What is provided with the rental?
The rental is just for the property which includes Sweetdaddy’s barn for your rehearsal dinner and for getting dressed on the day of the wedding, the Chapel for your ceremony, and the Magnolia Barn for the reception. Catering, flowers, and decorations are not included.
The property will be made available to the bride for her wedding portrait during times of vacancy.
What are the costs associated with a rental?
All rentals of the property include the following items:
Set-up and Breakdown of the property is included in the price. The client's responsibility is to leave the premises neat and to remove all trash on the night of the event. A large trash bin is located right outside the gate and can be used when completing this responsibility.
In the Magnolia Barn:
(22) 48 inch round wooden tables (seats 4-6) (6) 36 inch round wooden tables (seats 2-4) (5) bar top tables for inside (5) bar top tables for inside (160) wooden chairs (10) natural wood rocking chairs (3) 8 foot plastic tables (2) 6 foot plastic table (2) old rustic table (14) Lanterns Catering area
In the Sweet Daddy Barn:
Tables: 4 – 30” x 45”; 6 – 36” x 36”; 6 – 24” x 30” (50) wooden chairs Kitchen (1) refrigerator (2) Dressing areas: upstairs and in the tack room Mirrors Large deck
In the Chapel:
Sound system with 2 lapel microphones and 1 hand held microphone (29) pews inside (each pew seats 6-7 people) (10) pews outside (each pew seats 6-7 people) Wall coverings that can be used in case of inclement weather
Tables and chairs cannot be moved between locations
When am I able to access the property?
Your rental includes access to the property from Friday 10:00 am - 10pm and Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm. Any personal belongings left on the property after the event will be placed in lost and found for 30 days and then disposed of.
Failure to properly dispose of trash each evening into the onsite dumpsters will result in an immediate $200 cleanup fee.
In the months leading up to the event you can have 2 supervised visits for planning purposes. We suggest that you plan those visits at a time in which your wedding planner, coordinator, DJ, band, florist, caterer, etc. are available to meet with you as well.
How long is the rental?
A Saturday rental is from Friday at 10:00 am until 10:00 pm, Saturday from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm, and Sunday from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. All trash must be removed on the night of each event and can be left in the dumpster located outside of the gate.
Is there a place for the rehearsal dinner and is it included?
The rehearsal dinner can be held on Friday night in the climate-controlled loft at Sweetdaddy’s barn. The large breezeway downstairs can also be used for food or seating, but is not climate controlled. The upstairs room has seating for 50. The balcony upstairs overlooks beautiful pastures with our animals, but please be sure to ask your guests not to feed any of the animals as we are an all-natural farm so their feed is monitored closely.
If you book your event for Sunday, you can choose to have your rehearsal dinner on Thursday evening.
Do the barns have heating and air?
Yes, both barns have Mitsubishi units for heating and air conditioning.
Where can the wedding party get dressed?
The bride and her bridesmaids can get dressed in the loft at Sweetdaddy’s barn. We have large mirrors, changing rooms, hooks on the wall for hanging dresses, and tall chairs for makeup and hair. We also have a beautiful round window that is lovely in pictures.
The groom and his groomsmen can get dressed in the tack room downstairs. There is a large comfortable sofa, mirrors, and hooks on the wall for hanging suits.
Does the rental include tables and chairs?
There are 160 chairs, (22) 48 inch tables, (6) 36 inch tables at the Magnolia Barn. There are also 5 bar top tables included.
How does the bride get from Sweetdaddy's Barn to the Chapel?
We have a horse and carriage that can be used for an additional charge of $300.00 for 2 hours and $75.00 for each additional hour. In addition, you can provide your own car or golf cart, or the Bride can walk.
Do you have a horse and carriage?
Yes, we have a horse and carriage to carry the bride from Sweetdaddy’s barn to the chapel. After the ceremony, while the guests are leaving the chapel, the bride and groom go on a short ride for about 10 minutes. Arrangements can also be made to have a little snack and champagne during the ride. Then, the couple is driven back to the chapel for pictures. After pictures, the carriage will take the bride and groom to the Magnolia barn for the reception.
Do you have golf carts for rent?
We have 2 6-seater golf carts that are available for rent for $400.00 for 5 hours. This fee includes drivers, and they are available starting 30 minutes before the event starts.
Is the bridal portrait included?
Yes, the property is available for the bridal portraits by appointment only. We do NOT provide the photographer, and we are unable to accept appointments when the venue has been rented for an event.
Do you have farm animals, and can we have access to them?
We are a fully- functioning working farm with both beef and dairy cattle, goats, chickens, ducks, guineas, donkeys and a mule, a large and friendly great pyrenees farm dog, and a horse rescue on site.
Contact with these animals is strictly prohibited without supervision by the owners. We are a natural farm, so feeding the animals anything other than their organic feed compromises the product.
Please do not go into any of the pastures. We have bulls on the property, and a few of our horses will kick.
Please do not touch or feed the animals. They bite and/or kick for attention. Our horses are rescue horses, and as such, many of them have been abused or have had little contact with humans. Please be respectful of their space for your safety and for theirs.
Please do not chase any of the animals, and please do not allow children to chase any of the animals, particularly the chickens and ducks. It causes them a lot of unnecessary stress.
Parents, even if your kids are used to farm animals, please keep them away from the animals and within arm’s reach. Many of our animals were rescued from bad situations and are very skittish. Please don’t risk it!!
Please feel free to ask us about safe ways in which you may incorporate the animals in your event if you are interested.
Do you have a place for wedding party or out of town guests to stay on the property?
There are 8 spacious rooms in 4 cabins that are available for rent on the property. The price is $150 per room plus tax per night.
What is the Love Locks fence?
A love lock or love padlock is a padlock which sweethearts lock to a bridge, fence, gate, or similar public fixture to symbolize their love. Typically the sweethearts' names or initials are inscribed on the padlock, and its key is thrown away to symbolize unbreakable love.
Pine Knoll Farms has put in a new Love Locks fence beside the Kelly Chapel for couples to attach their own padlocks where they have chosen to be married. Our fence is divided by months and years to allow each couple to put their lock on their wedding date.
The history of love padlocks dates back at least 100 years to a melancholic Serbian tale of World War I, with an attribution for the "Bridge of Love" in the spa town of Vrnjačka Banja. A local schoolmistress named Nada fell in love with a Serbian officer named Relja. After they committed to each other Relja went to war in Greece where he fell in love with a local woman from Corfu. As a consequence, Relja and Nada broke off their engagement. Nada never recovered from that devastating blow, and after some time she died due to heartbreak from her unfortunate love.
As young women from Vrnjačka Banja wanted to protect their own loves, they started writing down their names, with the names of their loved ones, on padlocks and affixing them to the railings of the bridge where Nada and Relja used to meet.
In the rest of Europe, love padlocks started appearing in the early 2000s. The reasons love padlocks started to appear vary between locations and in many instances are unclear.