Weddings & Receptions

At Yesterday Spaces we offer two main options for wedding ceremonies and receptions:

1. The Main Event Barn Loft:

The Main Event Barn Loft is heated and cooled allowing year round use. It is a very rustic and comfortable space that will accommodate 200 guests inside and with its large porch, deck, and lower barn level, will accommodate up to 300 guests under cover. Renting the Main Barn Loft for a wedding reception includes:

  • Use of the fully conditioned Loft with its porch, deck, bathrooms, dressing room for bride and bridal party, decorative lighting, and commercial catering kitchen.
  • Use of  our hand made oak 60 inch round tables for up to the agreed upon # of guests.
  • Use of our serving tables, cocktail tables, and a number of our antique tables to use for sign in, gifts etc.
  • Use of our comfortable oak chairs (for inside use only) for up to the agreed upon # of guests.
  • Use of our natural finish, padded seat, folding, ceremony site chairs for up to the agreed upon # of guests
  • Use of our china place settings of the Homer Laughlin “Carolyn” pattern for up to the agreed upon # of guests.
  • Use of our water/tea and wine glasses for up to the agreed upon # of guests.
  • Use of our “Classic Bead” pattern flatware place settings for up to the agreed upon # of guests.
  • Use of our commercial catering kitchen with its refrigerator, freezer, ice maker, warming oven, half size electric convection oven, microwave, dishwasher, a 101 cup coffee percolator, small coffee maker for decaf, a 2 compartment stainless steel sink, a beverage counter with sink, a hand sink, a dishwasher table with sink, 2 work tables, and 3 rolling carts with dish and flatware tubs.
  • Use of our Background & performance audio equipment. Audio is available throughout the Main Event Barn, reception area, both decks, and the lower level aisle
  • Access to the lower barn level with animals, the Event Pasture, Wedding Path, and Ceremony Site (if using this for your ceremony),  and parking areas.
  • Two hours of scheduled rehearsal time between 9am and 5 pm on a weekday before the event.
  • Our staff availability throughout the event including parking assistance.
  • Our staff assistance with moving/removing our tables/chairs.
  • At least 2 staff members will be present at all functions and additional staff will be available for larger functions.

2. The Dairy Barn:

The Dairy Barn has been renovated and is a very rustic and interesting space. It serves as the backup Ceremony Site in season and as the primary Ceremony Site during the off season. It is also used for parties such as rehearsal dinners. It will accommodate up to 80 guests seated at tables and up to 190 seated for a ceremony. It does not rent on Saturdays in season as it serves as the backup ceremony site on those days. It does rent with its tables and chairs but not with dishes or a sound system.

Ceremonies:

Nearly all of our outdoor ceremonies are held at “The Ceremony Site”  which is a very picturesque mountain pasture with magnificent mountain views and surrounded by some very old poplar and oak trees. There is a magical Wedding Walk along a historic road from the Main Event Barn to the Ceremony Site. In the event of inclement weather our backup ceremony site is the Dairy Barn. Some of our brides choose the Dairy Barn as their primary site but all of our brides and moms tell us that they feel very comfortable knowing that whatever the weather, the ceremony will still be magical and very comfortable.

Pricing:

Weddings can be expensive and we want our clients to feel that our prices are very fair. We encourage all of our visitors to to visit other venues and to ask all of the appropriate questions so that they can accurately compare our pricing and value carefully prior to making their decision. With the different options that we are offering we feel that we may have something that will appeal to many couples and their families with various budgets.

Our prices for rental of either the Main Event Barn Loft or the Dairy Barn include use of the Wedding Walk and the Ceremony Site and access to a number of other interesting spaces on the farm for clients and their guests during the day of the event. These include  the Event Field, a Rain Garden during daylight hours, the Wedding Path and Ceremony Site (if using this site for your ceremony) plus views of the mountains and pastures with their resident animals.

Event Times and Availability:

We usually only schedule one event per day on the farm.

The spaces are available on the day of the event from 9 am until 11 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and until 10 pm on Sundays in the Main Event Barn. Hours in the Dairy Barn vary related to the event. Most rehearsal dinners are from 6 pm to 9 pm.

We are also offering the possibility of a number of other additional options including:

The Farmhouse:
The Farmhouse is 100 years old and has been beautifully restored with period furnishings. (See gallery photos). It has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a front room and parlor and sleeps up to 13.

The Farmhouse is part of the farm property and is very convenient to the various farm spaces that we call Yesterday Spaces. It has been a wonderful place for families and people involved with the wedding to stay. There is a 3 day minimum rental, and guests commonly stay Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Longer rentals are available.

Clients renting the Farmhouse are offered a discount on renting the Dairy Barn for their rehearsal dinner.

**There is the usual accommodation and sales tax added to the cost of renting the Farmhouse.

To book or hold a date for a wedding/reception requires:

1. Review and signature of our Rental Contract and our Release, Indemnity & Waiver Form.
2. Payment of 25% of the total agreed upon rental fee as a deposit  for weddings that are scheduled more than 6 months in advance and a 50 % deposit for weddings scheduled less than 6 months in advance.

Timeline after booking your wedding date:

6 months prior to your event date, an additional 25% payment is due, unless this was paid in the initial booking deposit.

45 days prior to the event date:
1. The remaining portion of the total rental price is due.
2. A refundable rental security deposit for the event is due.
3. Various outside vendor forms  etc. are due.
4. A final walk-through meeting, which includes your event coordinator.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations for any reason including weather will be handled exactly the same.
If an event is cancelled more than 6 months prior to the contracted date we will refund 50% of the initial deposit if the initial deposit was 50% of the total rental price. If the initial deposit was only 25% of the total rental price then there will be no refund for cancellations.
If an event is cancelled less than 6 months prior to the contracted date no portion of the deposit for that event date will be refunded.

Outside Vendors:
The client will need to shop for and choose the outside vendors they would like to use for their event. We will assist in any way we can with suggestions. We do reserve the right to review credentials and have forms and agreements signed by the client and the outside vendors they choose.

Food:
Please be aware that we do require that all events including food must be catered and we do not allow self catered or “pot luck” events. Food needs to be prepared in a permitted kitchen by someone in the business of catering and there must be adequate staff to serve the food and take care of the kitchen. We do have a list of preferred Caterers and we will discuss this with clients. If the client decides that they would like to use a “non preferred caterer” then is imperative that that be discussed in advance with Yesterday Spaces prior to booking with that caterer.

We want to do everything we can to make the process relating to your wedding and/or reception at Yesterday Spaces as pleasant as possible.

We have tried to include information that may be helpful as you look at and compare various potential sites for your event. If you are interested in our site then a visit will be important in seeing what we have and in discussing any additional questions and specifics. We would enjoy meeting with and showing our site to anyone involved closely with either planning or participating in your event.

If after reviewing our information you have an interest in Yesterday Spaces for your event please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have or for any additional information you may need.

Tours/visits are by appointment only.

It is best to first contact us by filling out the contact form. If we have your requested date/s available then we will send you some additional information including pricing. It is appropriate to review all of this prior to making an appointment for a tour/visit. We try very hard to answer all emails promptly.

If you wish to then contact us by phone please call 828-777-6948. If there is no response at that number please leave a message and we will return your call.