Guests

Welcome, Events Guests!

PHOTO: Elaine Gray Photography


DIRECTIONS 

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Welcome to our farm! We make our home here in order to care for this land and our neighbors by growing nutritious produce to feed our community.


Your hosts are counting on you to have a fun & safe time!

FARM RULES

Remain in venue areas only

Do not enter growing fields, non-venue greenhouses, barns, or any area that is not in our venue. Our neighbors are counting on our plants to produce healthy food for families. Maps are available.

No BYOB—No self-served alcohol

No flasks, no outside alcohol of any kind on property (including parking area). The only alcohol that may be consumed on our property during events is that which is served by your host’s bartender.

No pets except service animals


No firearms - regardless of CPL No knives, swords, arrows, etc. No fireworks, lanterns, etc.

“A private property owner has the right to prohibit individuals from carrying firearms on his or her property, whether concealed or otherwise, and regardless of whether the person is a CPL holder. If a person remains on the property after being told to leave by the owner, the person may be charged with trespassing (MCL 750.552)."

Smoking in designated areas only


Your hosts can't wait to see you! Thank you for visiting our farm!


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

Q: What should I wear?

A: As an OUTDOOR VENUE, we request guests check the weather report and always DRESS FOR COMFORT. Michigan weather can change quickly, and layers will be your best bet for looking and feeling great. We advise folks to consider a sun hat for summer and a favorite jacket or coat for cooler days.

Q: Any advice about shoes?

A: Walking across grassy or graveled areas will be a part of your big day. Wedges and wider heels are your friends. Please consider that the grass may be damp from dew if it’s early or if it’s been rainy.


TIMES & DAYS:

Q: What time does the event or reception end?

A: All guests should plan to depart no later than 10:30 PM. The venue CLOSES at 10:30 PM. Music, microphones & amplification end 30 minutes before that at 10 PM.

Q: When will the bar close?

A: Bar service must end one hour before the end of your event, no later than 9:30 PM. We do NOT allow self-served alcohol; no BYBO, no flasks, no parking lot drinking.

Q: What time does the Rehearsal Dinner end?

A: All guests should depart by 10PM the day before the wedding. 


FARM FACILITIES:

Q: What’s the setup for restrooms?

A: We two indoor restrooms, one standard unisex and one unisex handicapped-accessible family restroom with baby change station. Both are located in the pole barn, which is a short outdoor walk from the venue. (~200 ft)

Q: What is the terrain like?

We have flat and sloped areas at the farm. Please be aware of UNEVEN GROUND and VARIED SURFACES including bumpy wild field/grass areas, gravel, pea gravel, and wooden decking.

Q: Do you assist those with mobility challenges?

A: Yes, we have a golf cart available to transport those who need assistance. 


WEATHER & CONDITIONS:

Q: What if it rains?

A: Our Greenhouse Venue works as a ceremony space in the event of rain. We will make that decision day-of two hours or more before the event/wedding begins. The Greenhouse is dry inside. Hosts will ask a few of guests ahead of time to be go-to helpers if this happens so the hosts can get the tables and chairs reset quickly in a new configuration, if needed.

Q: Will it be hot?

A: Part of the fun of a farm wedding is being out in nature. Our Greenhouse Venue has a specially-designed plastic that reflect infrared waves (heat) while allowing other wavelengths of sunlight in for the plants. We also have 7 industrial steel ceiling fans, and the sides roll up to almost six feet high. This keeps the temperatures to about the same or slightly cooler than outside ambient temperature.

Q: Will it be cold?

A: The Greenhouse is designed to hold in heat and warmth when closed. The sides roll easily fully down on the Greenhouse, so this allows us to adjust for changes in wind and weather. We do not have extra heat inside the Greenhouse, so please dress for the weather.