We have put together a list of Wedding FAQ’s for you about our venue and your big day at The Barn. We look forward to helping you plan your dream come true wedding
Yes, we require you to book at least the day of coordinating with a professional event planner. We have a list of preferred
coordinators that you can choose from. We will NOT approve
planners upon request unless they meet the following
requirements/credentials. A minimum of 2 years of planning
experience and a minimum of 10 wedding reviews. Please keep
in mind ALL approvals will be at The Barn’s discretion.
Yes, we require you to book a caterer from our list of preferred
caterers. We will NOT approve caterers upon request unless
they meet the following requirements/credentials. The caterer
must be licensed with a minimum of 2 years of catering experience in the wedding industry (specifically). They will need
a minimum of 15 wedding reviews. Please keep in mind ALL
approvals will be at The Barn’s discretion.
No we do not allow you to provide your own alcohol. The Barn maintains an ABC permit therefore ALL alcoholic beverages must be handled and served exclusively by The Barn’s bar staff.
No, we work closely with the vendors that we have recommended to you and love their services, but we do not require you to book from our list.
Setup can begin at 10:00 AM for any vendors, other than Hair +
Makeup. The Hair and makeup team may need to arrive prior
to 10 AM please contact the office or your coordinator to arrange
those early arrival times.
Yes, they may arrive earlier upon approval of the venue.
You can get your marriage license in any county, as long as
you are in North Carolina.
You are allotted a one-hour rehearsal time included in your
wedding package. Rehearsals are booked as follows:
10:00 AM any day prior to your wedding date OR any time off-site with your Coordinator. The only exception is if you have rented the venue for your rehearsal dinner. This will allow you to choose anytime prior to your dinner.
Unfortunately, we do not allow early drop off. However, we recommend you coordinate this with your planner.
This will depend on your layout. For example: If you choose to have your dance floor inside the barn, you can seat 120-130 comfortably, including your vendors/guest tables. If you choose to spread out your layout (buffet and/or dance floor
outside) you can seat closer to 150 guests inside the barn comfortably.
You can seat 200 guests in our outdoor Pavilion. This area is also great for rainy days, ceremonies, cocktail hour and dancing.
Golf carts will arrive one hour prior to your ceremony time and shuttle guests until your event ends.
We have two arbors located on the grounds. One arbor is located in the shade of our tree line. It includes ceremony doors at the entrance for your wedding party to enter through. Our other location is an arbor by our pond closest to the side porch. There are many other locations on the grounds for your ceremony that we love. EX: Directly in front of our barn venue, in the wooded area across from our pond and the pavilion.
Our barn event space and bridal suite/groom’s quarters have heating and air. To ensure that these spaces remain cool/heated we recommend keeping the front barn doors closed at all times (except for picture purposes with your photographer/videographer). The pavilion is NOT enclosed. Throughout the pavilion are large industrial fans. In the case that you need to heat this area we can arrange heaters through any rental company.
Our sister company, Heirloom at Rock Creek has many specialty items for rent. You may add any additional rental items for your special day. We can make any changes up to one week prior (7 days) to the event and payment will be due at that time as well. (No deposit required).
You can email or call in a rental order and we will begin your
invoice for your special day. Please remember The Barn outsources linens and many other items. We are happy to arrange all of your rental needs. Please contact the office to begin your rental order.
Guns, wish lanterns, horseshoes, confetti, glitter and we do not allow alcohol to be brought in to our venue.
Yes, the password is 9102289352
Dogs are allowed outdoors on the property, but they are not allowed anywhere inside the barn or upstairs. Please remember this if you choose to allow your furry friend to attend your ceremony and/or pictures.
A full flip is flipping a space from one design to another. For example, if you utilize the Pavilion for your ceremony and then want to use the same space for your reception, this is considered a full flip. A “full flip fee” is $150 to cover the additional staff needed for the 45 minute time frame we have to flip the entire venue.
The chivari chairs are only permitted for the Barn & Pavilion use (not in any grass areas). If you want to use them for your ceremony and reception (EX: Ceremony in Pavilion, move to Dinner in the Barn) there will be a “chair reset fee” for $0.75 per chair. This fee will be determined by the number of chairs needed.
There will be a bench re-set fee ($1.00/per bench) if this service is provided by The Barn.
Don’t be afraid to take advantage of the property and get unique photos of your special day! When taking photos upstairs while getting ready, we recommend that everyone push their bags into the hall for a clean look. Trust us, you will thank us later.
Absolutely, we allow you to bring in any food and non-alcohol items. The Barn will be happy to provide a mimosa bar/bloody mary bar and many other options while you get ready on-site.
Please remember to provide everything you will need. For example cups, ice, plates, flatware, napkins, coolers. The Barn does not provide these items unless requested prior to your wedding date.
NO! Please remember The Barn maintains an ABC permit and we do not allow you to provide your own alcohol. This must be arranged prior to your wedding day along with your reception alcohol package.
YES! You and your guests are allowed to leave vehicles overnight.
Yes, your planner and their staff will pack these items for you. We recommend that you have designated vehicles for these items and/or a tailor. Your wedding party will be responsible for packing up their items in the bridal suite/groom’s quarters.
When booking our venue, we require 3 payments. We require a 50% down payment at the time of booking to secure your date. Your second payment will be due 60 days prior to your wedding date and will be half of the remaining balance. The final balance will be due 30 days prior to your wedding date. We require a credit card on file in the event damages occur.
We will create an online invoice and send to you along with your contract. We accept all major credit cards, check, money orders, cashier checks and cash. If mailing checks please make check payable to:
The Barn at Rock Creek
P.O. Box 33
Winnabow, N.C. 28479
There will be no food allowed to be on the property after the