Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does the fee include lodging?
A: You’ll see on the Weddings page the breakdown of fees including the lodging costs. Additional nights can be secured for $700/night, depending on availability. This includes full access to property to provide additional time for setup and breakdown.
Q: How many people can you accommodate with lodging?
A: Lodging includes the main house (5 bedrooms, sleeps up to 12) plus the cottage (2 bedrooms, sleeps up to 4).
Q: How many guests can you accommodate for a wedding?
A: Up to 150.
Q: Do you allow bonfires?
A: We do. If you are interested in a post-reception bonfire, we can prep that space with seating, and prepare the fire-pit for lighting.
Q: Do you provide catering?
A: We do not provide catering, but can provide a list of recommended/preferred caterers. We do require that you work with a full-service catering company. We don’t allow use of house or cottage kitchens for catering prep or storage.
Q: Do you require a deposit?
A: To secure your date, we require a $1,000 deposit along with a signed contract.
Q: Do you have tables and chairs that we can use?
A: Yes. We have an assortment of farm tables and wooden folding chairs that are included in the fee. While our list is subject to change, we currently have the following:
17 Farm Tables (each seat 8-10): 11 Standard Farm Tables, 5 Parker Tables, 1 Black Parker Table
150 matching vintage wooden folding chairs
Bar for use in Pavillion
2 vintage red leather Chesterfield sofas
2 vintage gold velvet loveseats
1 vintage red velvet loveseat
1 vintage brown vinyl loveseat
1 vintage black vinyl loveseat
Assortment of outdoor games (croquet, badminton, volleyball, horse-shoes, corn-hole)
Assorted vintage props and other accessories for general decor and photo booth use (i.e. globes, steamer trunks, artwork, mirrors)
Q: Do you have parking available?
A: We do. We can accommodate approximately 55 cars through use of a lot adjacent to our property. There is a $200 fee for use of the lot.
Q: Is there nearby lodging for all of our guests?
A: There are plenty of hotel accommodations close to Taconic Ridge Farm. Contact us for a full list of facilities and our recommendations.
Q: Can we tour the property?
A: Yes! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time.
Q: Can TRF provide staff to help run my event?
A: We do not provide any event coordination services, but included in your facility rental fee are up to two people to help with facility coordination on the day of the event. This includes keeping bathrooms clean, assisting with parking, etc.
Q: Do you have a changing room?
A: In the main house, the master bedroom is a large room with a separate seating area, a large walk-in closet, and an ensuite bathroom. This is an ideal location for pre-ceremony preparations. Additionally, there is a tack room just off of the Tractor Barn that can be outfitted with furniture and a bar, and is also a very unique and convenient location for preparing.
Q: Can Taconic Ridge Farm accept deliveries and be on hand for pickups before and after my event?
A: We can have someone onsite for a 6 hour window on the day before the event, and another 6 hour window on the day after the event to assist with this.
Q: What is the restroom situation for event guests?
A: Clients are required to rent a restroom trailer for the event and we can recommend providers. We ask that the restrooms located in the house and cottage be used by lodging guests only.
Q: Do you have more than one event at a time?
A: No. We only accommodate one group at a time.
Q: May we have a DJ or a band?
A: Both DJ’s and bands are allowed but, if amplified, must be located in the barn. Some exceptions can be made for ceremony or cocktail reception.
Q: Do you require insurance?
A: Special Event Liability Insurance is required of all Clients. If alcohol is to be served, the policy must include Host Liquor Liability coverage. Rates for insurance are reasonable and we can recommend providers. Established catering services may use their license and insurance to cover this requirement.