Frequently Asked Questions
Can I schedule a tour of the property?
Absolutely! We would love to show you around and hear all about your wedding vision!! If you would like to schedule a tour, click the link above and you can pick at date and time at your convenience.
What is the Building Capacity?
The venue can accommodate up to 200 guests but we consider 150 our "comfortable max" which gives plenty of elbow room for dancing, a photo booth, inside bar, etc.
How many hours will be covered in the rental?
You will get use of the venue for a 14 hour time block (16 hours with photography package). That will give you plenty time for set-up, getting ready, your event and take-down.
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 and will be scheduled 90 days prior to the wedding to pick the most convenient date/time available.
Am I able to have my rehearsal dinner there?
Absolutely! You can add on another day to your package and get a $1,000 off the rate. We even have a full weekend
package for those who want to have rehearsal dinner AND a send off brunch. Note: We can offer a bigger discount if the rehearsal dinner is scheduled within 90 days of the wedding based on availability!
Does the rental includes tables and chairs?
The rental fee includes ceremony chairs, buffet tables, 48" round tables, 42" rounds, cocktail tables, 10 farmhouse tables with a matching sweetheart table, 2 custom portable bars, and cross back reception 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 must be approved by our staff.
Do you offer any additional services?
Yes, we offer in-house coordinating, photography and DJ services. We also have additional fun add-ons like a boxwood photo wall, dance floor lighting, an audio guest book station, and way more! For additional information, request our "Additional Services Offered" brochure.
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 (or if guest count is over 100), county law states security must be on property for safety. There is an additional charge of $50.00/hr to hire an Isle of Wight police officer during the period alcohol is served to guests which is usually cocktail hour through guest exit. We schedule the officer but you pay the fee directly to him/her.
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. Or, ask about our on-property accommodation availability.
Are dogs allowed at the venue?
Yes. We love when couples include their fur baby in their celebration! We even have a mini dog park to keep them safe and entertained before and after the ceremony. There is a small fee for poop pickup because, well... poop happens. Request a copy of our pet policy!
Kaylee & Kyle Phillip
October 5, 2023
Wow! Where do we even begin! This venue is absolutely AMAZING! This venue felt like a home away from home. Wendy & Sam did our engagement pictures, they turned out so beautiful! Took their time on everything! We had our wedding here Thursday October 5, 2023 and all of our guests loved it! Not just how beautiful the venue itself is, how nice the layout and entire build! But the love is here! This venue takes you in and makes you family forever! Everything we needed, little or small it was all taken care of. Wendy isn’t just a photographer, she’s family! She is peace and love! Sam helped so much and comforted me right before I walked down the aisle. This experience was so lovely and they did it with so much grace! Our entire family and vendors had SO MUCH great things to say about this place! Everything was perfect and we couldn’t have asked for a better wedding day! If you’re searching for a wedding/event venue PLEASE check New Branch Farms out! We can not recommend them enough! We look forward to our future family events being here! Wendy & Sam, THANK YOU! Kaylee & Kyle