Let's answer some questions!
Q: What is the farmhouse like inside? Do I need to bring anything with me for my stay?
A: The short answer...its gorgeous! The longer answer... it has 5 bedrooms and sleeps 12 (6 beds; one room has two queens). One bedroom is on the first floor and has an attached bathroom. The Master Bedroom has a king bed and all others are queens. No need to bring sheets or towels! We provide everything you should need. Please keep in mind that housekeeping does not come during your stay, so all towels will need to be re-used if you have a multiple night stay.
The kitchen is stocked with dishes, utensils, and cookware. We do not provide food. There are 4 full baths (3 upstairs, 1 on the main floor) and 1 half bath on the main floor. The house has a large dining room that seats 12 and a breakfast room that seats 6.
Q: Tell me more about the tables and chairs you provide...what do they look like? Do I need to set them up? How many guests per table?
A: Our tables are standard folding 60 in rounds. These fit 120 in tablecloths if you are looking for floor length. We recommend 8 guests per table for a comfortable fit. We have 20 tables available, but recommend that you use only the tables you need for the number of guests you have. This is so you have plenty of room in the barn for a dance floor and your other vendors. We will discuss how you would like your tables set up at your walk through. We will get all folding tables and chairs in place for you before your event. We do not set up tablecloths or any decor. We also have (5) handmade 6 ft farmhouse tables available for our couples. We normally leave these on the back deck for rehearsal dinners/ cocktail hour, but we do allow our couples to move them to the barn as long as they are returned to the deck before the end of their stay.
Our chairs are white padded folding chairs. We set up the number you need both at your ceremony and reception site, so no need to worry about moving any chairs on your wedding day!
Q: Can I use my own vendors?
A: Absolutely. The only requirement that we have is for all paid vendors provide us with an active COI (certificate of insurance) 60 days prior to your event. See our Vendor Recommendation page for some suggestions!!
Q: Is the Antique Event Barn climate controlled?
A: The barn is not climate controlled. This is why our wedding season is from April 15th- November 15th. The barn is an antique Hay Loft Barn and is designed to circulate air very well. Most couples do not have any issue with the barn getting too warm in the evening, but it does get chilly especially in the early spring and late fall. We allow couples to rent anti-tip patio heaters for added warmth. We recommend this for any event after Oct. 15th and before May 15th. There are large sliding barn doors on the front and back of the barn, so there is always a nice breeze in the summer time!
Q: What is the maximum capacity of the barn?
A: We recommend a max of 135 guests, but we have had many couples with up to 150. If you have more than 135, you will need to have a tent outside of the barn for vendors (bar, buffet table, etc).
Q: What do I do if it rains?!
A: ...You get married! But actually, we have seen couples do one of two things. The barn can be set up for a ceremony and then reorganized back into your reception layout during cocktail hour. This is an option we have seen work very well. The other option is to get some cute umbrellas and embrace it! This option also works well for a lot of couples. The biggest advice we have is to always have a rain plan and communicate this plan to all of your vendors. Your wedding will be beautiful regardless! Plus it's good luck, right?
Q: Do you rent out the Farmhouse for events other than weddings?
A: Right now we are only renting out the property for weddings, but if you have a specific request don't hesitate to reach out!
Q: Who will I be working with if I choose Rillhurst?
A: We are a family owned and operated business. The farm has been in our family for 11 generations and we take tremendous pride in the land and our business. You will primarily be working with Ian Alphin, Wallace Alphin and Delanie Alphin LeTard during your planning process. Ian will be the first face you see. He handles all of our tour and client walk throughs. His cousin, Delanie, takes care of everything behind the scenes. If you have a question about vendors/ logistics/ timeline/ etc, she's your girl! Wallace is one of our owners and handles our finances. We love our couples and it is always our mission to help your day go as smoothly as possible!