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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the capacity of people in the barn?

    The maximum capacity of the barn is limited to no more than 149 people including servers, bartenders and staff. For everyone's comfort, we suggest that your guest list be limited to no more than 120 people.
    Table Settings in barn

  • Do you cater events?

    We do not have a certified kitchen and therefore we do not do the catering. You would be responsible for the hiring of a caterer.  We do provide a suggested vendors list for all services from catering, bartending, DJ or band etc., however, the cost of and booking of these services would be your responsibility.

  • May we have a bar during our event?

    The Lavender Farm is not a licensed facility. You may operate a bar but you are responsible for obtaining a liquor license from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission.  The bar staff must be Smart Serve certified and minors may not be served.

  • Are the premises covered by insurance?

    The Lavender Farm has its own insurance coverage.  We require anyone renting the barn to carry a 5 million dollar PALS liability insurance to cover the 3 days of the rental period.  Outside vendors that you hire must also have their own liability insurance.

  • Can we use candles in the barn?

    No open flame of any kind (candles, heaters, serving dishes etc.) are NOT permitted due to the nature of the wooden barn construction.

  • Is the farm open to the public?

    We have a retail store that is open from 10am - 5pm from Sunday to Friday.  We do our best to limit the intrusion of the public on the day of your event.

  • Is the barn modernized for use?

    The barn has not been altered greatly from its original structure.  There have been small changes to ensure  safety and to comply with local codes, but the structure is original. Indoor washrooms have been added for your comfort and are all handicapped accessible.

  • What is your payment policy?

    The first payment of $1000.00 is due at time of booking. The 2nd payment of $1000.00 is due one year before the date of the event and the balance is due as payment 30 days before the event.  You may prepay any amount at any other time. Couples must provide $5 million dollars liability insurance coverage naming The Lavender Farm and Bob, Barb and Julie Gillies on the policy.

  • What type of payments do you accept?

    We have the following payment options:

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    We will try to accommodate any special requests you may have, we could rent other items on  your behalf and charge you the full invoice amount + 15% for this extra service.

  • Do you have an event co-ordinator to help us?

    We offer the services of a wedding coordinator for a one month period prior to your wedding. Her responsibilities are to work with the vendors that you have hired and to assist the bridal couple with setting up the facility to their preferences. The day of the event, she will assist with last minute preparations and keep activities on schedule. This service is included with the full service package.