Frequently Asked Questions

When will the PaVenue be available for rental?

We are on schedule for late summer or early fall.  We will not be accepting reservations until we are certain the venue will be ready but if you would like to be contacted as soon as we are opening dates or if you would like to put your name and date on a no-obligation waiting list and get first dibs, click the link above.

Can I schedule a tour of the property?

We will be offering hard hat tours throughout the building process.  If you would like to schedule a tour, click the link above.

What is the Building Capacity?

The capacity of the building is 150 guests.

How many hours will be covered in the rental?

You will get use of the PaVenue for a 14 hour time block (16 hours with photography package).  This will give you time for set-up, take-down and your event.

Am I able to have my rehearsal there?

One weekday hour is included in the rental fee for rehearsal (2 hours with photography package) .  Rehearsals will be scheduled based on availability.  We suggest waiting 60 days prior to the wedding to pick the most convenient date/time available.

Does the rental includes tables and chairs?

The rental fee includes ceremony chairs, farmhouse tables and chairs for 150 guests.  When you arrive at your contracted time, your tables and chairs will be set up as per the layout you provide.  At the end of the evening, we will break-down all tables and chairs.

Will the New Branch Farms staff help me with set-up?

Help with additional set-up is not included in the rental fee although we do have options that include help with set-up and/or flipping the room if needed.

Am I limited on the vendors I can use?

You are not limited on the vendors that you can use but they must be licensed and insured and they must be approved by our staff.  A list of preferred vendors is included in the brochure above.

What is your alcohol policy?

If you are planning to serve alcohol at your event, we do allow you to bring in your own alcohol but you must hire a licensed and insured company to serve.  If alcohol is served, county law states security must be on property for safety.  There is an additional charge of $40.00/hr to hire an off-duty police officer.

Is there any lodging near by?

Yes there is.  There is a Hampton Inn, Econo Lodge and The Smithfield Station within 15 miles of New Branch Farms.