingredients, menu, presentation and staffing. If there is a budget in mind, we highly recommend communicating this so we can help match you with an appropriate caterer who can custom build a menu around your requirements. There are a range of options and pricing from food trucks to bbq to farm-to-table five-course seated dinners.
Please note that these numbers are estimates and general base numbers to help get you started. All the caterers we work with will want to meet you in person and hand tailor a custom menu specifically for your event.
South Farms does not allow outside caterers who are not on our “approved list” without written permission. We typically charge a fee for first-time caterers to the space, and require them to tour the space prior to the event.
Beginning in 2018, South Farms offers exclusive in-house beverage service. From signature drinks to specialty beers and wines, our beverage specialist will work with you to design a custom bar to meet your needs. Our licensed bartender will even serve up the drinks from our own rustic wood bar! Packages start at $20 per person for beer/wine and $35 per person for full bar.
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