What is the maximum amount of people Board & Batten can accommodate?
Our venue will hold up to 225 of your guests inside with either a DJ or a band and dance floor.
How many tables and chairs are available to use?
We include 250 white chivari, 35 60″ round folding tables, 10 cocktail tables, 20 8′ folding tables, and 2 48” round tables in the venue fee. We will provide setup for your tables and chairs (unless they are from an outside vendor) and take down of the tables and chairs. Currently, Board & Batten does not charge a flip fee in the event we need to flip the room from ceremony to reception.
Are you open to working with vendors not on your preferred list?
Yes! We welcome working with different vendors. We will require that they present additional documentation before they are welcome to perform their services at our venue. All vendors are required to carry appropriate liability insurance. Some fees may apply.
What is the benefit of working with your preferred vendors?
Our preferred vendors are whom we feel are some of the best vendors in the industry and have a proven history of excellence in their work at Board & Batten. They are vendors you can trust and will have performed their services at our venue before, being able to confidently give you reassurance and guidance in the planning process.
How many other events will take place the day of our event?
We believe in only hosting one event per day.
Do you provide linens, decor, or any tableware?
Linens and our house place setting are included in the venue fee. Our linen options and place setting can be seen in person when you book a tour.
Is a wedding coordinator included in our rental package?
No, we do not include a wedding coordinator in your package at this time. We have a list of different wedding coordinators whom we believe will be able to best serve you at this capacity. Additionally, we will have a staff director onsite throughout your rental time to answer all questions and manage the venue for you.
What are the restrictions on decorations?
We do not allow glitter, confetti, cornmeal, loose straw, dark flower petals, real candles (exposed flame), mylar balloons, dried flowers, sprinkles or any non-biodegradable products. We do not allow staples, nails, screws, or duct tape on walls or floors. We find that the 3M command hooks are the best to use if you wish to hang anything in the venue. If you have any other decorations you want to use and are unsure if they are welcome, please contact us for clarification.
Are we allowed to have sparklers?
Yes! For a sparkler exit, we only allow 18-24” sparklers and must be lit 9’ away from the barn in a designated area specified by Board & Batten. All sparklers must be properly extinguished into a sand bucket provided by the venue.
How does clean-up work at the venue?
Board & Batten staff will monitor the trash throughout the event to ensure a pleasurable and stress-free time with us. However, it is the client’s responsibility to ensure all event trash is taken out at the end of the evening. Board & Batten will provide an onsite dumpster for your event’s garbage, all vendor trash, and any waste created from time spent at the venue. The client is also responsible for his/her belongings and all event decor brought in.
Do we need to purchase wedding insurance?
Yes, we require all clients to present us with proof of wedding insurance 30 days before your event either through our preferred carrier or an approved carrier. Event insurance cost ranges between $125-$450 depending upon what you get covered.
Do you have onsite parking and do our guest have to pay to park?
Yes, we have enough onsite parking for your guests and additional vendors. Your guests will not have to pay to park at our facility
Will we need to have security at our wedding?
Yes, but Board & Batten will contract the security. This cost is not included in your package and will be due 30 days before your event date. Our officers will be contracted an hour before your ceremony and will stay an hour after your event. Our officers charge $40.00 an hour per officer, and the number of officers needed varies based on your overall guest count.
Are pets allowed at Board & Batten?
In most cases, yes. We love our four-legged friends, but we always need them to remain on a leash and it is the responsibility of the client to clean up after the pet. If a staff member finds any leftover remnants the next day, a disposal fee of $100.00 will be charged.
Can we take bridal or engagement photos before our event?
Yes! We include one private complimentary 3-hour bridal or engagement photo session time-slot on our property. Due to hosting events most weekends, all photo sessions need to be scheduled in advance.
Do you allow for candles?
Yes, all candles must be lit in an enclosed container and placed on a flat raised surface. We do not allow for candles to be placed on or near the ground inside and or outside the venue.
Do you include a sound system and microphones?
We have an indoor and outdoor sound system that most devices can connect to. We also have two lavalier microphones and one wireless handheld microphone. We have a list of preferred DJ’s and bands that can provide sound for your event and highly recommend their services. Any of our preferred DJ’s and bands can supply additional mics for your event.
Does Board & Batten have overnight accommodations?
Unfortunately, not at this point. We are happy to suggest our preferred hotels and places of lodging for your guests! Please inquire further for hotel recommendations.
How do rehearsals work at Board & Batten?
Rehearsals must be scheduled with Board & Batten. The night before may not always be available for rehearsal and a day of rehearsal may be required.
Will Uber or Lyft pick up or drop off our guests?
Unfortunately, these services are not a reliable form of transportation in our area. Please arrange transportation for your guests or let them know to organize another method of travel. If you would like any vendor recommendations for car or bus services, please inquire further.
Are our guests allowed to smoke or use e-cigs?
Yes, we have two designated areas outside for your guests; however, we are a non-smoking facility inside, including e-cigs. Please make sure all guests are made aware of our designated areas in the front and back of the venue. We will provide two smoking poles for your guests to extinguish their cigarettes. It is the responsibility of the client to ensure their guests are adhering to Board & Batten’s smoking policy.
How much do I need to put down to secure my date?
We require a 50% deposit on the venue fee to secure your date. The final payment is due two weeks before your event.