We ask that you schedule an appointment to visit the farm. Our tours are designed to cover your specific event and needs. Call 919-601-2359 (Gena Stephens) to schedule a tour.
We require a signed Contract Agreement and a 50% non-refundable retainer to secure the date. The remaining balance is due no less than 30 days prior to your event, along with Event Insurance.
Depending on which package you book will determine the “time” you are permitted at the venue. These will be clearly written in your personalized contract at the time of booking. Some of the items that are available with all our packages are:
~ Spacious Barn Setting for up to 200 Guests
~ Secluded Wedding Ceremony Outdoors
~Changing Area for Both wedding parties
~10 Custom Farm Tables and 200 Chiavari Chairs for Reception
~ 200 White Wooden Chairs for Ceremony Area
~ BYOB (we hire a bartender for you) Liquor requires a permit
~No Preferred Vendors List, we do offer a recommendation list
~ Day of Coordinator, included
~ Lots of Up-to Date Décor included
~ Petting Animals, donkeys & goats, weather permitting
~ Parking Attendants to direct traffic ~
(Event Staffing is determined depending on catering needs & Guest Count)
Additional Rentals are available that are not a part of the venue rental fees. These items are discussed at the time of your contract & details meeting.
Both the wedding ceremony and reception can be held at Carlee Farm. We have several indoor and outdoor spaces to hold ceremonies and receptions. You are able to have ceremony only or just the reception!
As long as alcohol is served by a licensed and insured caterer/vendor, you’re welcome to include it in your celebration. Carlee Farm can assist in hiring a bartender for you. You can provide your own alcohol (beer & wine). Liquor in any capacity will require a permit from the ABC Commission. We do not permit brown-bagging at all. This is illegal in the State of North Carolina. Failure to abide by these rules can result in your event being cancelled.
We do not have vendors who work exclusively with us, but we would be more than happy to recommend vendors from our recommendation list. You may also bring in your own vendors as long as they sign an agreement and meet our vendor standards. We require to meet with the vendors to discuss what their needs are prior to the event date.
We have 2 areas in our lofts for our clients to get ready in. They are tucked away on opposite sides of the barn where there is lots of privacy.
As part of your venue fee, a day of coordinator is included. We ask that if you are planning to use a wedding planner or day of coordinator to get approval before signing a contract with them.
If you have booked a weekend wedding, the rehearsal is the Friday before your wedding, and you may have your dinner the same evening. For all other weddings, we allow you to schedule your rehearsal 45 days before your wedding day. Rehearsal dinner is not included for other days. The fee for rehearsal dinner is $500.00 for our clients.
Venue hours are 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM. If you have booked the weekend package, you are able to check in at noon the Friday before your wedding date. All music and cleaning must be completed by 11:00 P.M. Building will be vacated by 12:00 PM. All other packages are allowed to check in at 9:00 am on the date of their event, unless otherwise noted in their contract. We ask that all activity end before 11 PM.
Thankfully at Carlee Farm we have you covered in the event of inclement weather! We have space indoors for both the ceremony & reception if you’re unable to utilize our outdoor area. It is a quick process, and your guests are freely able to enjoy cocktail/social hour while chairs are placed around already set tables!
In the event of disaster, impossible weather conditions, state mandated closures etc., we will notify you as soon as we are aware of any of these conditions. In the event you should want to cancel your event, we will work with you to reschedule your event to a date that is available for you, and your vendors, as well as Carlee Farm. We always suggest purchasing disaster Event Insurance that will cover any damages in the event of some of these conditions.
Confetti, Fake petals, birdseed, rice and glitter are not allowed.
No additional hooks, nails, or other items can be applied to our walls without permission.
We also do not allow pets, unless approved prior to your event. This is for the safety of your animals.
Open flame candles are not allowed.
Sparklers are not allowed.
Fireworks are also prohibited under North Carolina State law.
For all of our events, we require a $500.00 damage deposit to be paid prior to your event. We accept Checks, Cash or Venmo/Cash App. If all is well at the end of your event, we will do a final walkthrough and return your deposit within 48 hours.
What are some of the reasons a deposit is forfeited?
Excessive Cleaning- should we have to clean bodily fluids,
cigarette butts or major cleaning because of spills, or negligence, you will lose your deposit.
Why yes, yes we do!
We offer packages for other things besides wedding! We have banquets, farm to table dinners, birthday parties, baby or bridal showers and more! Just inquire with Gena for more information.
We also hold 2 Marketplace events every year before Easter and Christmas. We invite local crafters in to sell their items.