Brides Frequently Asked Questions
You asked. We answered.
Here are quick answers to your most popular questions.
Yes! You are welcome to have a photo shoot before your big day. You may even bring your fur baby to pose with you. Have your photographer contact me to make an appointment and we will make sure you have the farm all to yourself!
As the months pass before your wedding, I am always just an email or a phone call away as questions arise. You will have payments due 3 weeks after you sign your contract and one month before your wedding. You may go to https://4pointsfarm.com/payment to request I ring up your card on file, or you may mail a check. You are welcome to re-visit the venue as you make your plans. I don't usually attend these planning meetings, but will be available on the phone. To schedule a re-visit just email me and I will get you on the schedule. 30 days before your wedding I will be in touch to get the details of your big day- vendors, estimated guest count, etc. We will also schedule your rehearsal.
We will be working hard to make sure that the venue is just perfect for you. I will be in touch with last minute tips and instructions. Keep an eye on your email!
You are guaranteed the venue at noon. Please plan accordingly. 10 a.m. is the earliest possible arrival time, and I won't know if that is possible until the morning of your wedding. If you have several bridal party members needing hair and makeup and you want to be ready early, please arrange for hair and makeup at a salon or at your hotel. You can still get dressed and take care of last minute touch-ups in the bridal lounge for pictures.
Either at 9 a.m. or 4 p.m. on the day before your wedding. We allow a 1 hour rehearsal the day before your wedding. If there is an event planned the evening before you get married, then your rehearsal will be at 9 a.m. (Because the venue is promised to another party at noon.) What if all the bridesmaids and groomsmen won't be in town at 9 a.m./ 4 p.m.? Your entire bridal party does not need to be at the rehearsal- just the officiant, bride & groom and coordinator. If someone is walking you down the aisle, it is great for them to be there as well. Remember you will have the venue for several hours before your ceremony on your wedding day. If you want your bridesmaids and groomsmen to practice walking and standing in their spots, they can also do that on the day of the wedding.
Your rehearsal time is not decided until 30 days before your wedding. Why? The short answer is that the day before your wedding is still open for rent, and to schedule your rehearsal time would in essence block that day from being rented. Your rehearsal time will either be at 9 a.m. or 4 p.m. the day before your wedding. The standard start time for a rehearsal dinner is 7 p.m. This gives out-of-town guests ample time to get in town. If you are a super-planner, plan on a 9 a.m. rehearsal.
All 10 acres is yours on your big day. You are welcome to say your vows wherever you wish. We do ask that our garden and chiavari chairs stay on the patio. You are welcome to bring in chairs, benches, or hay bales to create your unique ceremony.
Wine Barrels -About 3 ft tall and about 22" diameter top Mason Jars- 20 half gallon 48 quart Candles- 48 count Votive Size: D4.3 cm H 10.0 cm Tealight Size: D 4.0 cm x H 5.5 cm Lanterns-5.5L x 5.5W x 13H in Barn Doors- Drapes should be 24 feet wide and 15 feet long. Arbor- 4 feet wide and 7 feet tall
Why yes, I do. This Pinterest board has pictures of our decor. Copy and paste the link into your browser. https://www.pinterest.com/4PointsFarmGatlinburg/decor/
Our policy is the same regardless of the amount of alcohol being served. If any alcohol is going to be consumed, it must be served by a licensed/ insured bartending company. They are usually $25-$40 and hour. If your caterer has their license to serve they can easily help with your champagne toast.
Your rental time ends at 11 p.m. At that time my cleaning crew will show up, turn on lights, and start taking care of trash and bathrooms. You may work along side them until midnight- moving out any decor you don't want thrown out.
If you used an outside rental company for a tent, dishes, draping, etc. the items must be off the premises by 11 a.m. the day after your wedding. (I say off the premises because taking down a tent is a lengthy process.) Please communicate this to your rental company in advance so that they may plan accordingly.
Sure! What a sweet way to tell the story of your family! Send me an email and we will set up a time for your photo session. CONGRATS!
Sure! Your photographer is welcome to use a drone outside to capture great angles of your ceremony and reception. We love drone footage. Tag us in your pictures!
We do not have wifi at the venue. We are the perfect spot for your unplugged ceremony.