Event Policies & Restrictions
For all barn weddings and events, a Badger Farms’ representative will be on-site during the entire event to assist with parking, vendors, lighting, sound, trash can maintenance, and other unforeseen event details.
Your deposit is your cancellation fee unless we are able to rebook the reserved date, in which case it will be refunded.
Time restrictions are at the discretion of Badger Farms, LLC owners during your private event.
11:00 pm – Last call for alcohol
11:30 pm – Music termination
12:00 am (midnight) – Vacate Premises
You are required to use a full-time, licensed caterer of your choice for your wedding dinner. Caterers will not be charged an additional fee by Badger Farms. They are permitted to grill on-site, with their equipment, with the exact location to be weather dependent at the time due to the wind. Please visit our Catering page for more information on recommended caterers.
As a private event venue, Badger Farms, LLC does not have a liquor license, so you are permitted to serve, but not sell, alcohol on the premises. Additionally, you must contract with Bucky’s Bar Service, LLC to provide server services for liability purposes. Please visit our Bartender page for more information on the serving of alcohol. No alcohol may be served on-site unless a licensed and insured bartender is present. The bartending costs are $30 per serve hour per bartender and $2.00 per person set-up and coordination fee. Clients are responsible for any and all consequences of alcohol consumption made on premises. Badger Farms, LLC, its owners, and personnel, are exempt from any and all liabilities that may result from the serving of alcoholic beverages.
At Badger Farms, LLC, any existing sound or lighting equipment or furniture in either space is available for your use at no additional charge. Most furniture you do not want to use in the space may be removed under your own volition and placed in the house garage and then returned to their original state that day or the day after your event. Additional sound systems may be rented for $150 for the speakers, amplifier, and CD player, or $250 including our wireless microphones. A Yamaha Motif piano keyboard is also available for rent for $100. These systems are available for outside use during the ceremony or inside use for extremely loud music, and the fees include set-up, assistance in operation, and dismantling thereof. Please visit our Audio Visual page for more information on the existing sound and lighting and what is available for an additional fee. Also, visit our Event Supply Rentals page for additional seating rentals.
Set Up/Tear Down Time
- Clients may access the space on an agreed upon time, usually the day before the wedding/event but dependent on availability.
- It is the client’s responsibility to return the site to its original state (i.e. how you found it). Badger Farms, LLC will take care of all trash removal and floor cleaning.
The Barn & The Shop Policies
- For everyone’s safety, glassware is not allowed in The Barn after dinner. While dancing, no beverages are allowed on the dance floor. Enforcement of this will be monitored by Badger Farms’ staff.
- Bands and DJ’s must be set up on the Barn’s first deck, not on the dance floor.
- Smoking is only permitted on the cement drive leading up to The Barn. It is NOT permitted in The Barn, in The Shop, on the outside deck off The Barn, or anywhere else on the premises. Badger Farms’ staff will enforce this restriction with your guests.
- Open-flamed, real candles are allowed in The Shop but NOT in The Barn, unless it is part of a unity candle lighting ceremony during the wedding, which must be extinguished immediately after the ceremony.
- Badger Farms, LLC is not responsible for inclement weather, lost or stolen items, or other circumstances beyond our control.
- The client is responsible for any and all damage to The Barn, The Shop, and Badger Farms, LLC property during their wedding reception, meeting, or event.
- Your event is going to occur on an operating farm. Unforeseen events or circumstances may happen, and if they do, we will do everything we can reasonably do to accommodate you and your guests for your big day.
- Within one week of your site visit, if another party is interested in the date(s) you are considering, a Badger Farms’ member or representative will attempt to notify you using the phone numbers provided on the contact form. After one week, the first party to pay the reservation deposit secures the date(s). The reservation deposit is calculated to be half of The Barn room portion of the site rental fee and holds The Barn, The Shop, the seating, and the place settings for you.