Q: Can I have my ceremony on site? Is there a fee? Can I have a rehearsal?
A: Yes, the gardens are a beautiful setting for a ceremony. There is no separate ceremony fee as long as it occurs within the 5-hour rental period. One hour of rehearsal time is included and scheduled based on availability.
Q: What is the ceremony back up plan in case of inclement weather?
A: There is an option to reserve a separate tent for the ceremony in case of inclement weather. The tent is reserved with a non-refundable deposit and then you have until 48 hours before your wedding to decide if you need the back-up ceremony tent or not.
Q: Can rose petals be thrown at the ceremony?
A: Yes, fresh rose petals are allowed. The throwing of rice, confetti & birdseed is not allowed.
Q: What is the time frame for my event?
A: Glen Magna Farms hosts one event per day, which gives you flexibility as to when to schedule the event. The rental period is for a total of eight-and-a-half hours which allows two-and-a-half hours of setup, a five-hour event, and one hour of breakdown time. All events must conclude by 11 pm.
Q: How many people fit at each table?
A: At a 60” round table the maximum is 10 guests.
Q: Can I hire vendors not on the list?
A: Our caterer is exclusive. You can hire outside vendors for photography, music, flowers, cakes, etc.
Q: Can we bring in our own alcohol?
A: No, our caterer provides all alcoholic beverages.
Q: Does the caterer offer a tasting?
A: Yes, you will have an opportunity to attend a tasting for a fee set by the caterer.
Q: Will someone from the venue be present for my event?
A: Yes, an Event Manager is assigned to every event to guide vendors and monitor the event. Additional “Day of” assistance is available for an extra fee.
Q: Are there overnight accommodations on site?
A: No, there are several hotels in the area.
Q: Are there changing rooms for the wedding party?
A: Yes, we have 3 rooms available for the wedding party to get dressed in and keep their things during the event. Access to these rooms begins 2 hours prior to the ceremony.
Q: How many restrooms do you have?
A: There are restroom facilities near the tent. The ladies’ side has 2 toilets, the men’s side has 1 toilet and a urinal. There is 1 restroom on the 1st floor of the mansion and 2 on the 2nd floor. In addition, there is a handicap accessible restroom near the tent.
Q: Is parking available?
A: Yes, there is ample parking for 100 cars. No valet, self-parking only.
Q: Are sparklers, fireworks or fire pits allowed?
A: No, this is an irreplaceable historic venue, these items are not allowed.
Q: Are candles allowed?
A: Yes, as long as the flame is in glass. Votives, lanterns etc. are allowed. No tapers or open flame.
Q: Is smoking allowed?
A: Smoking is prohibited in the gardens, on the veranda, inside the mansion and restrooms. There is a dedicated smoking area noted with a sign.
Q: Is the tent heated? Is there air conditioning?
A: The tent is heated as needed with forced hot air heaters fueled by propane. The 1st floor of the mansion and the changing rooms for the wedding party are air-conditioned with window units.
Q: Can I bring my own decorations? Can I pick them up the day after?
A: You can bring small décor items. If you want to add décor to the tent poles it must be installed by a florist or insured event installation company. All décor must be removed at the end of the night. It is not possible to leave items at the venue for pick up the following day.
Q: Do you provide a sound system?
A: No, we do not have sound systems. This is normally provided by your DJ or Band.
Q: Are dogs allowed?
A: Non-service dogs are only allowed on the grounds for the ceremony and photos. Non-service dogs must be with a handler that they are comfortable with and who is not the couple, and they must leave the property immediately following photos. Service dogs are always permitted.